Overall Criteria

The Puentes experience is ideal for people who are eager to learn outside the classroom and who enjoy creative problem solving and tackling new experiences with an open mind and an optimistic enthusiasm.  We are excited to work with undergraduate students and recent graduates, who are at least 18 years old at the time of application.  The Puentes program has no maximum age limit.  We value diversity and encourage people from all walks of life to join us in the Puentes adventure.    


Spanish Ability

There are no language requirements to participate in Puentes.  We are committed to crafting your internship experience personally for you, and we can conduct the one-on-one mentoring sessions in English.  However, while Spanish knowledge is not a requirement, the more Spanish proficiency and fluency you have, the more internship options there are available to you.  Your Spanish language ability also helps you to communicate with your coworkers, find your way around Buenos Aires, and fully engage with the local culture and Argentines.  This is precisely why we offer the optional Spanish Jumpstart to refresh and strengthen your language abilities before starting your internship.



The Puentes application process is based on rolling admissions with no set deadline.  We customize the internship experience to your needs and timing.  We recommend applying at least three months in advance of your preferred internship start date so that we can craft the best possible internship experience for you and help you prepare for your time in Argentina, but we can adjust to tighter timelines. For participants who would like to intern between June and August, we recommend applying by early January so that you can have more internship opportunities available, since this is the most competitive season.

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.
— Henry Ford