We are delighted that you are interested in interning and experiencing Buenos Aires with Puentes. We look forward to working with you through the application process outlined below in order to craft your ideal internship and plan your Puentes adventure.
Mentoring Call with Puentes (optional)
If at any time during the application process you would like to have a one-on-one phone conversation with Puentes staff, please click on the link below to sign up for a conversation so that we can tell you more about our program and discuss internship choices for you. This phone conversation is optional, but many applicants find it to be a helpful opportunity to define their internship possibilities through Puentes.
Step 1 - Application Packet
Submit your initial information and professional resume (in English or Spanish) through the brief Application Form found at the link below. After submitting the Application Form, you will be given access to the Puentes Applicant Portal, which hosts the Puentes Internship Portfolio with detailed descriptions of all of the internship opportunities available through Puentes.
Please submit two letters of recommendation (in English or Spanish) by sharing the Request for Letter of Recommendation with your recommenders. The program deposit is also due at this time. Remember that, if you do not approve an internship placement within two weeks of receiving your first internship offer, your deposit will be fully refunded.
Step 2 - Internship Interests and Interviews
After you have submitted your application packet and program deposit, we ask that you share with us your internship interests, including an initial ranking of which internship sites most excite you, so that we can help to find the ideal internship placement for you.
Based upon your application materials, your internship interests, and the criteria of the internship sites, you will be referred to two internship sites. You will have a phone or Skype interview with each site. In these conversations, the internship sites will get to know more about you, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Step 3 - Internship confirmation
After the interviews, the Puentes staff will collect your preferences and the internship site preferences. Offers will be extended where there is a match in preferences. Upon receiving an internship offer, you will have two weeks to accept or decline the position.
When you accept an offer, Puentes will connect you with your future supervisor to complete a Commitment Form to outline goals, expectations, and details for the internship. Only after you confirm your internship placement will we ask that the balance of the program fee be paid.
Then Get Ready for Your Travels!
Prior to your departure for Argentina, we will finalize your housing arrangements and share important pre-departure information.