Timeline for Hosting an Intern

Puentes works closely with companies and organizations to provide a comprehensive and well-managed program for both the internship site and the intern.  The following is an overview of what the internship experience entails from start to finish for an internship site.

Screening Meeting

SET UP TO HOST AN INTERN

Have an in-person screening meeting with Puentes staff at your office to discuss the internship program, expectations, and possible intern roles within your place of work.

Internship Profile

SET UP TO HOST AN INTERN

Complete an Internship Description Form, which outlines potential projects and areas of work for interns in your office.

Candidate Referrals and Interviews

BEFORE THE INTERN ARRIVES

Review application packets for interested candidates, which are shared with you by Puentes. Interview potential interns and provide the Puentes staff with feedback.

Intern Match

BEFORE THE INTERN ARRIVES

When a match is made, complete a Commitment Form with the intern to outline the project work plan prior to the intern's arrival to Argentina.

Initial Internship Meeting

DURING THE INTERNSHIP

Have an initial meeting with the intern and Puentes staff during the first days of the internship to review together the project work plan.

Training, Supervision, Guidance

DURING THE INTERNSHIP

Ensure that the intern has meaningful, project-based work that contributes directly to the organization's goals. Provide training and supervision for the intern, including regular, weekly check-in meetings with the intern to review progress on project work, questions, and next steps.

Mid-Internship Site Visit Meeting

DURING THE INTERNSHIP

Participate in a mid-internship site visit with Puentes staff and the intern to provide a space to communicate learnings, challenges, successes, and goals.

Closing Meeting

DURING THE INTERNSHIP

Hold a closing meeting with the intern.

Evaluation

AFTER THE INTERNSHIP

Complete a brief, online evaluation of the intern’s work and your experience with Puentes. Be available to provide possible letters of recommendation for the intern's future professional and academic endeavors if requested.