Foundation for Poverty Solutions

This foundation seeks to protect the members of the community who are most in need by supporting, promoting, and developing social and educational initiatives. The foundation was started almost 30 years ago by leaders of the Jewish community, and since then, it has been producing real and positive changes in the living conditions of thousands of Argentines who live in situations of risk and vulnerability.

The fight against poverty is the focus of the foundation’s work, and it leverages a unique social model in Argentina with governmental and private sector partnerships and an approach of comprehensive and multidisciplinary intervention, providing effective and efficient responses to thousands of citizens. Transparency, efficient management of resources, and permanent accountability are pillars of the organization. The foundation mobilizes 600 volunteers, more than 6,500 donors, and almost 100 professionals in various areas.

Country: Argentina
Industry: Development & Sustainability
Sector: Nonprofit Organization
Office Size: Large (more than 50 full-time staff members)

Intern Project Examples:

1 - Coordination & Service Intern

The intern will work with the foundation’s program that provides the free distribution of medicines for impoverished, chronically ill patients throughout the country. The biggest resource that the project has is the donations of medicines obtained from health professionals, laboratories, and individual donors. The intern will work to identify and implement new strategies to encourage donations, receive them, classify them, and organize them into useful treatments. The intern will also classify donated medications under professional supervision and manage stock control software.

Spanish Level Required: Advanced
Academic Background and Technical Skills: Social Work, Psychology, Senior Citizens, Health.

2 - Fundraising Intern

The intern will work at the foundation’s two locations where all kinds of merchandise and donated objects are exhibited and sold, in order to raise funds to support the foundation's social programs. This social enteprise is an important source of funds for the foundation. The intern will help to collect donations of clothes, furniture, books, toys, and more; sort them; display them in an attractive manner; and interact with customers who come to the locations to purchase items.

Spanish Level Required: Intermediate
Academic Background and Technical Skills: Social Work, Psychology, Senior Citizens, Health.