Take Your Education Outside the Classroom

Intern and be immersed in Argentina or Uruguay

We build bridges to connect undergraduate students and recent graduates with professional and cultural immersion opportunities in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Montevideo, Uruguay. Puentes provides a customized and meaningful internship experience, together with personalized professional development, engaging cultural activities, and constant support before, during, and after the adventure.

Our internships range from human rights and educational nonprofits to marketing agencies and tech startups, with many other high-performing nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses in between.

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. There are no language requirements or deadlines to apply.

Puentes gave me the most unforgettable and enriching summer I could’ve hoped for as a student just starting to get a sense of my independence away from home and of the aspects of business (being analytical as well as having personal interactions with people) that I love most. In the city of bustling cafes, wide plazas, parrilla smoke and too many alfajor options, I was able to use my Spanish in professional and informal settings, get to know my host and my coworkers, and constantly stay on my toes as I became part of the restless ciudad porteña.
— Rachel Kulik, Business Analyst Intern
Buenos Aires is a magical place. It has everything that you could ever want from a city - vibrant nightlife, beautiful parks, dozens of museums, and the warmest of people. I am so grateful that I was given the opportunity to spend two months living there, and wish I could have stayed for even longer. Not to mention that by participating in this program, I was able to experience both personal growth by integrating myself into a new and very different society, as well as professional growth through my internship experience. Would highly recommend participating, and stay as long as you can!
— Layla Malamut, Civil Rights Intern
Interning in Buenos Aires will be one of the most valuable experiences of my life. Beyond from gaining an international perspective on business professionalism, knowledge about the aboriginal communities in Argentina, and the ins and outs of what it means to be a social enterprise, I gained a family. Argentine culture has such strong values of family and sharing that making lasting friendships will be easy. Because of my incredible experience in Buenos Aires, I’ve uncovered a desire to learn more about the world and am now open to the thought of having a career abroad. The insights I’ve uncovered about myself, along with the relationships I’ve made will be what I cherish the most from my Puentes experience.
— Emily Salcedo, Social Business Intern
Life changing. You will leave Puentes as a stronger individual, smarter individual, and it will allow you to realize how many more opportunities are possible. All you have to do is go.
— Louis Diesel, Tech Startup Intern