Join our Human Rights Internship in Argentina and work with a group of teenagers your age to raise awareness of basic rights in disadvantaged communities. You’ll learn directly from a qualified lawyer, and also take part in a moot court, where you’ll act as the prosecution or defence. This is a great way to add work experience to your CV, which could help your future career.
During your internship, you’ll learn about the human rights challenges people face every day in Argentina. You’ll go into local communities and share knowledge about basic rights to empower people. You’ll also do research into human rights to support your awareness work. You’ll be based at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office, which we fund and run ourselves.
In Argentina, you’ll also have Spanish classes every day. They’ll be tailored to your ability, whether you’re a complete beginner, or able to have a basic conversation.
You’ll live and work in Córdoba, and stay with a local host family. You’ll be with a group of teenagers your age, and you’ll have constant support and guidance from our staff. When you’re not working, we have plenty of activities organised to keep you busy!
When you apply you only pay AUD$495, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1300 132 831 to see if we can offer a discount.
Fixed dates during school holidays
This project is only for 15-18 year olds
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalised fundraising website
Personalised MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
Dedicated full-time staff members with you 24 hours a day
Organised weekend tourism trips
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
A free cultural awareness course
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
What will I do on this Human Rights internship?
You will spend either two or four weeks working with interns your age at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do:
- Support victims of human rights abuse and get involved in other outreach activities
- Participate in a moot court exercise at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office
- Take Spanish lessons with a professional language tutor
- Explore Córdoba with other interns and expand your horizons
On the Human Rights Internship in Argentina for high school students, your work will focus on the following areas:
Support victims of human rights abuse and get involved in other outreach activities
You will be based at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office, which is fully funded and run by us. Here, you’ll focus on conducting research, and planning workshops and campaigns.
You’ll also go into local communities to work with people directly. You’ll work with children at a care centre and talk to juvenile offenders at a detention centre about their rights. You will also take part in various workshops around Córdoba which will help raise awareness about human rights.
Participate in a moot court exercise at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office
You will also have the chance to take part in a moot court exercise held at the Projects Abroad Human Rights Office. Through it, you’ll learn more about the law in Argentina and international law, and do your own research into the case you’re assigned. You’ll gain some legal experience by acting as the defence or prosecution.
Take Spanish lessons
Daily Spanish classes will be provided during this trip, giving you the opportunity to either learn or brush up on a foreign language. Having more than one language under your belt will look great on your CV and will stand you in good stead when travelling in the future.
Lessons will be tailored to your individual level, whether you are a beginner or are studying Spanish at school. You will be taught by a qualified teacher who will go at your pace. You will also have plenty of opportunity to practice your conversation skills during sightseeing trips with our local staff, and with your host family.
Explore Córdoba with other interns
On the weekends, we’ll take you and the other interns on exciting sightseeing trips. This is a wonderful chance to travel without your parents in a safe environment, and to make friends with people your age from all over the world. Projects Abroad staff will be with you constantly.
You will also be taken to various historic museums, and will have a chance to visit Che Guevara’s childhood home. A weekend trip to a small town in the mountains called La Cumbrecita will be arranged for you, as well as various evening activities during the week, such as a football tournament, tango classes, and karaoke.
Where in Argentina will I be working?
You will spend some of each day here, conducting research and helping to plan workshops and campaigns with other interns. This is also where you will regroup before heading off to do outreach work. You’ll work in local communities and visit places like a detention centre and a homeless shelter.
Your Spanish language classes will take place at the Projects Abroad office.
You will be taken to various historic museums during sightseeing trips, as well as to see the Che Guevara museum. You will also go on a weekend trip to a beautiful small town in the mountains called La Cumbrecita. Evening social activities happen twice a week and include a football competition, Tango classes, and karaoke.
Measuring Our Impact
Every year, thousands of High School Special volunteers and interns actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work.
We produce an annual High School Specials Impact Report, which documents some of these achievements. Find out more about the impact of these projects, and read the latest report.
I chose to go to Argentina on the Human Rights & Spanish programme because of my keenness to explore Latin American and my passion for human rights.
Human Rights Internship in Argentina for Teenagers
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