Human Rights & Justice Internship

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Coordinator | Bethany
Coordinator | Bethany
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High­lights

Gain practical work experience and help raise awareness of human rights issues in disadvantaged communities
Work alongside our dedicated human rights coordinator and local organisations to educate people about their rights
Gain work experience, while demonstrating your commitment to helping others
Equip vulnerable communities with knowledge about their rights to dignity and justice
Explore Argentina, the vibrant South American country bursting with colour and rich heritage
Join our Human Rights Internship in Argentina and gain practical experience raising awareness about justice and dignity for all in marginalized communities. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 16+
Singles
Couples

During your time as a Human Rights intern in Argentina, you will work in the following areas:

  • Conduct awareness campaigns
  • Work on human rights programmes in communities
  • Attend court to learn more about cases in Argentina

Your work will focus on these areas:

Conduct awareness campaigns

Education campaigns are the backbone of our Human Rights Project in Argentina and they take a variety of forms.

You may get the opportunity to equip young female offenders with life skills required to escape a cycle of violence by running workshops at correctional facilities. Or perhaps work with teenagers at a local school teaching them about gender equality.

Depending on the timing of your project, you’ll get to take part in protest run by local organisations. These protests are against issues like:

  • Human trafficking
  • Femicide
  • Domestic violence
  • Unprecedented increases of up to 500% in public service costs

Fieldwork

The Projects Abroad Human Rights Office regularly performs educational and awareness-raising outreach work to tackle a variety of human rights issues. These may involve travelling to rural communities, schools, and other local institutions. You can help us by making presentations, and assisting with training and basic administration.

We also do a lot of work with homeless people around the city. In 2017, we helped 56 disadvantaged or homeless people get free national ID cards. ID cards are necessary to get a job or visit a doctor, so having these cards will make a big difference in their lives.

Attend civil court to learn about different cases in Argentina

As an intern, you may also have the opportunity to attend court. This is a fantastic way to learn more about the legal system and the types of human rights abuses commonly seen in Argentina. You’ll learn about the crimes committed during the dictatorship period and how it still affects the population today.

Typical day

You’ll start your day with a light breakfast of toast or tea and biscuits. After this, you’ll head to the office using public transport. Local staff members will accompany you on your first day to familiarise you with the route.

You’ll spend half your time working in our Human Rights Office and the other half assisting with programmes in marginalised local communities. Work can be anywhere between 4 to 8 hours long from Monday to Friday, depending on the weekly schedule. This isn’t like a typical 9am - 5pm office job. You should be flexible as some of the work can take place after hours.

You’ll assist human rights professionals with administrative tasks and prepare for awareness campaigns and workshops. You’ll also have the opportunity to head out into the local community to help with various programmes. You’ll:

  • Run awareness campaigns and present educational workshops
  • Organise events with other NGOs

Between 12pm and 1:30pm, you’ll get an hour and a half lunch break. If your host family lives close by, you can head home to eat. Alternatively, you can enjoy a packed lunch at the office.

Our office in Córdoba is a constant hive of activity, which means you’ll always have interesting work to focus on.

Weekends and evenings are yours to spend as you wish, and we encourage you to socialise and travel with other Projects Abroad interns and volunteers. 

Free-time activities

Argentina is a vibrant South American country bursting with colour and rich heritage. Along with contributing to worthwhile projects, a trip with us to Argentina means you can explore this fascinating country.

Enjoying a coffee at the Plaza de San Martin, with its street performers and iconic statue of General Jose de San Martin, is the perfect way to spend an evening. It’s located in Cordoba, where our projects are based, so you don’t have to travel far for this experience.

For thrill seekers, you can take a weekend trip to La Cumbre where you can go paragliding off lofty cliffs. The surrounding nature is breathtaking and a horse ride around nature trails here is well worth it.

There are also enriching cultural experiences, like the Evita Fine Arts Museum or the Teatro del Libertador General San Martin. You can also learn more about the country’s history at local museums.

There will likely be other volunteers in Argentina with you. So you can choose to explore solo, or with a group of volunteers from different projects. 

Sightseeing
Hiking
Museum/
Opera
Sports
Riding

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Projects Abroad
  • Accommodation

  • Food (three meals a day)

  • 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

  • A supervisor/mentor at your work placement

  • 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

  • A cultural awareness course

  • Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch

Airport Pickup at Ingeniero Aeronautico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport

You’ll fly into Cordoba International Airport (COR). A Projects Abroad staff member will be waiting to greet you when you arrive. You will then travel about half an hour to our Projects Abroad office, where you’ll be introduced to the team and shown around. The cost of your transport to and from the airport is covered by Projects Abroad.

After this quick introduction, you’ll then be taken to your host family’s house, which is usually close by. You’ll be welcomed with open arms and a warm and generous meal!

Accommodation

You'll stay with a host family in Córdoba. They will welcome you into their home, eager to share their customs and have you teach them about your own culture. We believe that this is the best way to immerse yourself in the culture of Argentina and have a truly unique experience.

We will always try to let you live alongside at least one other Projects Abroad volunteer or intern at the same host family. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.


Guest Family
Food & Beverages
Your programme fee includes three meals a day.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ingeniero Aeronautico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (COR) in Cordoba. We assist you to find cheap flights to Argentina.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Argentina provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Argentina you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Argentina.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

The internship runs year-round, and you can join at any time from a minimum of one week. We recommend staying longer so you can learn more and have a bigger impact on the communities you work with.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$1,827
2 weeks
$2,116
3 weeks
$2,404
4 weeks
$2,692
8 weeks
$3,845
16 weeks
$6,150
50 weeks (max. stay)
$15,949
Average fees
$1,073 /week

The organization charges its fees in GBP. The price table in USD is subject to currency fluctuation. Projects Abroad will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Projects Abroad during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Human Rights & Justice Internship

Join our Human Rights Internship in Argentina and gain practical experience raising awareness about justice and dignity for all in marginalized communities.

$819/week

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