As an integral part of the Trinity in Buenos Aires experience, all students are required to complete a for-credit community engagement internship or volunteer placement during their semester in Argentina. The experiential requirement  offers the opportunity to obtain hands-on, experiential learning experience through internships in a mix of settings in Buenos Aires, including museums, human rights organization, schools, government and community service organizations. 

Placement Information

All students enrolled in the Advanced Track enroll in an Internship Seminar (BNAR 199); students on the Intermediate Track enroll in a Volunteer Placement Independent Study (BNAR 399). Internship and volunteer placement selection will take place after students are accepted to the program. Accepted students will be provided with further information and a list of available internships and volunteer placements by the Office of Study Away.

Intermediate Track: Volunteer

All students enrolled on the Intermediate Track participate in a volunteer placement for which they receive 1.0 Trinity credit. Students work as a volunteer approximately 4 hours per week for 13 week and complete guided readings under the direction of Faculty-in-Residence Silvina Persino.

Advanced Track: Academic Internship

Internships in Buenos Aires give advanced students the opportunity to be part of an Argentine work environment, as part of the culture and language immersion which is central to the program. The students choose two placements from a list of options and apply for their first choice. Most of the placements are NGOs working on human rights fronts, related to violations during the seventies, socio-economic inequalities and gender issues. Students must work a minimum of 8 hours a week for a period of 13 weeks. They submit a research paper at the end of the term.