A human trafficking awareness campaign during our Human Rights internship for high school students in Argentina

Human Rights Internship in Argentina for Teenagers

Work with people your age and learn directly from lawyers and human rights professionals

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 £195, which comes off the total price.

Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 01903 708300 to see if we can offer a discount.

Project Overview

Start Dates:

Fixed dates during school holidays

Minimum Duration:

Two Weeks

Placement Location:

Cordoba (Read More)

Accommodation:

Host family Read More

Requirements :

This project is only for 15-18 year olds

What's included in the price?
  • Accommodation

  • 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
  • Flights

  • Visa costs (where applicable)

Is a Human Rights Internship in Argentina for high school students right for me?

If you’re a young student interested in pursuing a career in law or human rights, this internship is for you.


You’ll get a deeper insight into the human rights challenges people struggle with in developing countries. You’ll see what it’s like to work professionally in the field of human rights, and learn directly from an experienced lawyer. This will add valuable work experience to your CV and give you interesting points to talk about in applications and interviews. Best of all, you’ll be part of our ongoing efforts to empower local people.


You don’t need any experience to join. We’ll teach you everything you need to know. Our staff will also be available to answer your questions and offer guidance at all times.


This trip has fixed dates throughout the summer, and you can join us for two weeks or four weeks. If you join for four weeks, you'll do more awareness work, and visit a detention centre. Whichever option you choose, you’ll follow a set itinerary filled with work and social activities. Projects Abroad staff will be by your side throughout it all.

Interns run an awareness campaign during our Human Rights internship for high school students in Argentina

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?

Cordoba

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.

AIRPORT PICKUP, FLIGHTS AND VISAS

Volunteers on this project arrive at Córdoba International Airport (COR). A Projects Abroad staff member will be waiting to greet you when you arrive. You can find more detailed information on flights, arrival airports, orientation, and visas, on our Argentina Arrival Procedures page.

What are the aims and impact of this project?

The aim of this project is to give you the opportunity to learn about human rights work in practice, and gain hands-on experience in Argentina.


In Argentina, many communities are severely disadvantaged and have little understanding of their basic human rights. In addition, people struggle with issues like domestic violence, gender inequality, and homelessness. We established our own Human Rights Office in Córdoba in response to the needs we identified. This office is fully funded and run by Projects Abroad. This means we need your help to reach the communities who need support and empowerment.


We want to raise awareness of their rights, and share knowledge that will empower local people. You’ll become part of our ongoing efforts to do this in Argentina. This will give you an insight into the challenges people struggle with, and what human rights work is like on the ground. You could use this experience for university applications and your future career.


Join us on a Human Rights Internship in Argentina and help us spread knowledge about basic rights.

A teenager hands out flyers on her Human Rights internship in Argentina


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.

FOOD AND 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.


On our High School Specials, we will always try to have you share a room with at least one volunteer or intern of the same sex and approximate age. Your room will be modest, but comfortable, clean, and safe.


Your programme fee includes three meals a day.


Find out more about our accommodation.

SAFETY AND STAFF SUPPORT

Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have all the extra support you need as a young person travelling abroad. Our Projects Abroad staff are there for you 24 hours a day during the week and over weekends to provide constant support and guidance. Our staff also make sure you feel comfortable and safe at your placement and accommodation. If you encounter any problems, they will be available to help at any time.


Find out more about safety and backup.


This placement is fully researched, safety audited, and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.

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