At a glance
- Work with professional journalists and see what their day-to-day life is like whilst building up your portfolio.
- You’ll get to see first-hand how a radio station is run and you can get involved in various areas.
- In your free time you can visit Che Guevara’s house or go trekking in one of the beautiful national parks.
16 or over
You need to speak intermediate Spanish.
What will I do at my Journalism placement in Argentina?
You’ll work with professional journalists at a local community radio station. The station focuses on current affairs and politics. They put a lot of emphasis on raising awareness of human rights. There will be plenty of opportunity for learning and you can get practical experience doing things like:
- Conduct in-depth research for topics to discuss on air
- Give your opinions on current affairs during radio talk shows
- Conduct interviews on air to give people the chance to voice their views
In all the work you do, you’ll have the guidance and supervision of journalists. These are some of the areas you’ll focus on during your internship:
You can expand your knowledge of current affairs and local and international news. You’ll research topics that interest you and chat to local people about their views. Then write up scripts for features or news broadcasts, which will reach a broad listener base.
Join talk shows
Once you’ve conducted research, you’ll be equipped to give your opinions during talk shows. You’ll chat to local journalists on air. You can cover a range of topics depending on your interests. You can even talk about life in your home country. Or focus on news and current affairs.
The radio station focuses specifically on raising awareness of human rights, so your discussions can also have a positive impact on your listeners.
Interview people on air
Give local people the chance to use their own voice to express their views. You’ll write up questions and conduct interviews. This is great practice for a career in journalism, but it also helps give people an avenue to express themselves and be heard.
Where in Argentina will I work?
Our Journalism internship is based in Unquillo, a city in Argentina. It’s home to over 15,000 people and is located in the Córdoba province. When you’re not working as a journalist, you can explore the city. For example, you can take a step back in time and head to Casa Museo Buffo, a chapel turned museum.
You will work for a Spanish community radio station. The station is well-equipped, giving you the opportunity to learn all about what radio journalism like.
Measuring our impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
Leisure activities and free time
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.
Safety and staff support
Your safety and security is our prime concern. We have many procedures and systems to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your trip with peace of mind. Our Projects Abroad staff are available 24 hours a day to help, and will be on-hand to make sure you settle in well at your accommodation and placement. 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.
Meet the team in Argentina
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