Internship Program - Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Buenos Aires study abroad internship program offers students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the practice of law in Argentina. Student interns earn one academic credit and work half days, unless program events conflict, with Argentine practitioners, agencies, or other institutions. The internship is administered in conjunction with Stetson's annual four-week study abroad program held in Buenos Aires. This is a selective opportunity you must apply for. Approximately 2-4 students who participate in the Argentina program each year enroll in the intern program.
Placements vary each year, but typically include various government and legal aid organizations and attorneys in private practice. Students enrolled in the program are given the opportunity to indicate their preference for the type of internship they are interested in, and an effort is made to match those preferences with the range of internship opportunities available each year. Placements in 2011 were at the Buenos Aires Counsel of Judges, Unidos por la Justica (NGO), and the Buenos Aires Prosecutor's Office.
Students must keep a weekly journal of their experiences and impressions. Assessment of interns is based on the intern provider's general assessment of the intern's work, the intern director's assessment of the journals, and if available, the director's assessment of any work completed by the intern.
In order to be considered for an internship, a student must submit an online application and include both a resume and a statement describing their reasons for applying. Please use the link below to submit your application electronically.
For assistance, contact Associate Dean for International Programs John F. Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students desiring internship placements should apply as early as possible to receive priority placement. Student's applying after April 1 will be considered only if internship placements are still available.
The following PDFs provide descriptions for the two internships offered in the program:
- The Buenos Aires, Argentina Prosecutor's Office (PDF)
- Unidos por la Justicia (NGO) and Buenos Aires Council of Judges (PDF)
Fluency in written and spoken Spanish is required for some, but not all placements.