Of course, doing an internship is a good way to gain practical knowledge and experience before making that transition to the real world. Doing an internship through AMPED, however; is a GREAT way to break away from the pack.
AMPED offers a host of internship options in the non-profit sector of Cordoba, Argentina to help challenge and expand participants’ learning and skills.
Interns are paired with a tutor to assist them with their placement assignment. Participants are afforded some creative latitude to design their own research or internship program. That is, in addition to deciding their focus area, prospective interns have input concerning their work objectives and the type of work responsibilities they hope to have. Based upon application responses submitted, AMPED’s staff and in-country partners will work to identify an internship assignment that is the most suitable fit and that best matches organizational needs, participants’ interests, and their university requirements, if any.
During the first days of the program, the tutor will meet with interns to discuss their internship objectives, content, and plan. The tutor will then introduce interns to the specific organization/s in which they will focus their practice and make sure they are properly inserted into their daily activities. Weekly meetings are scheduled to review progress. At the end, the tutor will submit a final evaluation and follow-up with an evaluation or report to the university, if needed
Finally, just as with our volunteer program, interns need to be prepared to demonstrate initiative. The level of involvement and satisfaction is directly related to the level of individual commitment. Ultimately, the internship is what the intern makes it.