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SIT Study Abroad Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments
Examine urban epidemiology and the challenges and inequities in public health policy in Buenos Aires.
During an internship on this program you will join the work of a local organization to gain on-the-job experience that applies to your career. SIT internships are hands on and reflective, offering opportunities to integrate what you’ve learned while performing service in a professional field. In addition to completing the internship, you will submit a paper processing your learning experience on the job and analyzing an issue important to the organization you worked with and/or you will write a report of a concrete project you were assigned by the organization.
Internship in Buenos Aires, Tucuman, or Mendoza provinces
Internships may be completed with a social organization, research center, health community center, or hospital service. Institutions that host SIT interns are part of the extensive institutional network of this program, which includes prestigious public health organizations. You will complete work assigned by the organization and/or shadow the work of professionals within the organization. A person from their staff will be designated to make sure your experience is relevant to you, and to give you the training and advice you need to perform your duties.
Internship placements and topics may include the following:*
Working in different community projects with Red Cross in Tucumán province
Collaborating with health programs teams at primary healthcare centers in Buenos Aires; San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán; and Maipú, Mendoza
Assisting the work of different hospital services at public hospitals in Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Tucumán province
Working in health promotion and directing educational and recreational activities at daycare centers for elders in Buenos Aires
Supporting social organizations promoting access to social and health rights in Buenos Aires and the surrounding area
Supporting families with hospitalized children
*Topics and placements may vary according to the availability of each institution.
SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
All scholarships and grants are need-based.
Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000.
The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program.
Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.