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Summer 2017 internship with the Government of Buenos Aires

A project by: Karla Drpic

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WE RAISED £2,102

from 13 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 16 Jun 2017
"Buenos Aires is a city that needs an exclamation point after its name. And maybe all caps."

why AM I on click?

I am raising funds to cover my accommodation, travel, and living expenses in Buenos Aires for the duration of my three-month unpaid summer internship with the Buenos Aires City Government (a breakdown of the expenses can be found below).

Who AM I?

My name is Karla Drpić and I am a second-year student of International Relations and Modern Languages (Spanish, Portuguese & French) at University of Essex. I have always been passionate about learning languages and understanding global affairs, and studying International Relations at Essex has given me a multi-disciplinary insight into many regions of the world. I am always striving for more and trying to make the most out of opportunities that come my way, and just this year I've worked as an Applicant Day Ambassador, Peer Mentor, Secretary of the Model United Nations Society, and transcriber at Colchester Language Academy.

(some of the activities and events I've been involved in over the last two years - Hamburg Model United Nations, Dept. of Govt. Annual Student Conference, Many Languages One World essay contest, and Model UN Society at Essex)

What is this all about?

Experiencia Buenos Aires (EBAI) is an internship and cultural exchange programme aimed at young talents worldwide, which takes place every year between June and August. EBAI provides outstanding BA and MA students with working knowledge of Spanish and a strong interest in public policy with a great opportunity to enhance their own skills and academic knowledge by working at the Government of the City of Buenos Aires.

Some of the benefits that participants receive are:

  • A professional internship at an office of the Buenos Aires City Government that best fits their profile
  • One-to-one work with a mentor specially assigned to facilitate the participant’s experience
  • Meetings with government officials in charge of iconic policies being implemented in the city
  • Amusement and cultural activities to enjoy the city and discover its main attractions
  • Lunch, local transfers and labour risk insurance (international transfers and housing costs are not covered)
  • Certificate of participation

EBAI is a perfect internship for a student of IR & Modern Languages and a very exciting opportunity for someone who loves Spanish and politics as much as I do. Upon completion, it will also be an invaluable addition to my CV, but for that, I need your help . Any sort of donations would make it easier for me to fully enjoy EBAI and complete the programme without having to worry about financial matters. By supporting me on this journey, you will not only help me in my personal and professional development, but also increase the chances of evoking more interest and publicity for Essex in the upper echelons of one of the most important Latin American cities, especially for the Departments of Government and Language and Linguistics.

how AM I going to spend the money?

My minimum goal is £1700, which is the sum of:

  • Three-month rent of a room in a shared flat/Airbnb in one of the safer neighbourhoods (approx. £300 per month)
  • A return flight from any major European city to Buenos Aires (approx. £800)

My ultimate target is £2000, which would also cover my living costs in the city (approx. £100 per month) (groceries and other essentials).

In case I raise even more than that, I will allocate all extra funds towards covering the expenses of my travel and health insurance plans.

My Rewards

As any help is very much appreciated, I will give a little something to everyone who contributes to my project. You can check out which rewards you can get on the right hand side.

where can You follow my progress?

I will regularly update you on how I'm doing on this page, but you can also check out my LinkedIn for any additional updates.

what else can you do?

Share this with your friends and colleagues! Even if you're can't donate, simply sharing this project on your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, via email, or any other social media profile you may have would be very helpful and appreciated. The more people know about it, the more likely it is to succeed!