SIP Argentina

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Program Dates: Sunday, June 7 – Saturday, August 1, 2020

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) Regional Office invites Harvard students to participate in the 8-week Summer Internship Program (SIP). This program is intended for Harvard undergraduate students interested in gaining professional work experience abroad, improving their Spanish language skills, and immersing themselves in a new culture.

Find out more by checking out the informational tabs below:

APPLY HERE by February 2, 2020 

Click here to access the frequently asked questions page for the DRCLAS summer programs.

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For additional information, please contact:

María José FerreyraProgram Representative in Argentina 


Program Dates
This program runs for 8 weeks (1 week of orientation and 7 weeks of internship).

Program Fee and Financial Assistance

Program fee: $4,500* (includes orientation, lodging and 2 meals/day. Air fare, incidental expenses and extra meals are not included).

** Personal costs: Students should budget $1,100 - $1,500 for personal expenses (including independent traveling, incidental expenses, individual meals, and all other activities done outside of the program), plus about $1,400 for round-trip airfare. 

* Harvard undergraduate(s) selected through the IOP will receive a stipend of $5,000 to cover the program fee and additional expenses.

* The Harvard undergraduate selected through the DRCLAS-LARC internship will receive a stipend of $5,000 to cover the program fee and additional expenses.

If you are seeking financial support for your international activities, please investigate Harvard Funding Sources database. Students interested in and eligible for funding from the Office of Career Services (OCS) may indicate this on the DRCLAS Summer Programs Application Supplement Form, and do not need to apply separately for OCS funding. 

In addition, for students with very high financial need, DRCLAS may be able to subsidize the costs of the DRCLAS program on a case by case basis. 


CASA Argentina students can explore a variety of social, cultural, political and professional opportunities beyond the classroom. Students can participate in non-credit internship or community service opportunities, linked to the students' area of academic studies, such as in community and grassroots organizations, cultural, health, and environmental institutions, and international agencies. 

Click here for a detailed list of potential organizations where students can be placed for internships!


Blog: Student Experiences in Argentina

Reflection on my time in Argentina

By: Peter Morrissey, SIP Argentina 2019 (Harvard '21)

On my last night in Buenos Aires this summer, my host parents invited over all of the extended family one last time for a sendoff dinner in the apartment. After dinner, 9-year-old Belisario went over to the home computer, typing away at something. Maybe twenty minutes later, while I was in the back bedroom watching How to Train Your Dragon for the second time with my 29-year-old host sister (Angie) and the grandkids, Belisario ran in to...

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Mi Experiencia en Buenos Aires

By: Rachel Danner, CASA Argentina Spring 2019 (Brown '20)

The day I arrived in Buenos Aires I had the best ice cream I’ve had in my life. It was passion fruit flavored (maracuyá in Spanish) and it had the seeds of the fruit included, which added the perfect extra crunch. I was in awe of the culinary prowess and explosion of flavors. I was also terrified. I had just gotten off of an eleven hour flight to Argentina and had arrived at a 8th floor apartment in the heart of the city and met my somewhat (very) eccentric host mother. I knew no one,...

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The Stories We Tell

By Matthew Kind, CASA Argentina Fall 2018 (Harvard University '20)

I believe every study abroad student has a, "smack you in your face, make a fool out of yourself, welcome to a new country, WHAAAMM" moment that lets you know you’re away from Harvard and in the real world. Mine came during my first week of class at the largest public university in South America, La Universidad de Buenos Aires Facultad de Derecho. My professor...

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Falling in love with Buenos Aires and Argentina through my study abroad experience

By Claudia Villalona, CASA Argentina Fall 2017 (Brown '19)

I arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for my semester abroad on a chilly and wet winter’s day in the middle of July, having no idea what the next six months would bring. Looking back almost a year later, it is still hard for me to precisely pinpoint what captured my heart and compelled me to stay for another semester. Nonetheless, my time abroad was an experience that truly changed my life: I immersed myself in a culture that was unfamiliar to me and I learned so much...

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Past Participants in SIP Argentina

Summer 2018
Fernanda Baron – Project Site: Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires 
María Sofía Corzo – Project Site: ESMA
Jalen Daniels – Project Site: LAC Africa / Mergeing Mundos 
Steven Espinoza – Project Site: Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Lucas Lamby – Project Site: Gobierno de la Provincia de Buenos Aires  
James Leech – Project Site: Subsecretaria de los Derechos Humanos y Pluralismo Cultural
Samyra Miller – Project Site: Centro de Atención Integral para la Inclusión
Santiago Morera – Project Site: CIPPEC - Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento
Roderick Mullen – Project Site: Liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre
Maribel Nava – Project Site: SISU
María José Perez Franco - Project Site: ELA
Allison Piper --  Project Site: Fundación Río Pinturas
Madeline Shue -- Project Site: Fundación Educar y Crecer 
Oliver Sussman -- Project Site: Centro de Atención Integral para la Inclusión
Jessica Williams -- Project Site: Directorio Legislativo 
Valeria Zuniga -- Project Site: HBS - Harvard Business School Latin America
Summer 2017
Jannet Arevalo Ramirez Gaston – Project Site: IVC - Instituto de la Vivienda, Min. de Desarrollo Urbano Ciudad BA
Isabel Bernhard – Project Site: Dir. Gen. de Control de Gestión – Min. de Ambiente y Espacio Público Ciudad BA
Rachel Mary Chiu – Project Site: ELA - Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género
Eve Driver – Project Site: Fundación Libertad y Progreso
Anna Giannuzzi – Project Site: HBS - Harvard Business School Latin America
Zoe Ortiz – Project Site: LADH - Liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre
Andres Perez – Project Site: CIPPEC - Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento
Lauren Delaney Spohn – Project Site: Oficina de Resiliencia - Dir. Gestión Estratégica y Relaciones Internacionales - Gob. Ciudad de BA
Santiago Vargas – Project Site: Ashoka
Natalie Kiran Yang – Project Site: Ministerio de Salud Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Summer 2016
Nida Ansari – Project Site: Fundación Conciencia
Kathleen Barrow – Project Site: Universidad Metropolitana para la Educación y el Trabajo
Christian Córdova-Pedraza – Project Site: Ministerio de Desarrollo Urbano y Transporte, GCABA
Katherine Culberston – Project Site: Agencia de Protección Ambiental, GCABA
Sarah Dunn – Project Site: Fundación RECIDUCA
Catalina Ibarguen – Project Site: Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires
Cara Jacobson – Project Site: Agencia de Protección Ambiental, GCABA
Bryant Huggins – Project Site: Ministerio de Desarrollo Urbano y Transporte, GCABA
Brian Lai – Project Site: Ministerio de Desarrollo Urbano y Transporte, GCABA
Federico Roitman – Project Site: Fundación Libertad y Progreso y CIPPEC
Yesenia Ortiz – Project Site: Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género
Ignacio Sabate – Project Site: Subsecretaría de Gestión Estratégica y Calidad Institucional, GCABA
Simi Shah – Project Site: ASHOKA
Joshua Sopher – Project Site: Fundación IMPULSAR
Sylvie Stoloff – Project Site: Directorio Legislativo
Danielle Strasburger – Project Site: Fundación SUMA
César Villavicencio – Project Site: HBS. Latin American Research Centre
Katherine Wang – Project Site: Fundación IMPULSAR
Hunter Worland – Project Site: Fundación Libertad y Progreso

Summer 2015
Alberto Corona – Project Site: IDEA
Gabriellla Czarniak – Project Site: Conciencia
Andrew O´Donohue – Project Site: CIPPEC (Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento)
Sergio Martinez – Project Site: LARC (Latin American Research Center)
Juan Miramontes – Project Site: CIPPEC (Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento)
Yasmin Moreno – Project Site: ADC (Asociacion por los Derechos Civiles)
Avni Nahar – Project Site: Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos de la Nación
Yesenia Ortiz – Project Site: ELA (Equipo Latinoamericanos de Justicia y Genero)
Nicholas Wood – Project Site: LADH (Liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre)
Emily Zoffer – Project Site: Fundación Directorio Legislativo

Summer 2014
Lynette Bye – Project Site: WINGU
Ashley Collins – Project Site: Ministerio de Justicia y DD.HH de la Nación
Sebastian Devora – Project Site: APRA (Agencia de Proteccion Ambiental) Gobierno de la CABA
Hannah Firestone – Project Site: Educar y Crecer
Brenna Hilferty – Project Site: La Alameda
Da Young Im – Project Site: Caacupé
Moses Kim – Project Site: Direccion General del Empleo. Gobierno de la CABA
Luka Kordic – Project Site: ENDAVOUR
Raquel Maldonado – Project Site: RACI (Red Argentina de Cooperación Internacional)
Jacob Moscona – Project Site: LADH (liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre)
Roberto Perez – Project Site: Fundación PROA
Frederick Quesada – Project Site: FARN (Fundación de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales)
Giovanna Robledo – Project Site: ELA (Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género)
Hope Schwartz – Project Site: AMARTYA
Carlos Snaider – Project Site: Fundación PROA
Isabel Vazquez – Project Site: CONCIENCIA

Summer 2013
Bryan Padilla - Project Site: Caacupé
Claudine Cho - Project Site: Dirección General de Asuntos Interjurisdiccionales (Gobierno de la CABA, (Ciudad Autónoma de Bs. As).
William Montgomery - Project Site: Dirección General de Asuntos Interjurisdiccionales (Gobierno de la CABA, (Ciudad Autónoma de Bs. As).
Grayson Fuller - Project Site: Promoción Social del Gobiernos de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Joanna Koczuk - Project Site: Directorio Legislativo.
Cara Dowell - Project Site: Fundación Leer
Dana Katzenelson - Project Site: WINGU
John Marvin - Project Site: Fundación IMPULSAR
Kathleen Da Silva - Project Site: Banco de Alimentos
Tuba Sahiti - Project Site: ASHOKA
Juliàn Atehortua - Project Site: CIPPEC (Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento)
Margarita Kostova - Project Site: CIPPEC VIPPAL
Andrea Ortiz - Project Site: Fundación Cláritas
Gabriela Farrell - Project Site: Fundación CONCIENCIA
Dan Fitzpatrick - Project Site: BASTION y Fundación Cecilia Baccigalupo

Summer 2012
Ana Angelovska - Project Site: Directorio Legislativo
Jorge Araya Amador - Project Site: Grameen
Mayumi Cornejo - Project Site: Ministerio de Justicia y Derechos Humanos
Fatoumata Fall - Project Site: Junior Achievement
Denisse Garcia - Project Site: TZEDAKA
Rebecca Gould - Project Site: CEPAL
Devi Lockwood - Project Site: Fundación Rio Pinturas
Melanie Lopez - Project Site: CIPPECC
Daniel Milechman - Project Site: RECIDUCA
Alan Montelongo - Project Site: GSF
Inesha Premaratne - Project Site: ASHOKA
Christian Ramirez - Project Site: AMARTYA
Rachel Sandalow-Ash - Project Site: ADC
Monique Takla - Project Site: LADH
Enzo Vazquez Toral - Project Site: CIPPECC
Zuzanna Wojcieszak - Project Site: ELA

Summer 2011
Stephanie Barnett - Project Site: Reduca
Hannah Baron - Project Site: Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Genero (ELA)Mathew Bieber - Project Site: Mujeres en Igualdad
Rodolfo Diaz - Project Site: LADH
Elena Helgiu - Project Site: ProyectArte
Meher Iqbal - Project Site: ASHOKA
Nina Khosrowsalafi - Project Site: Fundacion Tzedaka
Diana Li - Project Site: Fundacion Rio Pinturas
Anthony Liu - Project Site: Reporte Social
Daniel Lobo - Project Site: Fundacion Banco de Alimento
Ryan Mahoney - Project Site: Fundacion Caminando Juntos
Ricardo Medina - Project Site: Fundacion PROA
Stephanie Oviedo - Project Site: Ministerio de Justicia y DD. HH
Bryan Panzano - Project Site: Asociacion Civil Expedicion Ciencia
Raul Quintana - Project Site: Ministerio de Justicia y DD. HH.
Steven Roach - Project Site: Fundacion Directorio Legislativo

Summer 2010
Zavier Catoe - Project Site: Reporte Social
Meng Chen - Project Site: ASHOKA
Milorad Dragicevic - Project Site: CIPECC
Olivia Ford - Project Site: CONCIENCIA
Amanda Hameline - Project Site: Cimientos
Austin Harms - Project Site: Congreso Argentin
Andrew Hellman - Project Site: Liga DDHH
Michael Hersher - Project Site: Laboratorio en La UBA
Emily Hogan - Project Site: Evolución
Eniko Horvath - Project Site: AMARTYA
Jessica Hwang - Project Site: ELA
Alexis Ixtlahuac - Project Site: ELA
Eunice Kim - Project Site: Fundación LEER
Warren Loegering - Project Site: Fundación Rio Pinturas
Katherine Medler - Project Site: SUMANDO
Geetika Mehra - Project Site: Fundaciones Baccigalupo y Discar
Evelyn Park - Project Site: Equidad
William Peck - Project Site: Un Techo Para Mi País
Megan Saggese - Project Site: Mujeres en Igualdad
Stephen Shelton - Project Site: Junior Achievement
Tiziana Smith - Project Site: APRA
Maxwell Storto - Project Site: APRA

Summer 2009
Dan Berbecel - Project Site: Asociación Conciencia
Carlos Bortoni - Project Site: CIPECC
Jacqueline Buchanan - Project Site: PAR
Kathrine Casillas - Project Site: SES
Alexander Cox - Project Site: Idealistas
Valentin Fernandez - Project Site: Fundación Grameen
Jason Flood - Project Site: Entre Todos
Laura Freeman - Project Site: Reporte Social
Ellen Gleason - Project Site: Fundación Conciencia
Priya Gupta - Project Site: RAP
Niharika Jain - Project Site: ASHOKA
Isaac Martinez - Project Site: CIPECC
Travis McKevitt - Project Site: Grupo Sn Felipe
Alfredo Montelongo - Project Site: LEER
Andrea Moreno - Project Site: ProTejer
Karina Ovalles - Project Site: Fundación UOCRA
Cristina Karina Ovalles - Project Site: Tzedaká
Gloria Park - Project Site: Directorio legislativo
Liza Pincus - Project Site: FOPEA
Dana Roberts - Project Site: Entre Todos
Pamina Smith - Project Site: Asociación Conciencia
Janie Tankard - Project Site: Evolución
Marieke Thomas - Project Site: Laboratorio de Química Org. UBA
LeRenzo Tolbert-Malcolm - Project Site: Liga Argentina Derechos del Hombre
Matthew Vines - Project Site: Junior Achievement
Grier Tumas - Project Site: Cecilia Bacigalupo + Junior Achievement

Summer 2008
Ethan Amaker - Project Site: Fundación Huesped y Fundación Cecilia Baccigalupo
Daniel Asher - Project Site: CIPPEC
Annelie Berner - Project Site: ANDARES
Irving Dominguez - Project Site: Food Bank
Jessica Erickson - Project Site: Fundación Luminis
Jessica Frisina - Project Site: Asociación CONCIENCIA
Jennifer Goodhart - Project Site: Laboratorio de Quimica Organica FCFyN-UBA
Kimberly Harshbarger - Project Site: Fundación Poder Ciudadano
Anna Ho - Project Site: Fundación Crear vale la pena
Emily Hogin - Project Site: Asociación CONCIENCIA
Hans Huber - Project Site: Fundación Impulsar
Allison Keeleya - Project Site: FARN
Rozina Kiflom - Project Site: Fundación Leer
Emina Kobiljar - Project Site: Fundación SES
Natasa Kovacenic - Project Site: Fundación Grameen
Nikolai Krylov - Project Site: Fundación Contemporánea
Karla Macías - Project Site: LADH
Kreg Moccia - Project Site: REPORTE SOCIAL
Tarig Musa - Project Site: Andares
Marisol Ramírez - Project Site: Fundación AVINA
Jean-Louis Rochet - Project Site: Fundación Evolución
Colin Shannon - Project Site: Fundación Junior Achievement
Meredith Steuer - Project Site: FUNDES
Molly Swenson - Project Site: Fundación Crear vale la penaPeter Tilton - Project Site: FUNDES
Melissa Tran - Project Site: Fundación SES
Robert Watson - Project Site: CIPPEC
Hannah Yohalem - Project Site: INECIP

Summer 2007
Alyssa Aguilera - Project Site: Food Bank
Lauren Brants - Project Site: ASHOKA
Angela Lorena Coral - Project Site: Compromiso
Clotilde A. Dedecker - Project Site: Implusar
Ashley Fry - Project Site: FOPEA
Divina Gogeva - Project Site: Impulsar
Megan Grannan - Project Site: Junior Achievement
Anesha Grant - Project Site: Junior Achievement
Neagheen Homaifar - Project Site: CIPPEC
Patrick S. Lahue - Project Site: HELP ARGENTINA
Allegra Lichauco - Project Site: Huesped
A. Ece Manisali - Project Site: Vida Silvestre
Cyrus Mossavar-Rahmani - Project Site: FUNDES
Jessica Fan Qu - Project Site: Instituto María Santisima de la Luz y AMCHAM
Morgan Kelly Radford - Project Site: Reporte Social
Daniel Rubin-Will - Project Site: Cimientos
Dimitrije Ruzic - Project Site: CIPPEC
John Sheffield - Project Site: LADH (Liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre)
Molly Siegel - Project Site: Sagrada Familia
Steven Surachman - Project Site: ASDRA
Katherine Tan - Project Site: ANDARES
Jarret Asher Zafran - Project Site: Grameen

Summer 2006
Raphael Barcham - Project Site: FUNDES
Larissa Cavalcante de Lima - Project Site: Fundacion Luminis
Joshua Kobza - Project Site: Fundacion Impulsar
Carolina Lescano - Project Site: Fundación Cimientos
Rachel Moore - Project Site: IFIBYNE
Aadhithi Padmanabhan - Project Site: CIPPECC
Eugenia Peeva - Project Site: CIPPECC
Jeremy Steinemann - Project Site: Productora Contenidos Culturales


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Housing Information:
To enhance the cultural and linguistic experience, Harvard students live with local host families in Argentina. At the host family home or apartment, students will typically receive room and board, two meals a day, and laundry privileges. The housing coordinator is available to make the appropriate matches that include opportunities to express preferences (such as smoking/non-smoking, pets/no-pets, children/no-children). Typically, these are families who have experience hosting international students. Once you have confirmed your participation in the program, please send the housing form to the housing coordinator Patricia Sardo at


Program: To ensure students' smooth transition into life abroad, the DRCLAS Regional Office organizes a week-long Orientation Program and provides ongoing support throughout the summer. The program also provides bi-weekly activities, to deepen cultural understanding.

Students who participate in this innovative program will experience full linguistic, social, and cultural immersion by living with host families and working alongside Argentines in a variety of internship sites. During the internship, students will be paired with a mentor who will oversee their work.  Past students’ experiences include internships in the areas of Economic Development, Education, Human Rights, and Research. Please see below for a full list of possible internship opportunities.

Eligibility: The program is limited to 20 undergraduate students with a minimum of an intermediate level of Spanish (at least two semesters of Spanish at Harvard or their equivalent).  Through this program, one student will be placed at each internship site; participants must be autonomous, proactive, flexible, and willing to adapt to change based on the needs of their organization.

Deadline:  February 2, 2020 @ 11:59pm

Student Testimonials"Would you recommend this program to other students? Why or why not?”

"Yes!! One of the highlights of my Harvard experience so far."

"SIP offers students a summer of their own making in an incredible part of the world with an excellent support team of mentors and peers. I couldn't have asked for a more rewarding two months abroad!"

"This experience is one of the best of my life, this immersion has taught me a lot about myself and how I can grow professionally."

"SIP is the perfect synchronization of a model work experience in your chosen career and living experience abroad. Seeing how these two aspects converge and diverge and how they relate to personal goals and development is what made this program a top recommnedation for me." 

For photos of last year's program, please click the link below:

SIP Argentina 2018


Contact Maria Jose Ferreyra, Program Representative