Sports Management Internship in Argentina, Buenos Aires

  • Argentina

Ages20 - 70

Tour ID121291

Arrival LocationBuenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (airport code EZE)

People on trip12 to 25

Build on your knowledge and experience of Sport Managements and Sports Development by taking part in a professional internship in Argentina. Develop a greater understanding of the inner workings of a sports development charity by assisting with the day to day management of organisational activities.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sports Management Internship
As a Sports Management intern working as member of our in-country team in Buenos Aires, your role will be to ensure the smooth running of daily operations by supporting the local staff and our sports coaching volunteers. Your efforts will directly impact the on-going development of our partner sports NGO which operates in Buenos Aires, promoting education through delivering workshops and sports coaching clinics in the city’s disadvantaged communities.

We currently have 2 roles available as part of our Sports Management Internships, the first of which is a Volunteer Coordinator Internship and the second is a Sports Development Internship. The two separate roles are defined below. Applicants will be required to meet the criteria for one of the roles in order to be accepted.

The Internship Roles…
Volunteer Coordinator Internship duties include:
1. Delivering arrival induction and orientation sessions for new volunteers.
2. Attending placements with new volunteers during their first coaching / training sessions.
3. Providing volunteers with up-to-date information relating to their placements, transport in the city, social activities and excursions.
4. Taking photos of volunteers while they are coaching / training on their placements.
5. Ensure breakfast materials are always available at the accommodation for all volunteers. Using a shopping allowance (provided) to purchase breakfast materials.
6. Organising social events and activities for the volunteers.

Applicant requirements:
Basic / intermediate level of Spanish language prior to travel.
Graduate or undergraduate in Sports Management or related subject.
Excellent organisational and time management skills.
Confident, outgoing and friendly personality.

Sports Development Internship duties include:
1. Maintain on-going relationships with community members through regular communication relating to the NGO’s coaching clinics. i.e. time/date of clinics. (Spanish language experience is important)
2. Keeping a record of attendance for children taking part in the coaching clinics.
3. Keeping records of sports kit and equipment required for the coaching clinics.
4. Approaching local schools and communicating with the school’s Social Worker to identify the needs of the community. Introduce new educational workshops and coaching clinics for the school’s pupils.
5. Organising new sports placements and encouraging an increase in attendance from children from nearby communities (barrios).
6. Organising fundraising activities and maintaining communications with past volunteers to increase funding and donations for the NGO.
7. Approach corporate donors to help increase funding opportunities for the NGO.
8. Communicating with partners and agents, and maintaining international relations.

Applicants requirements:
Strong level of Spanish language proficiency.
Graduate or undergraduate in Sports Development or related subject.
Excellent organisational and time management skills.
Keen interest in Sports Development in the charity sector.

Benefits to the selected individual(s) will include:
1. Accommodation in our centrally located volunteer house in Buenos Aires, with breakfast included.
2. A fixed contract mobile phone for the duration of your stay.
3. The opportunity to join a local sports club and to assist on our volunteer projects.
4. Optional paid work as an English teacher. (Dependent on Spanish language proficiency and job application process)

To register your interest and find out more information please fill out an enquiry form stating which role you are interested in!

CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
It is advised that participants complete a CRB/DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) check in order to take part in this project. We can provide this service for you at an additional cost because some people may already have one that is valid (please get in touch for more details).

You can arrive any 1st and 3rd weekend of the year, with our preference being a Sunday arrival at the airport ready to start projects on the Monday. We will pick you up from the airport.

Please note the following times of year may disrupt trips but we will make every effort to provide adequate activities whilst you are with us:

– In Jan you can start on the 2nd weekend until the end of Jan (approx 3 weeks).
– There are no trips running in Feb.
– Mid Jul to 1st week in Aug – school winter holidays – no morning sessions
– Mid Dec to 1st week of Jan of preceding year – Not available due to Christmas holiday.

British Nationals will not require a visa to enter Argentina for up to 90 days. You can check your visa requirements by visiting the Argentine Embassy website.

Equipment Donation
We believe that in order to develop a long term social sports project it is crucial the resources are made available to make a positive impact in the local community. Therefore part of the fee you pay goes towards buying decent equipment for beneficiary organisations in Argentina. You will often get to use this sports equipment during your project and it is always left with the community when you leave. In some cases, an equipment donation may not be appropriate so a financial contribution is made instead.

Spanish Lessons
Argentina is a Spanish speaking country so you will really benefit from having a basic understanding of the language. If, however, you are not a confident Spanish speaker, you can take lessons at our language school in Buenos Aires when you arrive, and also during your sports project. The school offers groups lessons and personal one-to-one tuition from native Argentinians who will help develop your understanding of both the local language and culture in which you are living. Beginners, intermediates and advanced levels are all very welcome at the school and all will benefit greatly from their time there.

The language school also incorporates a number of social and cultural activities into your learning. This will allow you to really discover the local cuisine, traditional dancing and cultural experiences in the city, as well as building good friendships with your teachers and other participants on the course.

The language school runs lessons for 4 hours in the morning. You can therefore attend lessons during the morning and work at the volunteer placement during the afternoon. It does cost a little extra to attend the language school, but the benefits really are priceless. Not only will you be able to build stronger relationships and immerse yourself in the local culture, you will leave Buenos Aires with a transferable skill you can use for the rest of your life.

Social Life in Argentina
Social Life in Argentina represents an important part of daily life. People from Buenos Aires are commonly know as the “porteños” who have the reputation of being quite talkative. Not surprisingly, you will come across loads of cafeterias where people meet up and have long conversations. This particular porteños characteristic will easily help you to meet like-minded people who love sport and love travelling. Therefore, by joining a local team club you will meet a great bunch of locals who will help you settle in rapidly and also teach you some Spanish slang!. In addition, our in-country team organises a variety of social activities to bring volunteers together, to share their experiences and, above all, have a good time.

Travel and Adventure in Argentina
Argentina is well-known for its amazing diversity of landscapes and also its vast extension from North to South. It is not by chance that it has become a very popular volunteer travel destination over the last couple of years. You will get ample opportunities to head out of Buenos Aires and explore the local area at weekends. A popular volunteer activity is to visit a farm on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and discover the beauty of the surrounding landscapes while getting to know local villagers!

There are plenty of things to do in Buenos Aires; from attending tango sessions to experiencing a traditional Argentine steak. Lets us know if you can finish it! It is a cosmopolitan and cultural city which has been developing over recent years. The so called Paris of South America gives its name to historical buildings and impressive palaces. Therefore, if you love sports and would also like to experience a taste of an interesting and colourful culture then Buenos Aires is a must-visit!

Playing Sport in Argentina
Besides the placement, we appreciate that you might want to keep up with your own sport and fitness. Therefore, we have developed a number of opportunities for you to train and play in the sport you love. Apart from the fun of playing in a competitive environment you will also soon see what a great social opportunity this is to meet knew people a share sporting experiences. This will undoubtedly improve your Spanish and will give you greater insight into the lives of Argentinians and how they like to socialise. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to play your sport, learn Spanish in a fun environment while building cross-cultural friendships.

Accommodation represents an important part of the social atmosphere in Argentina. Subject to participant numbers you will either be placed in our shared volunteer house / student residence in Buenos Aires, living with the other sports coaches who are in-country at the time, or placed in one of our homestay accommodations, living with a local family in the city. The accommodation is centrally located to your internship with shops and other useful amenities close by.

Airport Pick-Up
Included on arrival date. Ask us for details if you are arriving early.

Shared house / student residence accommodation; Basic but comfortable; Shared rooms; Shared kitchen; Shared toilet / shower facilities; shared with other volunteers.

Breakfast is included at the accommodation, so please budget for lunch and dinner.

Full project induction and local orientation given on arrival.

Pre-departure help and advice; Local in-country team; 24 hour emergency support.

Flights; Travel Insurance; Visas; Vaccinations; Lunch and Dinner (Budget GBP £8 -GBP £10 per day), Spending money; In country travel; Laundry service; Extra activities not on itinerary.

You will be met on arrival. Full details will be provided once you have booked your trip with us.

Preferred Duration
You can come for a minimum of a month but to really make the most out of your time as well as being able to contribute to the local efforts of our charity work, we believe somewhere between 8 and 12 weeks is ideal.

Typical Hours
Working hours will weekdays from 9am to 5pm (flexible), with some evening and weekend work.

Applicants will need to have at least 1 year of experience in a Sport Management degree (at least 1st year completed), or a relevant field of work and be able to speak at least basic Spanish. A passion sport is highly recommended, and an out-going, confident and flexible attitude. Copy-writing experience would be beneficial but not required. Please send us your CV for consideration.

Ideal For
Sport Management Internship Abroad; Sports Development Work in Argentina; Sports Charity Work Overseas; Volunteer Coordinator and Management Opportunities; Student Placement; Graduate Placement.

Sports Management Internship in Argentina, Buenos Aires

  • Argentina

Ages20 - 70

Tour ID121291

Arrival LocationBuenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (airport code EZE)

People on trip12 to 25

  • Travel dates are flexible

Suitable for ages 20 to 70

Most participants are between 18 and 25, so please be aware of this. We do welcome older people because of the value and experience they bring to the community.

"Great to get behind the efforts of the charity work and what they are doing in the communities of Buenos Aires. Also studying Spanish at University so getting fully immersed in the language over three months has really improved my speaking skills."
John Moody

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