Rosario City Hall - International Affairs Office
Rosario | Argentina
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Learn about Argentine government and politics first hand. Work in the International Affairs Office of Rosario City Hall. Homestays available. Not available during January.
About the Organization
The Rosario City Hall was established in 1852. Rosario is a principal city of the province of Sante Fe in Argentina. The Office of International Affairs was founded in 1992 with the idea to get more involved internationally and have an internationalization strategy for the city of Rosario. It had become apparent that many of the universities, unions, non-governmental organizations and organizations of the region had international dimensions and relationships.
The aims of the International Affairs Office are to:
1) Coordinate bilateral relations between the city of Rosario and other cities and regions internationally.
2) Participate in international networks, exchange successful experiences of local businesses, and cooperate with other cities on themes of urban relevance,
3) Develop international cooperation projects,
4) Contribute to the promotion of international economic endeavors,
5) Organize fairs, workshops and events,
6) Establish relationships with consulates and embassies of other nations.
To learn more about Rosario City Hall and the International Affairs office, click here to visit their website.
Intern tasks may include the following within the International Affairs Office of Rosario City Hall: 1) Research information on possible bilateral relationships between the city of Rosario and the state of Oregon, cities in Oregon, and other states and cities of the United States. 2) Provide technical assistance. 3) Collaborate in the planning and organization of events and activities of international relevance that occur in the city of Rosario. 4) Assist in the organization of international trips by civil employees of the Rosario City Hall. 5) Assist on projects of international cooperation.
# of Positions per term
Spring, summer or fall terms (March - November) are the best times of the year. They cannot accept interns during the month of January.
Duration of Internship
Seniors or graduate students in International Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, or related major.
Previous experience working as part of team, participation in events of international relevance, previous work experience with a community organization, knowledge of information systems, general office and computer skills.
Advanced Spanish skills required. It is recommended that interns study vocabulary related to international relations and business terminology prior to the start of this internship. Site may be open to intermediate Spanish language learners if paired with intensive in-country Spanish courses to improve fluency. The courses are arranged in Argentina prior to internship at an additional expense. Please contact IE3 staff for more information.
Other desired skills/experience inlcude: energetic, flexible, creative, team leadership experience, comfortable working with professionals and skill in public speaking (preferred).
Total costs vary depending on how long you plan to be abroad, where you will be living, your personal spending habits, and current exchange rates. The following estimates will give you a ballpark figure for this internship. Get help with the math from our handy Cost Calculator.
ALL ESTIMATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
IE3 Program Fee
The IE3 program fee is $3450 for the first term for both in-state and out-of-state students and $1000 for each additional term, regardless of credit earned. You do not pay tuition for the term(s) you are abroad. Visit your University's IE3 page for details, costs for additional terms, and campus administrative fees.
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Visa Costs: The Argentine government currently requires U.S. citizens to pay a reciprocity fee before entering the country. This fee must be paid online and the receipt printed to present to an Argentine immigration officer at the time of entry. Please consult the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs website for up-to-date information as fees and requirements are subject to change.
Housing: A homestay can be arranged for approximately $500/month including breakfast and dinner. Food costs approximately $150 per month. A total of $700-$800/month should be sufficient for basic living expenses. Budget additional funds for travel around the country.
About Rosario City
Rosario is a modern, European-style city of 1.2 million inhabitants on the Parana River. It is about 3 hours from the capitol city of Buenos Aires. Argentina is well known for its music, culture, nightlife and shopping. It has several Universities and Colleges, museums and a very active intellectual and artistic life. The weather is very mild with mostly sunny days and never too cold. It is hot in January, during the Argentine summer season. There are many cafés scattered all over the city that place their tables and chairs in the streets for customers to sit and talk, following the European style. Most of the population of Rosario is from the original immigrant population that came from Italy and Spain. There are many opportunities for weekend travel around the country.
There is an international airport, so it is easy to fly directly into Rosario. Or At the Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport, as soon as you leave Customs, get a ticket in the front counter of Manuel Tienda Leon,a shuttle bus company that brings passengers (and their heavy luggage) directly to the address provided. A one-way fare is about $35 dollars. The 4 hour trip is on a freeway that goes through the Argentine pampas.
The City of Rosario has received international awards and recognitions on several occasions, including:
“Pensar lo Estratégico Urbano” [Thinking about Urban Strategy] • Work awarded: “La experiencia de la planificación estratégica en Rosario: Plan estratégico y Plan Urbano” • Granted by: Centro Iberoamericano de Desarrollo Estratégico Urbano (CIDEU) • Year: 2005
“Experiencia Ejemplar de Gobernabilidad local en la Región ” [Exemplary Experience of Local Governance in the Region] • Granted by: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) • Year: 2003
“Premio Medellín 2005 a la transferencia de mejores prácticas” [Prize Medellín 2005 to the transfer of better practices] • Program awarded: “Programa Agricultura Urbana” Granted by: Alcaldía de Medellín, Fundación Habitat-Colombia, Foro Iberoamericano y del Caribe para Mejores Prácticas. • Year: 2005
“Dubai Internacional Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment to the Programa de Agricultura Urbana” [Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment to the Program of Urban Agriculture] • Area awarded: Secretaría de Promoción Social de la Municipalidad de Rosario. Granted by: Municipalidad de Dubai y UN-HABITAT • Year: 2004
“Experiencia Ejemplar de Gobernabilidad local en la Región” [Exemplary Experience of Local Governance in the Region] • Granted by: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) • Year: 2003
“Acciones Afirmativas Promotoras de la Participación de las Mujeres en el Poder Local” - lll Concurso Nacional" [Promotional Affirmative Actions of the Participation of Women in Local Power] • Judging by: The United Nations Economic Commision for Latin America and the Caribbean [Programa de Naciones Unidas de Gestión Urbana para América Latina y el Caribe (PGU-ALC)], United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM - Andean Region), Comisión de hairou: Red Mujer y Habitat Municipalidad de San Salvador, El Salvador • Year: 2003
“A la Municipalidad de Rosario por su gestión en Salud” [To Rosario City Hall by its Management in Health] • Granted by: Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de la Salud (OPS/OMS Argentina) • Year: 2002
“UNESCO Ciudades por la Paz” [UNESCO Cities for Peace] • Granted by: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) • Year: 1999
Field Notes Postings:
Rosario, Argentina: Big City, Small-town Life by Cayla Lopez: Oregon State University and IE3 (September 8, 2009)