What to expect from a photography internship in Buenos Aires with Connect-123

By Kate Rau

Callie Eisner completed her photography internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Connect-123 last spring. We catch up with her and ask about the challenges and triumphs of her internship and her experience abroad.

Film and photography internship
Callie Eisner completed her film & photography internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Here she is (far right) with a crew of Connect-123 interns.
Tell us about your photography internship in Buenos Aires. What was the best part of your experience abroad?

My role at work was varied. I got to work with clients, I got to work on productions, I worked on social media, and I helped out with business admin. My work supervisor was wonderful! Eugenia is charismatic, honest and a great conversationalist. We had many in depth conversations about a broad spectrum of topics: religion, sociology, music and politics are among the most common. She is very kind and considerate, repeatedly looking out for my safety and making sure that I had an amazing time in the city.

I took photos during a production of the first show, “Shakespeare en la terraza,” and the director (who also directed the second show, “En la sombra de la cúpula”) liked my photos so much that he asked me to be the photographer for the second show. He is using my photos to promote the show on social media.

Callie’s gorgeous photographs of a local theatre production are being used to market the play on social media.
What was your biggest work challenge?

Using Spanish daily. It took me a while to gain the confidence to really participate in a conversation. Overall, this experience has helped me to realize that I have talent as a photographer. And even though it was difficult, I love the challenge of learning a language.

How did Connect-123 enhance your internship experience?

Connect-123 is doing pretty much all I would like it to. The program does a good job getting the participants together. I definitely feel like part of a program and that I have Paula and Antonella if I need them, but I don’t feel too restricted. I’m free to explore and enjoy the city independently.

Photography internship
Callie and Connectors in Buenos Aires spent a day volunteering. Together they helped build houses out of Ecobricks in an impoverished neighbourhood.
What would you say to anyone considering an internship in Buenos Aires?

Don’t have too many expectations! And be sure to visit Avant Garden restaurant.

Connect-123 offers internship opportunities in Buenos Aires in a wide variety of industries. If you are interested in an internship in Argentinaclick here to get in touch!

Click here to read testimonials from our Connect-123 alumni.

Kate Rau

Kate is no stranger to international internships and studying abroad. After submitting her Honours thesis in French socio-linguistics and literature in 2003, she completed a program abroad in Reunion, where she learnt a lot about litchis, island-style living and French. She returned home with two degrees – one in journalism and one in French – and decided on a career in media. Fast-forward some 15 years later and Kate has enjoyed a few career highlights: She’s edited a number of consumer and trade magazine titles, she’s worked with some of the most influential international brands looking to save the planet, and she’s managed a full-house digital marketing agency in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Today Kate works as Marketing Manager for Connect-123 in Cape Town, which means she gets to share great stories about the excellent work we do every day.

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