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IN LATIN AMERICA
In Latin America, poverty and discrimination create uneven access to resources and degrade basic human rights, but positive change happens through community development focused on social justice and human empowerment. International internship placements are typically with community organizations, NGOs, and government agencies. Interns work with change agents and other social workers who are focused on development, equality and justice, and social responsibility. You help with community outreach, education, research, and fund-raising. As an international intern, you immerse yourself into a community and a project and you learn first-hand about the impacts of culture, social values, and the roles of politics, religion, gender, and ethnicity.