CLAS supports students for self-arranged full-time or part-time virtual internships in the academic year 2020-2021. Self-arranged internships give you the opportunity to research and select the organization you would like to intern with, and contact them directly to arrange the details. Students who complete self-arranged internships have an additional sense of ownership over their experience. To view students perspectives and experiences from previous internship grantees click HERE.
Stanford undergraduate students interested in completing a minimum of 8 weeks full-time in a flex-term quarter or part-time in and one to three academic quarters of service-oriented internship with an organization in Latin America are eligible to apply to the Monica Miller Walsh Grant (Latin America) and the Pessoa-Trejos Grant (Brazil). Please read the descriptions of the two grants carefully, as each has different requirements, including language proficiency.
Currently, all internships supported by our grants must be adapted to remote/virtual engagement. No undergraduate travel is permitted, in keeping with the U.S. Department of State’s Global Health Travel Advisory.
Summer internship awards range from $2,000 to $6,000 each depending on the internship period.
First-generation college students and students with demonstrated financial need are strongly encouraged to apply.
Stanford undergraduate students from any discipline interested in completing a minimum of 8 weeks full-time in a non-academic quarter or part-time in 2-3 academic quarters of an independent summer internship in Latin America (Monica Miller Walsh Grant) and in Brazil (Pessoa-Trejos Grant).
Preference is given to students whose minor is in Global Studies with concentration in Latin America and students who have previously enrolled in at least one Latin American Studies content course.
Be prepared to upload the following documents when completing your SOLO Application:
1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
2. Statement of Purpose - In addition to describing why you would like to intern for the organization, your statement should include host organization name, website, internship address, contact person email and phone number, as well as the job content.
3. Itemized Budget (not required for AY 2020-2021)
4. Evidence of Formal Arrangements with Organization
5. Unofficial Transcript
6. Faculty Letter of Recommendation
Previously Funded Internships and Locations
Below you will find a list of organizations and locations of summer internships. To hear directly from former grant recipients and their internship experience, visit the Stanford CLAS Summer Internship Vimeo page.
- blueEnergy in Nicaragua
- Centro para la Apertura y el Desarrollo de America Latina (CADAL) in Argentina
- Fundação Roberto Marinho (Roberto Marinho Foundation) - Canal Futura in Brazil
- Ideas en Acción in Costa Rica
- Rio 2016 Olympic Committee in Brazil
- Vetor Brasil in Brazil
Another resource is a database of organizations, developed by the Haas Center, in which Stanford students have done internships. It is highly encouraged that you make an appointment with a Hass peer advisor and specifically ask them for the list of organizations in Latin America.
Applications are due at 11:59 PM on November 7, 2020.
READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
- Click "APPLY NOW" on the upper right corner of the application form for either the CLAS internship programs: Monica MiIler Walsh or Pessoa-Trejos
- Click "Update your SOLO profile" to create and update a profile;
- Click "Recommendation" on the right to enter your recommender's information. Your recommender will receive a notification about the recommendation form. If you miss this step, you might not be able to save a draft of your application.
- Complete the rest of the application questions and click "Review and Submit" once your application is complete. Please double check if you select the correct position(s) before you submit the application.
- Your statement helps the committee evaluate your fit with your self-arranged internship position. Clearly state why you are applying to that organization, what particulars skills you can bring to the host organization and what you expect to gain from the internship experience. Please write within 300 words. Your statement should include the host organization's name, website, internship address, contact person's name, email, and phone number; as well as the internship dates, job description, and an itemized budget (including room & board, health insurance, vaccination(s), etc.).
- Stanford reserves the right to cancel or modify any award before or during the internship for any reason, including natural disasters, emergencies, or compliance with the University travel policy at healthalerts.stanford.edu.
Application deadline: November 7, 2020
Applicants may contact CLAS with questions.
Note: This funding is not for independent research projects. For a project that is strictly research-oriented and does not involve meeting the needs of an organization or business in Latin America, students are encouraged to apply for funding through Undergraduate Research Programs.