Pessoa-Trejos Internship Grants
Pessoa-Trejos Awards of up to $7,000 each are available to Stanford undergraduate students interested in completing an independent internship in Brazil. First-generation college students and students with demonstrated financial need are strongly encourage to apply.
Students must be undergraduates in good standing at Stanford with well-defined internship proposals with an organization in Latin America.
Students are eligible to receive funding only if they will be enrolling as undergraduates (preferred) or co-terminal students at Stanford campus for at least one quarter after returning from abroad.
Internships duration must be at least eight weeks.
Preference will be given to proposals for internships arranged independently and directly with a foreign-based organization, rather than through a large international internship company.
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 in Latin America, students are encouraged to apply for funding through Undergraduate Research Programs.
Working knowledge of Portuguese is required.
Please read the complete Requirements and Application Process here.
Application deadline: February 10, 2022
Please contact us at clasevents [at] stanford.edu (subject: Summer%20Internship%20Grants%20Program) with further 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.
Grant Reporting Responsibilities
The grant recipient must attend an orientation meeting before traveling abroad, complete a short report (2-3 pages) midway through their experience abroad, complete a final narrative and financial report (5-7 pages) upon returning to the United States. Awardees are expected to participate in a public presentation regarding their internship.
Applications are reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of faculty members affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies.
Summer Internship Symposium
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This program is partially funded by the Pessoa-Trejos Undergraduate Internship in Brazil Fund, Stanford Global Studies Internship Fund, Haas Center's Cardinal Course Fellowship, and generous donations of CLAS' individual supporters.
Isabel Calero Folero, Pessoa-Trejos Internship Grantee 2020-21
"All in all, I am very grateful for this internship because I learned so much, not only about the topic of research I worked on, but also about how research can transform public policy.
Additionally, I gained a lot of confidence both in my research, and Portuguese skills, as well as in my professional goals."