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.

Eligibility

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.

Language Prerequisite

Working knowledge of Portuguese is required.

Application Process

Please read the complete Requirements and Application Process here.

Application deadline: February 10, 2022

Please contact us at latinamerica@stanford.edu 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.

Selection Criteria

Applications are reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of faculty members affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies.

Carlos Escobar and Jessica Magalon (Undergraduate Symposium) from Stanford CLAS on Vimeo.

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.