CLAS Internship Grantees

Monica Miller Walsh Internship Grant 

Thanks to a generous gift renewal from Stanford alumna Monica Miller Walsh and her husband, David Walsh, CLAS is able to support undergraduate internships in Latin America.

2020-21

Ignacio Blanco Valera

Country: Guanacaste, Costa Rica (virtual)

Organization: Nampuma Naki NGO 


Nancy Lopez-Alvarez 

Country: Mexico (virtual) 

Organization: Fundación del Empresariado Sonorense, A.C. (FESAC)


Mercedes Thompson 

Country: Mexico (virtual)

Organization: Aerobotany Project

2019-20
Kelsey Hope Carido

Kelsey Hope Carido

Country: El Salvador

Organization: Cristosal (virtual)

"A highlight of the experience was having the opportunity to learn about the various work that Cristosal is doing to advance human rights in Central America. I was able to hear from the Executive Director of the organization, learning about why he chose to dedicate himself to this cause. I also had a conversation with David Morales, the lead lawyer in the El Mozote trial which is fighting to provide reparations to the victims of the El Mozote massacre during the El Salvador civil war. Both conversations and a multitude of others strengthened my passion to go into the human rights field. "


Xochitl Longstaff

Country: Mexico

Organization: Al Otro Lado (virtual)

"One of the highlights of my summer internship with Al Otro Lado was our Monday Morning Speaker Series. It was amazing to hear from dedicated activists from many different organizations—Cultura Migrante, the Haitian Bridge Alliance, ALMA Migrante, etc.—and learn more about the important work that they are doing to support migrants. Doing this work remotely in the context of the pandemic, it was inspiring and motivating to be reminded of all the allies we had working around the world."


Sierra Wells

Sierra F. Wells

Country: Colombia

Organization: Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz

"Working as a virtual intern this summer with the legal team of la Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz, I was able to gain in-depth knowledge of both transitional justice and human rights defense in Colombia. I researched paramilitary connections to the country's political and economic sectors and helped organize and summarize documents from a case on forced displacement of Afro-Colombian populations. One highlight of my time with Justicia y Paz was attending a virtual hearing with the JEP (a transitional justice mechanism) on measures enacted to protect indigenous and Afro-descendant communities, in which the legal team presented some of my work from the preceding weeks. My experience this summer was hugely helpful in improving my professional Spanish and furthering my knowledge of political and social issues prominent in the Colombian post-conflict setting."

2018-19

Paloma Moreno Jimenez

Country: Lima, Peru

Organization: Encuentros SJS


Gianna Nino

Country: Oaxaca, Mexico 

Organization: Puente a La Salud Comunitaria


Hannah Smith 

Country: Bogota, Colombia

Organization: MOVICE

2017-18

Jennifer Ampey

Country: Texas, U.S.A

Organization: Hope Border Institute

2016-17

Eric Cuevas 

Country: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Organization: Centro para la Apertura y el Desarrollo de América Latina


Logan Posey

Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organization: D’or


Sarah Goodman

Country: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Organization: Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC)

2015-16

Madeleine Bouton

Country: Bluefields, Nicaragua

Organization: blueEnergy


Samuel Garcia

Country: Bluefields, Nicaragua

Organization: blueEnergy


Cory Herro

Country: Trujillo, Peru 

Organization: Supporting Kids in Peru (SKIP) 

Pessoa-Trejos Internship Grants in Brazil

Thanks to a generous gift renewal from Stanford alumna Ana Pessoa-Trejos and her husband, Raul Trejos, CLAS is able to support undergraduate internships and graduate field research in Latin America.

2021- 22

Kindly note this section will be updated in the coming months. 

2020-21

Isabel Calero Forero

Country: Brazil (virtual)

Organization: Fundação Getulio Vargas - Center for Social Policy

2018-19

TJ Edgar Francisco 

Country: Altamira, Brazil

Organization: Instituto Socioambiental

2017-18

Carlos Eduardo Escobar

Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organization: Fundação Roberto Marinho-Canal Futura


Jessica Magallón

Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organization: Fundação Roberto Marinho-Canal Futura

2016-17

Noam Shemtov

Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organization: Marinho

2015-16

Graziella Camata

Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organization: 2016 Olympics


Ari Marcus

Country: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organization: 2016 Olympics