Monica Miller Walsh Internship Grants for Self-Arranged Internships in Latin America
Stanford Global Studies
Center for Latin American Studies
Design Your Own
Applications closed on February 5, 2020
The Center for Latin American Studies supports students for self-arranged internships at locations without travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State. Eligible undergraduate students interested in service-oriented internships in Latin American (excluding Brazil) are encouraged to apply to the Monica Miller Walsh Internship Grants Program. Students must be undergraduates in good standing at Stanford with well-defined internship proposals with an organization in Latin America.
First-generation college students and students with demonstrated financial need are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summer internship awards range from $5,000 to $6,000 each.
Coterm students must still have undergraduate student status.
Students are eligible to receive funding only if they will be enrolling as undergraduates (preferred) or coterminal students at Stanford campus for at least one quarter after returning from abroad.
Internship period must last 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.
Working knowledge of Spanish is required.
Be prepared to upload the following documents when completing your SOLO Application:
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
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 and an itemized budget. Confirmation of acceptance from a host organization is not required until the time of the funding disbursement in the Spring.
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.
Grant Reporting Responsibilities
The grant recipient must attend an orientation meeting before traveling abroad, complete a short report (1-3 pages) midway through their experience abroad, complete a final narrative and financial report (3-5 pages) including photos for publicity purposes, 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.