The Center for Latin American Studies 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.
Pessoa-Trejos Awards of $2,000 - $6,000 each are available to Stanford undergraduate students interested in completing an independent internship with an organization in Brazil.
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.
§ Itemized Budget (full-time only; not required for part-time projects)
§ Evidence of Formal Arrangements with Organization
§ Unofficial Transcript
§ 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
§ Ideas en Acción in Costa Rica
§ Rio 2016 Olympic Committee in Brazil
§ Vetor Brasil in Brazil
Applications are due at 11:59 PM on November 7th, 2020.
READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
2) Click "Update your SOLO profile" to create and update a profile;
3) 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.
4) 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 particular 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.
Please contact us at email@example.com 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, submit a journal every week, complete a final narrative report (5-7 pages) including a final financial report (1-2 pages), and 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.
Pessoa-Trejos Awards of up to $6,000 each are available to Stanford undergraduate students interested in completing an independent internship with an organization in Brazil.
First-generation college students and students with demonstrated financial need are strongly encouraged to apply.
Students must be undergraduates in good standing at Stanford with well-defined internship proposals with an organization in Brazil.
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 completing their internships.
Internship duration must be at least 8 weeks full-time in a non-academic quarter (Flex Term), or a total of 100 hours part-time in an enrolled quarter.
Full-time projects (35+ hours/week for 8+ weeks) will be awarded a stipend base $6,000 for an in-person internship in Brazil or $5,000 for a virtual internship:
1. Eligible students will be in their “Flex Term” (unenrolled term).*
2. Students on LOA will not be eligible.
3. Students are eligible to participate in the Spring or Summer quarter of 2021 if they have enrolled full time in two previous quarters of the current academic year.
4. A student may not be funded for more than one full time project in the 2020-21 academic year.
1. Students enrolled in classes full time (at least 12 units) will be eligible to participate in part-time virtual internships up to 10 hours per week and receive a stipend base $2,000 .
2. Students in their Flex term will be eligible to participate in part-time projects for 10 hours per week in any quarter.
3. Students on LOA will not be eligible.
Each selected student will be awarded either one full-time or one part-time internship, not both. One part-time internship can be conducted in multiple quarters, e.g. 10 hours a week for 10 weeks in the Winter, Spring, and Summer.
If you receive another part-time stipend from a different department or program, the total hours of your commitment should not exceed 15 hours per week during a quarter when you are enrolled in classes.
Preference will be given to proposals for internships arranged independently and directly with a Brazil-based organization, rather than through a large international internship company.
Working knowledge of Portuguese is required.