The Center for Latin American Studies supports students for self-arranged remote or in-person summer internships. In-person internships are contingent on university guidelines. Monica Miller Walsh Awards of up to $7,000 are available to Stanford undergraduate students interested in completing an independent internship in Latin America. First-generation college students and students with demonstrated financial need are encourage to apply.
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.
Note: This funding is not for independent research projects.
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 report (5-7 pages) and final financial report (1-2 pages) after returning to the United States, 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.
§ 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.
Eligibility and Requirements:
Preference is given to students whose minor is in Global Studies with a concentration in Latin America and to students who have previously enrolled in at least one Latin American Studies content course. Lower priority to students with no prior Latin American content coursework.
First-generation college students and students with demonstrated financial need are strongly encouraged to apply.
For summer 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for all undergraduate travel, with no exceptions. The final decision to proceed with the international learning opportunities is dependent upon factors such as a continued decline in case numbers and increase in vaccinations in specific locations. Policies regarding travel (domestic or international) and international internships will be updated as University policies evolve. Visit Health Alerts for Stanford travelers for the most current travel guidance and restrictions due to COVID-19.
Travel Reservations Requirement: All interns are required to utilize Stanford Travel, a centralized booking program, when booking air fare, hotels, or rental cars for their internship experiences.
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.
Students on LOA will not be eligible.
International students must consult with Bechtel about interning in the U.S. or traveling out of the U.S. in the summer.
To be eligible for a stipend, students must maintain health insurance for the duration of their internship.