Monica Miller Walsh Undergraduate Summer Internship Grants, Stanford University, USA

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These awards of up to $3,000 each are available to Stanford undergraduate students interested in completing an independent internship in Latin America. A limited number of additional summer savings offsets are available upon special application for students with demonstrated financial need. Grants are generally dispensed for summer projects, but may be considered for alternative timing as well.

Students must be undergraduates in good standing at Stanford with well-defined internship proposals with an organization or business in Latin America.

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.

Internships must last at least six 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 or business in Latin America, students are encouraged to apply for funding through Undergraduate Research Programs.

Language Prerequisite
Working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese, as appropriate to the destination country, is required.

Application Process
Applications may be hand-delivered or mailed to CLAS, or submitted by email. A complete application includes all of the following:

  • A statement of purpose, including applicant’s background/interest in Latin America and a proposal outlining the internship to be undertaken
  • Itemized budget outlining how funds will be used and, if applicable, disclosing any other ouside funding sought
  • A completed application form (download here)
  • Two letters of recommendation (submit with application in separate, sealed, signed envelopes, or have recommenders send letters directly to CLAS)
  • An unofficial transcript of Stanford courses
  • Evidence of formal arrangements with an organization (email from organization director/manager is acceptable)

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.

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

Application deadline: Friday, April 1, 2011

*These awards are made possible by the Monica Miller Walsh Undergraduate Summer Internship Fund.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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