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At the start of your program, the study center will provide a list of available internship positions and you are welcome to research your own as well. The study center staff will offer training to help you have a successful internship. Internship organizations can be NGOs, nonprofit organizations, private companies, or government agencies.

Key Facts

  • Internships are optional.
  • Most work is done at the organization’s workplace, but some tasks may be done remotely.


Nearly all internships require fluency in Spanish language. The language expectation varies by placement.


No course is required, but to receive academic credit you’ll have regular meetings with an internship supervisor and a final project or paper. You'll receive detailed instructions on how to get credit for your internship after you apply to the program.

  • The internship can replace a course
  • Pass/no pass credit


To arrange your internship, you’ll receive a list of organizations and advice. It will be up to you to find an internship provider and request an interview. You make most of the arrangements after arrival. 


Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



Learn About Internship Awards