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Internships for Montevideo, Uruguay

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of Uruguay.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

Internship placements in Montevideo require four semesters of college Spanish unless otherwise noted

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Business

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

English-Language Instruction

Health and Wellness

Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

NGO and Social Services

Research - Health Sciences

Business

A family-run hybrid business combining a coffee and a print shop catering to local university students.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Competitor research and business intelligence and analysis
  • Business planning
  • Marketing and promotion

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Business

An urban farm supporting sustainable urban development, organic farming, and social integration through community outreach, educational workshops, and school events as a way to promote healthier lifestyles and communities

Sample Work Responsibilities

• Prepare and publicize a calendar of events
• Organize activities of the farm
• Participate in sales meetings with agro-ecological producers.

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Digital Marketing

An NGO that provides social support to children from vulnerable neighborhoods through cultural exchange with interns from abroad who visit schools and develop engaging activities for children that take place over a series of weekends and end with an opportunity for shared and self-reflection.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Analyze the digital presence of the organization
  • Create and present a development plan and implement approved changes
  • Maintain the organization's digital channels and promote its activities and events

Requirements

  • Two semesters of college Spanish
  • Experience in web design and development, digital communications, and/or social media management

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Digital Marketing

An NGO providing educational and social support to children and adolescents in high socioeconomic and social vulnerability in an effort to break the cycle of poverty that affects families in the area.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Analyze the digital presence of the organization
  • Create and present a development plan and implement approved changes
  • Maintain the organization's digital channels and promote its activities and events

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

English-Language Instruction

USAC Montevideo office offering English lessons to the local community and homestay families hosting USAC students.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Teach basic English to non-English-speaking host families
  • Develop lesson plans and activities according the proficiency level of students
  • Assist in organizing and participating in orientation meetings

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A government-operated group home that provides educational and social services for children and adolescents.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • English language teaching and tutoring
  • Organizing educational and sports activities
  • Organizing workshops for volunteers.
  • Participate in events and other activities

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms:

  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

A university research center that aims to promote an entrepreneurial and innovative culture by developing and strengthening a network linking the university, local businesses, and the financial sector to support innovative entrepreneurial initiatives that add value to society.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Develop language workshops (e.g. pitch and accent, Business English, etc.) to improve the communication capacity of staff and entrepreneurs
  • Provide mentoring and support
  • Collaborate with staff in support of social enterprises associated with the center
  • Participate in the organization of meetups with entrepreneurs

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual Summer, Semester

Health and Wellness

An NGO providing educational and social support to children and adolescents in high socioeconomic and social vulnerability in an effort to break the cycle of poverty that affects families in the area.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in the standardization of school recipes and development of the school menu
  • Support in child nutritional consultation
  • Evaluation and interpretation of anthropometric data and food consumption
  • Assistant in the design and development of children's workshops oriented to healthy eating

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish
  • Majors in health sciences or related disciplines

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Natural Resources and Environmental Studies

An urban farm supporting sustainable urban development, organic farming, and social integration through community outreach, educational workshops, and school events as a way to promote healthier lifestyles and communities

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Observe and participate in farming activities, including soil preparation, nursery maintenance, planting, harvesting, preparing and applying organic fertilizer.
  • Organize and participate in events and workshops at the farm.

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

NGO and Social Services

An NGO that promotes the recognition and appreciation of social and cultural contributions made by Afro-Uruguayans and contributes to the affirmation of individual and collective identities in the community, encourages cooperation, democratic values, racial equality, diversity, and fundamental human rights.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Project management
  • Organize and participate in guided bilingual tours and other events and activities
  • Research and digitize library database
  • Translation
  • Administrative support

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms:

  • In-Person: Semester

NGO and Social Services

An Uruguayan feminist collective, founded in 1985, and one of the main exponents of the Uruguayan feminist movement. Their work is focused on feminist political communication and incorporates the feminist perspective on issues of public concern such as abortion, sexual and reproductive rights, the political participation of women, and the ethics of care.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in organizing and participating in events, meetings, and marches
  • Work on communication campaigns
  • Create content for the communication channels (web, radio, magazines)
  • Research
  • Project management

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

NGO and Social Services

An NGO that seeks to improve the quality of life of people in economic and social vulnerability through the coordination and support of innovative and sustainable social enterprises seeking to integrate and support socially, economically, and culturally marginalized populations.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Advise social enterprises and generate ideas to achive their goals
  • Project planning and management
  • Coordinate networks of social entrepreneurs with similar goals
  • Research

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Research - Health Sciences

A parastatal agency that provides universal coverage of highly specialized medicine for the whole population of the country regardless of social status or economic standing.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Develop an understanding of the functioning of the agency, with a specific focus on cardiology and the types of treatments and surgeries offered
  • Develop a benchmark study between Uruguay and other countries
  • Read and analyze papers, statistics in the topics of the research
  • Participate in online meetings with doctors
  • Write and present a final paper

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish
  • Majors in health sciences or related disciplines

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students

Instruction

English/Spanish

Passport & Visa

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