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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.

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 placements are offered through USAC’s virtual internship program. For more information about the program, see the virtual internships 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 university sports program with competitive teams in women's hockey, men's and women's basketball, women's soccer, men's futsal, men's and women's handball, and men's and women's volleyball.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Research, design, and conduct a SWOT analysis, including motivation, group dynamics, training, stress management, cooperation, group cohesion and leadership
  • Design a statistical system to register the performance and health of athletes
  • Observe training sessions and competitions to develop best practices
  • Interview athletes
  • Present results and recommendations

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, Summer

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

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, Summer

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

English-Language Instruction

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

  • English-language instruction and tutoring
  • Organizing educational and extracurricular activities
  • Organizing workshops for volunteers

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: 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

  • In-Person: Semester
  • 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, Summer

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
  • Register new books for the library
  • Research, digitize, update, and maintian the library database
  • 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 (Fall)
  • 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

2022-23 App. Cycle

  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15

2023-24 App. Cycle

Summer and Semester Programs:
Opening 9/1

Eligibility

Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students

Instruction

English/Spanish

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