Student Summer Opportunities

Next Deadline: February 2021

DRCLAS-Managed Programs

Remote Summer Program 2020

DRCLAS typically offers a structured Summer Internship Program (SIP) for Harvard students in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, & Mexico. After careful consideration and in global solidarity, DRCLAS will not offer the in-country portion of our programming in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, or Mexico. In lieu of this situation, DRCLAS will offer its 2020 Admitted Participants the opportunity to participate in its Remote Summer Program (RSP) taking place between June 15 - August 7, 2020. 

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Government Department Chair's Traveling Fund for Brazil

The Department of Government at Harvard University and the Brazil Studies Program & Brazil Office of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies are partnering to offer an enriching internship experience in Brazil to two highly qualified Government concentrators.

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Summer Internship Programs (SIP)

DRCLAS is pleased to offer structured 8-week internship and immersion programs in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Since 2005, more than two thousand Harvard students have participated in DRCLAS programs in Latin America. Continuing Harvard students in good standing - from all schools and concentrations - are eligible to apply. Language requirements vary. 

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Summer Study Abroad at Colegio de Mexico

DRCLAS is pleased to offer a summer study-abroad opportunity at El Colegio de México, a prestigious center of scholarship located in Mexico City. 

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Co-Sponsored Programs

Archaeological Field School in the Amazon Forest

A limited number of students (at the graduate or undergraduate level) are invited to apply to participate as interns in fieldwork in Teotônio, located in what was previously a heavily forested area of northern Brazil. Interns will work in the field and lab alongside the archaeologists, specialists, Brazilian students, and community members and will be given the opportunity to learn a variety of analytical techniques commonly employed in archaeological investigations.  

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Harvard Summer School Study Abroad

Spend a summer in Santiago, Chile learning about public health and Latin American culture while sharpening your Spanish language skills. This eight-week program gives you the unique opportunity to combine Spanish language coursework, Latin American cultural immersion, and engagement with the fields of medicine and public health through study and service.

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HBS Latin America Research Center Internships

DRCLAS is pleased to co-sponsor an internship with Harvard Business School in the Latin America Research Center (LARC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina during summer of 2020. 

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HGHI Undergraduate Research Internships in Global Health

International Summer Undergraduate Research in Global Health (I-SURGH) internships offer students the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge global health research in an international setting. Throughout the summer, students work with a Harvard faculty member or affiliate on their research projects and have a local mentor who supervises their daily work.

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Institute of Politics Director's Internships

DRCLAS is pleased to co-sponsor Director's Internships through the Institute of Politics in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico during Summer 2020. Since 1995, the IOP has partnered with high-profile organizations and elected officials around the world to provide substantive, career-oriented, fully-funded summer internships for undergraduate students interested in politics, government, and public service. 

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Contact Rachel Murray-Crawford, Assistant Director of Student Programs