Summer Internship Programs (SIP)

Next Deadline: February 2, 2020

Application Information
 

To find an internship organization of interest, please use the navigation to the right to filter by country and then opportunity.

Argentina

Program Overview

This 8-week program is intended for Harvard undergraduate students interested in gaining professional work experience abroad, improving their Spanish language skills, and immersing themselves in a new culture.

To ensure students' smooth transition into life abroad, the DRCLAS Regional Office organizes a week-long Orientation Program and provides ongoing support throughout the summer. The program also provides bi-weekly activities, to deepen cultural understanding.

Students who participate in this innovative program will experience full linguistic, social, and cultural immersion by living with host families and working alongside Argentines in a variety of areas including economic development, education, human rights, and research. During the internship, students will be paired with a mentor who will oversee their work.

Program Dates

  • June 7 – August 1, 2020

Eligibility

The program is limited to 20 undergraduate students with a minimum of an intermediate level of Spanish (at least two semesters of Spanish at Harvard or their equivalent).  Through this program, one student will be placed at each internship site; participants must be autonomous, proactive, flexible, and willing to adapt to change based on the needs of their organization.

Internship Opportunities

Students can explore a variety of social, cultural, political and professional opportunities beyond the classroom. Students may participate in a non-credit internship or community service opportunities, linked to the students' area of academic studies, such as in community and grassroots organizations, cultural, health, and environmental institutions, and international agencies. 

Internship Opportunities - Argentina

Housing

To enhance the cultural and linguistic experience, Harvard students live with local host families in Argentina. At the host family home or apartment, students will typically receive room and board, two meals a day, and laundry privileges. The housing coordinator is available to make the appropriate matches that include opportunities to express preferences (such as smoking/non-smoking, pets/no-pets, children/no-children). Typically, these are families who have experience hosting international students. Once you have confirmed your participation in the program, please send the housing form to the housing coordinator Patricia Sardo at psardo@bahomestay.com.ar.

Program Costs & Availability of Funding

Program Costs: $4,500 
Fee covers includes orientation, lodging and 2 meals/day. In the past, students have spent an average of an additional $1,200 on independent activities and expenses, and an additional $1,400 airfare.

If you are seeking financial support for your international activities, please investigate Harvard Funding Sources database. Students interested in and eligible for funding from the Office of Career Services (OCS) may indicate this on the DRCLAS Summer Programs Application Supplement Form, and do not need to apply separately for OCS funding. 

**DRCLAS does have funding available for students with demonstrated financial need.

Questions?

Contact Maria Jose Ferreyra, Program Representative

Brazil

Program Overview

Harvard undergraduate and graduate students interested in structured internships with leading Brazilian startups, NGOs, institutes, and enterprises are encouraged to apply to our Summer Internship Program. This eight-week program takes advantage of our strong network of relationships, local presence and years of on-the-ground experience.

Basic Portuguese language skills are highly recommended, though not necessary to participate. If you have any questions or are interested in interning at a specific organization, city, or sector not listed below, please contact Camilla Roberts, Program Coordinator.

Program Dates

  • June 6/7 - August 1, 2020

Eligibility

These opportunities are open to undergraduate and graduate students, depending on the internship. 

Internship Opportunities

Students can participate in non-credit internship or community service opportunities, linked to the students' area of academic studies, such as in community and grassroots organizations, cultural, health, and environmental institutions, and international agencies.

Internship Opportunities - Brazil

Housing

All SIP Brazil participants are matched with compatible host families in order to enhance students' cultural and lingustic experiences. At the host family home or apartment, students will typically have their own bedroom, breakfast, two dinners per week, and basic ammenities, such as laundry and wifi. Participating host families usually have experience hosting international students and live in centrally located areas. Once students have confirmed participation in the program, they will be required to complete a questionnaire for matching purposes.

Passport & Visa Information

Students selected to the Summer Internship Program in Brazil must be prepared to apply for a visa immediately after being selected (depending on passport country of issue). US, Canadian, Japanese, and Australian nationals are exempted of Vistors Visa (VIVIS), so if you are any of these nationalities you will not need a visa for SIP in Brazil. If you are not any of the above nationalities, you must apply for the Visitor Visa, which requires more work and documentation, including delivering documents to the Brazilian Consulate in Boston. Students must also have a passport with an expiration date after December 2020. If you do not have a passport, you must apply for one immediately upon being selected. All costs for passport and visa applications are the responsibility of the student.

Program Costs & Availability of Funding

Program Costs: $3,000 
Fee covers includes Brazil Office support, lodging, some meals, connection to network of host families and host organizations, orientation, outings in São Paulo, and a group trip to another state. In the past, students have spent an average of an additional $1,300-$1,900 on visa costs, yellow fever vaccine, round-trip airfare to and from São Paulo, local transportation, meals, independent travel, and other activities done outside the program.

If you are seeking financial support for your international activities, please investigate Harvard Funding Sources database. Students interested in and eligible for funding from the Office of Career Services (OCS) may indicate this on the DRCLAS Summer Programs Application Supplement Form, and do not need to apply separately for OCS funding. 

**DRCLAS does have funding available for students with demonstrated financial need.

Questions?

Contact Camilla Roberts, Program Coordinator

Chile

Program Overview

This 8-week program is intended for Harvard undergraduate students interested in gaining professional work experience abroad, improving their Spanish language skills, and immersing themselves in a new culture.

To ensure students' smooth transition into life abroad, the DRCLAS Regional Office organizes a week-long Orientation Program and provides ongoing support throughout the summer. The program also provides bi-weekly activities, to deepen cultural understanding.

Students who participate in this innovative program will experience full linguistic, social, and cultural immersion by living with host families and working alongside Chileans in a variety of areas including economic development, education, human rights, and research. During the internship, students will be paired with a mentor who will oversee their work.

Program Dates

  • May 31 – July 25th, 2020

Eligibility

The program is limited to 20 undergraduate students with a minimum of an intermediate level of Spanish (at least two semesters of Spanish at Harvard or their equivalent).  Through this program, one student will be placed at each internship site; participants must be autonomous, proactive, flexible, and willing to adapt to change based on the needs of their organization.

Internship Opportunities

Students can participate in non-credit internship or community service opportunities, linked to the students' area of academic studies, such as in community and grassroots organizations, cultural, health, and environmental institutions, and international agencies.

Internship Opportunities - Chile

Housing

To enhance the cultural and linguistic experience, Harvard students live with local host families in Chile. At the host family home or apartment, students will typically receive room and board, three meals a day, and laundry privileges. The housing coordinator is available to make the appropriate matches that include opportunities to express preferences (such as smoking/non-smoking, pets/no-pets, children/no-children). Typically, these are families who have experience hosting international students. Once you have confirmed your participation in the program, please send the housing form to the housing coordinator Cecilia Blanch at ceciliablanchcarrizo@gmail.com.

Program Costs & Availability of Funding

Program Costs: $4,500 
Fee covers includes orientation, lodging and 2 meals/day. In the past, students have spent an average of an additional $1,200 on independent activities and expenses, and an additional $1,400 airfare.

If you are seeking financial support for your international activities, please investigate Harvard Funding Sources database. Students interested in and eligible for funding from the Office of Career Services (OCS) may indicate this on the DRCLAS Summer Programs Application Supplement Form, and do not need to apply separately for OCS funding. 

**DRCLAS does have funding available for students with demonstrated financial need.

Questions?

Contact Pilo Mella, Student Programs Manager

Mexico

Program Overview

DRCLAS has partnered with several organizations in Mexico to provide summer internship opportunities for students. The Summer Internship Programs in Mexico are coordinated by local DRCLAS staff members from the Mexico team.

Program Dates

  • May 31 - July 25, 2020

Eligibility

These opportunities are open to undergraduate and graduate students, depending on the internship. 

Internship Opportunities

Students can participate in non-credit internship or community service opportunities, linked to the students' area of academic studies, such as in community and grassroots organizations, cultural, health, and environmental institutions, and international agencies.

Internship Opportunities - Mexico

Program Costs & Availability of Funding

Program Costs: $3,500 
Fee includes housing, DRCLAS organized outings and activities, and some group meals. The program fee does NOT include airfare. In the past, students have spent an average of an additional $1,500 on independent activities, general expenses, and airfare. 

If you are seeking financial support for your international activities, please investigate Harvard Funding Sources database. Students interested in and eligible for funding from the Office of Career Services (OCS) may indicate this on the DRCLAS Summer Programs Application Supplement Form, and do not need to apply separately for OCS funding. 

Graduate students can be considered for a partial DRCLAS fee-waiver (no additional application necessary), and are encouraged to check with their school's specific Financial Aid Office about requesting supplemental loans. 

Questions?

Contact Rachel Murray-Crawford, Assistant Director of Student Programs