Latin American Studies Internship
The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) is a multidisciplinary institute that integrates several centers and programs devoted to promote interest in the region. LLILAS is the oldest Latin American studies program in the United States and one of the best worldwide. This is a vibrant and fast paced environment where students have the opportunity to interact with foreign students, Latin American visiting professors, government officials, politicians and private sector representatives.
Plan II and LLILAS have partnered to offer a paid internship program designed to provide Plan II students with the opportunity to gain professional experience by learning about the work of multiple programs within LLILAS or to develop research skills by working with some of our most distinguished Latin Americanist faculty. The internship would be a great opportunity for those students interested pursuing graduate degrees or working in Latin American affairs; international public policy, international education as well as in any Social Sciences discipline. The position is not benefits-eligible, but there is a stipend of $1500 per semester, for which the intern is expected to put in a 10-hour work week.
Note: Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours and be able to work in the US without restrictions in order to be eligible for the stipend.
Applications for internship positions for the 2015-2016 academic year will be accepted in March/April 2015, please check back or keep an eye on Plan II News for updates.
LLILAS offers internships in several departments; please review each of the job descriptions posted on the LLILAS website and indicate which specific position you are applying for in your application materials. NOTE: You can apply to more than one, but if you do, please rank them in order of preference.
Please e-mail all application materials to Paloma Diaz. The application package should include: (1) a résumé indicating language and computer skills; (2) a cover letter stating why you are interested in the position or positions (including research topics or disciplines of interest); (3) information about your spring schedule and available hours; and (4) the name and contact information of at least two UT faculty members or previous employers who are willing to provide us with references. (Note: The LLILAS Research Internship also requires a copy of your transcript.)