Spanish Department Internships

The Spanish Department is pleased to offer several internship opportunities to practice and continue exploring the Spanish and Hispanic languages and culture.

How to Apply:
Please prepare the following materials and save as PDF files:

  • Personal Statement (approx. 500 words; in English)
    • What you hope to gain from the experience
    • What your education and career goals are and
    • Paragraph briefly discussing any travels abroad you have previously had, especially detailing any time you have spent in any Spanish-speaking countries
    • A statement of what financial aid if any you are receiving from Wellesley College
  • Resume
  • Transcript (unofficial from Banner)
  • Cover letters, addressed to the organization and written in Spanish

Once your materials are complete, please upload via the Centralized Internships Application.

Students should anticipate interviewing with department faculty before a placement is confirmed.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 by 11:59 PM EST (Boston time)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 15, 2019 by 11:59 PM EST (Boston time)

Looking for other work opportunities in Spanish-speaking countries?

Learn about the Wellesley Career Education Global Citizenship Program and available placements in Argentina and Costa Rica!

Deadline to apply for Global Citizenship was Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST (Boston).

 

For Summer 2019, the Spanish Department may offer placements among the following organizations:

Opportunity to work with individuals living with cerebral palsy, both in the day center and the inpatient wing, by supporting the different activities that are planned throughout the day.

Where: Asociación cordobesa de parálisis cerebral y otras afecciones similares (ACPACYS - www.acpacys.org) is an NGO in Córdoba, Spain, that offers many services to those affected by cerebral palsy. The larger portion of its clients are children. There is a residential unit of about 35 beds, but most clients are served mainly during the day. For children with cerebral palsy, movement can be easier in a swimming pool or while riding ponies. There are also various therapies that assist improve the lives of those affected.

What: Interns work with individuals living with cerebral palsy (CP), both in the day center and the inpatient wing, by supporting the different activities that are planned throughout the day. As an intern at ACPACYS, you would be expected to participate in various activities that could range from swimming with children to helping organize a special event for the organization. Other activities include art, technology, physical therapy, and planned field trips throughout Córdoba. In the past, students have also assisted in a limited fashion with some physical therapy. Spanish skills are important.

Who: Open to Sophomores with experience, interest, and comfort in working with people with significant physical disabilities. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Intermediate or advanced-level Spanish important.

When: May include occasional weekend or evening hours for events. 350 hours (~2 months) between June and August; summer interns work at least 35 hours per week.

How: Please provide the following materials:

  • Cover letter (en español) addressed to Francisco José Luque Peréz, Trabajador Social
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript

Number of Placements: 1-2
Stipend: $4,000 - $5,000; a homestay can be arranged through the Spanish Department’s PRESCHO Program

The museum holds 4,500 objects in one of the most important collections of European art in the Caribbean and Latin America. Interns will gain first-hand practical experience in an art-historical, curatorial, or arts-related career.

Where: Founded in 1959, the Museo de Arte de Ponce holds one of the most important collections of European art in the Caribbean and Latin America. The museum is devoted to exhibiting, studying, and conserving visual art of the Western tradition from the fourteenth century to the present. There are around 4,500 objects in the collection, of which the strongest areas are Italian painting from 1600-1750, French and Spanish painting and sculpture from 1600-1900, and British painting from 1800-1900. Visitors will also find works by Caribbean artists (and some Latin American) from the eighteenth century to the present. Besides painting and sculpture, the collection includes objects in other traditional and non-traditional media such as prints and drawings, photographs, decorative arts, pre-Hispanic and African objects, Puerto Rican folk art, contemporary ceramics, as well as video and sound art.

What: Interns will gain first-hand practical experience in an art-historical, curatorial, or arts-related career. The chosen candidate will work closely with the museum’s curatorial staff. The intern’s day-to-day responsibilities typically include:

  • Researching the permanent collection
  • Helping prepare, design, and install upcoming exhibitions
  • Preparing texts for exhibitions and publications
  • Helping maintain permanent collection files
  • Responding to internal and external queries
  • Gallery talks/presentations to docents and the general public
  • Liaising with other departments and helping with special events

Who: Open to Sophomores and Juniors. Candidates should have a strong art historical background, with a preference for those focusing on any aspect/period relevant to the permanent collection. Good research skills are a plus. Ability to communicate (oral/written) in Spanish.

When: 350 hours (~2 months) between June and August; summer interns work at least 35 hours per week.

How: Please provide the following materials:

  • Cover letter (in Spanish) addressed to Mariela Vera, Human Resources and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript

Number of Placements: 1

Stipend: $4,000 - $5,000

The mission of the Observatory is to develop and organize a program of projects and activities for analysis, reflection and debate on the presence of Spanish in the United States and its relationship with the international arena as a first or second language or foreign language.

Where: El Observatorio es un centro del Instituto Cervantes en la Universidad de Harvard que busca ser punto de referencia internacional para el estudio, el análisis prospectivo y el diagnóstico de la situación de la lengua española en los Estados Unidos, con especial atención a su evolución social, cultural y lingüística, su uso por los hablantes del español, incluidas las minorías, y su coexistencia con otras lenguas.

Misión del Observatorio: La misión del Observatorio es elaborar y organizar un programa de proyectos y actividades para el análisis, la reflexión y el debate sobre la presencia del español en los Estados Unidos y su relación con la esfera internacional como primera o segunda lengua o lengua extranjera. El programa presta especial atención al contacto del español con otras lenguas, a su presencia como lengua mayoritaria o minoritaria en entornos diversos y a la percepción de la misma por parte de sus hablantes, especialmente como factor identitario, así como a la percepción de los hablantes de otros orígenes lingüísticos. El Observatorio realiza análisis, estudios e informes relativos a la situación social y lingüística del español y sus comunidades de hablantes, y se constituye como foro de análisis, intercambio y debate entre expertos de Harvard University, de universidades estadounidenses, de países de Hispanoamérica y España. Las actividades del Observatorio promueven el conocimiento y el estudio del español y de las culturas hispánicas y latinas en el seno de la Universidad de Harvard.

En Observatorio desarrolla sus actividades en cuatro ámbitos:

A. El español en los Estados Únidos y en el mundo
B. Minorías Lingüísticas: contextos y contactos
C. Enseñanza del español en los Estados Únidos
D. Cultura y pensamiento en Español

What: La estudiante desarrollará su propio proyecto de investigación y colaborará en los del Observatorio, así como en otros trabajos y gestiones que se le asignen. El campo para el trabajo es amplio, aunque relacionado con el español o las culturas hispánicas y puede ser continuación de algo iniciado en una de nuestras clases, o un tema nuevo que puede ser el germen de una tesis futura.

Las fechas, el horario y las tareas a realizar se establecerán con el Director ejecutivo del Observatorio, Francisco Moreno Fernández. Si tienes preguntas puedes contactar con Carlos Ramos, en el Departamento de Español.

Who: Candidatas en el segundo y tercer año deberán tener un nivel avanzado de español y preparar a presentar sus materiales en el proceso de selección de la becaria.

When: 350 hours (~2 months) between June and August; summer interns work at least 35 hours per week.

How: Please provide the following materials:

  • Cover letter (en español) addressed to Marta Mateo, Executive Director. In your letter, please describe your interest in the internship and your project proposal.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript

Number of Placements: 1

Stipend: $4,000 - $5,000

The premier university in Spain that provides Spanish language and culture instruction to international students. Students have the opportunity to contribute to cultural events hosted by the university and meet global academics in this field.

Where: Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo (UIMP), is a Spanish public university under the Ministry of Education with campuses throughout the country. This internship is being offered for an opportunity on the Santander campus at the Palacio de la Magdalena (capital of Cantabria) on the northern coast of Spain. The student will be housed at the Las Llamas campus, also in Santander.

Since its foundation in 1932, the UIMP has earned a reputation as being one of the most outstanding institutions of higher education in Spain and is the leader for providing Spanish language and culture instruction to international students. Ranked as one of the most prominent European summer universities, its academic rigor is demonstrated by its quality courses and seminars imparted by recognized specialists and prestigious Spanish professors. Each summer, the university exhibits more than 5,000 students pass through its classrooms. In addition to the academic program, the UIMP also offers a wide variety of cultural activities such as concerts, theater performances, art exhibits, and poetry readings.

Source: http://goo.gl/NwvSdU

 

UIMP offers a wide selection of graduate degrees (including doctoral studies) and is considered the most prestigious institution of teaching Spanish language and culture to international students.

This internship honors the memory of professor Pedro Salinas, whose vision and hard work were critical to the establishment of this summer university in the early 30’s. He was its first Secretary General, and a member of the Wellesley College Spanish Department from 1936 to 1940.

What: This advanced project is designed for an intern who will work with staff to define and may implement different projects that capitalize on their strengths and interests, as well as the needs of the organization. Please visit the UIMP website for discipline areas offered by the campus. Duties may include: translating into English, light administrative support, logistical support of courses, etc. During the summer, the intern may be assigned projects where they may interact with current graduate students or specialists from many discipline areas. Interns may have the opportunity to attend in conferences, workshops and seminars delivered at UIMP.

Who: Current Juniors with strong communication (written and verbal) and organizational skills with strong command of the Spanish language (necessary for office communication). The ideal intern should demonstrate maturity, autonomy, intellectual curiosity, and good interpersonal skills.

When: May include occasional weekend or evening hours for events. 350 hours (~2 months) between June and August; summer interns work at least 35 hours per week.

How: Please provide the following materials:

  • Cover letter (en español) addressed to el Vicerrector de Extensión Universitaria y de Relaciones Institucionales, Andrés Hoyo Aparicio
  • Unofficial Transcript

Number of Placements: 1

Stipend: $2,000 + the student lives on the UIMP campus in housing covered by Wellesley Career Education