The Portugal internships through the Study in Portugal Network provide a unique cultural and educational experience designed to help advanced students acquire professional and cultural competencies that will allow them to prepare for life after the university. All majors are welcome to apply.
In partnership with the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN), professional internships are available in fields such as neuroscience, medical research, investment banking, international diplomacy and government, design, marketing, and public administration. Fluency in Portuguese is not required for many of the internships offered in Portugal. The current list of internships may be found at this site: studyinportugalnetwork.com/internships-at-sipn/.
1 June–31 July 2022
Housing will be in a shared apartment with other interns and provided by our internship partner “Study in Portugal Network.”
BYU policy prohibits students from asking Latter-day-Saint families to provide accommodations.
Students must register for at least 6 credit hours during summer term from the following courses:
PORT 399R Academic Internship (3 credit hours)
PORT 395R Contemporary Culture (3 credit hours)
Additional course options and direct enrollment may be considered in consultation with the program director.
Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
Includes Latter-day-Saint undergraduate tuition (increased cost for graduate students and non-Latter-day-Saint students), lodging, in-country excursions, some meals, and international health insurance coverage.
Not included: airfare, some meals, and personal expenses.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.
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Applicants will be evaluated by a Portuguese professor upon application to the programs that require the Portuguese language.
Students completing an internship are required to enroll in HCOLL 396R Humanities Leadership and Professional Development during the second block of winter 2022. This course will help prepare students to make the most of the internship experience.
All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.
Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a study abroad scholarship and may be considered for other scholarships. Students must indicate on their original online application that they want to be considered for financial aid.
Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
The College of Humanities offers international internship grants of up to $3,000 to majors within the college.
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese also offers scholarships to participants.
BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.
Accompanying spouses must register for at least 0.5 of BYU credit.
Students must submit a CV and letter of intent to director Scott M. Alvord.
Students must be 18 years-of-age or older to participate.
Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required.
Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.
Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program.
The first payment is due upon acceptance. Please refer to the 2022 Payment Information document (see kennedy.byu.edu/isp-forms/ISPpayments2022.pdf).
Deadline: 18 January 2022
Scott M. Alvord, a professor of Hispanic linguistics and Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is the faculty director of the program and has directed programs in Spain and Mexico, and the SiPN internship program for several years.
SCHEDULE AND TIME COMMITMENT
Students should plan to be in Portugal for the complete duration of the program and refrain from scheduling late arrivals or early departures. Internships must last for at least eight weeks but most will last twelve.
INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT
International Study Programs
International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost. If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU financial account. ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.