Remote Winternship Program
Considering the global public health crisis regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent suspension of in-person activities, the CASA-Chile program facilitates a robust remote internship program for students from member associations during winter 2022.
The Remote Internship Program offers students the opportunity to engage with Chilean organizations and industries in comprehensive and enriching ways, which contribute to students’ professional skills development, cultural knowledge, and Spanish-language proficiency. Through careful matching, each student is placed with an internship host in the field of their choice, and in partnership with the CASA-Chile Resident Director. Through this experience, students can develop connections in Chile, through the supervisor/mentee relationship, and student community building activities facilitated by the CASA-Chile Resident Director.
Students are expected to work part-time, Monday – Fridays during the 2022 Winter program, for an estimated of 25 hours per week.
The Remote Wintership Program also includes Latin American cultural activities designed to enable the student cohort to engage with critical topics of the region. Activities are administered by CASA staff, with the support of invited guests from the region.
Program Dates: January 3-21, 2022
Deadline to Apply: December 5, 2021
• December 06 – 07: Students Interviews in Spanish with CASA staff
• January 3, 2022: First day of the program
• January 21, 2022: Evaluation of the program
The program is open to students with an intermediate, advanced, or native level of Spanish that are currently enrolled in one of the CASA member universities.
Curiosity, a positive attitude, and an open mind are necessary for the participant to not only succeed, but to foster a welcoming environment for others as well. The remote nature of this program requires that participants are proactive, responsible, and independent.
Participants are recommended not to enroll in any other J-term courses or experiences during this program.
- A personal statement of 500-750 words maximum (Spanish or English)
- Must detail at least 1 and no more than 3 areas that interest you most
- Should detail your interest in Latin America
- Updated resume
- Selected applicants will be invited to sign-up for an interview
- Interviews will be conducted via Zoom with a team of CASA staff
- Interviews will be conducted in Spanish and will last ~15 minutes
- Organizations are categorized by their priority theme or area.
- Many organizations are multidisciplinary- please check options thoroughly!
- Students should reference at least 1 and no more than 3 organizations of interest in their application or in the interview with the Resident Director.
- Staff may offer students a different organization/placement upon applicant review, depending on the best fit for both the student and internship partner
Remote Summer Internship Areas
- Business and Finance
- Data Analysis
- Social Impact and Human Rights
- Social Justice
Examples of some available organizations
- CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN ARTES Y HUMANIDADES UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR // CHILE
- ACCIÓN EMPRESAS // CHILE
- AMCHAM // CHILE
- PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE // CHILE
- ASSET CHILE // CHILE
- MINISTERIO DE HACIENDA // CHILE
- ELIGE EDUCAR // CHILE
- ECOSYSTEM MODELING & MONITORING CENTER-UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR // CHILE
- CENTER FOR GENOMICS, ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENT // CHILE
- CONSTITUTIONAL LAB, DIEGO PORTALES UNIVERSITY // CHILE
- MUNICIPALIDAD DE LIMA // PERU
- CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIÓN EN SOCIEDAD Y SALUD - UM // CHILE
- MINISTERIO DE LA MUJER Y EQUIDAD DE GENERO // CHILE
- MUSEO DE LA MEMORIA Y LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS // CHILE
- RADIO COOPERATIVA // CHILE
- FACULTAD DE DERECHO, UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA // CHILE
- INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENCIAS SOCIALES UNIVERSIDAD DIEGO PORTALES // CHILE
- AMERICA SOLIDARIA // PERU
- CENTER FOR ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL POLICY (CEAS) // CHILE
- CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS DE CONFLICTO Y COHESIÓN SOCIAL COES // CHILE
- FUNDACIÓN 99 // CHILE
- ESCUELA DE CONSTRUCCIÓN EN TIERRA ECOT // CHILE
- A3E CONSULTORA ELÉCTRICA // CHILE
- ASHOKA // CHILE
- COMPASS // CHILE
- FUNDACION AMULEN // CHILE
- MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBANISM // CHILE
“As a Latina student interested in international economics, interning at the Chilean Ministry of Finance was a once in a lifetime experience. I worked hand in hand with Daniela Veas, the National Coordinator of International Affairs at the Ministry and I was in charge of performing comparative analysis on financial services policies across the region. Working with Daniela was amazing, I had my own flexible schedule given the remote nature of the internship due to COVID-19, and I was able to learn about international negotiations regarding the sector. A bonus was that Pilo and Maria Jose, the coordinators for the CASA program, facilitated workshops and online get-togethers on Fridays where we got to practice Spanish in a more informal setting, learn about the culture and have fun with each other. It was an incredible experience where I learned a lot about my own interests regarding public economics and I 100% recommend it”. Valeria Aguilar, Chile Department of Treasury, Brown University
“I had the opportunity to work with research from CISS and Columbia on public health research, and I got to focus on blood tests specifically, which relate*s quite well to my study of molecular and cellular biology at Hopkins. I got to learn a lot about the research process and help with organizing lots of information through excel, both of which were helpful for my growth as a researcher”. Juri Izumikawa, Research Center of Society and Health, Johns Hopkins University
“_I learned so much about the research process, and I got to observe weekly meetings with the whole research team which really helped me understand more about this process. I learned a lot about public health, biomarkers, and blood tests, which is helpful information to have for the future. I also got to learn a lot about the culture and current states of Chile and Argentina, which was helpful in getting a better understanding of parts of Latin America”.
Diana Garza, Research Center of Society and Health, Johns Hopkins University