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LLILAS Internships Available, Apply by April 6, 2007

Tue, March 20, 2007

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies 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 very vibrant and fast paced environment where we have the opportunity to interact with foreign students, Latin American visiting professors government officials, politicians and private sector representatives.

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 a benefits-eligible one, but there is a stipend of $1500 per semester, for which the intern is expected to put in a 10-hour work week. Interns will have the opportunity to get familiar with the work of multiple centers within LLILAS as well as a broad range of international initiatives organized by our Institute. Depending on specific background or skills, some interns may be assigned to particular LLILAS centers or programs. The internship will be for the whole academic year, fall and spring semester. Students should be available to work from the first week of classes of fall semester until the last week of November and from the first week of classes of the Spring semester until the last week of April.

Interns may be asked to work in any and all of the following areas:


* Assisting in outreach efforts

* Helping to organize public events such as conferences lectures, receptions (identifying topics or speakers, providing logistic support, writing event memoirs, etc )

* Coordinating the activities of our international visitors (putting together information packages about UT, providing information about UT offices etc)

* Coordinating with foreign universities, government offices and NGOS

* Designing Flyers and posters

* Creating and managing databases

* Carrying out internet research working in website related projects;

* Running errands on campus, mail processing and delivery; Providing clerical support as needed


* Demonstrated organizational skills.

* Demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and professional demeanor.

* Proficiency in Spanish and or Portuguese is a plus.

* Experience with electronic calendars, internet, printers, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word and Excel a plus.

* Knowledge and interest in Latin American issues is a plus

if the student is bilingual, job would include

* translation of documents (letters, articles, website info)


Application package should include a resume indicating language and computer skills, and a cover letter stating why you are interested in this position. Please make sure that you demonstrate basic knowledge of our programs in your cover letter (visit the LLILAS website) a letter of recommendation from a UT faculty member or someone who knows the candidate's professional qualification pertinent to this internship. We will be interviewing applicants in early April.

If you have any questions please email Paloma Diaz or call us (471-8593)

Some of LLILAS centers and programs are:

Center for Latin American Social Policy: CLASPO, seeks to strengthen social policy research on Latin America in order to foster the use of effective community development policies and promote collaboration between researchers in Latin America and our university. We are periodically organizing events (panels, conferences etc) and hosting Latin American scholars.

The Mexican Center. The center promotes the study and interest in Mexican issues at UT and stimulates cooperation between UT and Government and Mexican Institutions. Work in this center involves contacting Mexican institutions as well as local organizations working on Mexican issues, creating databases of scholars and organizations, helping to host Mexican scholars as well as contacting UT faculty and programs involved with our activities.

Brazil Center: the Center works to coordinate and promote Brazilian studies at UT-Austin by people, programs, and offices across campus. The Center also reaches out across Texas and the U.S. to educate diverse audiences about Brazil.

Argentine Studies Center facilitates exchange of faculty and students between Argentina and UT-Austin and enhances Argentina's visibility in the United States.

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