Brazil Instituto de Estudos Brasileieros: Internship Summer 2017

The Brazil internship provides a unique cultural and educational experience designed to help students acquire professional and cultural competencies that will allow them to prepare for life after the university. Humanities, Brazilian literature, and art history majors are welcome to apply.

In partnership with the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros (IEB) at the University of São Paulo, professional internships are available in the field of museum curatorship and archival administration. Other internships are available in the fields of accounting, translation, and marketing. Fluency in Portuguese is required for all internships offered in Brazil.

DATES:  26 June–14 August 2017


In Brazil, apartments or host families will be found through local contacts or online housing sites.

BYU policy prohibits students from asking LDS families to provide accommodations.

Students must register for 6 credit hours during spring or summer term.

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.

COST:  $1,400–$2,000

Includes: LDS undergraduate tuition (increased cost for grads and non-LDS) and international insurance coverage.

Not included: Airfare, housing, meals, required student visa, and personal expenses.


Applicants will be evaluated by a Portuguese professor upon application to the program. Students going to Brazil must have completed PORT 321 and PORT 339 by the end of winter semester 2016.

Students completing an internship are required to enroll in HCOLL 396R: Humanities Leadership and Professional Development during the second block of Winter 2017. This course will help prepare you to make the most of your internship experience.


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 The College of Humanities offers international internship grants of up to $2,000 to majors within the college.


Complete the online application at The application requires a $35 fee. Applications will be interviewed once the application is complete. Students will be notified via email of their acceptance into the program.

Deadline: 15 February 2017



Dr. Scott M. Alvord (801-422-7546, is the faculty director of the program. Dr. Alvord is a professor of Hispanic Linguistics and Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and has directed programs in Spain and Mexico several times.

Dr. James Krause (801-422-4656, is the faculty liaison for this program. Dr. Krause is a professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He travels regularly to Brazil and maintains close ties to the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros in São Paulo, Brazil.


Students should plan to be in Brazil for the complete duration of the program and refrain from scheduling late arrivals or early departures. Internships must last for 8 weeks.


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ISP reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates due to conditions beyond its control.