Adelante Intern and Study Abroad
Intern in Montevideo

PROGRAM FEE

  • 1 month: $2,495

    (not all work assignments available)
  • 2 months: $3,205
  • 3 months: $3,875
  • 4 months: $4,395
  • 5 months: $5,150
  • 6 months: $5,895
  • Non-refundable application fee: $150

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

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Application deadline is 60 days prior to your chosen start date.

 

Late applications are accepted on a case by case basis and are subject to a $250 late fee.

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Intern in Montevideo

IT IS OUR GOAL TO HELP YOU EXPERIENCE ANOTHER CULTURE THROUGH OUR INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND IMMERSION PROGRAMS. TO DATE WE HAVE PLACED 100% OF CANDIDATES IN INTERNSHIPS ABROAD. WE HAVE GOOD SUCCESS MATCHING CANDIDATES WITH THEIR DESIRED SECTORS, BASED ON THEIR SKILLS AND AVAILABILITY. CANDIDATES THAT ARE BEGINNING SPEAKERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE BY APPLYING FOR TEACHING ENGLISH ASSIGNMENTS.

NOTE: If you want to intern in a Sector you don't see here, then with a minimum of 60 days advance notice we can make an effort to find a placement in your desired field.

ECOLOGY / ENVIRONMENTAL
 
Work in a Marine Turtle Institute in Uruguay. For animal science majors or anyone interested in ecology and marine life in South America. 
 
OPTION 1: Available to start December, January or February
2 or 3 months only
 
Live with the Turtles in a designated “National Protected Area” in Uruguay, close to the border of Brazil. The area for this study is a rocky formation atop the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by smaller sandy beaches. Duties include:
 
  • Capturing and tagging young green turtles in coastal areas
  • Documentation of turtle activity during nesting and hatching
  • Analysis of dead or killed turtles for results and attempts at prevention
  • Helping with guided tours at the Turtle Center / Sanctuary
  • Assistance with rehabilitating injured, sick or lost turtles

First, candidates will participate in a 3 week Intensive Spanish Study Module, while living in Montevideo. After the course candidates then move to the work assignment site. Candidates will live on site in basic, shared accommodation. Three meals per day are provided plus all transportation within the protected park area to the various turtle centers.

OPTION 2: Available year round

Volunteer at a turtle research station in Montevideo. The research centre’s main objective at present is to observe and determine the approximate numbers and general habits of juvenile green turtles in the zone, and the volunteer’s role is to participate in the daily collection of data, following the guidance of the research co-ordinators.  This might involve:

  • Spotting and catching juvenile turtles in the centre
  • Assisting the researchers conduct post mortem examinations on turtle remains
  • Helping to care for the recovering and rescued turtles and their pools
  • Guiding visitors around the research centre and explain its work
  • Participating in talks and workshops with local people and tourists on turtle release days
  • Keeping the research centre clean and tidy, and cooking for the researchers and other volunteers
  • Representing the turtles project in public events like Carnival (early February) and the annual Save the Sea Turtle festival (late March)

LAW

Work in a government attorneys busy office, located in the city center of Montevideo. The office is a prestigious one and our candidate will be the only foreign intern there, with plenty to absorb and much to learn. Sectors include Maritime Law, Contract Law, Labor and Union Law, International Law.  Candidates must have intermediate Spanish level or better and have taken their LSAT exams. 3 months or longer is the stated minimum for this placement. However, 2 month candidates may be accepted on a case by case basis.

PR AND PUBLICITY FIRM

Modern offices, young staff creating campaigns for various clients. Includes: Graphic Design, Marketing, Promotions, IT.

LANGUAGE INSTITUTE - TEACHING TO ADULTS

Teaching English - small family run school in a great neighborhood location. Dedicated staff and good international atmosphere.

TOURISM - TRAVEL AGENCY

Busy, downtown travel agency run by a woman who needs a fast paced helper - duties are everything from airport pickups to Tour Guide, to marketing, to trip planning to group plans.

TOURISM - HOSPITALITY

"Estancias" are bed and breakfast type facilities located in the countryside of Uruguay. Each one is unique and most are family run. They have a ranch or agriculture or nature feel to them. Interns here will see all aspects of Hotel / Agri-Tourism work, from food services to accommodations to concierge help to tour guide. Candidates will take the three weeks of Spanish classes in Montevideo, living there, then move to the Estancia and live on-site for the duration of their programs.

SPANISH EQUESTRIAN EXPERIENCE IN URUGUAY

Like the above "Estancias" work assignments, this one too is outside of the Capital city, Montevideo. Candidates will do the three weeks of Spanish classes in Montevideo, living there first, then follow up on the fourth Monday with a bus ride about 45 minutes up the coast to begin their internship. The work environment is on a ranch where horses are taken care of there by a "gaucho". This person will train the horses for endurance and prepare the foals. Candidates will work the ranch and the stables, helping to train the horses. Living here is in a studio apartment with your own bath, at the ranch.

Requirements: 3 months minimum . Experienced rider and a good basic knowledge of the Spanish language.

MANUFACTURING / COMMERCIAL RESALE / IRONWORKS

Iron works manufacturer of custom doors, windows, decorative railings for homes... anything made with or from. Industrial plant and manufacturer and also a retail, commercial outlet. They represent a German firm who imports to Uruguay outdoor and indoor intercom systems for homes and businesses. 8 - person office.

RETAIL - STORE / FASHION / SALES

High-end retail store. Main office is based out of Buenos Aires, with stores in Uruguay, Miami and Madrid. Clothes and accessories for women, current and newest styles. Past retail experience a plus.

GRAPHIC DESIGN - PRINTER

Printing company specializing in brochures, corrugated figures, product packaging, business cards, etc. Actual printing facility and front offices.

SPECIAL EVENTS / CONFERENCES AND GRAPHIC DESIGN / CREATIVE

Company that organizes Conferences / Fairs / Conventions. Creating booths and stands and all related PR materials for participating companies at Fairs or Conventions. Banner creations and graphic design. Set up and break down of large events.

MEDICAL SECTOR - HOSPITAL / AMBULANCE SERVICES / ER

Work under the auspices of one doctor within the public medicine sector, with opportunity to rotate between the Emergency Rooms of two hospitals and the Ambulance service. (For example, your schedule might be 3 days in one hospital, 2 days in another and the following week with the Ambulance service) Shifts are 12 - 24 hours so the hours for this internship will be different than most. Excellent opportunity for pre-med, nursing or ER.

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Small accounting firm, with possible availability of legal department work also. For the accounting work, degree in related field required.

SOCIAL WORK AND VOLUNTEERING

  • Hospital setting – community work in the OB/GYN sector; outreach to populations that might not feel comfortable coming to a hospital; pediatrics and family events to educate, serve and assist both psychologically as well as technically /medically
  • Vocational Education Social Project – work with a group that focuses on vocational training, providing  youth shelters, and creating school presentations to extremely poor areas around Montevideo…their goals is a career or job for everyone; be a part of a grass roots, local community setting of this growing Social Project.


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