Advanced majors and minors in Hispanic Studies or SIS are invited to participate in the internship program, which involves service in the Spanish-speaking community in the Washington, D.C. area. If interested, contact the Spanish advisor, Dr. Charmaine McMahon (email@example.com), about requirements and, upon permission, will formally register for Spanish 495. When completed successfully, the student will receive 3 credit hours.
One recent "veteran" of the internship program, who volunteered at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, says of her experience: "I have learned a lot in my internship with the Embassy. I have translated numerous documents, created data bases, studied various international penal cases, and worked closely with important international officials. Although I have Mexican-American roots, in the course of my internship, I improved my language skills through contact with native Spanish-speakers, I worked with ambassadors, and attended events sponsored by the OAS. The experience has given me a great desire to visit Peru”.