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 Internship 

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 (mcmahonc@cua.edu), 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”.