Internships in Spanish-speaking countries or with Spanish-speaking populations at home in the United States are an excellent way for students earning degrees in Spanish to gain experience. You have the opportunity to take block-long internships without delaying graduation. 

International internships

Students have participated in one- to two-month long internships in Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, and Guatemala. These have been primarily in the service sector: volunteering in an orphanage, tutoring students in after school programs, or working with health care providers.

Domestic internships

University of Iowa Museum of Art
Morgan Thummel ’16 had an internship at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, in Iowa City during spring 2016.

Morgan catalogued the University's Pre-Columbian Central and South American pieces of art. She researched objects, wrote detailed catalog entries on each object, including information on the object's historical context and function, and photographed and carefully inspected artifacts. She used the University's main database to organize lists of objects for potential exhibits.

Young Parents Network
Sam Martinez ’16 had an internship at the Young Parents Network in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, during spring 2016.

Sam helped translate, choose books, and build a curriculum for the literacy program at the Cedar Rapids library. She also assisted in home visits where she translated and worked with families to complete an "Ages and Stages" questionnaire to monitor child development and how well the parents are doing. She also helped with group sessions with parents and children ages 3 months to 5 years.