Hispanic Studies students who excel in our program are favored candidates for various unique summer internships and enjoy the support of the William & Mary Washington Office.
Up to four William and Mary juniors or seniors, including those graduating in May or August, are eligible for summer Internships at the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC. This eight-week program spanning May, June and July is supervised by the offices of the Consejero Cultural and the Consejero de Educación at the Embassy. A call for applications is issued every year late in the fall semester or early in the spring semester.
Up to a dozen summer internships are facilitated for all student levels and disciplinary interests at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC including such venues as the Hispanic Reading Room, the European Reading Room, the Law Library of Congress and many other divisions. Interns assist with research and cataloging projects. All William & Mary undergraduates are eligible, with special attention given to applicants with intermediate to advanced skills in any foreign language. Applications are made to Jay Gaidmore in Special Collections at Swem Library.
Eastern Shore Rural Health, Inc. has offered medical interpretation internships to our most fluent students of Spanish every summer since 1998. Student are assigned in teams and offer consecutive interpretation in clinics which bring together health care professionals and farm workers. Participants from summer 2009, 2012, and 2016 have shared their experiences in this internship. Applicants should consult with Prof. Paulina Carrión in Modern Languages.