Prominent Private University

Located in Montevideo and other cities in the country, this is the oldest private university in Uruguay with the widest coverage within the national territory, and it represents the main work of the Catholic church in Uruguayan higher education. Its commitment to academic excellence, ideological pluralism, ecumenism, and inter-religious dialogue has made it a leading institution in Uruguay’s cultural life.

From its creation, it has given itself the challenge of becoming a different and better option in higher education. This has led the institution to focus on areas that had not been considered before and to play an innovative role in the development of new educational methodologies as well as in the evangelization of culture. Today, with 9,000 enrolled students and several dozen academic programs, it is in a consolidation phase, in which the university faces the challenge of responding to the new requirements of Uruguayan society.  The university serves the community by spreading knowledge, promoting human formation, and disseminating culture.

Country: Uruguay
Industry: Education & Teaching
Sector: Nonprofit Organization
Office Size: Large (more than 50 full-time staff members)

Intern Project Examples:

1 - Project Coordination for the Office of International Relations

The intern will be a part of the Office of International Relations team and will work to improve the activities of incoming and outgoing student mobility, to facilitate the improvement of the available documents and resources for international students, and to manage the database of exchange students.  The intern will help to organize and implement the University’s annual International Students Fair, the “Unpacking the Experience” Activity to help students debrief their international experiences, and the welcome sessions for international students.  The intern will also research best practices from other universities’ international offices regarding procedures, supporting materials, international guides, and web pages. After researching these topics, the intern will provide the Office of International Relations with findings and recommendations for how to improve its materials and processes.  The intern’s project work will result in better integration among international students, innovative proposals for said integration, an updated and improved international guide for international students, more visibility in social networks, and a proposal for a new website for the Office of International Relations.

Spanish Level Required: Intermediate
Academic Background and Technical Skills: The ideal candidate will possess experience in international education and cooperation between universities, intercultural sensibility, an open mind, management of computer tools, good communication skills, and a predisposition for team work.  A preference will be given to candidates who have previous study abroad or international experience so that they can better understand the needs of international students.