Spring semester internship position available at LLILAS

LLILAS is recruiting UT undergraduate students to work as interns during the Spring semester 09. This internship is a great opportunity for students interested pursuing graduate degrees or working in Latin American affairs, international public policy, international education, as well as in any social sciences discipline. Although preference is given to students currently enrolled in the B.A. program in Latin American Studies, students in other UT programs can apply too.
This is an unpaid internship and the commitment for the intern would involve 5-10 hours per week during office hours.
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: Interns can choose a) to provide research assistance to LLILAs affiliate faculty who work in a broad range of topics and disciplines and/or b) to provide support to a broad range of international initiatives organized at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS).
The interns will work under the supervision of the Office of the Director of LLILAS. Applicants can choose to focus mostly on one of those purposes or divide their hours between both.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated organizational skills. Demonstrated regular and punctual attendance at work and Professional demeanor. Proficiency in Spanish and or Portuguese is a plus. Experience with electronic calendars, internet, printers, FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Word and Excel a plus. If interested in research projects, research experience with UT faculty a plus
FUNCTIONS:
o Diverse research tasks as assigned by faculty supervisors.
o Carrying out internet-based research
o Supporting the organization of public events
o If the student is bilingual, translating documents (letters, articles, website info)
o Running errands on campus, mail processing & delivery
o Assisting the Director ‘s Office with other projects and tasks as assigned
The interns should be ready to start in the first week of the Spring semester 09
TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: Paloma Diaz by e-mail,

) between now and January 14, 2009 (We do encourage early applications)
Paloma Díaz
Assistant to the Director & Senior Program Coordinator
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS)
1-512-232-2409
University of Texas at Austin
SRH 1314D
See Map <http://www.utexas.edu/maps/main/buildings/srh.html>

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