Official Blog of the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

LACIS Winter 2013 International Internship Grant Recipients

It’s that time of year again when we wish to extend our congratulations to the winners  of LACIS’ Internship Grants! Undergraduate students can receive one-time funds for internships in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Iberian Peninsula or domestic internships related to the LACIS field of study. The internships can be carried out in public institutions or well established NGOs. Students of any nationality and citizenship are eligible, with preference given to declared LACIS majors. This year, LACIS awarded three students grants to carry out the internship of their choice in the LACIS regions. They are Whitney Marshall, Darline Morales, and Christian Parish!

Whitney Marshall, Brandabout International Wine Marketing, Santiago, Chile


Whitney Marshall, a Spanish and Communication Arts major, will be traveling to Santiago, Chile to participate in a 6-month-long internship with Brandabout International Wine Marketing. Brandabout is a marketing company dedicated to promoting the wine industries of the Southern Cone, specifically those of Chile and Argentina. Whitney will be responsible for managing social media and other communications platforms to extend audience demographics, writing articles and assisting with travel and planning for visitors to Brandabout. Whitney’s internship has been organized through UW-Madison’s International Internship Program.

Darline Morales, La Hermandad Educativa/ Proyecto Lingüístico Quetzalteco de Español, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala


Darline Morales, a LACIS and Political Science double major, is due to depart for Quetzaltenango, Guatemala soon after the New Year where she will spend six weeks taking a “History of Latin America” course taught by grassroots community leaders. The course’s central focus is the recent history of Guatemala and students will have a chance to meet political activists, journalists and educators throughout the duration of the course. Additionally Darline plans to incorporate video and photography taken during her trip into a multimedia art installation slated for exhibition in April 2014 and to experience local poetry slam workshops on offer in Quetzaltenango.

Christian Parish, U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Program, Santiago, Chile


Christian Parish, who majors in Spanish and English, will intern in Santiago, Chile with the State Department-funded EducationUSA program. This program aims to advise and inform prospective international students about the educational opportunities available to them in the United States. Christian will be responsible for managing social media communications and outreach event planning and execution. Christian’s internship is organized through the UW’s International Internship Program.

Congratulations once again to Whitney, Darline and Christian! Best of luck to you in your internships and safe travels!

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