SENIOR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Internships are an exciting opportunity for students to apply the knowledge and skills learned at UAS in the workplace, to explore potential careers and courses of study in university, and to understand how a professional organization operates. During the two weeks after the end of IB exams and before graduation, UAS seniors work as unpaid interns in a wide range of companies in Montevideo, other regions of Uruguay, and even internationally. During their internships, students gain access to valuable contacts who may lead them to other opportunities as they progress through university.
With the assistance of a teacher advisor, students contact companies directly and submit resumes as if they were applying for the job. During the internship, students complete tasks assigned by their direct supervisor and document their experience in a blog. At the end of the internship, each student presents a summary, describing their work at the company, and what they learned about the profession and themselves.
Through the internship program, seniors get a taste of the “real world” outside the UAS campus. They experience first hand what it is like to commute to work; they learn the routines and pace of a workplace; and they gain insight into a profession. Many students are able to better focus their career plans as a result of the internship experience.
Click here for a list of companies in which UAS students have interned and for excerpts from student blogs.