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Uruguay: Montevideo

Spend eight weeks interning remotely for a company located in Montevideo. As the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo has been ranked as one of the best places to live in South America and headquarters Mercosur and ALADI, Latin America’s trading blocs.

Summer 2024: This program will be offered in the in-person or remote format.

Interns will work remotely with a team based in Montevideo and will have frequent engagement with their supervisor and working teams. Interns will also interact frequently with our internship provider, Puentes Abroad, who will coordinate additional internship oversight, career coaching, and cultural seminars.

During this summer experience, you will apply the theories and concepts you’ve learned in class to a professional international working environment, learning and practicing the customs, behaviors and norms of another culture.

The skills you develop on this internship will transform you as a leader and give you a distinct competitive advantage in the job market. Along with practicing fundamental workplace skills, you will prove that you can work in a diverse environment, adapt to change, be a flexible problem solver and integrate successfully into a diverse and cross-cultural team—all high-demand skills for today’s globally minded employers.

You will work remotely Monday through Friday for eight weeks at your placement company as an intern for 25-30 hours per week. Given this is a virtual internship program, your work schedule may vary depending on your project and team needs.

This program is run through Puentes Abroad, a third-party provider.

Puentes Abroad’s internship services include:

    • Personalized internship placement process, with an individual pre-placement meeting and interviews directly with potential internship companies and organizations.
    • Remote internship in a high-performing business, nonprofit, or government agency with meaningful work and close guidance.
    • Pre-internship preparation, including the completion of the Puentes Internship Work Agreement, outlining a detailed work plan and internship objectives, which is signed by the intern and internship supervisors and reviewed by Puentes.
    • Online virtual work training seminar to share best practices in remote work so that the interns become well-prepared for the unique characteristics of working virtually.
    • Designated Puentes Mentor to provide personalized oversight of the internship experience.
    • Ongoing mentoring, training, and progress tracking from the intern’s supervisor at the organization or company where the student is interning.
    • Initial remote meeting during the first week of the internship with the intern, Puentes Mentor, and internship supervisor in order to review together the anticipated work plan.
    • Mid-internship remote meeting with the intern, Puentes Mentor, and internship supervisor to review challenges, learnings, and successes from the first half of the internship and look ahead to objectives for the second half of the experience.
    • Closing evaluation remote meeting with the intern, Puentes Mentor, and internship supervisor to review the intern’s deliverables and reflect on the experience and learnings.
    • “Puentes Presenta” seminar series with guest speakers on Argentine and Uruguayan history and culture, as well as global work trends.
    • Exclusive access to the online Participant Portal with resources on all programming details, Career Building Guides, and the Intern Directory with participants’ bios and contact details to help interns connect with each other.
    • Online virtual work training seminar to share best practices in remote work so that the interns become well-prepared for the unique characteristics of today’s business environment.
    • Cohort Calls with the cohort of remote interns, in which interns will present on their internship project work, complemented by professional development and team building activities.
    • Ongoing participant support via telephone, email, or Zoom calls.
    • Alumni support, including letters of recommendation and professional networking.
    • Virtual Spanish classes, in small groups or individually (optional, add-on)

Visit to find out more about the program. UBP Global will host an information session in November – contact for details.

Upcoming Puentes Information Sessions

  • Friday, December 4th, 2023 at 2:30 PM EST
  • Friday, January 12th, 2024 at 1:00 PM EST

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Quick Facts & Links

You must be admitted to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business Program to apply for this program. Pre-business students, non-business majors and minors and non-UNC students are not eligible. Admission status will be verified for all applicants.

  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Language Prerequisite: None
  • Class During Program (min): Rising Juniors
    • First year AAPs are eligible to apply to this program
  • Language of Instruction: English & Spanish
  • Program Dates: Summer 2024:
    • In-person: Arrive by May 31; depart on Saturday, July 27
    • Remote: Program begins June 3; program finishes on July 26
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Application Information

Apply for a Kenan-Flagler Global Program and Global Programs scholarship through the same application system using your Kenan-Flagler credentials. Click the Apply Now button below to learn more about application deadlines, requirements, and to start your application!

Please note that you must meet with a UBP Global Programs Advisor and/or attend an international internship information session in order for your application to be considered for this program. 

The final International Internship Information Session is on January 11th at 6:30 PM, and will be held virtually. Register here for the session.

If you have not attended an advising appointment or our previous international internship session, please make sure to attend the above session for your application for Summer 2024 International Internships to be considered. If you cannot make the information session, please schedule a 1:1 advising appointment before the application deadline of January 12th, 2024 at 9M EST.

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Meet with an Advisor

UBP students can schedule a meeting with Ben Hershey to learn more about this and other International Internship programs by clicking on the “Schedule Appointment” link below.

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