PFSA AND PALCUS PARTNER TO PROVIDE INTERNSHIP IN PORTUGAL 2019
The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America
) and Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States
have partnered to provide a summer internship in Portugal
to a PFSA member
who is an undergraduate or graduate student. Through the PFSA/PALCUS
partnership, all costs related to the internship and lodging in Portugal
will be covered. Students are responsible for airfare, meals and personal expenses.
“Being able to complete an internship in Portugal is a unique and coveted opportunity that we are proud to be able to provide through this new partnership with PFSA,” said Angela Costa Simoes, Chair of the Board of Directors of PALCUS. “PALCUS has a long history of providing educational opportunities for Portuguese-American students, and we are committed to continuing that legacy by creating new opportunities that meet the demands of today’s world.”
“PFSA – The Portuguese Fraternal Society of America is proud to partner with PALCUS – The Portuguese Leadership Council of the United States to promote unique work experiences for PFSA college students wishing to connect with their Portuguese heritage.” said John A.R. Salvador, CEO of PFSA.
This program will provide both undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to obtain invaluable work and career experience in government, business, and international organizations throughout Portugal. Internships can be served at embassies, consulate offices, large private companies, professional offices and other government agencies.
The internship is managed by the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)
, a FLAD
provides a unique range of opportunities for students looking for an international internship. These opportunities run the gamut from placements with governmental organizations, NGOs, INGOs, or for-profit companies across a wide variety of disciplinary areas. The program provides housing, weekend trips and all the logistics to make the students’ stay a productive one. Placements are mostly in Lisbon
, but also include Porto
and the Azores
. Students can also combine a part-time position with one of the other classes running during each of the summer sessions, earning as many 12 semester credits in 2 months. For more information about SiPN internships visit HERE
Criteria for application:
- Be a PFSA member
- Attest to at least 25% Portuguese Ancestry
- Minimum G.P.A. = 2.5 (Unofficial transcript required at time of application)
- U.S. passport valid within 6 months of return to the United States
- Submit application and transcript no later than March 31, 2019
PALCUS is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia. It was founded in 1991 by a group of successful, forward-thinking Portuguese-Americans with the purpose of providing a singular national voice that would advocate for the interests of Portuguese-Americans in the United States. Now in its 28th year and guided by a dedicated all-volunteer board of directors representing Portuguese-American communities throughout the United States, PALCUS has worked consistently to address the community’s needs in the strategic areas of government affairs, international affairs, educational opportunities, Portuguese language and culture, community outreach and recognition of our community’s success. To learn more about PALCUS, visit www.palcus.org.
PFSA offers financial services to protect members and their families and provides cultural, social, educational and charitable activities. To learn more about PFSA, visit www.mypfsa.org
Jerry Escobar Gracielle Camillo