Undergraduate Opportunities

Undergraduate Opportunities

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) offers a variety of opportunities for undergraduate students entering or currently enrolled in one of its undergraduate programs.

The Undergraduate Teaching Award offers undergraduates the opportunity to enrich their educational experience, enhance their resumé, and receive a cash award of $1,000. 

This intensive, two-part program incorporates a cross-cultural homestay with individualized field study. The program is open to undergraduates of any major at the University of Pittsburgh and welcomes applicants from any field with sufficient Spanish language proficiency and an interest in Latin American culture.

Learn more about our programs, Pitt in Ecuador, and the Pitt Study Abroad Office.

The Panoramas Interns will assist the Panoramas Coordinator and the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, helping in the administration of CLAS social media and other web and social media related activities. Interns will also be asked to write articles for Panoramas and work on special projects. Work hours will vary depending on the university schedule (workload will be about 10 hours a week). Note that interns may be asked to work on an occasional Saturday.

On December 31, 2013, Kathleen Musante ended her term as longest-serving Director of CLAS. CLAS is proud to make available awards named in honor of her parents, Edward J. and Jacqueline M. Musante. One award of $1,000 will be offered this year to provide financial support for travel and other educational expenses to undergraduate students who are conducting research in Latin America.

Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation is working in conjunction with the Center for Latin American Studies, University Center for Int’l Studies at the University of Pittsburgh to offer a 3-credit internship for undergraduate students enrolled in the Center for Latin American Studies during the summer and fall semesters.