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Int’l Intern Program Provides Opportunity for Brazilian Scholars

Pictured, a few of the more than 400 Brazilian students who worked in companies across the U.S. as part of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. Photo credit:

By Luci Scott for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

Businesses have an opportunity to hire paid and unpaid interns in STEM fields this summer through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.

The vast majority are engineering students, said Eileen Brill Wagner, consultant to Arizona State University for the program. ASU is one of the largest host universities in the country.

The program, which provides scholarships to well-screened undergraduate and graduate students from Brazil so they can study in the U.S., is an initiative sponsored by the government of Brazil. It’s part of a larger effort to provide scholarships to 100,000 of its best students to study and intern abroad.

By hosting an intern, U.S. employers are able to evaluate and create a connection to candidates for future employment and company growth in Brazil.

No fee or contracts are required. All visa administration, including work authorization, is handled by the Institute of International Education, which administers the program in the U.S.

For more information, contact Brill Wagner at or 602-617-0001.