Corporate Partners are companies, organizations, and institutions that recruit one or more interns from the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program during the summer of their grants. Corporate Partners are not required to sign a contract or memorandum with the program; becoming a partner simply eases your communication with IIE and allows Brazilian government sponsors to more easily note your participation.
Becoming a Corporate Partner
There are countless reasons to hire a Brazil Scientific Mobility Program student as a summer intern. Here are just a few:
- All have gone through a rigorous screening process by the Brazilian government as well as by their hosting American universities.
- BSMP students are well-organized, excellent English-speakers, and they possess strong written and interpersonal skills. Internship providers routinely praise their professionalism in the workplace as well.
- By hosting a BSMP intern, employers are able to evaluate and create a connection to a well-qualified candidate for future employment and company growth in Brazil while increasing diversity at their U.S.-based operations.
IIE will provide all work authorization and visa administration throughout the internship. No visa sponsorship or administration is required of the Corporate Partner.
Employers providing internships should be prepared to:
- Provide a meaningful internship experience related to student’s field of study.
- Ensure that the internship lasts for a minimum of 35 hours per week for eight to 16 weeks (with some exceptions).
- Assist with locating appropriate temporary housing that is near to public transportation or that provides an easy commute.
- Provide regular feedback to the student (schedule meetings to review assignments, offer guidance, career and education advice) as well as a written evaluation of the student at the conclusion of the internship.
- Sign several forms (provided by IIE) confirming the student's internship offer, arrival, and completion of internship activities.
For more information, please email Laura Giles, Manager of Corporate Relations, at LGiles@iie.org.
Recruiting an Intern from the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program is easy, free, and supported by IIE at every step along the way.
Once you have contacted IIE so that you can be noted as a Corporate Partner, please consider these options for recruiting an intern through the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
The IIE Academic Training Website
IIE uses a Career Services Management site to connect employers with student interns. It is free to join and all potential internship providers are invited to create a free profile on this site. Once you have a profile on this site, you will be able to post internship descriptions, review resumes, target specific students for recruitment based on search criteria, and manage student applications.
Please email Laura Giles, Manager of Corporate Relations, at LGiles@iie.org for an overview of the site and to ask any questions about navigating its functions.
Resume Books Via Email
Some corporate partners prefer to receive a book of resumes for students that fit certain parameters (field of study, university, etc). IIE is happy to provide these resume books. You can request one by emailing Laura Giles at LGiles@iie.org.
IIE will gladly support other recruitment strategies that your company may prefer when possible. Please email Laura Giles at LGiles@iie.org if you would like to discuss alternative strategies.