Participating in an internship is a great way to immerse yourself in Spanish culture while gaining work experience. Internships are available during the semester (3 credits) or summer (3 or 6 credits) and include an academic seminar.
Semester students who have an internship should be prepared to work 7-8 hours per week at their site. Summer students should be prepared to spend 15 hours per week at the internship site (for the 3-credit internship option) or 30 hours per week (for the 6-credit option).
Examples of internship sites include the Regional Parliament, museums, newspapers, Toledo City Hall, schools, radio stations, community service organizations and a physical rehabilitation hospital. Internship site descriptions are available for the semester program and summer program.
Selection for the internship requires successful completion of the internship application and an on-site interview.
A police report is required for students doing an internship in Toledo. We will not be able to place you in an internship without a police report.
A police report is a background check stating whether you have a criminal history. Different governmental agencies or police departments refer to this document as a background check. Explain that you need the document in order to provide a record of any violations that you may have in order to participate in an internship abroad. The document you receive varies by jurisdiction.
Have the background check completed before you depart for Toledo and bring the document with you in your carry-on. This document can be in English.
If you live outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area you should check with the local governmental agency or police department in your hometown. Some local police departments may require your personal appearance in order to conduct the search.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension
Minnesota Justice Information Services - CHA
1430 Maryland Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN 55106
Additional information can be found at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension website.