UF in Brazil Engineering Internship

Summer C: May 10 – July 19, 2020

UF in Brazil: Engineering Internship abroad program is organized by Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to increase student engagement in international experiences through a unique study tour and internship program for Chemical Engineers and Biomedical Engineers. 

Image result for sao pauloThis program will take place in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to leverage Brazil’s strong position in chemical, petrochemical, and biochemical industries.

Program director is fluent in Portuguese. 

Portuguese language is not required. All interns will have an English speaking supervisor. 

About the program

We will be visiting multinational companies in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to introduce students to the engineering industries in Brazil. Here is a tentative list of companies that are included in the program: 

  • COMPANY VISIT #1 – ROCHE:

 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG is a Swiss multinational healthcare company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. It’s the 3rd largest Pharmaceutical worldwide. In Brazil, Roche has been present since 1930, the company is the 6th largest in the field in Brazilian market and has more than BRL 3 billion in revenue.

  • COMPANY VISIT #2 – BRASKEM LABS: Braskem is a Brazilian petrochemical company headquartered in São Paulo. The company is the largest petrochemical company in Latin America and has become a major player in the international petrochemical market (8th largest resin producer worldwide).
  • COMPANY VISIT #3 – VISIT TO PETROBRÁS is a semi-public Brazilian multinational corporation in the petroleum industry.  The company ranked #58 in the most recent Fortune Global 500 list.
  • COMPANY VISIT #4 – VISIT TO VALE S.A or EXXON Mobil
    Vale S.A is a Brazilian multinational corporation engaged in metals and mining and one of the largest logistics operators in Brazil
    or EXXON Mobil  – The company is currently the largest net acreage holder among International Oil Companies in Brazil, with more than 2,3 million net acres, and has interest in 25 blocks in the Campos, Santos, Sergipe-Alagoas, Potiguar and Ceará basins with partners Petrobras, Equinor and Qatar Petroleum.
  • COMPANY VISIT # 5 – VISIT TO BASF
    BASF SE is a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the world. The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries and operates six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in all continents.

UF in Brazil Summer Internships

Professional Internships: Professional Internships are directed work-study experiences taken in companies and industry sectors. Working as an intern enables students to connect theory with practice and apply the engineering and scientific principles learned in the classroom to a real-world professional environment.  Completing an internship abroad is an invaluable opportunity to learn about local business and engineering practices and customs, hone personal and professional skills and habits, and broaden perspectives. Internships are unpaid positions taken over a period of 10 weeks (minimum 200 hours).

Location

São Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil and listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC). 

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From the top, clockwise: São Paulo Cathedral and the See Square; overview of the historic downtown from Copan BuildingMonument to the Bandeiras at the entrance of Ibirapuera ParkSão Paulo Museum of Art on Paulista AvenueIpiranga Museum at the Independence Park; and Octávio Frias de Oliveira Bridge over the Marginal Pinheiros. Source: Wikipedia

The municipality of São Paulo is also the world’s 12th largest city proper by population. The city is the capital of the surrounding state of São Paulo, the most populous and wealthiest state in Brazil. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The city has the 11th largest GDP in the world, representing alone 10.7% of all Brazilian GDP and 36% of the production of goods and services in the state of São Paulo, being home to 63% of established multinationals in Brazil, and has been responsible for 28% of the national scientific production in 2005.

Course Information

Faculty leader: Dr. Eric Fuller 

  • EGN 4932 Engineering in a Global Context
  • EGN 4949  Engineering Internship

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6 UF GPA Credits

Benefits

  • Working as an intern enables students to connect theory with practice and apply the engineering and scientific principles learned in the classroom to a real-world professional environment.
  •  Completing an internship abroad is an invaluable opportunity to learn about local business and engineering practices and customs, hone personal as well as professional skills and habits; and broaden perspectives.
  • Working in an international environment gives students the opportunity to cultivate cross-cultural communication skills and leadership abilities to thrive in the professional world

Social and Cultural Activities

To enrich the learning experience, students will be invited to participate in social and cultural activities, both on and off campus, such as lectures and trips, including industry visits and tours to major cultural attractions. Students will also visit cutting-edge laboratories and meet research faculty in Sao Paulo. 

Housing

You will stay in a double room with UF students in hotels. Program fee includes housing fees.

Program Dates

Summer C: May 10 – July 19, 2020

Application deadline: Feb 15, 2020

Eligibility

  • Sophomore and above preferred 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Open to all engineering majors

Program Fee for 2020

  • UF deposit: $375
  • Program Fee: $6,775 undergraduates, $7,271 graduates 
  •  Includes housing, airport pickup, local transportation, insurance & students fees, academic course and internship placement

Application Checklist:

  1. Complete the UF International Center application
  2. Submit the Academic Advising Form – Pick up at UF International Center at The HUB
  3. Pay the $375 non-refundable deposit

More information:

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Make an appointment: https://www.timetrade.com/book/62D7G