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Student Internships

Exchange Interns

Our ability to host exchange interns at the moment is severely limited due to COVID. We apologize.

The J-1 student intern exchange visitor program at OU is designed for graduate or undergraduate students who are currently pursuing a degree program outside the US, and who wish to participate in an internship opportunity in the US that fulfills an educational objective of their degree program. This is a work-based educational opportunity that will reinforce the intern’s academic program. 

As an intern, you would have the opportunity to build partnerships with OU faculty, staff, and students and learn from their methods and varying areas of expertise. You will also be immersed in the culture and life at OU, practicing English skills as well as experiencing life at an American university.  

If you are interested in participating in this program, send an email to

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OU Student Interns

The OU Center for Brazil Studies is also open to undergraduate or graduate students seeking experience in institution building. We always need support with events organization, communications, administration and research.

Past Interns

Aline Rocha

Aline Rocha is an education and democracy enthusiast. She studies Social Sciences at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Goiás and is co-responsible for the Laboratory of Public Dialogues. She interned at the Center for Brazil Studies in the 1st semester of 2020.

Eduardo Campbell

Eduardo Campbell earned a bachelor's degree in International Affairs with minors in Portuguese and Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. As part of his studies, he conducted extensive research about Brazil racial past and present, as well as LGBTQ+ movements in the country. He is originally from Panama but lived in Brazil for two tears. During his time in Brazil, he worked with former federal deputy Jean Wyllys on issues and policy related to race and the LGBTQ+ community. Eduardo is currently studying a master's degree in Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. During his time at the University of Oklahoma, Eduardo interned with the Center for Brazilian Studies in spring 2020 where he was co-organizing the annual symposium of the Department of International and Area Studies at the David L. Boren College of International Studies which theme was "The environment, human rights, and democracy in Bolsonaro’s Brazil."

Rodrigo Barretto

Rodrigo Barretto is a 29-year old Brazilian lawyer with specialized practice in Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Compliance - GRC, and a Masters in Public Management and International Cooperation (Federal University of Paraíba)He is currently a researcher linked to the Ethics, Integrity and Good Governance Center of the same institution. 

While at OU in Spring 2019, he worked with the faculty of the David L. Boren College of International Studies to conduct research concerned with institutional measures to prevent fraud and corruption in Brazil and its alignment with public sector best international compliance practices. He states that the best parts of OU were “the incredible academic structure, the scientific collection at my disposal and the feedback from the faculty of the David L. Boren College of International Studies.”