Brazilian Students seek Academic Training Opportunities

Danilo, Gabriel, Caroline, and Paulo are all students taking part in the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. This is a multi-year initiative sponsored by the Brazilian government to send 75,000 Brazilian students abroad for training in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. These four students came to the University of Michigan-Dearborn for this training. As part of that training, they are seeking summer internships.

Danilo Costa de Sousa Ferreira

Danilo Costa de Sousa Ferreira

Danilo Costa de Sousa Ferreira is majoring in Mechanical Mechatronic Engineering with an expected graduation date of December 2015. Says Danilo, “I was born and raised in Teresina-PI, but moved to Recife-PE, to attend college. Through this current exchange opportunity I was given an unbelievable chance to advance my academic knowledge. Furthermore, I wanted to improve my English proficiency and acquire an amazing experience of life abroad.  In my field of study, I am highly interested in Control Systems, Dynamics and Industrial Robotics. It is my passion – I have had previous experience with this area through academic classes and projects. In the future, I really hope to grow professionally and academically with an internship experience. With that knowledge, I will be ready to help develop my country.”

 

 

Gabriel Marques Tavares

Gabriel Marques Tavares

Gabriel Marques Tavares is majoring in Computer Science with an expected graduation date of December 2016. Says Gabriel, “Since my early teens I knew what my passion was. Computer Science showed up as a way to solve problems and make people’s lives easier and more enjoyable. Software Development is my area of expertise; I would be more than happy to expand and work upon what I have already learned. Also, I have some background on app development for the Android operating system. I am excited to apply knowledge acquired here in United States when I return to Brazil. This way, I will be able to make everyones’ lives better and contribute to society with the skills I have gained.”

 

 

Caroline Maul de Araujo Lima

Caroline Maul de Araujo Lima

Caroline Maul de Araujo Lima is majoring in Computer Engineering with an expected graduation date of December 2015. Says Caroline, “I am an undergraduate student in Computer Engineering, and I am looking for an internship opportunity during the summer in my area of studies, which is mainly in infrastructure, servers and networking. Currently, I am an exchange student at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Also in my home country, Brazil, I am an undergraduate student in Physics. In both areas, I am a senior student. My main objective is find something that can instruct me and make me grow, always seeking growth between the company and me.

I have worked for almost three years in companies as an engineering student, and I could acquire some knowledge in maintenance of physical servers; also in cloud computing and networking.

 

Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro

Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro

Paulo Ricardo Ribeiro is majoring in Industrial Engineering with an expected graduation date of December 2015. Says Paulo, ” I have completed three academics years in Brazil, and came to United States of America to study one more year with the support of the Brazilian government. It is a wonderful opportunity to be here because I will improve both my English language skills and learn a new culture. My goal for this summer is to find an internship to gain additional practical experience in the Industrial field. In my free time I like to meet people, play soccer, read books, and listen to music.”

 

 

 

For the purposes of the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, Academic Training (AT) is an internship, co-op, observership, or practicum that takes place during the summer. Students may engage in diverse opportunities such as an internship, full-time research (often in on-campus labs at their host institution or at another university), or observership of a professional in a specific industry.

GTRI is partnering with UofM-Dearborn to place these talented and high achieving student scholars from Brazil this upcoming summer of 2014 (roughly May-August). No visa sponsorship, work authorization, financial support or health insurance coverage needs to be provided to the student during the Academic Training opportunity as these are benefits of their scholarship program.

If you are interested in this opportunity here are a few more things to consider:

  • Academic Training can take place either on-or off-campus, and be paid or unpaid.
  • Academic Training should be full-time (at least 35 hours per week). Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Academic Training should be no shorter than eight weeks in duration.

If you are interested in finding out more about these international students and providing an opportunity, please contact Randy Dillard at the University of Michigan-Dearborn at rdillard@umich.edu