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WOCCU Accepting Applications for Internship in Brazil
Monday, August 5, 2013 5:25 AM

The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is offering U.S. credit union professionals the opportunity to intern at credit unions in Brazil Jan. 12-25, 2014. Applications are currently being accepted, and must be received by Sept. 27.

The International Credit Union Leadership Program brings emerging leaders from around the world to various credit unions, both in the U.S. and abroad, for intensive short-term credit union internships designed to broaden their professional expertise. The program is designed to facilitate idea exchanges, promote foreign language development, enhance cultural diversity and improve problem-solving skills as they relate to global credit union development and management. The program also focuses on helping credit unions find new ways to attract young members.

According to WOCCU, 12 U.S. credit union professionals will be selected to intern at credit unions in Brazil. The internship offers excellent opportunities for emerging credit union leaders to better understand how Brazilian credit unions serve underserved populations and support their communities through member education and other special projects.

The program includes:

  • credit union internship placement
  • lodging with a local host family
  • meal and communication stipends
  • local transportation
  • traveler's insurance

All participants are required to submit an application with an essay, and pass an interview by telephone or web-based program. If you are interested in applying, additional information is available on WOCCU’s website.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Suing, program specialist, at