SuccessWorks Supports Michelle Góngora’s Law Internship in Chile

Michelle poses atop Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago.

Rising Senior Michelle Góngora is a Legal Studies, and Chican@ & Latin@ Studies major. Those skills made her a perfect fit for an internship with CRUZ Abogados Law Firm in Santiago, Chile this summer.

“As someone who aspires to go to law school after my undergrad, I think when looking for summer internships, Cruz Abogados was the perfect fit for me. It is a way to connect to my Latin American roots while also grasping a part of my future. I consider this a giant step towards my dream of becoming a lawyer and helping my latine community,” Michelle mentioned in the article, “SuccessWorks Internship Fund Helps Students Translate Classroom Skills to Careers.”

This internship was developed specifically for UW undergraduates by the International Internship team at UW’s International Academic Programs’ central office. The supervisors are two Chilean UW alumni who started their own law firm in Santiago and now are able to stay connected by hosting Badgers.

SuccessWorks’ Internship Fund helped Michelle financially support her summer experience abroad. Click here to read more about Michelle and other SuccessWorks Scholarship recipients.