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LUSUS Newsletter
Special Announcement - PALCUS Internships
The Online Newsletter of PALCUS
March 1, 2018

PALCUS Partners with Study in Portugal Network for Internships in Portugal 
in Summer, 2018

PALCUS has now partnered with the  Study in Portugal Network (SiPN)   to offer  students an opportunity to complete a Summer internship in Portugal.  
Through  the PALCUS/SiPN partnership, all costs related to the internship and lodging in  Portugal are covered by a grant from the  Luso-American Foundation (FLAD)
Students are responsible for airfare, meals and personal expenses.

We are now accepting applications for two SiPN Full-time placements in Portugal for June & July (8 weeks).

Criteria for application:
  • Be a PALCUS member.  (Young Portuguese American $25 annual)  
  • Attest to at least 25% Portuguese Ancestry
  • Minimum G.P.A. = 2.5  Unofficial transcript required at time of application.
  • U.S. passport valid within 6 months of return to the United States
  • Submit application and transcript no later than March 15, 2018

To learn more about SiPN's programs, hear about intern experiences on YouTube, join and complete the application, visit our internship page at:


Help strengthen PALCUS as we continue working for the community!

Please consider including PALCUS in your giving plans in 2018. Also consider using your United Way donation to benefit your favorite national organization. Each tax- deductible donation will be much appreciated and will be acknowledged.

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Getting Your Portuguese Citizenship Service with 25% Discount

Portugal ReConnect is offering PALCUS members* a 25% discount on their service to obtain your Portuguese citizenship. If you didn't have a chance to watch PALCUS' webinar, "Getting Your Portuguese Citizenship: Benefits and Advantages" live, you can still watch it by following  this link. In the webinar, Portugal ReConnect's attorneys guide you through the criteria to help you find out whether you're eligible for the citizenship program.

*PALCUS Member in good standing, who has paid his/her 2016 or 2017 dues

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Our Mission 
In order to create a singular voice to advocate  for the Portuguese-American and Luso-American communities at large, the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States Inc. (PALCUS) was founded in 1991  as a 501(c)3 non-partisan, non-profit, organization headquartered in Washington D.C.
The PALCUS mission is to address domestic and international concerns of the Portuguese-American Community.
The Council conducts an expanding program of educational and public affairs activities on issues of interest to the Portuguese-American community and of salience to the Luso-American Relationship.
PALCUS is committed to serving the community through increasingly active government relations efforts, the promotion of a greater awareness of ethnic accomplishments and encouraging stronger ties between Portugal and the United States. In this role PALCUS advances th e community professionally, politically and culturally  while working to ensure that issues directly affecting our community are addressed through our network of government and community leaders.

PALCUS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia.  Donations are tax deductible to extent allowed by law.

Contact Information

Phone: 202-466-4664

9255 Center St., Suite 404
Manassas, VA 20110
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