Internships in Chile

Overview

If you're looking for an international internship, Chile offers comprehensive professional development and cultural immersion for outstanding candidates from all over the world. Chile is the perfect place to gain hands on experience while seeing a new part of the world. We offer internships across all career fields and are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and organizations in Chile’s capital, Santiago.

Santiago is one of Latin America’s most modern and important cities. Successful applicants will have the chance to gain invaluable professional experience and meet key contacts at their leading internship. Chile is home to many of the continent’s most important companies and is the ideal place to grow your network. As an intern in Chile, you will boost your resume and make yourself stand out from your peers. The opportunities are endless here. An internship in Santiago will set you apart in competitive job markets around the world.

If you are looking to immerse yourself in a brand-new culture and launch your career with a leading internship, Chile is a great option. Santiago is an international hub for business, IT, finance, marketing, tourism, media, and law. For those seeking a career-launching internship, Chile is the perfect place to gain vital professional experience and gain industry exposure on a global level.

Our program offers much more than a leading internship. Chile is one of the most diverse countries in the world and Santiago is one of the most important cities in Latin America. We want you to find out why. We provide all of the support necessary to ensure that your experience is professionally and personally rewarding.

Accommodation, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included alongside your internship. Chile will feel like home for you in no time. 

You will form lifelong friendships with other program participants, forge long-lasting connections in Santiago, and become part of our global alumni network after the program.

Due to the exclusivity of our host organizations, it must be noted that we offer very competitive internships. Chile is a great place to boost your career in a role that fits your professional development profile and goals. 

Apply now and gain a major head start with an international internship. Chile is waiting!

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About Santiago, Chile

Perfectly situated between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Chile's capital attracts visitors from all over the world thanks to its cosmopolitan vibe, panoramic mountain views and natural wonders. A leading Latin American city with a western influence, Santiago caters to all tastes. 

Santiago is a city with a view like no other. Soak it in from the top of the tallest building in Latin America, Sky Costanera, or atop one of the city's many hills if you're feeling energetic. Take the funicular up to San Cristobal Hill to see the Virgin Mary and then hop on the cable car for more aerial views. Don't worry if heights aren't your thing - the mountains look equally as impressive from Santiago's plentiful parks. Learn about Chile's rich history and culture through its world-class museums and cultural centers. Spend your evening dancing in Bellavista, or listening to street performers in Barrio Italia’s hidden patios.

Chile was voted Lonely Planet’s number one place to visit in 2018, and it’s no surprise why. When looking for an international internship, Chile should be at the top of your list. From majestic Patagonia in the south, to the world’s driest desert, the Atacama, in the north, and all of the hot springs and volcanoes in between, Chile is the perfect destination for anyone who loves adventure. Spend your weekends in the mountains, or at the beach (or both!) Valparaiso, a famous UNESCO World Heritage site and former home to Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda, is also within two hours of Santiago, and makes for the perfect weekend getaway. Art lovers will never want to leave the bohemian paradise.

Whatever your interests, there is no better place for your international internship. Chile is admired for its perfect mixture of modernity and nature. There really is something for everybody in Chile.

Apply now for an life changing internship. Chile is a place that has something for everyone. 

ELIGIBILITY

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILE

An internship in Chile that lasts fewer than 90 days without remuneration is regarded as a voluntary activity and can be conducted with a Tourist Visa (Tarjeta de Turismo). Some nationalities can get it at the airport, others have to request the visa before traveling to the country. For programs of longer than 90 days, The Intern Group will provide comprehensive instruction on extending or renewing visas.

Tarjeta de Turismo: (Visa given at the airport)

The nationalities allowed to get the visa on arrival at the airport:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia (Required to pay reciprocity fee of $117 USD, but do not require pre-arranged visa)
  • Austria
  • Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Cyprus
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
 
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Georgia
  • Granada
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan

 

  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxemburg
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mauricio
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • New Zealand
  • Netherlands
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saint Lucia
  • San Marino
  • Santa Sede
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad y Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
 

Program applicants with a nationality that does not appear on the list do not enjoy visa exemption. You would be required to apply for a Tourist Visa in the Chilean Embassy/Consulate-General in your current location.

Chinese citizens do not need a tourist visa to travel to Chile if they have a tourist visa to the United States or Canada valid for at least 6 months. If they are legal residents (green card holders) or they have any other type of visa (work, student, etc.), a tourist visa is required, and you can receive one at a Chilean Embassy/Consulate-General, free of charge.  If Chinese participants do not maintain a tourist visa from the United States or Canada, they need to apply for a tourist visa, but it is again cost-free for them and they can stay up to 90 days. For these reasons Chinese citizens are limited to 90 day programs.

While The Intern Group will provide guidance and support throughout the visa application process, any potential visa costs are not included in the program fee. It is recommended that you submit any visa applications at least 3 months before your scheduled start date.

Due to restrictions, applicants from Afghanistan, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Macedonia, Nigeria, Sudan, Syria and Palestine are not currently eligible for the internship in Chile program.

What is the age requirement?
If you have finished high school, you qualify for our programs. We have a number of participants that are on their gap year, although the majority are completing undergraduate university degrees. Our programs are also suitable for recent university graduates, MBA graduates, and even experienced professionals in career transition. The key point is this: every internship we arrange is customized for each individual accepted onto our program, and for their unique background/stage of career.
Do I need prior work experience?
No. As we are a customized internship program, our roles coincide with each person’s education level and professional experience. We have a range of program participants – from those doing their first internship to executives with extensive, impressive careers who wish to experience a new career field/destination.
Who do you accept onto the program?

Our program participants have included Harvard MBA graduates to a 17 year old on their first overseas trip. What our thousands of alumni have in common is more fundamental than any educational or professional qualification – it is an international mindset, combining a desire and ambition to further themselves with a keen curiosity to learn more about the world.

To read about how international internships are beneficial for all age groups, visit our blog article.

HOUSING

Our accommodation is located in the nicest areas of the city. Housing options come with sheets, internet and cleaning as standard.

Student Housing (private bedroom)

The shared apartment option provides you with a private bedroom in a shared apartment with other program participants and, occasionally, other vetted local students. This option is best if you wish to immediately make new friends and start exploring the city!

What's Included

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  • 1 Professional Internship
  • 2 Career Training
  • 3 Accommodation
  • 4 Social Events
  • 5 Cultural Immersion
  • 6 24/7 Support From Local Staff

Included in Every Program

The Intern Group program is more than an internship – it’s an entire experience. Each program also includes everything that you need in order to make the most of your internship and your time in Chile. All you have to do is take that step and meet us in Santiago. Our team will do the rest.

In addition to your guaranteed professional internship and housing, each Intern Group program includes the following:

A full array of top class professional and cultural development resources. The focus of our international internship programs is on participants’ personal and professional growth. Alongside developing the independence and cultural awareness of living and working in a new country, our program places equal emphasis on the enhancement of the skills and experience required to fulfill their career ambitions. There are 5 key components to our professional and cultural development suite.

  • Workplace skills workshop focusing on many areas including professional development and core communication skills required to succeed in any environment
  • Intercultural competence training series to prepare you for the cultural differences that you’ll face when interning in a foreign country
  • Self assessment HR tool typically reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders
  • A wide array of training materials to ensure you have the guidance and support to maximize the benefit of your internship experience.
  • A personalized, one hour session with a professional Alumni Success Coach. Our experienced career coaches specialize in a wide variety of topics ranging from landing your dream job, to Linkedin branding and negotiating salaries. You choose from our portfolio of experts who you would like to guide you through your next steps after your international internship. *Eligible for interns interviewed after June 1st, 2017.

A full calendar of social and cultural events. Our full-time local team in Chile know the city of Santiago inside out and will show you the best of it! The Chile internship program includes many events, free of charge for all participants.

Santiago, Chile events may include:

  • A walking tour of the city and all of its monumental landmarks. 
  • A trip to the top of the tallest building in South America, Sky Costanera, with beautiful 360 views of the city.
  • Visits to The Museum of Memory and Human Rights and Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
  • A tour of Santa Lucia, a castle on a hill with beautiful views of the city.
  • Watching the changing of the guard at Plaza de Armas and La Moneda.
  • A summer day trip to Concha y Toro vineyard. 
  • A winter day trip to Valle Nevado, a mountain range with beautiful views of the Andes. 

We also organize regular optional events on a weekly basis. We regularly organize trips to museums, cinemas, bars, restaurants and day-trips outside of the city. Our team will show you the best of this beautiful city, and stunning country.

An active international community where optional meet-ups are constantly planned. At all times of the year we have talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become a part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a life time!

Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish. Our full-time team in Chile are all from the country, and they are incredibly proud of it! They will organize your airport pick-up to bring you to your accommodation when you arrive in Santiago as well as your airport drop-off at the end of your internship. They will also provide a thorough welcome orientation to help you settle into the city so that you feel at home. During the welcome orientation you will receive a welcome package including city maps and a local sim card. You will be shown how to use public transportation during orientation as well as how to arrive at your workplace so that you are ready for your first day.

Talkspace:

Traveling abroad for your internship is a big step.  The Intern Group partners with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months.  This ensures you'll always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life in your new city.

Language Study

Language Classes

Learning a new language is a great benefit of interning abroad. Our general Spanish course gives you the opportunity to improve your all-around ability in Spanish by focusing on grammar, vocabulary development, speaking, listening and writing skills. Everyone will be placed into a group of students with a similar level of Spanish.

All levels of Spanish

We offer Spanish classes for all levels. Before you arrive you will take a short test by email to determine which is the right class for you.

The classes correspond and conform fully to the European Union´s framework of Reference for Languages (A1 – C2):

  • Beginner I, II: A1 Breakthrough
  • Beginner III, IV: A2 Waystage
  • Intermediate I, II: B1 Threshold
  • Intermediate III,IV: B2 Vantage
  • Intermediate V and Pre-advanced I, II: C1- Effective Operational Proficiency
  • Highly Advanced I, II and Superior: C2- Mastery

Spanish classes during your internship

Language classes are available throughout the whole year. Please note that they are not included in the program and have an additional cost, depending on the frequency of your class. Participants are also responsible for buying language textbooks.

The experience

This is the Internship Chile Experience. The Intern Group in Chile will make sure that you have all of the resources necessary for your professional development and cultural immersion. We want you to work hard but also have the time of your life. Your internship program in Chile includes a wide range of cultural and social events. Check out our participants in Chile:

Dates & Program fees

Program Fees

*Note: The cost of the program is fixed in US Dollars (USD). The approximate equivalents in other currencies are displayed here only for your convenience.*

Duration
of Program
Standard Fees
6 Weeks$4,880
8 Weeks$5,440
10 Weeks$6,060
12 Weeks$6,740
16 Weeks$7,890
20 Weeks$8,990
24 Weeks$10,190
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Program Start Dates

Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule starting in January 2019. 

 

2019

  • January
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  • February
    2nd
  • March
    2nd
  • April
    6th
  • May
    4th
  • June
    1st
  • July
    6th
  • August
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  • September
    7th
  • October
    5th
  • November
    2nd
  • December
    7th
 

Discounts

Alumni Discount – If you have already completed an internship program with us in the past, you are eligible for an Alumni Discount*.
*10% Alumni Discount for program start dates year round excluding peak season (June and July).
*5% Alumni Discount for program start dates in June and July.

Discount for Financial Aid Recipients 

  • If you are a college student in the USA receiving a Pell Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
  • If you are a college or university student in the UK receiving a Maintenance Loan of over £8200 or a Maintenance Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
  • If you are a college or university student in Australia receiving Youth Allowance, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
  • If you are a college or university student in Canada receiving the Canada Student Grant (CSG), you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.
  • If you are a college or university student in Hong Kong receiving the Tertiary Student Finance Scheme (TSFS) or Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students  (FASP), you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.

Please view our financing page for more information on funding your international internship program.

To see if you’re eligible for the Chile Program, please click here.

Payment Schedule

Please see our Terms & Conditions for full details.

APPLY

No application fee.
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Submit application online.
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Schedule an interview by phone or skype with our admissions team.
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Evaluation of your interview and resume/CV by our admissions team.

ENROLL

If you are accepted into the program, congratulations!
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Confirm your place in the program by making a deposit of 600 British Pounds.

Half of balance due

50% of your remaining fee is due within 30 days of enrollment. Our money-back guarantee covers you through the entire process.

remaining balance due

You will be asked to pay the remaining balance within 21 days of having your internship role confirmed.

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