IES Abroad Santiago Summer - Internship
Witness the continued economic growth that has transformed this capital city into a financial, political, and cultural hub for Chile and South America. Our program guarantees you an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your résumé and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market. IES Abroad’s unpaid, academic internships place Santiago interns at local companies, while also showing them the sights and sounds of Chile.
Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interview skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours a week. You will also enroll in a required 1- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES Abroad interns, where you’ll learn about a variety of local business settings and opportunities.
When you step off the plane in Santiago, you’ll be mesmerized by the towering Andes Mountains—and at how the city of Santiago sits neatly below them, contentedly bringing together Chile’s colonial past and its new role as the country’s commercial center. During your stay, see a fútbol game, taste asado Chileno, experience the innovative music scene, and take in the many sides of Chilean culture.
Academics & Curriculum
While working in Santiago, students are required to enroll in a 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns. Topics include:
Understanding business culture
Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities to succeed on the job in Santiago and when returning home
Internships are available in the following fields:
Students interested in learning more about course offerings can find information here.
Accommodation & Meals
Study abroad participants live in a homestay with a family or señora, who helps facilitate students' language learning and integration into the Chilean community. Homestay hosts provide three meals per day during the week and two meals per day on the weekends.
Students attending this program may consider applying to one or more of the following scholarships:
Additional scholarships opportunities can be found on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarship webpage