If you’re looking for an international internship, Chile offers comprehensive professional development and cultural immersion for interested students. 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.
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. Santiago is an international hub for business, IT, finance, marketing, tourism, media, and law. Because of Chile’s economic and trade relationships with Asia, it also makes Santiago the perfect city to gain hands-on experience in a global market.
Program Dates & Fees
2020 Program Start Dates
November 7, November 28.
2021 Program Start Dates
January 16, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, November 27.
Students applying through ISEP will receive $200 off the following program fees
|Duration||Standard Fees*||Summer Fees* (June & July)|
*Final cost may differ based on changes in currency exchange rates. Program fees do not include visa fees, flights, insurance or daily food & drink.
- Professional internship in your field
- Accomodation (private bedroom in shared apartment)
- Professional development workshop
- Personalized 1-on-1 career coaching
- Training materials
- Visa Assistance
- Airport pickup
- Cultural & social events
- Network of International Contacts
- 24/7 support
- Talkspace: 3 months access to a licensed therapist online
Our interns in Santiago, Chile each have their own private, lockable bedroom, allowing for the comforts and privacy of home, even while abroad. Common spaces are shared with other interns and international students, and bedding, kitchen appliances and WiFi are all included. Interns will live in a student residence close to the commercial and gastronomical hotspots of the city, making it easy to explore all that Santiago has to offer.
Organizations that have hosted our interns include:
- Sony Music
- Make a Wish
- Grant Thornton
- Habitat for Humanity
- Quintessentially (largest lifestyle luxury brand in the world)
“I was placed at a solar energy company in Santiago where I helped write code to monitor solar plant performance, perfectly matching my interests in engineering, energy, and the environment. The people I met at the office helped me develop and improve my coding skills substantially over the course of my two month internship while also teaching me all about the solar energy industry.
Throughout my trip, everyone at The Intern Group was readily accessible and offered many opportunities to explore Santiago and the surrounding area, filling the weekends with fun events.
Overall I really enjoyed my time in South America and have gained many valuable skills both professionally and personally that will benefit me in the future.”
- Lauren Streitmatter, University of Toronto, Chile alum
You may earn academic credit for your internship in one of two ways:
1. Through your home institution. Work with your academic advisor at your home institution to understand requirements to earn internship credit. We have flexible internship options to help you accommodate your university’s requirements.
2. If your school or major will not grant credit directly, ask if you can transfer credit from another university. The Intern Group provides a transcript option through their partner Florida A&M University for a small additional fee. Ask your advisor for a list of requirements and eligibility.
As an intern on our program, you’ll have access to the vast local knowledge of our South American visa team, who guide each and every intern through the visa process. Once you are confirmed onto the program, you’ll be in touch with your visa representative, who is an incredible resource for everything you need to know about interning in Chile.
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:
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 application 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.
If you are interested in learning more before beginning the application process with The Intern Group, please contact Rachel Dorfman-Tandlich, ISEP’s director of Enrollment Management.
How to Apply
- Submit an online application (no application fee)
- Be prepared with:
- Your Preferred Destination
- Your desired career field
- Business: General Business, Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Accounting, Hopsitality, Events & Tourism, Human Resources, PR & Marketing or Real Estate
- Humanities: Government & Politics, Journalism & Media, Languages & Translation, Law, NGOs & Non-Profits or Social Work
- STEM: Engineering, Environmental Sciences & Sustainability, IT & Computer Science or General Science.
- Arts: Architecture, Art, Photography & Design, Fashion, Television & Film or Theatre & Music
- Health Sciences: Medical Electives (in Medellín only), Public Health or Psychology
- Once you have entered the above information, you will be prompted to schedule an interview by phone or Skype with The Intern Group admissions team.
- After submitting the form you will be asked to upload your resume/CV via email