Information for term Global Internship
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineOctober 1, 2021
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Tentative Dates: Jan 3 – May 6, 2022 (18 weeks)*
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Internships are competitive and confirmed upon a successful interview. You will have an edge on the competition because CIEE helps you navigate the internship interview process. CIEE staff offer constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview. Learn more about our personalized placement process.
Spend your semester taking courses then interning full-time in Santiago de Chile, one of the most modern cities in Latin America, with booming green industry and startup sectors and a large, dynamic financial district. A big urban metropolis surrounded by nature, Santiago is ideal for adventure sports and cultural activities such as exploring the markets, restaurants, museums and concert halls.
Work in one of the largest cities in the Americas
home to many international companies that choose it as their South American hub
Learn from a "smart city"
at the forefront of the most innovative, developed renewable energy initiatives in Latin America
Live in a modern metropolis
with the second largest railway in South America, Metro de Santiago, which will be the first in the world to run mostly on solar energy
Ft tall Great Santiago Tower in the city’s financial district984
passengers daily on the metro de Santiago subway2M
Urban Cycling paths236Km
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With more than 7 million people, Santiago is the most populated city of Chile with a rich cultural identity mixed with other Latin American cultures. Santiago is considered one of the "smartest” cities in Latin America due to its achievements in sustainable development. It is also the first place in the region to invest heavily in renewable energies and innovation.
The capital of Chile is close to international ski resorts in the Andes mountains, vineyards in Maipo valley, large parks, natural reserves and the beaches of the central coast extending to Viña del Mar, Valparaíso and Algarrobo.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Explore history and the arts of Chile with cultural activities including a city tour of city's landmarks and visits to museums.
- During weeks 7-14, see weekly lecture content come to life through co-curricular activities. Participate in guided tours of important companies to better understand the work of both entrepreneurs and big international companies from different business areas.
- Experience the beauty of the Andes mountain range with optional trekking activities in Cajón del Maipo.
- Visit green vineyards and learn why wine exportation is one of the great economic engines of the country.
- Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
- Explore the professional working world of Santiago through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
- Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship
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All students live with CIEE homestay families to maximize the cultural immersion experience. Although families can communicate in English, they foster communication in Spanish all the time to motivate language learning. Students have a private room and laundry services.
Homestays include two meals a day (breakfast and lunch or dinner), a room with a desk, wifi, laundry at home, and a copy of the house keys.
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As a CIEE Global Intern in Santiago, you will be placed in a non-paying internship that is aligned with your professional and career goals. Extra-curricular excursions and cultural activities complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This semester length program (18 weeks) includes a 6-week block of academic coursework and a 12-week block of full-time internship and course. During the 6-week block of academic coursework, participants enroll in two elective Open Campus courses. In addition to the required 6-week block of courses at the start of the program, participants are also provided the option to take one additional Open Campus course during Block II and/or Block III should their schedules allow. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. All internships are offered in English although local language skills may expand opportunities.
There are no specific language requirements for this program. Please note that Spanish language proficiency will expand the range of available internships in Santiago.
Students participating in the Santiago Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students must have completed at least their first semester/quarter of university studies prior to application in order to present an academic transcript. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details.
Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.
Upon completing the two electives during the first 6-week block, students participate in an integrated academic course taught alongside the 12-week, full-time internship. The two 6-week elective courses, internship and course are required components of the program.
Explore literature, history, religion, and more with our course offerings. Students will enroll in:
- Two CIEE elective courses offered on a 6-week academic block system.
- 12-week full-time internship with an integrated online academic course.
- Optional additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III
Total credit for the program is 12-18 semester/18-27 quarter credits.
- CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours (language courses = 60 contact hours)
- CIEE Internship: 6 semester/9 quarter credits; 15 course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours
- Weeks 1 – 6
- 2 CIEE elective courses
- Weeks 7 – 18
- INSH 3826 HYBR: Academic Internship in a Global Workplace
- One additional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III (optional)
CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion. The integrated academic course which correlates with the 12-week internship is taught in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience. Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organization.
Students begin by taking two CIEE elective courses offered on a 6-week academic block system. All courses are customized for and open only to CIEE students. Elective classes include a combination of lectures, group work, presentations, and discussions. The second part of the program includes a 12-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course and one optional CIEE elective course in Block II and/or Block III. Students should expect to intern traditional full-time business hours, which typically results in exceeding the 225-300 minimum internship hours. On average, in Santiago, students intern 32-35 hours/week.
The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final exams. In the integrated academic course which correlates with the 12-week internship, students should expect to be assessed via assignments as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors provide a written evaluation of progress towards internship goals at the conclusion of the placement.
Language of Instruction
English and Spanish
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- All internships are offered in English.
- Students should expect to spend 32-35 hours per week engaged in internship work
- Week 1-6 elective courses are chosen from any of the courses offered through the Open Campus Block program in Block I. Courses are listed as “Fall Block I” and “Spring Block I” respectively.
- The optional courses for Week 7-18 available for Block II and Block III are listed below. Students can only add one optional course per block (Block II and Block III).
- “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institutes.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Fees & Housing
|Spring 2022 18 weeks||Oct 1, 2021||Jan 3, 2022*||May 6, 2022*|
*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
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