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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 global intern in Santiago, you will work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular activities and cultural excursions in and around Santiago complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This semester length program includes 6-weeks of academic coursework and an 8-week full-time internship and course. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards.
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 CIEE’s program and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. 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.
- Weeks 1-6
- 2 CIEE elective courses
- Weeks 7-14
- INSH 3826 HYBR: Academic Internship in the Global Workplace
- 1 additional CIEE elective course (optional)
Total credit: 12-15 semester/18-22.5 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; 30 course hours, 200-240 internship placement hours
The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion. The integrated academic course which correlates with the 8 week internship is taught primarily in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience. Mandatory co-curricular activities for this integrated academic course are delivered in person. 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 six-week academic block system. Language courses include 60 contact hours for 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. The second part of the program includes an eight-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 hours) and academic course taught in an online learning environment for 6 semester/9 quarter hours. In addition, students have the option to enroll in one additional CIEE elective course. Students should expect to intern traditional full-time business hours, which typically results in exceeding the 200-240 minimum internship hours. On average, in Santiago, students intern 30-40 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 8 week internship, students should expect to be assessed via assignments and mandatory co-curricular activities, 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 30-32 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 Week 7-14 elective is “Doing Business in Latin America” and/or “Intercultural Communication and Leadership,” as listed below.
- “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
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