Santiago, Chile

Summer Global Internship

Program Resuming Summer '23
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Overview

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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you!  All of 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. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Spend your summer 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.

Unique Experiences

  • Work in one of the largest cities in the Americas

    home to many large corporations and international companies that choose it as their regional headquarter.

  • 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, connects people to all points in the city, you can explore all of the districts in Santiago by just using the subway.

  • feet tall Great Santiago tower in the city’s financial district

    984
  • passengers daily on the Metro de Santiago subway

    2M
  • Urban Cycling paths

    236 Km

Location & Culture

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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 de Chile 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.

Learn more about Santiago and see past internship examples »

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Attend weekly lectures and guided tours in important companies to better understand the works of both entrepreneurs and big international companies from different business areas.
  • Experience the beauty of the Andes Mountain range with trekking activities in Cajón del Maipo.
  • Explore history and the arts of Chile with cultural activities including city tour of city's landmarks and visits to museums.
  • Visit green vineyards and learn why wine exportation is one of the great economic engines of the country.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 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.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    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 a room with a desk, Wi-Fi, laundry once a week, and a copy of the house keys.

  • MEALS

    home stays include two meals per day: breakfast and either lunch or dinner.  Host families and students arrange their own meal schedules.  Students are responsible for the remaining meal, either preparing them at home or eating in one of many restaurants and cafés throughout the city.

Santiago, Chile

Where You'll Study

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    Central market and Mapocho Station

    the most popular Santiago neighborhood

Academics

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Academics

As a global intern in Santiago, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries.  Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around Santiago complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated online academic course. 

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation.
*Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. 

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship.  Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

PROGRAM CREDIT

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.  The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment.  Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all.  To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to, online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor.  Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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.

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Dates & Fees

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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.

 

What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
24/7 emergency on-site support

Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    CONTACT US
    All applicants are highly encouraged to speak with their CIEE Global Internship Advisor prior to the application deadline. Connect early and often. You will learn about the program, the internship placement process, and receive coaching tips on the application process and your resume.

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