Santiago, Chile

Summer Global Internship

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Information for term Summer Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 18 – Aug 12, 2018 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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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 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

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

  • passengers daily on the Metro de Santiago subway

  • 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 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.

The Culture


  • Explore history and the arts with trips to museums, craft fairs, and historic neighborhoods recognized for being the “birthplace” of great poets such as Pablo Neruda
  • Experience the beauty of the Andes mountain range with trekking activities in Cajón del Maipo
  • Dive into the culture of Isla Negra and feel the adrenaline from the Concon sand dunes
  • Visit green vineyards and learn why wine exportation is one of the great economic engines of the countr



  • 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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    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 three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner), a room with a desk, wifi, laundry at home, and a copy of the house keys.

Santiago, Chile

Where You'll Study

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    Central market and Mapocho Station

    the most popular Santiago neighborhood

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What you need to know

The program details

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. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Santiago complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This 8-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic seminar. 


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    Students participate in 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.


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


    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.



    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. 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. 


    Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the 8-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic seminar is mandatory for all participants. Note: Students should understand that a background in Spanish will expand the potential range of available internships in Santiago. 

  • Credit Description

    Total credit for the program is 6 semester/9 quarter hours.


Students participate in an academic seminar taught alongside the full-time internship placement. The weekly seminar is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Summer 2018 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.

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Pre-departure online orientation and optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees


Summer 2018 8 weeks

Application Due

Start Date

Jun 18, 2018

End Date

Aug 12, 2018

Fees & Housing

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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $3,833

Housing = $1,550 **

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $5,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $575

International Airfare = $1,050

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $50

Personal expenses = $225

Total Estimated Costs = $2,150

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable

** Does not include a meal plan

Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure

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