Santiago de Chile (other cities upon request)
year round, start and end dates are flexible
An internship abroad as a part of the career has gained in importance in recent decades. With an internship abroad in Chile, you will not only give your resume a very special touch", but also stand out from the crowd. "Exotic" countries such as Chile are doing much better at HR departments than internships abroad in “standard” countries like England or Spain.
Chile has shown stable economic growth for many years, even in times of global economic crises. Over the last 20 years, the country’s capital Santiago de Chile has become a modern metropolis where we can match internship requests in all branches and industries.
With an internship abroad in Chile, you demonstrate flexibility, self-confidence, adaptability and tolerance to foreign cultures. These are key competences that must not be missing in any CV these days. Through an internship in Chile, you can also consolidate and expand your Spanish language skills. In addition to English, Spanish is an important language in the business world, because it opens the door to an entire continent. The skills and intercultural competences acquired during an internship abroad will give you an important advantage over other job applicants in the job market. An internship in Chile can serve as a "springboard" into your professional future.
Internships in Chile are usually unpaid. A possible payment is the sole responsibility of the internship company and cannot be guaranteed by Chile Inside. However, many internship companies in Chile pay their interns an allowance for food, transportation or rent. In the long term, however, investing in this international experience pays off in any case!
South America Inside is the first choice when it comes to stays abroad in Chile. For almost 2 decades, we have successfully organized internships throughout Chile, in all sectors and industries. Over the years, we have built up a vast network of important contacts in the Chilean business world and offer you expert advice. Our hit rate is 99.9%, which means that so far we have helped all our participants to a tailor-made internship in Chile.
We follow your ideas and needs! At South America Inside, you will not be placed in any internship that is currently vacant, but you can tell us exactly what you want in terms of industry, level of knowledge, expected learning success, preferred department and job and we will make a tailor-made match for you!
From A for architecture to M for marketing to Z for Zoo, we can organize all kinds of internship positions for you. The normal working hours in Chile is 40-45 hours a week. However, some companies shorten the working hours for interns, so a 35-hour week may apply.
The accommodation takes place in a homestay. This means you will live in a private household where one or more rooms are rented. Accommodation hosts can be individual persons (e.g. señoras, young professionals), couples, families or students.
You will have a single room with access to the common areas. Internet is included. All our accommodations are in safe neighborhoods with good connection to local transportation. Half board can also be booked.
Note: Only Internship Premium includes the accommodation placement.
Chile’s Capital Santiago lies right in the middle of the country and separates the arid north from the green south. It has around 7 million inhabitants and is the political, cultural and economic center of the country. The city combines the characteristics of a modern capital with those of a colonial city.
Despite all the hustle and bustle, you will find beautiful places to relax, old colonial buildings and a lively urban culture with museums, theaters and more in this amazing city. Small craft markets and large vegetable markets, green meadows, countless restaurants and pubs in entertaining nightlife areas invite you to linger and discover. Santiago is home to numerous universities, so you will also find many international students here. The Santiaguinos, how the inhabitants of Santiago are called, are friendly and helpful people and quite interested in international visitors.
Santiago offers you so many options: Where else can you say: "Are we going to the beach today and skiing in the Andes tomorrow, or the other way round?" Both options are equally easily accessible from Santiago. Really close by, there are also idyllic wine valleys where you can taste excellent Chilean wines.
The climate in Santiago de Chile is Mediterranean, with hot summers (December - February) and moderate winters (June-August). It rains very little and if so, mostly in winter.
Spanish at communication level. For optimal preparation for your internship in Chile, we advise you to take a Spanish course before the internship starts. This gives you the opportunity to slowly get used to the language, culture and mentality.
Pre-departure and in-country support
Before arrival, our experienced team will be at your disposal to assist you throughout the booking process and travel planning. With the booking confirmation you will receive our 24-hour emergency number, under which you can reach us in case of emergency on 7 days a week around the clock.
During the course of your internship you will be supported by our multilingual staff in our office in Santiago de Chile.
Costs & Services
Internship Basic includes:
- Competent English-speaking advice
- Translation of the application documents and your CV in Spanish
- Organization of your internship placement in Chile
- Program confirmation for visa application (if visa is required)
- English-speaking in-country support
- Useful information about your stay in Chile
- Handbook Chile
- Our collection of "Insider Tips" for your stay in Chile
- Certifikate of participation
- Internship certificate of the internship company
- 24/7 emergency number
Internship Premium additionally includes to all services listed above:
- Airport pick-up within Santiago de Chile
- Single room in a homestay
Application fee: US$ 120
Program fee: US$ 400 (mimimum stay 4 weeks)
Each additional week: US$ 15
Application fee: US$ 120
Program fee: US$ 990 (mimimum stay 4 weeks), incl. accommodation and airport pick-up
Each additional week: US$ 147€
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Our tips (experience more + see more = save $$)
Is it difficult for you to decide between the many great projects? You want to see and experience as much as possible during your stay in Latin America? Then build your own itinerary - experience more & see more! Our program combination makes it possible!
All our stay abroad programs can be combined with each other: So, you can combine different volunteer projects in the same country or in different countries, or you mix Working Holiday with volunteer work or Farm Stay with Working Holiday ...and so on …
Your creativity knows no limits. The longer your stay abroad in Latin America, the greater the discount you get from South America Inside. Below you can see how much you can save:
Note: Language courses are excluded from this promotion. These discounts can not be combined with other promotions.
If you need assistance in putting together your personal experience abroad, then please contact us. Our experienced staff will help you to set up your tailor-made stay abroad.