Santiago, Chile

Summer - Internship

Full-Time Internship

At a Glance




3 or 6 per Summer

Primary Spoken Language(s):


Language Prerequisites:

None; Spanish knowledge preferred for select placements

Visa Required:


About the Internship

Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interviewing skills, and prepare for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid internship in Santiago, where you'll intern at a local business or organization working at least 32 hours per week.  

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Academic Internship Seminar

Enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar.

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Personalized Placements

We help you find a match aligning with your goals.

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Spanish Language Course

Enrolling in a 3-credit Spanish language course.

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Cultural Events & Day Trips

Spend your free time getting to know Santiago through field trips.

Internship Program Advisor

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Alexis Watson

Once you’ve applied for an internship, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From field placements to housing and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare for your internship. Once you’re accepted to your internship, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300  ✉️

About the Destination

Metropolitan Cathedral in Plaza de Armas, Santiago's main square

Why Santiago?

Witness the continued economic growth that has transformed this capital city into a financial, political, and cultural hub for Chile and South America. Our program guarantees you an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your career and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market. IES Internships’ unpaid, academic internships place Santiago interns at local companies, while also showing them the sights and sounds of Chile.

Learn More About Santiago

Get to Know Your New City

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Bite Into a Chilean Empanada

Visit a panadería to try this savory local dish.

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Hike Cerro Pochoco

Get a taste of the Andes Mountains right in Santiago’s backyard.

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See the Street Art

Have lunch and stroll through the art-covered barrio of Bellavista.

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Visit Sky Costanera for a 360° View of Santiago

Take an elevator to the top of Sky Costanera for the city's best views.

The Student Experience

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Students sit around a patio table with their host family at a Santiago homestay.
  • Homestay


You'll live with a family or señora who helps facilitate your language learning and integration into Chilean society. Your homestay host provides two meals per day. Internet access and on-site laundry will be available.