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IES internships Santiago Summer – Internship

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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.

Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, hone your networking and interviewing skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll intern at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 32 hours a week. You will also enroll in a required 3- or 6-credit academic internship seminar with other IES interns, where you’ll gain context for your internship placement by examining cultural issues in the workplace. You have the option of enrolling in a 3-credit Spanish language course at no extra cost, as well.

With IES Internships’ dedicated staff and international connections, you can be sure that you’ll have an internship that meets your goals. You’ll learn, and learn to stand out. Spend your free time getting to know Santiago through IES Abroad-organized cultural events and possible day trips to Valparaiso and

Viña del Mar.


Past students have interned in placements like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • NGO providing high-quality education to lower-income populations in Santiago
  • Commercial office promoting trade and commerce between Chile and Peru
  • Government agency committed to transportation safety and standards
  • Organization promoting democratic and humanist values throughout Chile
  • University archive focusing on Latin American documents and art
  • Global power company and a principal, integrated operator in the world’s energy and national gas industries
  • National multidisciplinary organization specializing in organizational development, human resource management, and business management and education
  • Locally-funded hospital providing community serving health services
  • Travel agency
  • Real estate company that builds residence halls for university students

Don’t see what you're looking for? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!

There are no language requirements for this program, but four or more semesters of college-level Spanish are encouraged.



  • Spanish
  • Internship Programs
  • Education
  • Latin American Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Management
  • Architecture
  • Health Administration
  • Health Sciences

Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items. 

Something unexpected is just around the world. Are you ready? Apply now at:

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