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Internships for Santiago, Chile

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of Chile.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Computer Science and IT

Journalism and Communications

NGO and Social Services

NGO and Social Services

A non-profit educational institution run by one of the largest NGOs in Santiago that provides programs and support to youth who are at high social risk in order to improve their educational achievement and develop life skills for future employability.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Design and implement educational workshops
  • Prepare academic material and lesson plans (English, math)
  • Mentor at-risk youth
  • Record keeping; write progress reports

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish
  • Teaching experience preferred

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

NGO and Social Services

A migrant and refugee services organization with a presence in more than 50 countries.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Provide assistance and information to immigrants
  • Manage case records; write progress reports
  • Plan and implement communication campaigns for target audiences

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

A museum dedicated to raising awareness of the human rights violations committed by the State of Chile between 1973 and 1990. Its mission is to dignify the victims and their families and to stimulate reflection and debate about the importance of respect and tolerance.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Plan and design educational displays and exhibits using different media formats, visual approaches and sound.
  • Catalog records and translate documents
  • Lead museum tours in English and Spanish

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college Spanish
  • Academic background in social sciences, politics, law, history or journalism

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Journalism and Communications

The Chilean office of a large private news network with operations worldwide.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist head editor with daily office tasks
  • Organize material to be broadcasted
  • Edit and translate content

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish
  • Background in journalism, communications, or media

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Journalism and Communications

A local radio station based in Santiago

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Organize material to be broadcasted
  • Assist in planning of daily agenda
  • Assist with live studio transmissions

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college Spanish
  • Background in journalism, communications, or media

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Journalism and Communications

A local television station based in Santiago

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Organize material to be broadcasted
  • Assist in planning of daily agenda
  • Assist with live studio transmissions

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college Spanish
  • Background in journalism, communications, or media

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Computer Science and IT

A private company that works with cartographic data and maps and offers a variety of geospatial information that is used by police agencies, fire fighters and other public and private companies.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Program coder, developing improvements to mobile apps
  • Program and develop surveys
  • Design websites and online forms

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college Spanish
  • Advanced knowledge in programming and software design

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

Semester: 60 students

Summer: 40 students

Instruction

English | Spanish

Member

APICH--Associación de Programas Internacionales en Chile AG

Passport & Visa

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