Intern in Santiago with The Intern Group (Summer)
- UAlbany students, come intern with The Intern Group in Santiago, Chile! This is an excellent opportunity for UAlbany Global Distinction candidates who are studying Spanish and/or Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
- Complete a leading international internship in Santiago. The Intern Group's personalized process ensures that you will be interning in the industry sector of your choice, in a role that is tailored to your professional goals.
- For non-native speakers, perfect your Spanish while working and playing!
- An international internship makes your resume stand out. As one of millions of young people applying for their first job, you need to find a way to jump off the page! An internship in Chile's city of opportunity and Latin America's strongest economy will make you stand out.
- Make friends and professional networks in Santiago and from all over the world!
- Have an amazing life experience in South America! Moving to a new place can be unsettling. That is why The Intern Group team is there to give you support 24/7.
- The program also includes your accommodation, visa assistance, professional development workshops, social events, access to Talk Space, and a one-on-one career coaching session when you finish the program.
The Intern Group offers first-class internships across all career fields, year round. placing talented international participants in internships in Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, and Latin America. The Intern Group is regularly featured in the world’s top media, including CNN, Time, WSJ, and Forbes. UAlbany is pleased to offer 8-week summer internships in Santiago to Global Distinction candidates and other UAlbany and SUNY students, particularly those planning to work in Chile, or elsewhere in South America, Central America, the Caribbean, or Spain.
Course Descriptions and Syllabi
The Intern Group’s international internship program in Chile is the perfect way for students to climb the career ladder and travel the world. International interns can gain hands-on experience in one of Latin America’s strongest economies while taking advantage of everything the country’s beautiful geography has to offer.
The Intern Group offers international internships across all career fields, from Engineering to PR and Marketing, and TIG alumni have interned with corporations and NGOs alike. No matter your interests or background, there’s something for everyone in Chile.
Review The Intern Group’s website for more information regarding program offerings and placement options.
You will earn 8 credits for an 8-week internship (1 credit/week) after successful completion of an online internship reflection course (GEB3000: International Internship Program via The Intern Group) offered by Florida A&M University. Grading is Pass/Fail.
From the course syllabus: “This course is designed to assist, enhance, and monitor a student’s progress while completing an international experiential learning assignment. The course consists of an international internship role; related sessions and materials delivered in the internship city; and an online component through the course management system. At the conclusion of this course, it is expected that the student will have cultivated a higher level of professional and career development, critical thinking skills, global and cultural awareness, communication skills, and teamwork skills; and the ability to apply all of these to future professional and educational opportunities.”
If you want to improve your Spanish language skills, The Intern Group offers optional group lessons, at all levels of proficiency, for an added fee.
General Education Information for UAlbany Students
Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement.
Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students
Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.
All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary.
The Intern Group accommodations are located in one of the most safe and centralized areas of Santiago. Housing options come with sheets, internet, and cleaning, as is standard in Chile. All participants will have their own private bedroom in a shared apartment with other international interns, young professionals abroad, or Chilean students.
Although meals are not included in the program, all participants will have access to a kitchen where they can cook with fellow interns and roommates. There are also many affordable restaurants, food carts, and markets serving delicious and varied cuisine, throughout the city of Santiago.
Estimate of Costs
For reference, review the Summer 2019 Estimate of Costs. Please check back soon for the Summer 2020 Estimate of Costs.
The program charge includes an internship placement in your first or second choice of career field, accommodation, visa assistance, cultural and social activities, professional development workshops, transportation, access to Talk Space, and a one-on-one career coaching session.
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Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.
Applicants must be UAlbany or SUNY students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and have accumulated at least 24 college-level credits before the start of their international internship. Before applying, please check the UAlbany Education Abroad Subject fields to ensure that The Intern Group offers an internship in your future career field in Santiago.
The Intern Group organizes regular optional events for program participants on a weekly basis. Whether it is trips to museums, cinemas, or restaurants in Santiago, or day-trips outside of the city, interns will always have plenty of things to do while in Chile. Program excursions include:
- A walking tour of the city and all of its monumental landmarks.
- A trip to the top of the tallest building in South America, Sky Costanera, with beautiful 360 views of the city.
- Visits to The Museum of Memory and Human Rights and Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.
- A tour of Santa Lucia, a castle on a hill with beautiful views of the city.
- Watching the changing of the guard at Plaza de Armas and La Moneda.
- A summer day trip to Concha y Toro vineyard.
- A winter day trip to Valle Nevado, a mountain range with beautiful views of the Andes.
Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page. Pay special attention to the new Great Dane Internship Scholarship.
The Intern Group also offers various funding opportunities listed on their Financing web page, including financial aid, grants and scholarship resources.
- UAlbany students receive a $300 USD discount towards any program with The Intern Group
- Pell Grant-eligible students will receive a $500 discount, courtesy of The Intern Group.
- You can also receive $300 USD for referring a friend to the program and $1,000 for referring your sibling to the program.
- Check The Intern Group’s financing page to see if you’re eligible for any other honor society discount.
- Global Distinction candidates are eligible to apply for a partial flight voucher.
In Their Own Words
“Looking to gain invaluable experience, live and breathe in a new culture, and meet amazing people along the way? An internship with The Intern Group is a perfect opportunity to do all of that at once! From start to finish, my experience was nothing but positive. From scheduling interviews with local organizations, to setting up your accommodation, to all the other finer details, the staff are there to help organize everything to ensure you have a seamless arrival and a truly unforgettable time in your new city. To further enhance your time abroad, The Intern Group puts on various professional development workshops, organizes local tours and excursions, and arranges frequent social events to bring interns together. As for my actual internship, The Intern Group staff frequently checked in on me to ensure I was satisfied with my placement at the beginning. I had the opportunity to collaborate with and befriend some of the most incredible and inspiring people.”
Sarah, Environmental Sustainability major
About the City
Santiago, Chile is perfectly situated between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. International interns can go to the mountains in the morning, and make it to the ocean in time to see the sunset over the sand dunes at night.
Santiago is a city full of life and history. Learn about Chile’s rich culture through its world-class museums and historical centers across the city. Spend your evenings dancing to cumbia music, or listening to one of the many live street performers. Santiago has opportunities in every career field too, from Finance to Engineering. An international internship in Latin America’s strongest economy will really set you apart when applying for jobs later.
A valid passport is required to participate in this program. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program. While The Intern Group provides advising, students are responsible for acquiring and paying for their own visa. For more eligibility-related questions, please refer to the Eligibility section on The Intern Group’s website.
Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
- Summer programs: December
06/06/2020 to 07/31/2020
About the Program
Your internship program includes an internship placement in your first or second-choice of career field, accommodation, visa assistance, cultural and social activities, professional development workshops, access to Talk Space, transportation, and a one-on-one career coaching session.
Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare for the overall education abroad experience. The summer semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the week before the end of Spring UAlbany classes.
Upon arrival in Santiago, you will attend a mandatory orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by The Intern Group.
UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary. The Intern Group also provides you with access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months using Talk Space. The Intern Group’s staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter while abroad.