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ISA/GlobaLinks: Internships in Chile
Santiago, Chile
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline App Review Begins Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 25-JAN-2015 
Variable 27-MAY-2015 08-AUG-2015
 NOTE: The 6-week internship is available from May 27 - July 11, 2015 or June 24 - August 8, 2015 . The 10-week internship is available May 27 - August 8, 2015. Start and end dates are subject to change. Please consult ISA/GlobaLinks' acceptance materials before purchasing airline tickets, completing a visa application, etc.
Summer 2016 25-JAN-2016** Variable TBA TBA

** For most programs, applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Some programs start the admissions process earlier and fill before the deadline; check with Study Abroad staff for details. Applications for programs offering exchange positions will be reviewed AFTER the application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
 Type of Program:
Internship Program
 Areas of Study:
Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Architectural Engineering, Architecture, Art History, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biology (Ecology & Evolutionary), Biology (Molecular, Cell, Dev), Business/Intl Business, Chem & Bio Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication, Computer Science, Dance, Design, Economics, Education, Elect & Comp Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Enviro Engineering, Environmental Design, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Fashion, Film, Finance, Geography, Geological Sciences, Health/Pre-Health, History, Humanities, Integ Physiology, International Affairs, Journalism/Media Studies, Latin American Studies, Leadership, LGBT Studies, Linguistics, Management (HR, Info & Ops), Marketing, Math/Applied Math, Mech Engineering, Music, Neuroscience, Peace & Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Planning, Political Science, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Health, Real Estate, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Arts, Sustainability, Theatre, Women & Gender Studies, Quechua, Speech Hearing Lang Sciences, Astronomy
 Minimum Required GPA (at time of application):
 Minimum Class Standing (at program start):
3 - second-semester sophomore
 Housing Option(s):
Homestay, Apartments/Houses
 Open to students from:
 Language(s) of Instruction:
English, English and Spanish, Spanish
 Special Opportunities:
 Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:
4 credits, 6 credits
 Length of Summer/Winter Program:
6 Weeks, 10 Weeks
Program Information:
Santiago by Kara Gordon


  • Live in Santiago, a dynamic, modern city with easy access to the mountains of Patagonia and the Pacific coast

  • Learn more about Chile, the most thriving country in South America

  • Choose from a wealth of career-building internship opportunities in either English or Spanish

About Chile

Chile is South America's safest and most thriving country that hosts a large, educated middle class population. It is known for its stunning natural scenery, whether it is the mountains of Patagonia or the beach resort areas along the South Pacific Ocean. Since Chile is 2880 miles long, it hosts a wide range of climates including northern deserts, Mediterranean-like climate in the middle, and an oceanic climate of alpine tundra and glaciers in the south. It's wealth of outdoor attractions makes it a great destination for the adventurous student looking for a unique Spanish-speaking destination.

Santiago, the capital of Chile and home to 40% of Chile's population, is Latin America's safest major city. Santiago is a modern city with a good public transportation system, shopping malls, a wide variety of restaurants and bars, museums, and universities. Because Santiago is not as large as some of the other cities in Latin America, it makes it very manageable and easy to explore all that it offers. It is also the main business and commerce center of Chile, so it offers a wealth of career-building internship opportunities.

About Career-Building Internships

Internships are designed for an individual looking to learn new skills and gain practical knowledge in their field of study in order to facilitate career development. This internship program is not built around menial tasks. Internships are custom-built to meet participants' needs and to ensure a great internship experience.

Each intern is provided with high-quality work experience in their chosen field of study, which undoubtedly benefits them as they began their full-time job search.

This international internship program not only provides career-building experience. The personal growth, cross-cultural communications skills, and global competencies you gain will make you stand out from all other graduates.

Internships throughout the country of Chile are available:

  • in a wide variety of fields of study
  • in English so that language is not an obstacle to a great internship placement

More than just a Placement

This internship offered through ISA/GlobaLinks is not like other internship programs. You get much more than just a placement - you get the Global Career-Building Experience.

The Global Career-Building Experience Includes:

  • High-Quality Work Experience
  • Academic Credit
  • Personalized Program Based on Your Goals
  • Resume and Cover Letter Advising
  • 24/7 On-Site Support
  • Excursions and Adventures
  • Global Personal Brand Discovery and Toolbox:
    • Workbook on Personal Branding – An easy step-by-step book that you can use for tangibles on building your brand
    • Business/Networking Cards – Specially designed business/networking cards to take with you on the program to encourage networking
    • Social Media Development – Resources or online workshop which focuses on LinkedIn account information and utilization
    • Personal Brand Assessment – A pre-departure assessment on current brand strength
  • Resume and Cover Letter Resources
  • Online Career Counseling Resources
  • Guaranteed Housing – typically in a shared apartment, dorm, youth hostel, or homestay
  • Health insurance
  • 24/7 onsite support
  • Pre-departure services including assistance with immigration visas, airline tickets, orientation,
  • Flight advice and booking options
  • Cell phone or sim card (minutes purchased at an additional cost)


All students will complete academic coursework attached to the internship experience. This could include readings, assignments, papers or other academic work. The coursework is at the upper-division level and graduate credit is available. See the sections below for more details on receiving credit.

Business majors:

Leeds College of Business majors are pre-approved to receive 6, upper-division credits for the 10-week internship placement or 4 credits for the 6-week internship placement. The credits will appear on transcripts as INBU 4910: Global Internship and will count as Business electives.

All other majors:

Students from other Schools and Colleges can elect to seek upper-division credit, but will need approval from the relevant academic department at CU to host the credits. Non-business students should use the CU-Boulder Study Abroad Internship Approval Form when speaking with their academic advisor. If non-business students cannot get the credit approved by an academic department, the internship will appear on the CU-Boulder transcript with a “no credit” grade (that has no bearing on GPA). All students (both Business majors and non-business students) will receive a grade report indicating the academic work they have complete. Please note that internships are not eligible for any A&S Core requirements.



  ISA/GlobaLinks University of Colorado
Course Levels




Non-Business students: See Academics Section above for more information.


all courses


1 credit

1 credit


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Note about Eligibility


Due to Chilean immigration visa requirements, prospective interns must be 18 years or older at the time of application.

Citizens of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply.

Applying to the Program

CU-Boulder students must apply through the CU-Boulder Study Abroad office. The CU-Boulder deadlines and information regarding eligibility take precedence over instructions and dates provided by ISA/GlobaLinks. If you have any program specific questions, please contact either the CU-Boulder Study Abroad Programs office or the ISA/GlobaLinks internship team (








Program Reviews:
Summer 2014 Participant
My internship was a good experience, and a way to develop new skills. However I had very little interaction with my host site supervisor or other staff at the university I attended.
Summer 2014 Participant
-I went to Chile and it was the best 10 weeks of my life -Chileans are wonderful people. I loved my coworkers. I made one lifelong friendship with a Chilean -The excursions were my favorite part of the experience. In Chile, we travelled to Valparaiso, Cajon Del Maipu, and San Pedro de Atacama. Outside of Chile, we travelled to Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. We had 4 day work weeks, which was wonderful because we were able to take excursions on the weekends. My internship was a great learning experience