IT IS OUR GOAL TO HELP YOU EXPERIENCE ANOTHER CULTURE THROUGH OUR INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP AND IMMERSION PROGRAMS. TO DATE WE HAVE PLACED 100% OF CANDIDATES IN INTERNSHIPS ABROAD. WE HAVE GOOD SUCCESS MATCHING CANDIDATES WITH THEIR DESIRED SECTORS, BASED ON THEIR SKILLS AND AVAILABILITY. CANDIDATES THAT ARE BEGINNING SPEAKERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE BY APPLYING FOR TEACHING ENGLISH ASSIGNMENTS.
NOTE: If you want to intern in a Sector you don't see here, then with a minimum of 60 days advance notice we can make an effort to find a placement in your desired field.
MEDICAL / HEALTH CARE INTERNSHIPS
There are two Sectors that we have been able to open up in Chile under "Health Care":
- Medical / Paramedic / Nursing
- Physical Therapy / Rehabilitation / Kinesiology
Chile has two systems of healthcare - a private system and a public system. Within the public system is where we are able to place interns with health care backgrounds. It is here that their studies and their budding knowledge and their desire to help others can be delivered the most effectively, and to a great extent to a largely underserved population who needs it most. We can place candidates in Hospitals and in Emergency Room settings. There are also places where candidates who have not yet finished, or perhaps who have not yet quite decided on this field, can be placed. In both, candidates will be able to observe and assist those who are working hands on, directly with patients.
Within rehab and physical therapy, in Chile known primarily as "Kinesiologia" we have several institutions that will accept our candidates and that offer the ability for them to experience this growing sector first hand in an international setting.
Radio stations in Chile are extremely relevant socially, not just to entertain, but also to communicate trends and news both nationally and internationally.
The intern will be involved in a dynamic atmosphere with a diverse range of tasks under the supervision of a news or journalist Director. For this internship much responsibility is required, as the work completed by the intern will be dispersed into the community. The intern can become involved in different areas, based on their skill set, desires and ongoing projects. For example: programming, news, radio 'controller', interviews and publicity. This is a solid work experience assignment. High intermediate level of Spanish required.
NEW!! Young, alternative radio station offers a vigorous work experience. Recordings are once a week, and the rest of the week plan on working 'in the street', conducting interviews, recording ads, editing interviews, working the online version of the various radio show options, finalizing articles to be read and any other tasks the Radio Manager requests. Plenty of action, current, and quite busy. Requirements: strong intermediate to advanced level of Spanish, especially conversation for interviewing guests.
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
This internship can be carried out in different companies and institutions. In big companies, the objective will mainly focus on maintaining the already existing international relationships, and assistance if needed, developing new ones; while in small companies and institutions, the aim will be to create and implement marketing strategies that will allow the development of new relationships. Interns will be placed in state or public companies, as well as in non-profit organizations.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
The main duties in this position will be to create and execute new business strategies, cultural and educational programs, new products and services, and to improve the already existing processes. Chile has signed several international business agreements with different countries (USA, European Community, Korea), this factor makes it a suitable environment to do this internship. Interns will be placed in state or public companies, as well as in non-profit organizations.
The interns working in this position will have to teach different levels of English (mainly to adults but sometimes to children), create class resources and material, develop new activities to use during the lessons and give conversational classes. The internship will be in the city of Vina del Mar, but there is also the possibility of doing it in three different cities of Chile (Iquique, Talcahuano and Valparaiso) - ask about housing differences for the other cities.
SOCIAL WORK AND PSYCHOLOGY
The interns can work for big companies, assisting and helping workers, improving their quality of life. They also can work in non-profit organizations, or state institutions helping people in social risk.
The interns will create brochures and flyers, design print and web materials, make logos, promotions, etc. Moreover, they will support projects related to different areas of work. Interns will be placed in state or public companies, as well as in non-profit organizations.
Internships available in the HR departments of companies and other entities such as non-profits and government offices. Assisting in salaries calculation and wage payment, insurance issues for employees, hiring and firing new employees, updating paperwork when new laws are put into effect, helping with the various corporate taxes paid by Chilean corporations, and other HR duties.
COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE
The interns will work programming and designing software. They will be in charge of equipment maintenance. They will also work on improving already existing processes, digitalizing files and planning new computer projects. Interns will be placed in state or public companies, as well as in non-profit organizations.
PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM/VIDEO AND DIGITAL ART
The interns can work for different companies, institutions and organizations in the areas of communication, design, marketing and public relations. They can also work for art galleries and museums and urbanism projects. They can compile their material to be used for business marketing and press. For Photography we can place in a University setting or in a newspaper / magazine publication setting.
Since Vina del Mar relies heavily on Tourism, there are several medium-size hotels and tourist agencies that offer internship possibilities for foreign candidates. During the summer (December to February), the jobs are mainly related to customer service, while from March to November, they are mainly related to planning and creating new marketing and communication strategies.
ART GALLERY / MUSEUM
Intern in an art gallery specializing in emerging local artists, presenting works of art including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, ceramics , books and antiques. Or intern in a museum that has collections of 19th and 20th century work from Europe and Chile. Learn about the various works and the artists to explain to visitors, organize events, assist in the translation of abstract works and their artists. Opportunity also to intern with the open air museum of murals in Valparaiso - learn about the architecture and history of Valparaiso in addition to the artists and their works. Assist in making tourist guides in English and Spanish.
TEACHING ART / NON PROFIT: CHILDREN
Interns working in this position will teach children and teenagers in the different areas of the Arts: Music, Visual Arts, Acting, Dancing, etc. Apart from teaching, they will have to develop their own projects to be presented, at the end of the internship, to the community where they worked. This internship will be held in a non-profit organization that has been working for 7 years, dedicated to help children in social risk. It is located in a poor sector in the city of Vina del Mar. In this moment, the school has more than 100 students.
Interns here will be in charge of the regular duties related to the accounting field: managing checks, bills and bank statements, financial procedures and planning the budget. Interns will be placed in state or public companies, as well as in non-profit organizations.
Interns in this sector will have the chance of working in the fields of: Maritime Law, International Business Transactions, Environmental Law and Tributary Law. Besides, since Chile is just starting the system of oral trials, interns with experience in this issue can give lectures and workshops to Chilean Lawyers and Law students explaining strategies and techniques used in USA. Internships available in public, governmental entity and also in private law firms.
Interns can work for big and medium-size companies and organizations carrying out duties related to: production planning, logistics, cost reduction, financial areas, and also implementing quality policies, such as, ISO 9000 and ISO 14000.
Work in a magazine or local newspaper, option for English / Spanish publication. They will be in charge of editing texts, interviewing people, photos for articles, etc. They can also participate in the creation and development of brochures and institutional promotion, and assisting in creative projects.
Journalism Internship at a private University, working in the Communications department. Duties include: coordination of communications from various departments regarding internal and external activities at the university; reports and interviews and chronicling of Dept of Communications activities; participation in the creation of the university News paper "Viento Norte", including editing & design; news items to be reported on the universities web page.
ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
The interns can work in the planning of projects or in their building or repairing stage. The works held in the city of Valparaiso will be mainly related to repairing or transforming old historical buildings; while the ones in Vina will be designing and developing new building projects.
The internships in this area are restricted to the availability of the building companies
URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
In this sector interns can work in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the local City Hall or with a local university.
This industry in Chile is booming and is quite advanced for how young it is. Interns will be helping with many aspects, mostly depending on the time of year they are there (e.g. the "crush" is March - May, for example, bottling is in July and August, etc) Good International Relations internships doing tours and events at the wineries for visitors from Chile and also from all over the world. Remember that these positions will be at the wineries which are located in the valley area near to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, not in the downtown living areas - 30 - 40 minute bus ride, and the winery will pay for monthly bus passes.