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Over the last decade, Chile has enjoyed a stable government and strong economy, making it one of the most prosperous nations in South America. Santiago, considered one of the top cities to visit in the world, offers a safe and friendly environment in whic
Location:
Santiago, Chile
Program Type:
Intern Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Year Round
Work Types:
Arts & Architecture, Business, Education, Sciences & Environment

Program Overview

Program Description:
Internship Hours: Up to 40 per week Working in Santiago: Your internship will place you directly in a Santiago-based company carefully chosen to match your areas of interests. You’ll spend up to 40 hours a week with your organization, working on substantive projects and gaining first-hand professional experience and an intimate view of Chilean professional life. Work will be conducted in Spanish, so an intermediate level of Spanish is required. BridgeVirtual Language Lessons As part of your program fee, you will receive three free BridgeVirtual language sessions for your use prior to your arrival on-site! Each session lasts 2 hours and includes both pre- and post-class online activities, as well as private, face-to-face time with a certified native speaking teacher. With BridgeVirtual, you’ll learn from practical assignments that incorporate videos, blogs, news articles, and a large variety of material, appropriate for all levels and interests. You will be assigned your own teacher, who is dedicated to guiding and motivating you through a completely personalized, one-to-one program, which makes learning fun, practical and effective. And most importantly, you’ll have the language tools you need to be successful in your program abroad.

Over the last decade, Chile has enjoyed a stable government and strong economy, making it one of the most prosperous nations in South America. Santiago, considered one of the top cities to visit in the world, offers a safe and friendly environment in which to live, work, and develop your international professional experience! From the moment you enroll until long after your departure, you’ll enjoy the remarkable support that only Bridge can offer. We’ve got more than two decades of experience working with businesses and executives in Chile, and we’ll use our expertise to make sure that your time in Santiago is as enriching as possible– including giving you an orientation specifically on business etiquette and professional norms in Chile.

Internship Areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Finance, Forest & Agriculture, Gastronomy, Government, Graphic Design, Health, Heavy Industry (i.e. Mining), Journalism, NGOs, Public Relations, Sports, Tourism & Hospitality Examples of Possible Internship Placements: An International Human Rights Organization Connecting and communicating with teams worldwide. Assisting with and directing projects related to human rights issues. Coordinating and organizing events, meetings and training activities. An International Transportation and Logistics Company Assisting with and monitoring international relations from the Santiago office. Supervising account activities in the local branch. Reconciling business activities between worldwide offices. Preparing reports for related and partner companies worldwide. A Governmental Organization Organizing and managing international events. Supporting the sales department in order to gain new corporate associates. Carrying out research on various topics in order to fulfill other tasks.
Setting Description:
What makes Santiago unique? Sleek and sprawling, Santiago is often compared to Los Angeles—but without the gridlock! LA, after all, doesn’t have Santiago’s awe-inspiring Metro, the most extensive subway system in South America. With over 103 kilometers of track in service and many more under construction, the system’s five-lines-and-counting span nearly the entire city. As a result, the traffic jam—scourge of other Latin American megacities—will pose nary a threat to your daily routine. More than a utilitarian piece of infrastructure, the Metro is also an island of order and civility amid the hustle of the city; stations are clean and many feature works of art, trains arrive on time, and—most amazing of all—passengers even wait behind the yellow line. By the end of your time in Santiago, you too will have fallen in love!

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