The most unique internship opportunity you will have. Anywhere.
These very unique international internships in Chile are located at our partner’s office in Santiago and another position in their office in Concepción. The work on these international internships in both offices is interviewing college students who are coming to the United States on the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program. This U.S. State Department program allows college students from around the world to enter the United States on a special J-1 visa and work here for 4 months. After the program, the students return to their home country and take up their classes for the new semester.
The college students coming to the U.S. on this special program need to be interviewed before coming here. Your job on this internship is not only to interview college students about the program, but also evaluate their level of English. Interviews may take place on a college campus or in one of our offices in Chile. Interns may be asked to answer the phone, help staff with their English and some clerical work.
You will live in an apartment, and the rent will be paid for you. While accommodation is free to you, meals and other living expenses are not covered.
There are positions open for 3 interns. We place 3 interns in the office in Santiago and 1 in Concepción. Please click the Fine Print tab to look at dates and placements.
A glance through the downtown blocks of Santiago reveals a mighty circle of mountains – the snowcapped Andean peaks to the east, and a smaller coastal range to the west. Chileans consider Concepción a socialist hotbed – mainly because of the intellectual influences of its dozen or so universities. You can’t go wrong in either location.
Do you enjoy asking people a lot of questions? Do you like being the interviewer rather than the interviewee? How about living and working in a country where the adventure is what happens on the way to having an adventure. This is one of the most unique internships you will ever find, open to a very few people each year. If you like spending time with college students and talking about what it’s really like to live and work in the United States … you’ve landed on the best internship you will find.
Gain professional experience in your field while interning in Chile. Get an edge on your resume with this international experience. Network and make connections with professionals in your industry from all over the world.
- 3 months is the minimum commitment.
Please note there is a $650 deposit in addition to the fee above. Upon successful completion of the internship (and leaving your homestay the way you found it), you will receive the full deposit back either in local currency or in U.S. funds. This deposit is paid when you arrive in Chile.
The Chilean government charges an “entrance” fee payable upon arrival into Chile. Currently, the fee is US$132 paid in US currency or by credit card.
GeoVisions needs an intern in each office in Santiago and Concepción for three-months.
Each office will provide a homestay for you. You will have the opportunity to live with a Chilean family and experience the culture.
Placement is based on a successful Skype interview with the office manager in each office in Chile.
- Internship & Free housing.
- Legally work in Chile.
- If you are asked to travel in Chile as part of your job, your travel expenses are paid.
- Tip the advantage to you by enhancing your resume with this paid Internship.
- This Internship is available only to native English speakers from the U.S. You need to have a minimum of two-years of college, be in good health and be able to travel. The ideal candidate is 23-29 years of age. Please check with GeoVisions about availability. Placements are for 3 months.
- You may pre-enroll in to hold your spot for 2017. This internship fills up each year.
Internship Duties and Responsibilities Include
- Work in the office in Santiago and Concepción helping office staff with their English and performing clerical duties.
- Contact university representatives provided to set up a meeting or give a speech to students on campus coming to a session for more information about the J-1 Visa Summer Work and Travel program.
- Contact students and offer them assistance (this can be done in English).
- Conduct verbal English tests for each student.
- Provide assistance to students when needed.
- Assist staff with interview forms.
- Travel if needed to interview Chilean college students who are coming to the U.S. on the J-1 Visa Work and Travel program. Interviews are for language ability and suitability of the program. Interns have, in the past, traveled to Talca, Rancagua and Vina del Mar. Be advised that no additional travel is promised. It all depends on enrollments.
- Manage your own personal expenses (telephone bills, clothing, entertainment and spending money.)
- Be available to work some evenings and weekends.
What You Get For The Placement Fee
- Your in-country orientation by office staff.
- An experienced U.S. based GeoVisions Program Manager who will serve as your coordinator and liaison with our in-country staff in Chile.
- An internship that provides your accommodation in Chile.
- In-country basic language assistance.
- If you are asked to travel to interview college students, all travel expenses are covered.
- Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
- Extensive medical, accident and dental insurance along with emergency evacuation insurance, for US citizens.
- Important documents, including in-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
- A toll-free 24-hour emergency hotline in the U.S.
- Premium online membership at the ESL-Lounge.
1 Placement available March 1st through May 31.
1 Placement available June 1st through August 31.
1 Placement available September 1st through November 30.
1 Placement available September 1st through November 30
9am – 7pm with a lunch break from 1:30-3:00 (Mon-Fri). Sat. 10-2.
Included before you begin your duties.
Intermediate Spanish at a minimum. Your Skype interview will be conducted in both English and Spanish.
Available for additional fee. But working in an office, you will have ample opportunity to improve your Spanish.
23-29 years of age.
Santiago and Concepción.
$100 for your work visa, which is not included.
Your continued good health and your safety are paramount to GeoVisions. Access to medical treatment keeps you safe, healthy and participating on the program.
Extensive medical and accident insurance is included for US citizens as long as you are on the program. Under the current insurance laws in the United States, we are unable to insure participants outside the US on our policy. However, if you live outside the US we hope you will still participate with us. You will need to scan your proof of insurance and send it to us.
Yeah. We know. These laws make no sense to us either.
You will be met at the airport by a staff member from the office.
Included with host families.
Breakfast and dinner while at the host family.