Internship In Chile

Overview

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.

Fee

$999 for three months.

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.

Visa

$100 for your work visa, which is not included.

Start Dates

2 month minimum, 3 month maximum. This project is available anytime during the year.

Eligibility

  • <b>2018
    Santiago</b>
    1 Placement available March 1st through May 31.
    1 Placement available June 1st through August 31.
    1 Placement available September 1st through November 30.

    <b>Concepción</b>
    1 Placement available September 1st through November 30

Costs

$999

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.

Benefits

  • 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 2018.  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.

Application Process

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FAQ

Please call us on +1 (203) 453-5838 if you have questions.

We are asked the same questions each day, so we hope this page of Frequently Asked Questions will be helpful to you. Anyone in our office can answer your questions anytime you call. We want you to made informed decisions and we will be happy to talk to you anytime.

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Here are a handful of photos to give you a sense of this program.

You can also find more photos, stories, and video through our Facebook Page, Instagram and YouTube channels and our Blog.

As you view more photos and video, consider the program benefits. A second home with new friends, becoming more independent and confident, improving your French since you're now living as a local and helping your host family realize their goals of speaking English. Add an international reference to your resume which helps with future job applications because of your experience tutoring English to a family in France and you're ahead of the game.