apply now8-week Fixed Date Internship Program
MINIMUM AGE: 18 (and high school graduate)
LANGUAGE OF INTERNSHIP: Spanish or English; one year of high school Spanish or the equivalent is recommended
ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Gap students participating in the fixed date internship program in Santiago can participate in one or more of the four available start dates (see list below). Placements are available in a wide variety of areas; for more information, see the 'Placements' tab.
DATES & PRICES: Summer 1, 2017 May 31, 2017 - July 29, 2017 $5,250
  Summer 2, 2017 June 21, 2017 - August 19, 2017 $5,250
  Spring 2018 January 10, 2018 - March 10, 2018 $5,250
  Fall 2018 September 12, 2018 - November 10, 2018 $5,400
  Spring 2019 January 16, 2019 - March 1, 2019 $5,400


Chile’s tremendous range covers a hugely diverse array of landscapes, from the desolate moonscape of Chile’s Atacama Desert, to the fertile vineyards of the Central Valley, to the lush rainforests of the Lake District, down to the magnificent glaciers and peaks of Patagonia — not to mention more than 3,000 miles of coastline and Easter Island. It’s truly mind-boggling to think of how many different experiences one can have in this diverse South American nation.

Santiago, the capital and the largest city in Chile, was founded in 1541. It is home to over a third of Chileans and is the commercial and political center of Chile. With a vast public transportation system, a growing economy, top universities, it is one of South American most modern, safe, and thriving cities.

Santiago offers a diverse range of cultural attractions, including eclectic neighborhoods, museums, shopping, restaurants, and cafes. European influences can be seen in the neoclassical architecture, city parks, and cuisine. Museo de Historia National, Museo National de Bellas Artes, Cerro de San Cristobal, and barrio Bella Vista are just a few of the sights to see.

Centrally located in Chile, Santiago makes a great starting point for visiting other parts of Chile. On the weekends, you can find yourself hiking in Patagonia, walking beautiful coastal beach areas, skiing in the Andes, or touring world-class vineyards in Mendoza.

Why Intern in Santiago?

  • English-and-Spanish speaking internships
  • Internships in a wide range of fields
  • Home to multinational corporation regional headquarters
  • Largest city and capital of Chile
  • Numerous museums, theaters, and restaurants
  • Vineyards, beaches, and mountains nearby for weekend trips

Earn College Credit

API has partnered with the Center for International Programs at Siena College to offer students the opportunity to earn academic credit for the 8-Week Fixed Date Internship Program. Siena College is a private liberal arts college located in Loudonville, NY. Throughout the program, students will be in contact with a Siena College professor and will be given various assignments to complete in conjunction with the internship placement. At the end of the program, an official Siena College transcript will be issued to the student.

  • Course: BUDV781 – Global Career Development Internship
  • Credit: 6 credit hours issued as a letter grade
  • Tuition: $500

Course description: This course explores the role of culture and international work experience in shaping students personally and professionally for their future careers. Through assignments and reflection exercises, students will learn about global communication, competence, cultural understanding, and soft skills gained through the challenges and opportunities of living and working abroad. The course encourages students to integrate their academic coursework with their work experiences, career development goals, and their personal skills and values.

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