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  • Locations: Santiago, Chile
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: NC State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish NC State Students Only: Yes
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group
High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Internship Opportunities Duration: Short Term
Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:
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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Chile's allure can be attributed to many factors, not limited to incredible topography (mountains and beaches are equally accessible), a rich literary and cultural heritage, and the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen! Throughout the country, there are all kinds of topographical and natural treasures from the city parks in Santiago to the beaches, ski resorts, vineyards, deserts, and mountains to the stunning mountains of Patagonia. These natural wonders combined with Chile's rapidly growing and strong economy, make Chile an exciting place.

ACADEMICS
Students are placed in a custom-matched internship aligned with their career goals, major, and experience.  Participants in all career fields can intern in Santiago with a great demand for Engineering, Business and Marketing, Communications and Journalism, Environmental Studies, and Hospitality and Tourism interns. While internships are available in English, interning in Santiago offers the opportunity to practice professional Spanish language skills as well as support development and research in both social and environmental causes. 

Courses

  • USC 202: Career Exploration and Development (2 credits)
    USC 298: Special Topics, Internship (6 credits)

NC State Program Cost

  • $7,550
  • See Budget Sheet for total estimated cost of attendance

Program Dates

  • May 22 - July 20, 2019

Locations

  • Santiago, Chile

Contact

  • Marcy Bullock, mbullock@ncsu.edu

Eligibility

  • 2.0+ GPA
  • Not on active disciplinary probation
  • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
HOUSING
Interns will have the option of a local homestay which includes three meals daily and weekly laundry or a shared apartment/student residence (meals/laundry not included). Students who have some Spanish proficiency or who are interested in Spanish language acquisition are encouraged to stay in a homestay.

SAMPLE INTERNSHIPS

Agriculture
Agribusiness and Real Estate
Take part in positioning Chile as an attractive country for foreign investors who seek to diversify their investments! Past interns have helped to identify economic groups (e.g., agricultural funds, pension funds, private equity firms) interested in investing in conservation and productive land, the purchase of agribusiness companies, and the purchase of fruit, collaborate directly with partners throughout the entire investment process and assist with various business development and real-estate related projects. Past placements include: R&S Agro Inmobiliario

Engineering
Engineering and Architectural Firm
Intern at a technology development company that provides comprehensive engineering in the fields of buildings, hospitals, industrial structures and infrastructure. Undertake a structural engineering project for the duration of the internship experience or work as part of a team on several projects.

Mechanical Engineering
Intern with an international company with a history of providing excellent service in different segments of the construction industry or with a leading company in developing solutions to plastic for industries with a commitment to environmental protection under a policy of sustainable development.

Business Engineering
Intern will carry out project related to exploration and successful market penetration by foreign entrepreneurs, possibly organizing international conferences, preparing market research on various topics, participating in fairs, and handling logistics, among other projects.

Electrical Engineering
The objective is to promote the development and generation of electrical energy in Chile, based on the principles of sustainability, reliability, and competitiveness as well as contribute to the discussion on energy generation and composition, contributing to the welfare of all Chileans.

Chemical Engineering
Utilize chemical engineering skills to help grow the world's food, enabling new innovations in pharmaceutical delivery, enhancing foods and beverages, contributing to a more sustainable energy supply and advancing the manufacture of hundreds of essential products.

Civil Engineering
Participate in the design, construction, supply, equipment, installation, and commissioning of project systems in areas of sewage, industrial wastewater, and odor treatment with a strong commitment to society and the environment.

Structural Engineering
Intern with a company focused on generating high quality and long lasting paving solutions, optimizing the use of resources and caring for environmental sustainability in its processes.

Computer Engineering
Help support an international company recognized as a leader in the design and implementation of IT solutions and services supporting the business processes of major companies in South America, utilizing IT or engineering background and skills.

Bioengineering
Intern with a cutting-edge research center focusing on the investigation of key themes of modern biotechnology and bioengineering, including important applications in industry. Among internship objectives are the development of practical applications where Chile has significant comparative advantages.

Seismic Protection Technologies
Intern with a technology development and structural engineering company that provides comprehensive engineering and seismic protection solutions for buildings, hospitals, industrial structures, and life lines.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Collaborate on research projects that focus on import decisions and logistics at a pharmaceutical company or a Chilean energy and forestry company on fuel products engineering. Responsibilities can vary greatly depending on the type of company.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Anthropology and Forensic Science
Intern at a government agency and shadow and support a team of doctors, anthropologists, dental specialists, psychologists, photographers and lawyers who determine the cause of death for victims of human rights issues, violent crimes, or natural disasters. Responsibilities may include conducting procedures with bone material, participating in on-site cases and/or excavations, assisting with autopsies and forensic anthropological procedures, and taking part in meetings to define protocols and proposals for specific forensic cases. Past placements include: Servicio Médico Legal de Chile.

Shelter and Public Health Training
Gain experience at a variety of non-profit organization that provide services ranging from providing housing and basic medical training for HIV/AIDS positive children and their parents to providing housing and services to at-risk youth. Responsibilities could include assisting with training on AIDS prevention and general health issues, providing social support for families and identifying international funding sources.

At-Risk Children's Organization
Work with an organization who recruits, trains and organizes volunteers to accomplish the mission of fostering positive development of children at social risk in Chile. The intern may be tasked with overseeing and managing the implementation of programs and materials, communicating with international volunteers responsibilities and aiding in the recruitment process, leading and coordinating activities, and presenting analyses and reports to the committee.

Addiction and Recovery
Work at a residential rehab clinic treating alcohol and drug addiction which serves low income addicts living in high social risks areas of the country whose aim is to help patients recover through an intensive, personalized program that combines medical treatment and complementary therapies. This drug rehabilitation centers lead individual patients to go from fearful, self-centered addicts into loving, focused persons who can live healthy and productive lives.

Videography and Photography Journalism
Work with a team covering local events by producing video content and photographs with written content for publication. Work may be published online, in magazines, blogs, and/or aired on television.

Journalism for English-Language Publication
Work in a multilingual firm that promotes Chile through various English language platforms or promote local magazines to Spanish departments at US universities. Assist with a variety of responsibilities such as blogging, writing articles, attending press conferences and editing and designing publications for release. 

Health

Shelter and Public Health Training
Gain experience at a variety of non-profit organization that provide services ranging from providing housing and basic medical training for HIV/AIDS positive children and their parents to providing housing and services to at-risk youth. Responsibilities could include assisting with training on AIDS prevention and general health issues, providing social support for families and identifying international funding sources.

Health Education
Assist an organization that that finds and supports programs to improve the health and well-being of sick children from a full spectrum of needs including physical, emotional, and psychological. Interns may prepare educational materials and talks for patients families, and conduct training on cancer care for family members.

Physical Therapy
Intern at a physical therapy clinic and gain a better understanding of a career in physical therapy from a uniquely Chilean perspective! Responsibilities may include shadowing a group of physical therapists in a clinical setting, assisting physical therapists in their daily tasks and duties, participating in weekly staff meetings to discuss specific pathologies and determine each patient's treatment plan in an effort to address specific health concerns. Past placements include: MEDS.

Addiction and Recovery
Work at a residential rehab clinic treating alcohol and drug addiction which serves low income addicts living in high social risks areas of the country whose aim is to help patients recover through an intensive, personalized program that combines medical treatment and complementary therapies. This drug rehabilitation centers lead individual patients to go from fearful, self-centered addicts into loving, focused persons who can live healthy and productive lives.

Art Therapy
Interns can develop their own plans and design activities and strategies to provide support to patients through art therapy in arts, music, story telling, etc. at a children hospital.

Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Environmental Non-Profit Organization
Work with local communities at a large and small non-profits which focus their efforts on protecting the ecology of the Chilean Patagonia and the country as a whole. Assist with developing marketing material, web content, graphics, presentations and storytelling.

Events Management for a Green Organization
Intern with an organization that applies green production technologies and re-training programs to create environmental awareness among Chileans, promoting education in this field and the creation of “puntos limpios," or recycling stations, all over the country. The intern may assist in the development of green initiatives by contacting representatives and assisting with obtaining and organizing the representation of "green" events in Chile. Past placements include: Recycla

Renewable Energy
Interns will choose a project to collaborate on which may include feasibility studies of bio-gas generation by seaweed or studies of waste to energy conversion, among others, to assess environmental impacts and the potential generation of energy. Intern may assist in designing devices to recover and recycle materials in local communities, designing reactors to produce energy using seaweed for local communities, or designing of combustion devices.

Environmental Architecture
Work with local environmental laws to research opportunities and develop ground and technical work. Ground work may be related to finding and measuring urban spaces which may be presented to municipalities and community leaders and analyzing economic scenarios of findings

Hospitality, Events and Tourism
Cultural Tourism
Gain experience promoting and developing entrepreneurship in communities with limited resources through a transfer of innovative tools and methodologies. Assist with community projects and promote sustainable cultural tourism for young professionals.

Events Management for a Green Organization
Intern with an organization that applies green production technologies and re-training programs to create environmental awareness among Chileans, promoting education in this field and the creation of “puntos limpios," or recycling stations, all over the country. The intern may assist in the development of green initiatives by contacting representatives and assisting with obtaining and organizing the representation of "green" events in Chile. Past placements include: Recycla

Ecotourism and Responsible Travel
Intern with a small eco-tourism company that aims to give back to local communities while helping clients discover Chile through various travel options, all focusing on Chile's people and natural wonders. Past interns have focused on tourism development, business management, and fieldwork.

Sciences and Math

Anthropology and Forensic Science
Intern at a government agency and shadow and support a team of doctors, anthropologists, dental specialists, psychologists, photographers and lawyers who determine the cause of death for victims of human rights issues, violent crimes, or natural disasters. Responsibilities may include conducting procedures with bone material, participating in on-site cases and/or excavations, assisting with autopsies and forensic anthropological procedures, and taking part in meetings to define protocols and proposals for specific forensic cases. Past placements include: Servicio Médico Legal de Chile.

Physics Research
Work on a project in co-evolving networks by studying contagion dynamics by working with a team to use both real networks as well as simulations to study dynamical features. The intern will work with programs to calculate network measures and to implement numerical simulations. *Please note research projects are constantly changing

Sport and Exercise Science

Sports Marketing
The intern is expected to prepare and present a comprehensive comparison between professional soccer in the US and in Chile, including statistics, business models, and finances. The intern will aid in marketing strategies and products successfully used in the US and create strategies for implemented in Chile.

Physical Therapy
Intern at a physical therapy clinic and gain a better understanding of a career in physical therapy from a uniquely Chilean perspective! Responsibilities may include shadowing a group of physical therapists in a clinical setting, assisting physical therapists in their daily tasks and duties, participating in weekly staff meetings to discuss specific pathologies and determine each patient's treatment plan in an effort to address specific health concerns. Past placements include: MEDS.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 01/31/2019
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Rolling Admission 05/22/2019 07/20/2019

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This program is currently not accepting applications.