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The UCEAP study center in Santiago is well connected within the community and especially good at helping UC students get internships. Internships in a variety of fields such as marketing, journalism, government, and healthcare are available. To find the best placement opportunities, do your own research as well.

Key Facts

Internships are optional.


Nearly all internships require fluency in Spanish language. The language expectation varies by placement.


No course is required, but to receive academic credit you’ll have regular meetings with an internship supervisor and a final project or paper. You will receive detailed instructions on how to get credit for your internship after you apply to the program.

  • The internship cannot replace a course
  • Pass/no pass credit


To arrange your internship, you’ll receive a list of organizations and advice. It will be up to you to find an internship provider and request an interview. You make most of the arrangements after arrival. 


Get an Award

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Scoring academic credit while learning real-world skills during an internship is just the start. After your program ends, you can apply for an award. You’ll focus on the marketable skills you gained—an ideal addition to your résumé.



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