Global Internship in Chile:
The Global Education office has partnered with UANDES International Relations Office
to place students in an unpaid two-month summer internship program. Students work five days per week and gain valuable global work experience and professional skills in various industry fields, while also earning Mason credit. Internship placements are driven by a student’s interests, area of study, internship availability, and location.
Why Intern at UANDES:
Situated on the edge of the Andes mountains, the campus of UANDES is located in the beautiful suburb of Las Condes. Approximately 40 minutes from downtown Santiago, Chile, the UANDES campus provides a breathtaking view of both the valley and mountain peaks. Housing approximately five main buildings, students enrolled at UANDES have the opportunity to work closely with faculty in all capacities. Those that opt for the internship experience can anticipate having relevant, hands-on work experience while at times assisting faculty and staff with their own longterm research. UANDES prides itself on being a close-knit community, providing support to their students (both local and international); all students that intern for the summer at UANDES can expect full support of the International Relations Office as well as from their direct internship supervisor.
Santiago is both Chile's capital city and largest city in the country. Boasting an array of historical buildings to culture centers, restaurants, and a thriving financial district, Santiago has all a "big city" has to offer and then some. Interns can look forward to exploring the big city, while having access to both the snowy mountains for winter sport activities and the coastline for aquatic adventures.
This program is open to all undergraduate students who meet the GPA requirement and who have 45 undergraduate credits completed by the start date of the program. Students from all universities are eligible to participate. Graduate students should contact the GoIntern@gmu.edu
to inquire about graduate GPA and credit requirements before enrolling in the program.
- Default Credit:
- Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship (6 credits)
- Previously, students have petitioned to obtain alternate credits in the following:
- Economics (ECON) 498: Internship (6 credits)
- Global Affairs (GLOA) 495: Global Experiential Learning (6 credits)
- Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience (6 credits)
- Government (GOVT) 480: Internship (3 credits) + Government (GOVT) 398: Study Abroad (3 credits)
- Psychology (PSYC) 327: Psychology in the Community (3 credits) + Psychology (PSYC) 461: Special Topics (3 credits)
- Communication (COMM) 399: Special Topics in Communication (3 credits) + Communication (COMM) 307: Field Study in Communication (3 credits)
Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact GoIntern@gmu.edu
for more information.
The internship component involves students working five days a week for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization.
Once accepted by the Global Education Office, students will work closely with UANDES placement officer to identify areas of interest so as to secure an internship for their summer abroad. Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program by emailing GoIntern@gmu.edu
. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience.
Internship at UANDES:
Internship placements are English-speaking. During the two-month internship program, UANDES offers student support services in-country, such as a welcome orientation, group activities, 24/7 staff support, and more. Learn more about UANDES.
Summer 2019: $6,750
Summer 2020: Coming Soon!
- Tuition for 6 credits
- Internship placement
- Homestay with a Chilean family or individual (including 2 meals per day except on weekends)
- Student ID to access all facilities on campus
- Airport pickup upon arrival
- The opportunity to participate in different cultural workshops and sports activities offered by the UANDES Students Life Department. The student can choose from a wide variety of options such as soccer, tennis, salsa, photography and flamenco.
- Fluent English/Spanish on-site support
- Cultural trips and off-campus visits
- Wi-Fi on campus
- Pre-departure Orientation
- International Emergency Insurance
- Participants must arrange their own airfare, once instructed to do so by the Mason Global Education Office.
- Some Meals
- Visa (if Applicable)
- An entry visa is not required for US citizens, but visa requirements may vary for non-US citizens. Learn more about Chilean visa requirements, here.
- Personal expenses
Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.
Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.
First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received in early March in order to confirm your enrollment in the program. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.
Final Payment: The final balance payment is due in early April. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.
Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or their VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."
For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:
GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Summer 2020 programs open: September 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Early March 2020
Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.
Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.
Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.
Personal Statement:Your personal statement is a letter given to a potential internship host along with your resume. A personal statement is your chance to describe and give examples of the skills you possess and to give a potential internship host a better idea your goals and interests. As you are writing your statement, think of your audience - your potential employer abroad.
Resume/CV: Your resume (Curriculum Vitae or CV) is given to a potential internship host along with your personal statement.
Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.
Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.
Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:
Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.
Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.
* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.
Links and Resources
Department of State
Mason University Career Services Resources
(find out how Mason Career Services may help you prepare for your internship, or how to prepare for an interview)
Mason Career and Internship Guide
Mason University Career Services Resume and Cover Letter Review Services