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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.75 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing: Homestay Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Internship
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Nutrition, Bioengineering, Business Analytics, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Communication, Computer Engineering, Economics, Education Studies, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, International Business Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Host: Global Education Office
Open to non-Mason Students: No
Program Description:
UANDES Internship

Internship Placements at University of the Andes (UANDES)

About UANDES in Santiago, Chile

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. 

About Santiago, Chile

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.  


Internship Placement Process

Students should review the two available positions for Summer 2018.

1) Research Assistant in the School of Education.pdf 

2) Student Coordinator Internship in the International Relations Department.pdf

Once reviewed, if there is a placement of interest, students should submit their application for that particular position. Final acceptance in to this program is based off of application review from first the Mason Global Education Office and second, the UANDES International Relations Office.

Required in the application are: 

  • Statement of Purpose
    • Students should write their personal statement directed towards their desired internship placement at UANDES. Please provide context as to why you feel this placement is a good fit for your personal and professional aspirations
    • Include which term offering in the summer you are applying for in the header of your personal statement. 
  • Updated Resume/CV
    • Mason students should visit with the Career Services Center to discuss ways to format resumes or CV's targeted towards an international audience
  • Passport Information

Credits Offered

Undergraduate:  The default Mason internship study abroad credit for undergraduate summer and semester programs is 6 Mason resident credits of Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship. Coursework is obtained by an online Blackboard course, taught by a Mason faculty member, during the program. If students wish to obtain internship credit other than INTS 390, students must meet with the internship coordinator or department chair in the department from which they wish to obtain the credit. Students must then communicate with the program officer to complete the necessary paperwork to approve department-specific credit.

Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following once seeking approval from the designated academic department:

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)
Integrative Studies (INTS) 490: Internship (3 credits) + Spanish (SPAN) 490: Internship in Spanish (3 credits) 

Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact the Program Officer for more information.  


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 Program Officer to inquire about graduate GPA and credit requirements before enrolling in the program.


Students will reside in a homestay during the 8-week program. Students will receive 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner) except on Saturday and Sunday. 

Visa Information

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.

Summer 2019: $3,800


Experiential Programs Administrator

Whitney Morgan
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/03/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/31/2019 07/31/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.