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Complete an internship with an international organization to differentiate your resume, earn essential skills that employers value, and grow your professional network with the API Global Internship program. Full-time internships will require a commitment of 32 hours a week.

API’s global internship programming will support your success and engage you in activities designed to refine specific skills, our on-site staff will orient you to the international workplace culture, and guide you through in-person and virtual cultural workshops as well as local visits. Capstone your experience by earning a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, e-portfolio, personal websites, digital resumes and more.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

Customized Internship Placement and Advising

On Site Services

Airport Reception

Quality Housing

Workplace and Culture Orientation

Resident Directors/Coordinators

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Experiential Programs

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

Academic Credit and Transcript (for an additional fee)

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A. (3.0 for STEM placements)
  • Cover Letter
  • Two Letters of Reference
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Résumé/C.V.
  • University Approval Form (if applicable)
  • Advising session
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Sep 2, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 $5,250 Apr 1, 2021 May 31, 2021
Fall Sep 2, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021 $6,150 Apr 1, 2021 May 31, 2021
Fall Sep 2, 2021 - Nov 27, 2021 $7,050 Apr 1, 2021 May 31, 2021
Summer 1 May 20, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022 $6,250 Feb 1, 2022 Apr 20, 2022
Summer 2 Jun 3, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022 $6,250 Feb 15, 2022 May 4, 2022
Summer 3 Jun 17, 2022 - Aug 14, 2022 $6,250 Mar 1, 2022 May 18, 2022
  • Application deadline is 4 months prior to the intended start date
  • You will arrive 3-4 days before the internship placement begins
  • You have the option to complete an 8, 10 or 12-week internship in most sites during the academic year
  • All summer internship sessions are 8 weeks only
  • Dates are subject to change
  • Participants who wish to earn academic credit from one of API’s School of Record will incur an additional fee.*

*Participants who complete their internship in Spanish (in a Spanish-speaking country) may opt to earn academic credit (3 US semester credits) through Universidad de Congreso for an additional fee of $600. In order to receive credit in Spanish for the internship, participants must: 1) be interning in a Spanish-speaking country; 2) be completing the internship 100% in Spanish; 3) have taken at least 2 Spanish classes at the 300 level or above, or demonstrate written and oral proficiency at the equivalent level.

API has also partnered with Nichols College to offer academic credit for some API Global Internship programs (conducted in English) for an additional fee of $750. Students will receive an official Nichols College transcript at the conclusion of the program. Nichols College may require a minimum enrollment of students in order to award academic credit.

What You’ll Study

CREDIT OPTIONS - Up to 6 semester credits available on some internship programs for an additional fee.

API international internships provide unique opportunities for participants to explore and cultivate their future career path through a high-quality, customized, credit-bearing placement in several exciting fields and destinations. API internship programs encompass a number of career development and cultural resources to help participants maximize their personal and professional development.

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    Laura Bahamonde

    Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

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    Alejandra Rojas

    Alejandra Rojas will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

SAMPLE PLACEMENTS

Below are a couple of sample placements that past participants have completed in Chile. More information on placement options can be found in the lists below.

NGO Internship

This internship takes place at an NGO specializing in policy-oriented research in Latin America. Internship duties include developing proposals and building strategies with partners in order to influence government policy.

Social Services Internship

This internship is at an NGO that develops social programs for helping needy residents (particularly women and children). It provides food, housing, educational and artistic activities. The intern may help participate in workshops about domestic violence, women’s empowerment, or fine art workshops pertaining to theater and literature.

Marketing/Hospitality Internship

This internship is offered through a local hotel seeking to improve their ability to interact with English-speaking tourists. Internship duties include creating marketing materials to promote the hotel as a conference venue to international companies, writing and editing for the English version of the website and guest brochures, creating content for the hotel's social media accounts, and creating a guest satisfaction survey in English.

Advertising, Communications, and Journalism Placements

Those seeking careers in advertising, communications, and journalism are well suited for global work experience. Many advertising companies work with global clients and journalism often is international in scope. Having a global perspective in these fields is an asset, so stand out with an international internship experience! Example intern duties might include client relationships, copywriting, editing, writing, creative, event management, social media management, website content development, branding, press releases, filming, and communication strategy.

Common Internships:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Copy Writing
  • Event Management
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media

Language of Instruction: English   

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management Placements

In a world where borders are increasingly fluid, it is imperative that business leaders of the future recognize how to navigate global challenges through cultural understanding, market knowledge, and cross-cultural communication skills. Because many companies have international operations or clients overseas, global skills and experience are often a prerequisite. Real world international work experience such as an international business, entrepreneurship, or management internship can also open up employment opportunities in a competitive job market. Example intern duties might include administration, developing a marketing strategy, creating proposals, budgeting, analyzing data, client relationship management, research, and presentations.

Common Internships:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Business Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Analyst
  • International Trade
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Startups

Language of Instruction: English   

Education Placements

Bringing global awareness and understanding into the classroom can add to the educational experience that you offer future students. That is why more and more teaching students look to complete part of their qualifying practicums abroad through an education internship. There are many international schools abroad that will host interns in their classroom or administrative offices. Example intern duties might include lesson planning, one-on-one tutoring, teaching, classroom management, meetings, and administrative support to the supervising teacher.

Common Internships:

  • Preschool Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Education Administration
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

Teaching and education related applicants may need to be flexible with destination and program dates as school academic calendars abroad vary greatly by location. Most destinations in the northern hemisphere have a similar calendar and experience extended summer breaks during May, June, July, and August making placements limited during this time. The Southern Hemisphere locations are a great alternative during this time of year as this is their winter months.

Language of Instruction: English   

Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Placements

Those looking for careers in hospitality, recreation, and tourism need to be able to work with a broad spectrum of customers from all parts of the world. What better way to prepare for your future career than participating in an international internship with a hotel, spa, resort, or restaurant in one of the world’s key international travel destinations? Example intern duties might include creating tour packages, developing marketing, strategy, hotel management, client services, sales, cooking, event planning, vendor relations, activity coordination, food and beverage management, catering and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Culinary
  • Event Planning
  • Hotel Management
  • Resorts
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sales
  • Tourism Marketing

Language of Instruction: English   

NGO Placements

Make a difference during your international experience through an internship with a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to support communities, solve global issues, or assist the disadvantaged while gaining valuable career skills at the same time. Example intern duties might include advocating for social justice issues, assisting with community development, educating on healthcare access, planning and facilitating fundraising events, and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Advocacy
  • Charities
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Family Planning
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • International Development
  • Social Welfare

Language of Instruction: English   

Advertising, Communications, and Journalism Placements

Those seeking careers in advertising, communications, and journalism are well suited for global work experience. Many advertising companies work with global clients and journalism often is international in scope. Having a global perspective in these fields is an asset, so stand out with an international internship experience! Example intern duties might include client relationships, copywriting, editing, writing, creative, event management, social media management, website content development, branding, press releases, filming, and communication strategy.

Common Internships:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Copy Writing
  • Event Management
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media

Language of Instruction: English   

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management Placements

In a world where borders are increasingly fluid, it is imperative that business leaders of the future recognize how to navigate global challenges through cultural understanding, market knowledge, and cross-cultural communication skills. Because many companies have international operations or clients overseas, global skills and experience are often a prerequisite. Real world international work experience such as an international business, entrepreneurship, or management internship can also open up employment opportunities in a competitive job market. Example intern duties might include administration, developing a marketing strategy, creating proposals, budgeting, analyzing data, client relationship management, research, and presentations.

Common Internships:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Business Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Analyst
  • International Trade
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Startups

Language of Instruction: English   

Education Placements

Bringing global awareness and understanding into the classroom can add to the educational experience that you offer future students. That is why more and more teaching students look to complete part of their qualifying practicums abroad through an education internship. There are many international schools abroad that will host interns in their classroom or administrative offices. Example intern duties might include lesson planning, one-on-one tutoring, teaching, classroom management, meetings, and administrative support to the supervising teacher.

Common Internships:

  • Preschool Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Education Administration
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

Teaching and education related applicants may need to be flexible with destination and program dates as school academic calendars abroad vary greatly by location. Most destinations in the northern hemisphere have a similar calendar and experience extended summer breaks during May, June, July, and August making placements limited during this time. The Southern Hemisphere locations are a great alternative during this time of year as this is their winter months.

Language of Instruction: English   

Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Placements

Those looking for careers in hospitality, recreation, and tourism need to be able to work with a broad spectrum of customers from all parts of the world. What better way to prepare for your future career than participating in an international internship with a hotel, spa, resort, or restaurant in one of the world’s key international travel destinations? Example intern duties might include creating tour packages, developing marketing, strategy, hotel management, client services, sales, cooking, event planning, vendor relations, activity coordination, food and beverage management, catering and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Culinary
  • Event Planning
  • Hotel Management
  • Resorts
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sales
  • Tourism Marketing

Language of Instruction: English   

NGO Placements

Make a difference during your international experience through an internship with a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to support communities, solve global issues, or assist the disadvantaged while gaining valuable career skills at the same time. Example intern duties might include advocating for social justice issues, assisting with community development, educating on healthcare access, planning and facilitating fundraising events, and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Advocacy
  • Charities
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Family Planning
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • International Development
  • Social Welfare

Language of Instruction: English   

Advertising, Communications, and Journalism Placements

Those seeking careers in advertising, communications, and journalism are well suited for global work experience. Many advertising companies work with global clients and journalism often is international in scope. Having a global perspective in these fields is an asset, so stand out with an international internship experience! Example intern duties might include client relationships, copywriting, editing, writing, creative, event management, social media management, website content development, branding, press releases, filming, and communication strategy.

Common Internships:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Copy Writing
  • Event Management
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media

Language of Instruction: English   

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management Placements

In a world where borders are increasingly fluid, it is imperative that business leaders of the future recognize how to navigate global challenges through cultural understanding, market knowledge, and cross-cultural communication skills. Because many companies have international operations or clients overseas, global skills and experience are often a prerequisite. Real world international work experience such as an international business, entrepreneurship, or management internship can also open up employment opportunities in a competitive job market. Example intern duties might include administration, developing a marketing strategy, creating proposals, budgeting, analyzing data, client relationship management, research, and presentations.

Common Internships:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Business Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Analyst
  • International Trade
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Startups

Language of Instruction: English   

Education Placements

Bringing global awareness and understanding into the classroom can add to the educational experience that you offer future students. That is why more and more teaching students look to complete part of their qualifying practicums abroad through an education internship. There are many international schools abroad that will host interns in their classroom or administrative offices. Example intern duties might include lesson planning, one-on-one tutoring, teaching, classroom management, meetings, and administrative support to the supervising teacher.

Common Internships:

  • Preschool Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Education Administration
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

Teaching and education related applicants may need to be flexible with destination and program dates as school academic calendars abroad vary greatly by location. Most destinations in the northern hemisphere have a similar calendar and experience extended summer breaks during May, June, July, and August making placements limited during this time. The Southern Hemisphere locations are a great alternative during this time of year as this is their winter months.

Language of Instruction: English   

Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Placements

Those looking for careers in hospitality, recreation, and tourism need to be able to work with a broad spectrum of customers from all parts of the world. What better way to prepare for your future career than participating in an international internship with a hotel, spa, resort, or restaurant in one of the world’s key international travel destinations? Example intern duties might include creating tour packages, developing marketing, strategy, hotel management, client services, sales, cooking, event planning, vendor relations, activity coordination, food and beverage management, catering and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Culinary
  • Event Planning
  • Hotel Management
  • Resorts
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sales
  • Tourism Marketing

Language of Instruction: English   

NGO Placements

Make a difference during your international experience through an internship with a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to support communities, solve global issues, or assist the disadvantaged while gaining valuable career skills at the same time. Example intern duties might include advocating for social justice issues, assisting with community development, educating on healthcare access, planning and facilitating fundraising events, and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Advocacy
  • Charities
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Family Planning
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • International Development
  • Social Welfare

Language of Instruction: English   

Advertising, Communications, and Journalism Placements

Those seeking careers in advertising, communications, and journalism are well suited for global work experience. Many advertising companies work with global clients and journalism often is international in scope. Having a global perspective in these fields is an asset, so stand out with an international internship experience! Example intern duties might include client relationships, copywriting, editing, writing, creative, event management, social media management, website content development, branding, press releases, filming, and communication strategy.

Common Internships:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Copy Writing
  • Event Management
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media

Language of Instruction: English   

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Management Placements

In a world where borders are increasingly fluid, it is imperative that business leaders of the future recognize how to navigate global challenges through cultural understanding, market knowledge, and cross-cultural communication skills. Because many companies have international operations or clients overseas, global skills and experience are often a prerequisite. Real world international work experience such as an international business, entrepreneurship, or management internship can also open up employment opportunities in a competitive job market. Example intern duties might include administration, developing a marketing strategy, creating proposals, budgeting, analyzing data, client relationship management, research, and presentations.

Common Internships:

  • Business Administration
  • Business Development
  • Business Operations
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Analyst
  • International Trade
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Startups

Language of Instruction: English   

Education Placements

Bringing global awareness and understanding into the classroom can add to the educational experience that you offer future students. That is why more and more teaching students look to complete part of their qualifying practicums abroad through an education internship. There are many international schools abroad that will host interns in their classroom or administrative offices. Example intern duties might include lesson planning, one-on-one tutoring, teaching, classroom management, meetings, and administrative support to the supervising teacher.

Common Internships:

  • Preschool Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Education Administration
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

Teaching and education related applicants may need to be flexible with destination and program dates as school academic calendars abroad vary greatly by location. Most destinations in the northern hemisphere have a similar calendar and experience extended summer breaks during May, June, July, and August making placements limited during this time. The Southern Hemisphere locations are a great alternative during this time of year as this is their winter months.

Language of Instruction: English   

Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism Placements

Those looking for careers in hospitality, recreation, and tourism need to be able to work with a broad spectrum of customers from all parts of the world. What better way to prepare for your future career than participating in an international internship with a hotel, spa, resort, or restaurant in one of the world’s key international travel destinations? Example intern duties might include creating tour packages, developing marketing, strategy, hotel management, client services, sales, cooking, event planning, vendor relations, activity coordination, food and beverage management, catering and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Culinary
  • Event Planning
  • Hotel Management
  • Resorts
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sales
  • Tourism Marketing

Language of Instruction: English   

NGO Placements

Make a difference during your international experience through an internship with a non-governmental organization (NGO) working to support communities, solve global issues, or assist the disadvantaged while gaining valuable career skills at the same time. Example intern duties might include advocating for social justice issues, assisting with community development, educating on healthcare access, planning and facilitating fundraising events, and administration.

Common Internships:

  • Advocacy
  • Charities
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Family Planning
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • International Development
  • Social Welfare

Language of Instruction: English   

Highlights
  • Customized internship placements
  • Workplace and Culture Orientation
  • Career Development Badge

All API internship programs include safe and secure housing in the cost of the program fee. Housing types and amenities will vary by location. Participants in Valparaíso will have the opportunity of living with a host family.

Internship participants should expect the accommodation to be centrally located and easily accessible to public transportation. Each participant’s commute will vary, as internship placements are located in different areas in each location. Average commute times range from 30 minutes up to an hour. Participants will receive their confirmed housing assignment approximately three weeks prior to departure.

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