IIP Internships in Chile
IIP offers two types of summer international internships: IIP Placements and IIP-IN Programs.
IIP Placements: When you apply to an IIP Placement, you are applying to work at a specific organization within the parameters of the work responsibilities described on our website by the employer and past interns. Therefore, your personal statement should address why you are interested in that specific organization/placement.
IIP-IN Programs: IIP-IN Programs are our new internship programs managed by in-country providers. Each IIP-IN program offers placements in various areas of interest. When you apply to an IIP-IN program, you will not know which organization you will be paired with or the specific work responsibilities. Your personal statement should instead address why you want to work in that country, and in a general area of interest (listed under each IIP-IN description). You will then be interviewed by the in-country staff, and based on that conversation with you, they will find a placement that matches your skills and customize it to your interests.
IIP Placements and IIP-IN Programs both lead to internships in specific organizations abroad.
Please note that IIP internships need to be 8 consecutive weeks. The dates will be agreed upon by you and your employer.
IIP Placements in Chile
Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
Location: Santiago and San Pedro de Atacama (Chile)
About: The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international astronomy facility, is a partnership of Europe, North America and East Asia in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. ALMA is a worldwide project; the synthesis of early visions of astronomers in its three partner communities: Europe, North America and Japan. ALMA is a fusion of ideas, with its roots in three astronomical projects: the Millimeter Array (MMA) of the United States, the Large Southern Array (LSA) of Europe, and the Large Millimeter Array (LMA) of Japan. The data produced during an ALMA observing run, as well as their calibrations, will be stored in the ALMA Archive. All ALMA scientific data will be subjected to a proprietary period of one year since the date when they were distributed to the Principal Investigator. After the proprietary period, the data will become public and any investigator can retrieve them by means of an archive request. Two placements have been created for IIP interns.
Intern responsibilities: ALMA has as part of its central weather station many sensors: temperature, pressure, wind speed/direction, humidity plus specialized ones (a stand alone water vapor radiometer, a seismometer and an oxygen monitor). The oxygen monitor is a device that measures the column density of O2 overhead and turns that into various data streams every hour most notably a temperature profile. ALMA plans to start incorporating this data stream into ALAM data sets but before during that, the proper functionality of the device needs to be verified. The IIP interns will have the opportunity to work with ALMA astronomers and help participate/ lead through: relocating the Oxygen Sounder to the Central Weather Station, verifying the data acquisition/functionality, performing the regular preventive maintenance, deriving the temperature profiles according to the manual and by developing script to automatically visualize data on the ALMA weather page, (http://weather.aiv.alma.cl).
Qualifications: Coding abilities in Python would be an asset, as would an interest and knowledge in astronomy.
View a PowerPoint (.pdf) by a past IIP intern:
|For UPDATED Information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here: Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)|
Locations: Santiago, Temuco, Antofagasta, Puerto Varas, and Concepcion, Chile
Endeavor transforms emerging countries by establishing high-impact entrepreneurship as the leading force for sustainable economic development. At Endeavor Chile, we search & select for high-impact entrepreneurs and then support them with services to improve their business models, expand their networks, and catalyze sustainable growth. IIP interns will have the opportunity to support the Search & Selection, Entrepreneur Services, Outreach, or Metrics Analysis team at one of the Endeavor offices. A detailed description of each position area is available in the IIP office. Endeavor Chile also spearheading an education initiative called “Aprendimiento”. The “Aprendimiento” program aspires to promote a culture of entrepreneurship within Chile by sponsoring programs that inspire and empower students to become responsible global citizens. The program supports IIP interns by fostering entrepreneurial values such as leadership, creativity, taking initiative, thinking “outside the box”, and trustworthiness. The IIP interns will learn to leverage their entrepreneurial spirit, identify opportunities for their future, and prepare for their future. IIP candidates interested in working on the education initiative would be staffed at the Puerto Varas office. This IIP placement is an ideal opportunity for IIP candidates with interests in entrepreneurship and Latin America. Skills and/ or experience in business would be an asset. Spanish proficiency is preferred, but not required. When applying interns should rank the offices at which they would be interested in working. IIP Interns should also specify if they are applying to work on the “Aprendimiento” education initiative. If an IIP intern is not applying to work on the education initiative,please indicate if you have a strong preference for supporting Endeavor in a certain focus area: Search & Selection, Entrepreneurship Services, Outreach, & Metrics Analysis. This placement is ideal for students with interest in entrepreneurship; Latin America and Latin American development, economic development, microfinance, finance, economics, engineering, business, management, public policy and/or information technology. Good knowledge of Spanish is required. Three placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
View a PowerPoint (.pdf) by a past IIP intern:
|For UPDATED Information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here: Endeavor - Chile|
IIP-IN Chile (Cultural Vistas)
In partnership with Cultural Vistas, IIP is offering an increased number of opportunities in Santiago, Chile. Each IIP-IN Chile placement provides an excellent opportunity for interns to gain work experience abroad, improve their Spanish language skills, and experience Chilean life and culture firsthand.
Possible examples of internship sites include:
Comparte Comercio Justo
This IIP-IN Chile placement is with Comparte Comercio Justo, a non-profit autonomous organization that supports the sales of Chilean craftsmen and food producers and provides training on exports, trade, technical abilities and the design and presentation of their products.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP-INChile interns at this placement will research and identify potential new markets to establish partnerships for selling the artisanal products, maintain databases and assist with special events and promotional mailings.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in international affairs, international trade, promoting Fair Trade producers and products are encouraged to apply. Intermediate Spanish skills are recommended.
This IIP-IN Chile placement is with Option, a software development company that is dedicated to provide software as a service, not only the development of this but also the continuance of this one.They believe that the key to do this is not putting all the attention on developing services for the direct client, but also thinking on the hundreds of thousands that will use them, this is why they always create attractive and easy to use services.They also serve as an incubator for new software development projects primarily aimed at generating services.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP-IN Chile interns at this placement will assist with projects related to the eMarketing website, design and layout promotional materials and website, track analytics and performance for website and other products, and assist with other departmental tasks as assigned.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in marketing, graphic design, and/or business are encouraged to apply. A background knowledge of design software such as Photoshop and InDesign, HTML, and Google Analytics is preferred. Advanced Spanish is recommended.
For UPDATED information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here.
This IIP-IN Chile placement is with SAAM, a leading company in port operations and services of tugboats, recognized as a relevant logistics operator in the region, highlighting our knowledge of the industry, geographic coverage, capacity of internationalization, quality of service and commitment to their customers.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP-IN Chile interns at this placement will assist with billing and purchase orders, process customer orders, and assist with other tasks related to the entire process of exporting Chilean fruit abroad. They will assist with client communications, help to maintain client relationships, and complete general administrative tasks as assigned.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in international affairs, international trade/exports,and/or logistics are encouraged to apply. Advanced or Intermediate Spanish skills is recommended.