IIP Placements in Chile
Location: Santiago, Valparaiso, and Concepcion, Chile
Acción Emprendedora (AE) is a Chilean non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the chains of poverty through promoting and improving entrepreneurship through business education and consulting services. AE functions on a three-step development model for training and enabling microentrepreneurs--teaching business fundamentals, supporting and consulting businesses, and facilitating access to credit. IIP interns will work on projects that touch on one or more of these processes, particularly in the assessment of microentrepreneurs and marketing. IIP interns have made a strong impact at AE over the past few years. From strengthening alumni networks, to interviewing microentrepreneurs for pilot programs, to microfinance research, all IIP interns will work with Chilean entrepreneurs and produce valuable deliverables towards AE and/or AE’s business units. The position will require collaboration with the Chilean employees of AE, other undergraduate and MBA interns, AE's microentrepreneurs, and others. IIP interns must be self-motivated, independent workers who are proficient in Spanish and able to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. The majority of internships are carried out in Santiago. Two placements have been created for International Internship Program (IIP) interns. View a Powerpoint presentation (.pdf) by a past intern.
Previous work responsibilities (in the words of the previous IIP intern): Conducted research on possible sources of finance for clients, created documents about how to manage finances (for micro-entrepreneurs to have a centralized guide), organized a talk for AE's students with a government official, and did market research for various clients.
Location: Santiago, Chile
The oldest bank in Chile, Corpbanca aims to promote growth by making its target market personal financing and developing products for the middle-income population and small and medium-sized companies. Corpbanca was founded to support the economic development of its city, later extended services nationally and, in 2004, took a giant step toward its aim of internationalization by completing the listing process in the United States. The internationalization plan was completed in 2009 with the successful opening of the New York branch. The New York branch has expanded the financing possibilities of the bank's Chilean customers and has facilitated trade relations between the United States and Chile. The IIP intern would work in the area of corporate banking in the following business areas: treasury, structured sales, financial consulting, and finance and sales of final products. IIP interns will also have the opportunity to initiate his/her own projects. IIP candidates with interests in whole sale management, treasury, finance and/or commerce are encouraged to apply. Basic Spanish skills would be an asset but are not required. One placement has been established for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern.
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.
General Directorate of International Economic Relations
Location: Santiago, Chile
Chile has a broad network of international treaties and is an active player in different economic international fora. This intern will work in environment and trade issues, especially focused on the trade implications and effects of environmental measures, such as fossil fuel subsidies, borden carbon adjustment, and other matters discussed the OECD. The IIP intern's work will also be focused on the environmental commitments made by Chile in its accession process to OECD and the developments reported by Chile in those areas. This internship is ideal for students with an interest/academic background in trade and environmental issues. One placement has been created for an International Internship Program (IIP) intern. Spanish language skills are required.