Location
  • Colombia
    • Medellin
Length
6 to 24 weeks

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Apartment
Language
Spanish
Weekly Hours
35
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
2990
Price Details
* Accommodation (if requested)
* Airport pick up
* A leading internship in your field of interest (we offer all sectors)
* 24/7 support from our full time Colombia based team
* Alumni career coaching
* Social and cultural events with our large international community of interns in Colombia!
* Professional development tools and workshop

Program fees do not include visa fees, flights, insurance or daily food & drink. Please refer to our website for all of our scholarship and grant opportunities.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Jan 05, 2024
Mar 11, 2024
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About Program

We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in one of the world's most exciting and fastest-growing economies, Colombia. During your internship abroad, you will gain hands-on professional experience and build a network for your future career. Your internship in Latin America will make you stand out from your peers. Our purpose is to help you realize your potential.

We are extremely proud of the partnerships that we have with leading companies and organizations. We've previously placed interns at BanColombia, FIFA, and The Colombian Government.

As an intern in Colombia, your program includes accommodation, airport pick up, regular social and cultural events, professional development tools and workshop, 24/7 emergency assistance, alumni career coaching, optional Spanish classes and many other great benefits. Apply now to our award-winning program featured in CNN, TIME, Forbes and more.

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Program Highlights

  • Have a top-class international internship in Colombia! Our personalized process ensures that you will be working in the industry sector of your choice, in a role that is tailored to your professional goals.
  • For non native-Spanish speakers, perfect your language! Learn Spanish from some of the clearest Spanish speakers in the world.
  • It makes your resume stand out! In today's society, everyone does sport, plays an instrument and is part of a society. As one of millions of young people applying for their first job, you need to find a way to jump off the page!
  • Make friends and professional networks in Colombia and from all over the world! Whether you like it or not, its not what you know, its who you know.
  • Have an amazing life experience in Colombia! We know that moving to a new place can be nerve-racking. That's why our team on the ground is made up of Colombians who are there to give you support 24/7.

Program Reviews

4.71 Rating
based on 58 reviews
  • 5 rating 82.76%
  • 4 rating 12.07%
  • 3 rating 1.72%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 3.45%
  • Growth 4.5
  • Support 4.65
  • Fun 4.65
  • Housing 4.75
  • Safety 4.8
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anastasia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Intern Group Has Absolutely Exceeded my Expectations!

My time in Colombia with the intern group has flown by so fast I can hardly believe it, and I have loved every minute of it! The team took a lot of time to find the perfect placements for my self and my fellow interns and were happy to meet with us anytime we had a problem. They were a constant support for us while in Colombia and I am very grateful for all the team did to make our experience as amazing as it was. Our accommodation was in one of the safest areas in Medellin and we were located right next to two of the best malls in the city so we had no problem getting delicious meals or just picking up a few things from the supermarket. The events organised by the experience team were always a treat and I found the professional workshops extremely useful for developing my CV for future job ventures. I am sad to leave both my work and my family here at the Intern Group but I would 100% recommend this programme to anyone thats looking to immerse themselves in a new culture while simultaneously developing their professional skills and profile.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was very nervous for my first day at work in my new company, it was my first proper job and I didn't really no what to expect, but luckily we had a member of the Intern Group to take us and introduce us to our teams. Having someone from the team with me put me at ease and I think with out them there it would have been a very daunting experience especially since I am still practicing my language skills and learning about the culture, they were there to help guide me to making a good first impression and set me up for a great three months in my company.
222 people found this review helpful.
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Alexander
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Good internship experience

The internship experience is generally good! The intern group Colombia found a really good internship host for me. I learnt a lot and utilised my skills in the internship. Medellin is a great city to visit. People are friendly here and the weather is great. The intern group also arranged a Guatape tour, which was fantastic. The staff at the intern group are very attentive. They resolve all the issues in time. Just one little tip, if you want really good accommodation, you can arrange your own. The hotels in Medellin are generally very cheap. It is a good way to boost your hotel elite status ;)

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would stay in a hotel from the beginning.
220 people found this review helpful.
Jocelyn
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Experience

The Intern Group did an above and beyond job from the application process till my last day abroad in guaranteeing an exceptional program. Everything was handled well and efficiently from housing, to support, transportation and safety precautions. Then having the opportunity to make connections and friendships with interns from all over the globe and the locals is more than I could've ever asked. But the best part was the internship itself, the team did a great job in finding me what I wanted and, connecting me a wonderful organization. I know that I will always have a home here in Colombia!

225 people found this review helpful.
Michiel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Most professional internship placement organisation out there.

The housing was good and the internship placement was exactly what I was looking for. TIG will help you with whatever weird problem or issue you have/encounter ;) So you don't have to stress about a thing. Also the community feeling that they create among all the interns, makes it very easy to fit in right away and make social contacts. You will definitely meet a great bunch of people with who you will share great adventures !! Out of all internship placement organisations this is definitely the most complete and professional one, 10/10 recommended.

156 people found this review helpful.
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Sarah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent experience!

Looking to gain invaluable experience, live and breath a new culture, and meet amazing people along the way? An internship with The Intern Group is a perfect opportunity to do all of that at once! From start to finish, my experience was nothing but positive. From scheduling interviews with local organizations, to setting up your accommodation, to all the other finer details, the staff are there to help organize everything to ensure you have a seamless arrival and a truly unforgettable time in your new city. To further enhance your time abroad, The Intern Group puts on various professional development workshops, organizes local tours and excursions, and arranges frequent social events to bring interns together. As for my actual internship, The Intern Group staff frequently checked in on me to ensure I was satisfied with my placement at the beginning. Although it took a bit of time adjusting to the slower work pace than what I was used to, I had the opportunity to collaborate with and befriend some of the most incredible and inspiring people.

Colombia is rich in culture, home to some of the friendliest people in the world, and the perfect place to do an internship abroad!

167 people found this review helpful.
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Yasmeen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Intern group was the perfect program to help me decide what I wanted in my life!

I was undecided in my life, I started college and didnt feel like it was the right fit for me. I decided to take a semester off, while on my break I came across an email from The intern group - Internships abroad. I opened the email thinking nothing of it, Just another program I was sure. When I opened their website I started reading and it caught my eye the amount of support they provided for the interns. When I looked in the locations tab I noticed there was a program in Medellin, Colombia ! ( I am colombian, with family in Medellin) When I saw this I felt as if it was meant to be. I signed up hoping for the best. When I recieved the call I was so nervous and doing everything possible to make sure I landed the internship! After getting in there wa sso much support in the placement process, Everything was easy and I had no worries about my internship placement or my accomodation, the intern group takes care of everything for you which is the best part. When inColombia I had the most amazing time, I had a great friendship with my flatmates. Not to mention my internship, I worked with a non profit called Juguemos en el bosque, I worked with kids that were up for adoption and protection. At juguemos en el bosque I had an internship yes, but I also found a family with my coworkers. I loved being in Colombia so much and working that I now Live here! Let me tell you if you are considering an internship, push yourself and just do it! The intern group supports every step of the way. From our apartment to the social, professional and cultural events - To on call medical support. At the Intern group you will truly find a support team that dedicates themsevles to making sure interns have the best experience possible in Medellin. The intern group truly changed my life and helped me find my calling! If you would like to talk to an alumni please feel free to send me an email with any questions! yasalizate@gmail.com

63 people found this review helpful.
Ed
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome experience!

Great programme! Everything is sorted for you, accommodation, internship, events, etc. Friendly staff, and heaps of great interns to hang out with. The internship they provided me was really excellent too, much better than what I could organise on my own. They also provide opportunities to experience Colombia and Colombian culture, through salsa nights, excursions to towns like Guatape etcetera.

59 people found this review helpful.
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Sasha
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in Colombia

My time in Colombia was hands-down one of the most memorable and relevant experiences in my life today. This was not only because of the incredibly helpful and supportive communications with the Intern Group staff, prior to my departure as well as throughout my stay. But also, the exciting and enriching internship I was placed in for my time there. I believe that the internship was truly a great match for me personally. My experience overall has guided both my goals and future growth.
Medellin in itself is beautiful and thriving with culture. The environment I was in played a huge role in my level of enjoyment and appreciation during the six weeks I was there. Prior to my departure, I was a little nervous. Although I had travelled before with my family, and done a volunteer program abroad, I was not familiar with Colombia, the people and was not sure what to expect. Nevertheless, I was pleasantly surprised and am undeniably grateful for having had this opportunity.

62 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Applicants have the opportunity to complete an internship in a wide variety of different industries in Medellín. More information can be found here: https://www.theinterngroup.com/destination/internships-in-c… I am also happy to be contacted, as an alumnus of the Colombia programme, to answer further queries.

Okay perfect, thank you so much!

Language can be a hurdle. You need to go with the intent of learning Spanish as to communicate better. They really appreciate it. Time is also not as strict, I remember getting to work for 8am as this was the designated start time and I was the only person there, so that is a little bit different. Apart from that, they are very friendly and curious to learn more, so just relax and enjoy!