Internship Opportunities Across Colombia

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Intern Colombia connects graduates, students, and young professionals from around the world with first-class internships in Colombia. We provide diverse internship programs in Colombia linked to a wide range of 24 academic disciplines. This means that we can provide an internship that is right for you. We are confident that everybody who takes part in our Program will fall in love with Colombia and gain invaluable employment and life skills - as featured in FORBES.

Highlights
  • Boost your CV - distinguish yourself from the competition in an increasingly competitive global labour market.
  • Personal, academic, and professional growth - transformative inter-cultural learning experiences through our internships.
  • Discover a new country and culture - attend social & cultural events, join weekend trips, and meet other international interns.
  • Make an impact - our internship programs provide you with the opportunity to leave a real and lasting impact.
  • Become a Global Citizen - expand your cross-cultural understanding and increase your global awareness by doing an internship abroad, giving you the opportunity to better understand your cultural values and beliefs in a new context.

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9.73 Rating
based on 30 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 96.67%
  • 7-8 rating 3.33%
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  • Growth 9.5
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.6
  • Housing 9.1
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Angelica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Marketing Internship

I had an amazing experience with Intern Colombia. From the beginning, they put a lot of thought and effort into finding an internship that really suited me. They were always super helpful with any questions or doubts I had. My marketing internship really helped develop my skills and it gave me very valuable experience. During my time in Bogotá, Intern Colombia were always in contact with me and the other interns, organizing social events that would get us out and about exploring the city. I couldn't have asked for a better experience; I highly recommend Intern Colombia if you are thinking about doing an internship in Colombia. I would also highly recommend Colombia if you are thinking about doing an internship abroad. It's a beautiful country, rich in culture and with delicious food.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be afraid to go out and explore. Colombia has an unfortunate and inaccurate reputation of being really dangerous. Don't let fear lock you inside because you will be missing out on a lot of amazing things. And one of the best parts about being part of a program like Intern Colombia is that you get to explore and go on adventurous with people you known you can trust.
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Trent
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience from Colombia.

Taking classes at La Javeriana, having an internship with a nonprofit which allowed me to help and teach baseball to children all across the country, as well as creating friendships I'll maintain for the rest of my life. These are just a few of the things I got out of my program with Intern Colombia. They helped manage and set up the best 3 months of my life, and something I will reminisce upon for years to come. I hope to make it back to Colombia sometime in the coming years to not only meet up with old friends, but to explore even more of the beautiful country that is Colombia.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't be afraid to "try" to speak Spanish. I came into this program only with 2 semesters worth of college spanish; and was nearly fluent by the time I left. The Colombian people are incredibly friendly, helpful, and fun to say the least. They will try to help you learn if you are willing to learn and try your best.
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Shandon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible internship that helped me grow so much

I went to Bogotá to complete a 12-week internship on my Year Abroad as part of my degree at university, and it was by far one of the best experiences of my life.
I had never been to South America before so it was difficult to know what to expect, but Matt and the Intern Colombia team made the transition much easier from the start. Being met at the airport straight away made me feel more at ease, and ensured a positive start to my stay. Even though I already spoke a lot of Spanish at the time, it is always nice to be met by an English speaker to help you to settle in.
The opportunity to complete an internship in such a different environment is one that I can recommend to anybody, which I have done consistently. As the internship was part of my degree, my main goal was to improve my Spanish ability, and being in a working environment is by far the best way to do this. Having to use my Spanish in work situations really pushed me, and being in an office surrounded by Colombians and other South Americans gave me exposure that wouldn't have been possible if I had just taught English.
My internship was with Mi Águila, a corporate taxi startup. Everyone at the company was so friendly and helpful, and it was a great environment to work in. The Spanish in the office was often difficult to understand and I spent quite a few lunches sitting there quite confused, but by the end, this had worked wonders for my Spanish, and the experience is probably a key reason why I now run a company which provides Spanish lessons for people who want to travel to Spanish-speaking countries - I want people to have the same experience that I did.
Intern Colombia provided experiences throughout my stay that added to my amazing experience. From the Bogotá city tour, to going to watch a Copa Libertadores match live in a stadium in Bogotá, to the socials, my experience was made varied and fulfilling - by organising all of the aspects of these things, the team made everything so easy. I would have felt much less confident trying to organise going to a football match myself and would have potentially missed out on this experience had it not been for the team sorting everything out.
One thing that really drew me to Intern Colombia in the first place was the affordability of the programme compared to some of the other internship programmes out there. Despite being so affordable, you're not at all sold short, and for everything I got out of the programme I would have been happy to pay a lot more than this. The team really always have your best interests at heart and do everything they can to make sure you make the most of your time.
If it's not clear already, anybody who is thinking of travelling to Colombia/ doing an internship in Latin America should strongly consider Intern Colombia!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
On my first full day in Bogotá I was able to go on a fruit tour organised by Intern Colombia at Paloquemao Market. In the space of a couple of hours I must have tried about 30 different fruits, including things such as chontaduro which I had never seen before!
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Ilona
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great adventure

Thanks to the InternColombia I had an opportunity to find internship in Colombia. It was my the most incredible time. Amazing adventures and friendships for life. From the very beginning, also during internship and at the end I could get support and help at all time. This was very important because I finished my work during dificult time of coronavirus. InternColombia is very professional organization. I recommend it to everyone who dreams of meeting Colombian culture and at the same time gains work experience.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of every moment you have in Colombia. There is always something interesting to do there :)
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Andrew
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Internship Program in Colombia

In the summer of 2018, I completed an internship with Intern Colombia when I worked at Fundación para la reconciliación, a local NGO based in Colombia's capital, Bogotá. While there, I was able to greatly improve my Spanish skills as all the work was completed in Spanish. I really learned a lot about the local communities in Fontibón, a neighborhood in Bogotá, and I met so many new people through this internship. I do not think that all the internships require knowledge of Spanish, however.

Throughout my internship, I stayed in a shared house of about 40 people (housing was provided by Intern Colombia). These people were other Intern Colombia interns working with various companies and NGOs in Bogotá and also exchange students from around Latin America. I met so many new people there, and there was plenty of time to socialize and experience the nightlife. If you stay there you will have to share the house with many other people, but it's definitely a good arrangement because you get to meet so many people from so many different countries. Plus, I had a single room for when I wanted to be alone.

It's also pretty safe in Bogotá provided you avoid certain areas and exercise reasonable caution when going out at night. Compared with the US and Europe, Colombia has very cheap living costs, and you can enjoy all sorts of local food like bandeja paisa and arepas. Go have a great experience with Intern Colombia, and to top it all off, Intern Colombia is much cheaper than its competitors.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would take advantage of being in Latin America to travel more around there. I would also keep in better touch with the people I met there and try to maintain contact with them.
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Jade
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Intern Colombia

I was introduced to Intern Colombia (I.C.) through my university's study abroad program and working with them easily became my most rewarding collegiate experience. During my 10 week study abroad in Bogotá, I.C. opened the door for professional opportunities with Fundación Tiempo de Juego, provided incredible cultural immersions that displayed the diverse history of not only Bogotá but Colombia as a whole, and gave me the best international family I could have ever asked for.

Through all of my fears and hesitations, the I.C. team was there every step of the way to reassure me and provide support in a completely foreign environment from housing to navigation to life lessons. I.C. did all they could to help me flourish as a global citizen.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you choose this program be open to stepping outside of your comfort zone. Growth happens when you push yourself a little past your perceived limitations and it's always better to know you definitely don't like something from experience rather than allowing yourself to always operate on "what if's". Culture shock in a new place can either ease in slowly or hit you like a truck but if you allow yourself to keep an open mind I guarantee you will almost always have the time of your life!
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Pamela
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Opportunity

I spent 10 weeks doing an internship in Human Rights and Childcare and it was the best time of my life. I felt like I was actually learning and being helpful to the kids at the Fundación. Intern Colombia did a great job of pairing with a place that met all my needs and provide me with great connections.

I am thankful for the people I met through the program and the activities and trips we had that allowed us to explore Colombia even more and get to know other people.

The place stayed at for three months was great too. I was nervous at first because of the commute from my place to my internship was long and it was in a very different neighborhood. But in the end, it was one of my favorite things because it allowed me to explore more, learn to really take public transportation (which I think it's crazy but good haha).

Be open to new experiences, and meeting new people. Feeling a bit uncomfortable at first is good, you can learn a lot not only about yourself but your surroundings and a different culture.

What would you improve about this program?
I would improve communication, especially when it comes to events. So people can better prepare for the event and how much money will they have to spend etc.
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Kimika
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly recommend Intern Colombia!

Intern Colombia helped me secure an internship with a national nonprofit that works with communities to build homes for families in extreme poverty, and improve public spaces such as schools, sports fields, and outdoor gardens. As an urban planning major, I was excited about the opportunity to work alongside social workers and civil engineers in the communities. I also worked closely with the Commercial Lead in the office. Having studied Spanish for two years in University and during study abroad in Mexico, it was also very rewarding to work and converse in Spanish (still learning!).

Intern Colombia also found me housing with other local students, and offered summer programming including a long weekend at a pool house in Anapoima with other international interns! Don't be a tourist, be a traveler. This is an amazing opportunity to form genuine connections and gain work experience abroad.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take the opportunity and travel to Colombia! Come with an open mind and desire to connect with people...everyone was incredibly friendly and welcoming, and it is easy to make friends with locals as long as you put yourself out there :)