Colombia is an exhilarating emerging economy in full swing. Colombia is rich with natural resources and with the second biggest population in South America, leading investment banks such as JP Morgan have labelled the country the next star of Latin America.
In today’s globalized world, high quality internship experience in an emerging economy is an extremely valuable boost to a resume. The old guard is changing and it will be the emerging economies that provide the growth to drive the world forward this century.
We are the leading provider of international internships and have chosen Colombia, one of the world’s most exciting and fastest growing economies, for our emerging markets internship program.
Having partnered with the Colombian government and a range of Latin American blue chip companies, we are able to offer amazing international internship opportunities for the most talented and ambitious. We offer top internships across all sectors – including political internships direct with the Colombian government, finance internships with top Latin American investment banks such as the largest on the continent BTG Pactual and Business Development roles in top international firms such as Hewlett Packard.
We offer successful applicants an outstanding internship, in the sector of their choice. Our emerging markets internship program offers comprehensive personal and professional development.
Interning in Colombia offers applicants an amazing opportunity to gain vital work experience in a top business, develop extensive networks, improve Spanish language skills and, crucially, experience an emerging economy in rapid development.
Apply now and gain a major head start with our Colombia, Emerging Markets internship program.
Colombia – The rising star of Latin America
Colombia’s great potential is finally being realized, the economy is flying and the world´s press is taking notice. Foreign investment is flooding into the country. Time Magazine calls Colombia “the most exciting new global player”.
Visitors are immediately seduced by Colombia´s breathtaking scenery. World class beaches, untouched forests, bustling cities…Colombia has it all! Combined with its rich cultural heritage and the warmth of its people, Colombia makes for a spellbinding place to visit. Perhaps this is why readers of the New York Times recently voted it the second most attractive tourist destination in the world. A Latin American gem.
Medellín, the City of Eternal Spring
Set in a stunning valley, surrounded by lush greenery on all sides, the city of Medellín is the vibrant base for our programs in Colombia. Known as the City of Eternal Spring, Medellín is the 2nd largest city in Colombia and her business and industrial heart being Headquarters of the majority of Colombia´s and many of Latin America´s largest companies. Mingle with the locals, known as `Paisas´, whom those in the know describe as some of the friendliest people on earth. Medellín is renowned for its civic pride and the city is exceptionally well taken care of by its `Paisa´ inhabitants. Culture and nightlife combine to make this a standout destination. The weather is the icing on the cake: Medellín has an outstanding, humidity-free climate with an average temperature of 25 °C degrees, all year round.
All people enrolled on The Intern Group programs automatically benefit from a host of unique advantages.
In addition to a first class internship placement and quality housing, our Colombia internship program provides you following :
Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish. Our Colombia full-time team are all from the country, and they are incredibly proud of this stunning country! They will organize both your airport pick-up and drop-off in Medellín, greet you at your accommodation and provide a thorough welcome-orientation to help you settle in to the city and feel at home! During the welcome orientation you will receive a welcome package including city maps and a local mobile phone, loaded with all key support numbers. You will be shown how to use public transportation and how to arrive at your workplace, ready for your first day!
An active international community where weekday/weekend activities are constantly planned. At all times of the year we have talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become a part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a life time!
A full calendar of social and cultural events! Our full-time local team in Colombia know the city of Medellín inside out and will show you the best of it! The Colombia internship program includes the following events, free of charge for all participants:
- An award-winning afternoon city bus-tour on arrival, taking you behind the scenes and straight into the culture & history of this fascinating country.
- Tickets to a top Colombia Soccer Game. A must-have experience when living in Latin America!
- In addition to these free events, we also organize regular optional events on a weekly basis. We regularly organize trips to museums, cinemas, bars, restaurants and day-trips outside of the city where you will be able to swim and relax in the 30 degree all year round weather. Our team will show you the best of this beautiful city, and stunning country. We incorporate numerous social events into our programs. Here’s a clip of some of our students enjoying a recent Pitbull concert.
Medical Electives & Public Health
We provide first class and affordable fully packaged Medical Elective programs within Latin America, for medical students from across the world. Our programs are based on removing all the logistical issues surrounding elective projects for you, ensuring you can fully concentrate on your training. We are committed to ensuring that the future doctors of tomorrow can experience first-hand the diverse and evolving nature of healthcare delivery in Latin America, while also enjoying one of the most eclectic cultures and landscapes of the world! We are partners with a hand-picked selection of first-class private and public hospitals.
The roles are active, hands-on roles where you will be interacting with patients and we have two requirements:
- Basic Spanish language by the time you start the program (equivalent to 2 years high school study)
- Minimum of 3 years studying Medicine at university and/or clinical experience
We offer electives in the following areas:
- Accident & Emergency
- General Surgery
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Clinical Medicine
Medellín in a gorgeous city with much to offer, so to make it a bit easier to get an idea of the places we live, work and play, her is our Intern Latin America Map. Marked with the locations of our accommodation, the nearest ATM’s and super markets, this is a tool to help gain an understanding of how the city is laid out, and to learn about the cool things one can do in Medellin.
We provide you with pleasant and comfortable accommodation in the best and safest neighborhoods of Medellín.
You can choose from two accommodation options: A Shared Apartment or a Family Homestay
Colombian Spanish is renowned for its purity and clarity. This is often cited as the reason why international news networks such as CNN en Espanol choose so many Colombian presenters. There is no better place to learn Spanish than in Colombia where you will gain a TV-perfect accent!
We are proud to be partners in Medellín with one of the best universities of Colombia, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. The university is over 75 years old and has educated an array of prominent Colombian businessmen, politicians and artists. The university campus is located in the center of Medellín and within close distance of our accommodation options. The university has over 13,000 students in Medellín, giving you a great chance to immediately make new Colombian friends.
Choose the Class that Suits You – An intensive refresher course before your internship program or classes during your internship program
Choose from 2 options – group classes or tailored private classes.
- Our intensive refresher course is perfect if you want an immediate boost to your Spanish before entering the workplace! Consisting of 20 hours of group classes per week and running from 9:00am to 13.00pm, this general Spanish course gives you the opportunity to improve your all-round ability in Spanish by focusing on grammar and vocabulary development, speaking, listening, and writing skills. Groups are always less than 8 people and everyone placed in the same group will hold a similar level of Spanish. Price: $1750 per 2-week course
- Taking Spanish classes during your internship program is a fantastic way to improve your Spanish rapidly. You will receive 4 hours of group tuition per week during your internship program, taking place on 2 separate weeknights after work. Price: $595 per 4-week course
Both options are available at all times of the year.
*Program fees may be subject to change, so for the most up-to-date fees please see our webpage: http://www.theinterngroup.com/career-fields/international-medical-internships/
Program Start Dates
Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule with the following start dates:
|Duration of Program
||Standard Fees year-round*
|| Summer Fees (June 17th & July 1st)*
For a more accurate schedule, please visit the Dates & Program Fees section of the website.
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