Internships in Colombia

An internship in Medellin will make your resume stand out in an competitive market. Colombia is leading the pack in innovation, technology, and business, making it an obvious choice for an internship. Internship experience in this emerging Latin America economy will give you valuable first-hand knowledge, appreciated greatly by future employers.

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International internships in Colombia


Internships in Medellin offer a unique opportunity to gain vital professional experience, develop extensive networks and connections, improve Spanish language skills, and experience an emerging economy in rapid development. Colombia has so much to offer a young professional really looking to dive in and gain hands-on experience in their field during an international internship.

Colombia is ripe with natural resources and with the second largest population in South America, leading investment banks such as JP Morgan have labeled it “the next star of the continent”. Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia and is home to many of Latin America’s largest companies and international startups, making it the perfect place for an internship. Having partnered with the Colombian government and a range of Latin American blue chip companies, we offer leading international internship opportunities for the most talented and ambitious.

Set in a stunning valley, surrounded by lush greenery on all sides, Medellin offers an outstanding climate, beautiful views, and rich culture. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring”, Medellin is renowned for its civic pride and the city is exceptionally well taken care of by its friendly and welcoming people.  Culture and nightlife combine to make this a standout destination for an internship.




Community & Events

Medellin is a vibrant, colorful city that people from all over the country and the world call home. The friends and connections you make while living in Colombia will last a lifetime. More than 150 nationalities are represented in The Intern Group’s global community, which is made up of passionate global professionals from every possible background. While in Medellin, you’ll be immersed in both Colombian culture and the international community that exists there. The choice to pursue local or international connections will be up to you, but we always recommend both! In addition to an internship in your career field, our internships in Colombia program provides an entire cultural experience.

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Private Bedroom

As an intern in Colombia, you will have your own private lockable bedroom in a co-living building and shared bathroom, kitchenette with others. All apartments come with bedding, basic kitchen appliances, basic WiFi, and 24/7 front desk for your peace of mind. Additional facilities include a coworking space and coffee shop. Your accommodation will be located in a great area within a 30 - 60 minute commute to your internship location.

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Visa Information


General Eligibility

  • You must hold a passport with at least 12 months validity.

Visa Rules

  • The visa lasts for 90 days, and extendable for another 90 days while in Colombia. One cannot stay in Colombia for more than 180 days per calendar year.
  • Visa extension cost is estimated at USD 30. The Intern Group’s program fee does not cover the government cost and other associated expenses regarding visa applications (if any).
  • The Intern Group will provide you with a supporting letter for a visa extension application (Permiso Temporal de Permanecia PTP) although it is your responsibility to complete the application.
  • You must not engage in paid activities in Colombia.

Visa Type

  • Visitor Visa (V-3)

Immigration regulations are constantly changing so please be advised that the above information may differ anytime.



Career Advancement Training

Interns benefit from career advancement tools before, during, and following their internship program. These tools enable you to successfully prepare for your internship before you start, make the most of your experience while you’re there, and successfully sell your experience in interviews to future employers.

You will be asked to take a pre-program DDI International workplace personality and skills assessment and will be given access to a library of training materials designed to help you succeed. These materials include tips and advice on interview techniques, adapting to international working environments, making a lasting impression in the workplace, and building your personal brand.

During your internship, training is delivered through a combination of videos, podcasts, articles, quizzes, and projects and you will receive a LinkedIn badge upon completion. Subjects include critical thinking, oral/written communication, teamwork, digital technology, leadership, professionalism, career management, and global/intellectual fluency.

You will also be granted access to our CV improvement tool, helping you to effectively communicate your achievements and skills to future employers program.


Alumni success coaching

We partner with experienced career coaches to provide participants with a personalized, one hour career coaching session upon completing the program. Participants choose from our portfolio of experts who they would like to guide them through their next steps after their international internship. These are just a few of the topics covered:

  • Selling your international internship experience
  • Building a stand-out CV/resume
  • LinkedIn branding
  • Salary negotiations
  • Landing your dream job
  • Strategies for interviewing


Exclusive Workshop Series

Participants will have the opportunity to elevate their professional skills by receiving access to tailor-made Workshop Series that are exclusive to program participants, including interview practice sessions with worldwide peers, CV review workshops, Linkedin workshops, and more!

Participants will also receive invitations to Keynote Speaker events featuring industry experts through panel discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions where participants can also ask live Q&A sessions, giving them the opportunity to enhance their skills and network with the best in the business!

24/7 Support

Traveling abroad for your internship is a big step. Our on the ground Colombia team offers 24/7 support with local expertise, from start to finish. Paisas are extremely eager to show the rest of the world why Colombia is so great! They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Medellin. The team will also provide a thorough welcome orientation to help you settle into the city and feel at ease.

Our Colombia team is available throughout your internship program should you have any questions or queries.

We also partner with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months. This ensures you’ll always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life in your new city.

Colombia Language Classes

We are proud to be partners with one of the best universities in Colombia – Universidad EAFIT, located in El Poblado. Having educated an array of prominent Colombian businessmen, politicians and artists and with over 30,000 students subscribed, it’s a great chance to immediately make new Colombian friends. Spanish classes are available at Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels and are also available as a 2 week intensive course.

Fees & Start Dates

The cost of the program is fixed in US Dollars (USD).

Please note that the below fees do not include visa costs, flights, insurance or daily food & drink. See our pricing page for more information and to find out about available discounts.

6 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3990
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 4300
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 2990
8 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 4500
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 4990
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 2990
10 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 5000
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 5600
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 2990
12 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 5800
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 6500
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3590
16 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 7000
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 7800
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3590
20 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 8100
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 9000
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3590
24 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 9300
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 10300
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3590

Start dates

Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule. The following start dates are available for your selected destination:

  • Jan 13th
  • Feb 3rd
  • March 2nd
  • April 6th
  • May 4th
  • June 1st
  • June 15th
  • June 29th
  • July 13th
  • Aug 3rd
  • Sept 7th
  • Oct 5th
  • Nov 2nd
  • Dec 7th
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  • Feb 1st
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  • Apr 5th
  • May 3rd
  • Jun 7th
  • Jun 21st
  • July 5th
  • Aug 2nd
  • Sept 6th
  • Oct 4th
  • Nov 1st
  • Dec 6th

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