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.
We provide interns in Colombia with accommodation in great areas that are within a 30 - 60 minute commute to your internship location.
Each program participant will have their own private bedroom in a shared apartment with other interns or young professionals. All apartments come with bedding, kitchen appliances, and basic WiFi.
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
Keynote speaker series
Our internship program includes 12 months access to our interactive keynote speaker series featuring global business leaders. Our accomplished keynote speakers are well known for their extensive expertise and success across different career fields. These live online talks take place every two weeks and give you the chance to learn what it really takes to make it. You have the opportunity to ask live questions in the Q & A section of every talk.
The reason Fortune 500 companies invest large sums of money for an in-person keynote address from a global business leader to their staff is because their insights are first-class. Our previous speakers include well-known experts, CEOs, and Co-Founders. See our How it Works page for more information.
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.
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.