Jobs and Internships in Colombia

View our guide to working in Colombia for foreigners. Get application and visa information, search companies and find and positions for English speakers and internationals. So whether you are looking for casual, flexible and temporary work, or you would like to start a career in Colombia, check out our jobs today.

 
 

Jobs in Colombia

Best Places to Seek Employment

Colombia Jobs

As a foreigner in Colombia your best chance of getting employment is to head to the larger towns and cities, or where tourism is popular. We recommend the following places:

  • Bogotá
  • Medellín
  • Cali
  • Barranquilla
  • Cartagena
  • Cúcuta
  • Bucaramanga
  • Ibagué
  • Soledad
  • Pereira

 

How to Get a Job in Colombia as a Foreigner

Interested in a working holiday, summer, seasonal job or something more long term? Check out our top tips below:

  • If you are trying to apply through job sites in Colombia and not having much luck don't give up, try to contact companies direct
  • If you don't already know the local language we recommend booking a Spanish course in Colombia
  • A good way to get your foot in the door and enhance your prospects / experience is to intern in Colombia
  • If you are thinking about going travelling in Colombia and just want get some cash in hand work your best bet is to work at hostels, hotels and expat bars
  • Try to find companies run by international staff e.g. dive schools in Colombia who might be seeking staff

 

Popular Industries 

  • Au Pair/Chilcare/Nanny
  • Business
  • Education
  • Hotels & Hsopitality
  • HR/Recruitment
  • IT
  • Language/Multilingual
  • Outdoor/Adventure
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Publishing
  • Sales
  • Support/Help Desk
  • TEFL/ESL/Teaching
  • Travel&Tourism
  • Translation

 

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Guide to Interning in Colombia

If you are considering going to intern in South Amerca then we highly recommend choosing Colombia. This is a really up and coming country where you can work with both local or international companies based in the country. Interning in Colombia will be an amazing experience where you can work hands on and learn a lot from experienced local staff. This will look fantastic on your CV/resume!

 

Best Places to Join an Internship

Internships are available to join in towns and cities throughout the country, popular places to apply include:

  • Bogotá
  • Medellín
  • Cali
  • Barranquilla
  • Cartagena
  • Cúcuta
  • Bucaramanga
  • Ibagué
  • Soledad
  • Pereira

 

Eligiblity

Internship programs are open to students, graduates and anyone seeking to enhance their careers. You will need to be able to obtain a tourist visa. People from all over the world apply, this destination is popular with US nationals.

 

Types of Internship Placements

  • Media
  • Journalism
  • Professional
  • Law
  • Environmental

On journalism placements you might be able to gain work experience in translation, interpreting, and at radio stations and newspapers. You can work on environmental and sustainability initiatives where you will learn about green markets.  Some companies offer placements within newspapers and radio stations, duties can include producing original content, reporting on current issues and writing news articles. You might also be able to translation and interpreting work experience traveling with news teams to write stories from Spanish into English. Training will be provided and after you have picked up the basics you might be working in a fast paced newsroom or writing content which will be live on the internet and on print. 

 

Help / Advice

If you need any help arranging an internship in Colombia please get in touch.

 

Colombia Internship Reviews

If you have ever joined an internship in Colombia and would like to write about your experience, review a company or share any recommendations please contact us.

 

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