Internships in South America for English Speakers

South America Internship Programs


South America is an amazing continent to gain work experience and if you have set your sights on this continent our guide will help you arrange an experience. Not many places in the world compared to South America and you can combine cultural highlights whilst gaining hands on work experience. There is so much choice in terms of destinations and internship opportunities.

One of the main benefits of applying here is that most companies do not require you to have as much experience compared to Asia or Europe for example. This makes South America a really up and coming destination, we are seeing more and more people applying here every year.

So whether you are a student looking for a productive way to spend summer, or a graduate, young professional or just curious about what jobs are available, South America will appeal to you.


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Top Reasons to Participate

  • Gain invaluable work experience for a future career
  • Experience living and working abroad
  • Broaden your horizons
  • Enjoy a new working environment and culture
  • Make new business contacts and friends from all over the world
  • Improve your language skills
  • Enhance your CV or resume


Types of Placements 

Internship placements are available with established local and international companies, where you can learn a lot hands on. There are various industries you can intern in which include:

  • Agriculture
  • Business & Finance
  • Biology
  • Conservation
  • NGO
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Media and Journalism
  • Veterinary
  • Eco tourism and sustainability



All nationalities can apply as long as you are eligible for a tourist visa in your chosen destination. Most companies will require you to be aged 17+. You can join anywhere from a few weeks to 6 months+. We recommend at least a 4 week placement so you can learn a lot and really make the most of the experience. 


How to Apply

You can view our featured internship programs in South America above and apply today. Some companies charge a fee to participate, this forms part of structured placement which includes the internship, housing, airport pick up and in-country support. If you need any help arranging a placement please get in touch. Also if this continent appeals to you then you might also like to view our Central America seasonal-jobs-working-holidays.


Paid Internships in South America

The most common question we get is how to get a paid internship in South America. Don't expect a salary for most internship programs unless you are highly qualified, and a company or institution is especially interested in you working for them. Some companies help with housing costs, or offer a stipend salary of around US$100-200 per month.


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