The PUC Engineering Internship Program was created to encourage research and development activities to undergraduate students. It provides opportunities for foreign students to work on R&D projects together with PUC faculty and/or Chilean companies.

The program also requires foreign students to prepare and submit their research findings in the Research Journal I3 of the School of Engineering. Internship participants are integrated into the daily life of Chilean student. The Program offers the best combination of research and work experience, learning skills and improving your Spanish language communication. This program, with both the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and the career office, offer a wide range of R&D opportunities.

If you are a junior or senior student interested in living in Chile and developing R&D skills either in the university or a company, this is the program for you.

Locations and Dates

    • Locations: Santiago, Chile
    • Dates: June - July, 2018 (Summer 10 weeks)
    • Majors: Ocean Engineering; Civil Engineering; Environment Engineering; Engineering and Construction Management; Work Design and Construction Engineering, Structural Engineering; Geo-technical Engineering; Hydraulic Engineering; Mining Engineering; Transportation Engineering; Industrial Engineer; Bioprocess Engineering; Computer Engineering; Electric Engineering; Mechanic Engineering; Chemical Engineering; IT Engineering; Transportation Engineering.
    • Number of Participants: 6 spots available
    • Experience: Juniors and Seniors

For more information contact

Ms. Leslie Donaway
Engineering Global Programs Office
Engineering Activities Building A
(979) 458-5992

Courses Offered

ENGR 484: International Internship (1 CR)
Course counts as technical elective in most departments
Course counts for the Engineering International Certificate

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good academic standing with university
  • Required to attend all program specific orientations

Location Information

Santiago, Chile

Located in the city of Santiago, PUC Engineering is one of the most important academic and research institutions in the region PUC Engineering brings over 120 years educating the future leaders of our country. Chile is a modern, developing country, with consolidated institutions that are stable both socially and economically. Located in South America, its official language is Spanish and it has approximately 16 million inhabitants. Its capital, Santiago, is located in the Metropolitan Region and has an estimated population of six million inhabitants. It is in this city where we find PUC Engineering. Chile is the highest ranking country in terms of competitiveness and safety in Latin America. The quality levels of its academic institutions make it an attractive country to study in and visit, as reflected in the steady increase of foreign students who decide to enroll in Chile’s institutions of higher education. Last, but not least, Chile has a varied geography and a wide variety of climates, which also make it a very attractive tourist destination.

Funding Opportunities

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