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 2017 (Summer I & II)
  • Majors: 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
  • Apply Now
  • Location Information
  • Courses Offered
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Scholarships
  • Program Brochure

For more information contact

Leslie Donaway
Halliburton Engineering Global Programs
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

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:


There are two types of scholarships available to students:


The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers scholarships based on merit and financial need. Applications are available through the university’s scholarship website (below). The Continuing Student Scholarship application opens Nov. 1, 2016 and closes at 11:59 p.m. Feb. 1, 2017.


The college of engineering is guaranteeing a $2,000 scholarship for every student who has a 2.5 or higher GPA at the time of application for the program. There is no need to apply for the engineering scholarship, as it is automatic if students meet all of the following requirements:

  • Have a 2.5 or higher GPA at time of application
  • Satisfy the course requirements for admission
  • Attend the Increasing your Cultural IQ Workshop before departing

PUC will take care of the housing reservation and cost for the time students will be in Chile. This includes rent and utilities.

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of Texas A&M study abroad programs. If you have any other questions, please contact the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid (2nd Floor Pavilion) or (979) 845-3236.

For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Program Office for financial resources:


The following are estimates of the total out of pocket expenses a student may have participating in this program.
Cost subject to change.

Estimated Program Fee (subject to change)Cost
Local Transportation, Coordination and Administration, Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI), SAPO Administrative Fee, Miscellaneous $TBD
Additional Expenses (not included in program fee) 
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 1 credit hours) $750*
International Airfare $1,200
Passport (if not previously obtained) $145
Meals (not included in Program Fee) $TBD
COE Competitive Scholarship (guaranteed) for students with a 2.5 GPA at time of application $2,000
PUC Chile will pay for the housing housing
Total Estimated Cost$TBD
Estimated In-State Resident CostsCost
Tuition & Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours) $750*
Room & Board $2,800
Books & Supplies $0
Travel $120
Miscellaneous $500
Personal Spending Varies
Total Estimated Cost$4,720

For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit Study Abroad Programs Office/Funding Your Program/Scholarships.