5 Colombian Internships Waiting For Their Perfect Fit

We wouldn’t blame you if you flew to Colombia just for the fresh fruit, gorgeous beaches, and exotic wildlife. But did you know: Bogotá has one of the fastest-growing economies in South America? The city draws young professionals from all over the globe for diverse internship opportunities — we’ve collected our five favorites here to help you get a jump on interning abroad.

Sports Marketing

As the Sports Marketing intern at this futbol events company, you’ll be part of the committee to organize the annual Latin American Futbol Summit in Colombia! Your role will allow you to contact professional players, coaches and club managers to coordinate speaking events; connect with influencers from internationally-recognized sports brands for sponsorship and fundraising; generate paid and organic reach across social media platforms to increase ticket sales, and help coordinate day-to-day planning and operations. You’ll develop key organizational and digital branding skills to help you build a better resume and land that dream job in the sports management world.

Resume perks: 

  • High-level client relations
  • Social media strategy and management
  • Digital marketing & PR experience

Ethical Tourism

Looking to dive into the world of socially responsible, environmentally-conscious tourism? Hoping to learn about the very best sights, eats, and adventures around Colombia? A little bit of both? An internship with this responsible tourism company in Bogotá will be perfect for you! Servicing Bogotá, Amazon, Medellin, South Colombia and more, this company offers tailor-made tourist services for locals, expats and travelers alike. Depending on your specific interests, you might work with the marketing and sales team to develop outreach strategies and increase interests in new tour offerings; partner with logistics to make sure that existing tours are running smoothly; or shadow the founder to get a better sense of how his company has expanded successfully in collaboration with local communities across the country. Your future employers will be floored with the variety of experiences you’ll come away with, and you’ll go from Colombian stranger to Colombian expert in no time!

Resume perks:

  • Digital outreach 
  • Tour management and development 
  • Experience with socially responsible business practices

Investment Consulting

Foreign direct investment is a booming industry in Colombia, and you’ll be on its front lines! This global consulting firm in Colombia is looking for a knowledgeable, personable intern to assist with client relations and investment. You’ll get a first-hand look at how investment and business services are provided to foreign corporations who are head-quartered in Colombia. Your placement will teach you financial analysis methods, cross-cultural business relations, and market research skills.

Resume perks:

  • International financial analysis
  • Market research 
  • Corporate client relations

Urban Planning

You’ll serve an important role in assisting this NGO focused on constructing sustainable housing for families in extreme poverty. For more than a decade, this organization has worked to reduce the housing deficit in Colombia while finding new, environmentally-sound ways to comfortably house families. You’ll be working under a project manager to design and prototype housing, contribute to the organization’s urban agriculture department and manage social outreach programs. By the end of your program, we’ll help you add all of the skills you gained to your resume, such as: strategic home design and planning, sustainable materials selection, social outreach, and community development planning and NGO administration.

Resume perks: 

  • AutoCAD rendering
  • Community outreach and development 
  • Non-profit leadership

Public Education

This NGO in Bogotá works to promote quality public education for vulnerable and disadvantaged children throughout the country. You can work with their marketing and strategic communication teams, or directly with their teachers and educators. Get involved in a number of different initiatives at the NGO, such as: improving nutrition quality, helping families get access to quality public education, improving academic infrastructure (local schools and after-school venues), and promoting community development. While you’re building your cross-cultural communication abilities, you’ll also gain two sets of skills from your placement in Bogotá: NGO operation and management, and curriculum design.

Resume perks: 

  • Curriculum design and implementation 
  • NGO management 
  • Childhood development & education

These internships — and so much more — are waiting for you in Bogotá. Don’t see the perfect position for you here? Let’s talk: get in touch with us today to start planning your dream internship abroad. 

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