Urban Planning in Colombia

An internship with a view

The professional experience you’re seeking to advance your career, plus global travel to give you a whole new perspective. Let WI work out the details for you and get you on your way with confidence.

Type:Internship
Location:Bogotá, Colombia
Duration:8-16 weeks
Organization:Sustainable Housing NGO

Role, Responsibilities and Experience

You’ll serve an important role 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.

Program Highlights

Local Excursions

Experience El Tour de la Fruta for an immersive tour of Bogota’s largest and oldest fruit market as part of your city tour and orientation weekend. Enjoy a day trip to either Zipaquira, an underground salt mine that has been converted into a church, or Villa de Layva, one of Colombia’s most beautiful historic colonial towns.

Network Building

Connect with other international interns and experience Colombian culture during our organized social and cultural events, scheduled every two weeks.

Global Training

Learn to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting by understanding your own work style. GlobeSmart -- an innovative online profile -- will help you make the most of your professional experience.

Exceptional Support

Enter the country with ease and come back home with a plan. We will provide you with the career guidance and recommendation you need to land your next job. fas fa-star

Job Guarantee

Find a job in your field or we’ll refund your program tuition! We believe in the value of our programs so much that we will refund you your program tuition if you are not able to land a job in the field of your program within one year of completing your program.

What You Can Expect From WI

Personal Fit

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach; we believe in you. We will find you the perfect internship based on your goals.

Detailed Orientation

We provide you everything to thrive in an international setting. From online guides to resources that ensure you’re ready before you leave.

24/7 Support

Before you travel, while you’re on-site, and when you return to your home country, the WI team will be there for you.

A Better Resume

Resources to make your resume shine so you can really make an impression on your future employer, and get the most out of your internship.

Complete your application and get your placement confirmation in as little as 7 days.

Program Details & Pricing

basic Program
$2,390 No Housing

You’ll opt out of our housing accommodation service and find your own -- a great option when you have friends or family in your host country!

standard Program
$3,190 Apartment Included

Whether an apartment or dorm set up, you’ll share furnished spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. Private bedrooms are available upon request.

premium Program
$4,190 Apartment + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your apartment standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

basic Program
$2,390 No Housing

You’ll opt out of our housing accommodation service and find your own -- a great option when you have friends or family in your host country!

standard Program
$3,790 Apartment Included

Whether an apartment or dorm set up, you’ll share furnished spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. Private bedrooms are available upon request.

premium Program
$4,790 Apartment + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your apartment standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

basic Program
$2,390 No Housing

You’ll opt out of our housing accommodation service and find your own -- a great option when you have friends or family in your host country!

standard Program
$4,390 Apartment Included

Whether an apartment or dorm set up, you’ll share furnished spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. Private bedrooms are available upon request.

premium Program
$5,390 Apartment + Career Support

Add an intensive Mentor Program to your apartment standard package to receive additional professional guidance from an expert in your field before, during and after your internship.

What's Included

Basic Program Standard Program Premium Program
Internship placement and professional supervision
Personal pre-departure orientation
On-site health, safety & cultural orientation
24/7 On-site emergency support and services
Comprehensive medical and accident insurance
Re-entry Workshop with career coaching resources
LinkedIn endorsement and professional letter of recommendation
Loaded local SIM and transportation card
City tour
Spanish lessons
Airport pick-up and transfer to accommodation
Arranged accommodation in local apartment
Nine one-on-one mentoring sessions (via Skype) with your industry mentor
Nine professional development projects assigned for you by your mentor
Access to exclusive backstage platform with additional career resources and community

Ready To Go?

Whether you need more information or you’re ready to apply for a program, we’re here to help you get started. Our expedited selection process means that your internship is confirmed in as little as 10 days and your application fee is fully refundable if we can’t place you in your desired program. What are you waiting for?