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.

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 & Fees

Duration Accomodation Price
4 Weeks Apartment $2,590
8 Weeks Apartment $3,090
12 Weeks Apartment $3,690
16 Weeks Apartment $4,290

World Internships reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes with its partner companies.
What's Included
  • Internship placement and professional supervision
  • Personal pre-departure orientation
  • Housing accommodations
  • Airport pick-up
  • On-site orientation & city tour
  • Loaded local SIM and transportation card
  • 24/7 On-site emergency support and services
  • Comprehensive medical and accident insurance
  • Re-entry Workshop with career coaching resources
  • Opportunity for Brand Ambassador programs, LinkedIn endorsements, letters of recommendation, and more

About Your Accomodation


An apartment shared with other interns in the city means you’ll be shopping for and preparing your own meals, and sharing cleaning duties and communal living spaces. World Internships can arrange safe and secure apartment housing for you within a reasonable commute time to your internship site.

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?