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Why Colombia?

Over the last two decades, Colombia has re-branded itself and is a nation
re-born now firmly on the path to peace and prosperity.

Come and visit Colombia and get to know this wonderful country at first hand - a nation warmly welcoming visitors and open for business.

Colombia represents a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in an emerging economy through our exclusive internship programs.

When you come to Colombia you will discover a completely new world. It is the land of magical realism, where everything is possible.

Colombia’s economy is flourishing, it's the rising star of Latin America and is now one of the world's most exciting destinations.

Colombia is the second most bio-diverse country on the planet.

From the snow-capped mountains of Tolima, the seven types of blue of the Caribbean Sea, the sweltering heat of the colonial city of Cartagena, to the breath-taking beaches on both the Pacific & Caribbean coast (over 300 in total), stunning wildlife, dazzling plants, exotic fruits, beautiful villages, castles, colonial squares, or one of Colombia’s 19 Natural National Parks.

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Colombia is a tropical country with modern cities, farmlands, colonial beauty, incredible diversity and charm, and a history loaded with mystery and
adventure, its people and cultures have fascinated the world for centuries.

Colombia’s economy has grown steadily over the past decade and is now one of the fastest growing economy in Latin America. In 2020, Colombia became the 37th  member of the OECD (a select group of developed world economies that promote an effective policy model to maximise economic growth.)


PwC projects the Colombian economy to rank 31st out of the most powerful economies in the world by 2030, in their report, titled “The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?".

"Living outside of your comfort zone isn’t easy but it’s where the good stuff happens. Fast-paced emerging economies are exciting places to be given their rapid economic growth & development."

Matthew, IC Director


increase in annual foreign visitors to Colombia since 2006 to 2019.

Did you know?

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Bogotá’s GDP alone is bigger than the GDP of Uruguay, Paraguay, Panamá and Bolivia.

What are Interns saying?

8 Amazing Facts

“I can definitely say that my experience working in Colombia was the most challenging, but rewarding experience of my life. Even though the job was challenging, it offered the perfect opportunity to acquire skills I still had to work on. The country itself is amazing.”

— Danyka, Canada

“I would definitely recommend anyone thinking of interning in Colombia to go for it, it's an amazing country and the people are so welcoming and always keen to help you have a good time. I made some great friends and overall had an unforgettable experience.”

— Ellie, UK

“I've done a 10 weeks Finance internship at a start-up in Bogotá. The company was really cool and I learned a lot. I strongly recommend Intern Colombia and Bogotá if you are looking for an internship abroad and Colombia is just great!”

— Ben, Holland

“I've just finished 2 months in Bogotá at a Foundation working with children and I am extremely grateful to Intern Colombia that they helped me find this amazing position. I would recommend using Intern Colombia to anyone as any internship you do would be rewarding.”

— Alex, UK

Happiest country 

According to Gallup International's Barometer of Happiness, Colombia has topped the list for 3 years over the past decade.

Atlantic & Pacific Coastlines

Colombia is the only country in South America with Atlantic & Pacific coastlines with over 300 beaches in total, you can have your pick.

Mega Biodiversity

Colombia is the second most biodiverse country in the world, following Brazil. It is one of only 17 “mega-diverse” countries in the world.

2600m closer to the stars

Colombia’s capital city (Bogotá) is 2600 metres closer to the stars and is the fourth highest capital city in the world.

Public holidays

Colombia has the second-most public holidays in the world, with 18 every year. 

Largest population

Colombia has the second largest population in South America, following Brazil.

Oldest democracy

Colombia is South America's oldest and most stable democracy. For over 100 years Colombia has enjoyed peaceful changes of government every four years.

Highest coastal mountain range

Colombia has the highest coastal mountain range in the world – The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Its highest peak stands at around 5,775 metres above sea level or 19,058 feet!

Where can I intern abroad in Colombia?

Internship programs in Bogotá

Internship programs in Medellín

Internship programs in Cartagena

Latest News about Colombia

The Economist picked Colombia as their country of the year in 2016

Bloomberg Pursuits included Colombia in their top 20 destinations to go in 2017

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The Lonely Planet selected Colombia in their top 10 countries to visit in 2017

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The New York Times ranked Colombia 2nd in their list of 52 places to go in 2018

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