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I Global Research Program: Global Internships for Research and Practice-Based Learning

The Global Research Program is a virtual/on-site international experience program that supports research and creative projects in UC Chile and international partner universities within the framework of Global Internships for Research and Practice-Based Learning.

The program aims to enhance and stimulate research collaboration at a global level connecting researchers with master’s and senior undergraduate students within new, creative, and innovative international research opportunities. The call is open to all areas of knowledge, and interdisciplinary projects are especially welcome to apply.

Important Dates

October 19 to November 21, 2022
FACULTY APPLICATION PROCESS - Faculty submit research projects.
November 30 to December 18, 2022
STUDENTS' APPLICATION PROCESS - International students submit applications for available research projects.
December 20, 2022
MATCHING AND RESULTS - All universities provide professors with a shortlist of student candidates for their projects. Professors are then asked to review student applications, conduct interviews, and then rank the applicants in order of suitability.
December 2022
PRE-INTERNSHIP PREPARATION - Successful students start working with their university host professors to arrange pre-internship details while each university oversees logistics and coordinates aspects related to its own administration
Start (April/May 2023) - Ending (July/August 2023)
VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP RESEARCH STARTS - International students end their internships with the possibility of being on-site the last couple of weeks, if applicable (Dates can be flexible and agreed between the researcher and the student)

Faculty application - Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for hosting international students as part of the Global Research Program:

  1. The interested researcher from UC Chile and partner institutions will offer a virtual internship within the scope of an existing research project. The internship must have a duration of at least 4 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks, allowing the students to have mainly online research experiences in a practice-based learning environment. The last couple of weeks could be planned as an on-site internship if requested/offered.
  2. For the purposes of the call, each interested faculty member will present the internship offer and act as the lead researcher. The number of requested interns must also be identified in the online Registration Form for Researchers and Projects.
  3. Every project lead researcher must be a full, associate, or assistant professor of UC Chile or the partner university with at least 22 working hours. This call will not admit internship offers for those who do not meet this requirement.
  4. Each faculty member can act as the lead researcher of only one project; the intern’s contribution must be clearly identified on the internship offer. Each project may have more than one student working on it.
  5. Internships selected for this call are expected to start between April and May 2023.

Student application - Eligibility requirements

Every student must be in the senior year of his/her bachelor’s degree at one of our partner universities. Only applications sent through the online platform with all the required information will be eligible. It is the applicant’s sole responsibility to submit the necessary information and documentation. Each university will be in charge of its selection process and registration form. Interested students must upload the following documents.

  1. Statement of Purpose (One page)
  2. Updated CV or Resume (One page)
  3. Recommendation Letter from a professor from his/her university (One page).
  4. Transcripts or records of the last academic period.
  5. English proficiency tests if required.

Research internships - Matching process and evaluation criteria

  1. Internship and project offers must be submitted using the registration form.
  2. The interested researcher from participating institutions may offer 1-3 virtual. The length of the internship, requirements, and skills of students are stated by the lead researcher.
  3. A shortlist of students is generated for each project based on the selection process.
  4. Faculty are invited to review shortlisted student applications and to contact students to conduct interviews.


The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs at UC Chile supports the incoming and outgoing students, while the Office of the Vice President for Research supports UC | Chile researchers by offering their internships places and selecting the most suitable candidates for each position.

At the end of the internship, UC | Chile will issue a certificate of completion of the Global Research Program.

Data protections

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC Chile) is committed to protecting personal data while respecting the dignity of the human person in a digital environment. UC | Chile supports data rights protection for everyone involved in our activities, including faculty members, researchers, staff, students, alumni, among others.

This policy establishes the responsibilities for the University community and the principles that govern data treatment and protection to fully meet the requirements of the Chilean Constitution, laws, regulations, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The UC Chile recognizes that proper and compliant processing under data protection legislation increases trust between the University and its community as a whole.

All personal data collected will only be processed by authorized UC Chile staff for the purpose of assigning available research placements and contacting both students and faculty within the scope of program activities. The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Vice President of International Affairs is responsible for the treatment of personal data and will be stored in a reliable and secure system for a period of 10 years. After this period, the data will be erased.

Contact information

Catalina Gerstmann
International Partnerships Coordinator – Office of the Vice President for International Affairs

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