Starting in May 2019, we are excited to bring our proven and highly successful Internship Methodology to the enchanting destination of Montevideo, Uruguay. Explore the Puentes in Uruguay program overview below and Contact Us if you have any further questions. We look forward to setting up and managing a great internship experience for you in this delightful destination!

The Destination

Montevideo, Uruguay: Latin America’s best kept secret

With a very livable setting, attractive cultural offerings, and engaging professional opportunities, Montevideo is a wonderful destination for an internship.  As the southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo has pleasant weather year-round, as well as easy to use and efficient public transportation and a safe atmosphere; it is ranked first for quality of life Latin America, according to Mercer’s report.  There is a vibrant music, theater, and arts scene in Montevideo, as well as many museums, notable sports teams, and outdoor leisure spaces, such as the “Rambla” that runs the whole coastline of the city.  The city also has an international feel to it, thanks to its many cultural centers and Montevideo’s role as administrative headquarters for Mercosur and ALADI, Latin America’s trading blocs, which has led to it being compared to the role of Brussels in Europe.  From Montevideo, interns can easily explore Uruguay’s other stunning coastal towns and vast interior, take a ferry to nearby Argentina, and do short flights to other Latin American destination.

Montevideo also offers many fabulous internship opportunities with mentorship and meaningful, project-based work for international interns. Since Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay, it is the economic, educational, cultural, and political center of the country, as well as its main port.  The majority of the most important businesses in Uruguay have their headquarters in Montevideo, and the city is known for its strength in banking, sometimes called the “Switzerland of America.”  In recent years, Montevideo has also been home to a fast-growing entrepreneurial sector, especially in technological development

If you are looking for a pleasant and comfortable city with a calm feel yet plenty to do, as well as highly engaging internship opportunities, Montevideo is your ideal destination.

Program Overview

The Puentes in Uruguay program offers a comprehensive experience that also allows for independence and flexibility.

The Puentes in Uruguay program includes the following:


  • Personalized internship placement process to ensure a strong match with your interests and goals

  • Internship in a high-performing business, nonprofit, or government agency with meaningful work and close guidance

  • Initial meeting and mid-internship site visit meeting with you, the Puentes staff, and your internship supervisor to provide ongoing oversight throughout the internship (in-person during June and July; by Skype other months)

Professional Enrichment:

  • One-on-one resume workshop and interviewing workshop with Puentes staff over Skype to develop career advancing skills

Cultural Immersion:

  • City tour to key sights and neighborhoods of Montevideo

  • Day trip to Colonia, Uruguay, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Puentes Support:

  • Pre-departure information and support to prepare for your time in Montevideo

  • Access to the Puentes Portal, with detailed information and tips for living and working in Uruguay

  • Personal airport pick-up and transfer

  • Welcome orientation on life in Montevideo by Skype

  • Ongoing participant support by email and Skype

  • Alumni support, including letters of recommendation and professional networking

Program Fee

The Puentes in Uruguay program fee includes all of the components, services, and activities listed in the Program Overview section of this page.

The program fee is US$2,450 per participant.

After submitting your Application Form, a US$300 deposit is due in order to start the coordination of your internship and Puentes experience.  We ask that the balance of the program fee be paid once you confirm your internship placement and participation in the Puentes program.  Payments can be made online by credit card.  If you do not approve an internship placement within two weeks of receiving your first internship offer, you will be fully refunded your US$300 deposit.

Would you like to share the Puentes experience with a friend and get a 10% discount on the program fee for doing so? Find out more about the opportunity to Refer a Friend.