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Internships for Alicante, Spain

In-person internships are unavailable in Alicante during the Fall '21 semester

New Summer 2021 Hospitality Internship Program

USAC is excited to announce our newest experiential learning option in Alicante, Spain. Beginning in Summer 2021, students participating in the Hospitality Internship Program will combine a structured work experience with complementary courses designed to provide valuable insights into the hospitality industry and the language and culture of Spain.

For more details about the program, please visit the Alicante Hospitality Internship Program webpage.

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of Spain.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

Internship placements in Alicante require six semesters of college Spanish unless otherwise noted

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:

Arts and Culture

Business

Computer Science and IT

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

English-Language Instruction

Health and Wellness

Journalism and Communications

Arts and Culture

An archeology museum that is committed to the renewal of the traditional exhibition system, understood as a collection of properly classified and cataloged finds from Prehistory, Iberian Culture, Roman Culture and the Middle Ages as well as archaeology methods in
the Field Archeology Room, the Urban Archeology Room, and the Underwater Archeology Room.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Observe and assist with museum operations and administration
  • Assist in developing promotional materials
  • Develop communications strategies and projects

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Business

A university language center offering online and in-person courses in a number of European languages, including English, as well as exam preparation, translation services, and cultural activities.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Observe and participate in the operations and management of the translation office
  • Assist with office administration
  • Project management, including working with a team of translators and developing budgets for clients
  • Client communications

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Business

A luxury golf resort, hotel, and spa located just blocks from the sea and in close proximity to some of Alicante’s most popular attractions.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in hotel management
  • Observe and assist in hotel operations, including customer service and administrative and front desk support
  • Assist with special projects and event planning

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-person: Semester

Business

A seaside luxury hotel featuring views of the Bay of Alicante and the famous Santa Bárbara Castle.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in hotel management
  • Observe and assist in hotel operations, including customer service and administrative and front desk support
  • Assist with special projects and event planning

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-person: Semester

Computer Science and IT

A university IT office providing web and desktop support for university staff, faculty, and facilities.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • IT support work
  • Assist the webmaster with development projects

Requirements

  • Four semester of college Spanish

  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Web Accessibility

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

A university language center offering online and in-person courses in a number of European languages, including English, as well as exam preparation, translation services, and cultural activities

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Analysis of digital marketing tools and SEO strategies
  • Organize and participate in digital events
  • Develop a digital marketing strategy including adding additional marketing channels and platforms
  • Preparation of materials for social media marketing campaigns
  • Translation and updating of marketing materials for the American market

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

English-Language Instruction

A university language center offering online and in-person courses in a number of European languages, including English, as well as exam preparation, translation services, and cultural activities

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Observe and assist in the English classes with the supervision of a professor
  • Plan and offer small group conversation classes and individual tutoring

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

English-Language Instruction

An international high school offering flexible, multilingual programs designed to
provide students with advanced language and cultural skills to engage with the global community.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Teach 55 minute-classes as the only instructor in the classroom
  • Create teaching materials with support and guidance

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Semester

Health and Wellness

Hospital and surgical facilities offering comprehensive healthcare services and specializing in the management of high-tech healthcare resources.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist the Labor Risk Prevention Department
  • Develop materials with instructions for preventing labor risks in the health sector
  • Create didactic material for hospital staff, including evaluation forms and questionnaires

Requirements

  • Six semesters of college Spanish preferred, but lower levels of proficiency may be accepted

Formats/Terms

  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Journalism and Communications

A municipal radio station located in San Vincente broadcasting a variety of local, national, and global news.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist with production and technical operations
  • Assist journalists or producers in developing content for broadcast

Requirements

  • High advanced Spanish proficiency and previous journalism experience required for journalism roles

  • Six semesters of college Spanish required for technical roles

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Journalism and Communications

A television channel broadcasting a variety of local, national, and global news as well as programming focusing on sports, the economy, option, culture, and lifestyle and leisure.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist with production and technical operations
  • Assist journalists or producers in developing content for broadcast

Requirements

  • High advanced Spanish proficiency and previous journalism experience required for journalism roles

  • Six semesters of college Spanish required for technical roles

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

January session (3 weeks): Open

Spring: Open

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Opens 9/1
Fall/Yearlong: Opens 9/1
January Session: Opens 9/1
Spring: Opens 9/1

Eligibility

Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

70 students

Instruction

English | Spanish

Member

APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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