Internships for Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

Internships in Bilbao are offered during the semester and yearlong academic terms. Internships are optional and included in your program fees. They range from 1-3 credits and are counted as part of your credit load. Interns earn credit, but no financial compensation. In addition to professional and academic experience, internships are a great way to immerse yourself in the culture, meet locals, and practice your language skills. You will be placed in a Spanish-speaking environment, with high exposure to culture and language, and must be able to communicate at the Track IV level.

Previous internship placements in Bilbao have included:

  • Art Gallery
  • Primary School
  • Business Incubator
  • Local High school
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Extracurricular Activities/Tutoring for Disadvantaged Youth

USAC will attempt to place students in a field related to the student’s interest, although placement depends on availability and qualifications. If you are interested in a particular field that is not mentioned above, it is of utmost importance that you contact the USAC office at least three months in advance so that the internship coordinator can attempt to find something that suits you.

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior standing (at time of internship)
  • Foreign language proficiency (some placements)

A $200 refundable fee is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship. Placement is not gauranteed by USAC; rather it will be determined by your application, supporting materials, and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.