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Internships for Madrid, Spain

Internships in Madrid are offered during the semester and yearlong 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 Madrid have included:

  • Castilla-Leon Tourist Office
  • T-Ogio - A non-profit organization that supports families with hearing impaired children.
  • Art galleries
  • Pre-schools and elementary schools
  • A business incubator
  • High school
  • A drama school
  • CESAL - a community center for immigrants.
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Assistance for the physically and mentally disabled
  • Extracurricular activities/tutoring for disadvantaged youth

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.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed.

Eligibility:

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

Beginning in Summer 2021, a non-refundable 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. The fee amount has not been finalized but will be announced in the near future.

Placement is not guaranteed by USAC; rather it will be determined by your application, supporting materials, and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Session I (4 weeks): Open

Summer Session II (4 weeks): Open

Summer Session I&II (8 weeks): Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students

Instruction

English | Spanish

Member

APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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