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Internships for Madrid, Spain

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.

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

Internship placements in Madrid may require four 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

Journalism and Communications

Arts and Culture

An art gallery that collaborates with more than 200 emerging and globally recognized national and international artists working in a variety of formats, including photography, painting, sculpture, illustration, engraving, and different styles such as abstract, geometric, pop, and minimalist, among others.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Gallery coordination assistant
  • Event and exhibit planning
  • Creative development
  • Event calendar organization
  • Database maintenance
  • Maintain social media platforms

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester, Summer

Arts and Culture

An art gallery working to minimize cultural differences by promoting dialogue, exchange, and intellectual growth by representing artists from around the world with particular attention to new voices emerging in the global south.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Gallery coordination assistant
  • Event and exhibit planning
  • Creative development
  • Event calendar organization
  • Database maintenance
  • Maintain social media platforms

Requirements

  • Four semesters of college Spanish

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester, Summer

Journalism and Communications

Pickleball Tour Spain (www.pickleballtourspain.com) is a US tour company that organizes "sport- tourism" tours in Spain. The 8-days tours mainly take place in Spain (Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga), and some may take place in other European countries.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist with marketing and promotion
  • Manage the digital presence of the organization (Facebook, Instagram YouTube, email campaigns, and working with influencers
  • Develop and manage promotional campaigns.
  • Graphic design and video editing
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Webpage Optimization
  • SEO analysis
  • UI and UX analysis

Requirements

  • Social Media management experience: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
  • Experience with Canva, Word, Excel/Google spreadsheets, graphics and video editing, and webpage creation/development experience preferred

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester, Summer

Journalism and Communications

A brand management consultancy that works with its partners to develop brand awareness through sponsorship agreements best suited to the needs of their clients.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Report to head of sales and CEO
  • Collaborate in marketing campaigns
  • Conduct national and international research focusing on US companies
  • Attend meetings with clients and other agencies

Requirements

  • Marketing and communication experience
  • Experience with Canva or PowerPoint preferred

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester, Summer

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Open
    • Session I or I&II deadline: April 1
    • Session II deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1

Eligibility

Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students

Instruction

English | Spanish

Member

APUNE – Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

Passport & Visa

Passport & Visa Information