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Internships for Valencia, Spain

Due to heightened concerns about student health and safety and the need to limit student exposure outside of classes and USAC-sponsored activities, we have decided to not offer in-person internships or service-learning activities during the Spring 2021 semester. Instead, Spring 2021 internships will be offered in a virtual format through USAC’s Global Perspectives Virtual Internship program, even for students attending in-person programs abroad. For more information on dates, costs, and placement options, please see our virtual internship program page.

We hope to resume in-person internships in Summer 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact the USAC internship team at internship@usac.edu.

Internships in Valencia are offered during the summer, semester, and yearlong terms. Those interested in doing a summer internship must attend both summer sessions. Summer internships are limited and earn only one credit.

Internships are optional and included in your program fees. They range from 1-3 credits and are counted as part of your academic 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. Working in a non-English speaking environment requires the ability to communicate at an advanced language level.

Past internship placements in Valencia have included:

  • Land Studios Consulting SL - Land Studios Consulting provides expert advice on wildlife issues specializing in environmental impact assessment, ecological and archeological surveys, habitat and flora and fauna surveys. Recently the company has started to collaborate with a German leader in the sector of water harvesting, sewage water treatment for small communities, and sustainable drainage.
  • CoAcad - Valencia Language Exchange registered as a non-profit is one of the largest language exchange groups in Europe. It organizes daily language exchange meetings, cultural and sport events, tours, and a yearly language festival. Students help organize different language exchanges activities around Valencia.
  • Visit Albufera - An ecotourism company located in El Saler created to shed light on the nearby city of Valencia’s natural landscapes, vegetation, fauna, culture, and history. The company is dedicated to sharing the secrets that protect their beautiful landscapes as well as providing visitors an unforgettable opportunity to see l’Albufera in a unique way.
  • Modepran - A large animal shelter in Valencia with up to 200 animals. Interns will be assigned to the vet and their assistant to look after and protect from any illness that these vulnerable creatures may have. The student will also walk the dogs and help Modepran to maintain and clean the facilities.
  • Hospital Quiron
  • Colegio Mayor Galileo Galilei

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed.

Eligibility:

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

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

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Suspended

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer programs: Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 60 students

Semester: 65 students

Instruction

English | Spanish

Member

APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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