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Internships for Valencia, Spain

Due to ongoing health concerns related to COVID-19, internship placements requiring in-person contact with vulnerable populations abroad, including children, the elderly, and those with compromised health, will be limited and may not available due to local Covid protocols during the Spring 2022 semester. If you have questions related to this policy, please contact

New Summer 2021 STEM Research Assitantship Program

USAC is excited to announce our newest experiential learning option in Valencia, Spain. Beginning in Summer 2021, students participating in the STEM Research Assistantship will combine a structured research experience with complementary courses designed to provide valuable insights into various STEM fields and the language and culture of Spain.

For more details about the program, please visit the STEM Research Assistantship 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.

All internship placements in Valencia require six semesters of college Spanish unless otherwise noted

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed

Placements available in the following fields:


English-Language Instruction

Health and Wellness


An engineering firm that provides environmental impact assessment, ecological and archeological surveys, and habitat and flora and fauna surveys as well as projects in water harvesting, sewage water treatment for small communities, and sustainable drainage (SuDS).

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist with civil engineering assesment projects related to sustainable drainage systems, runoff effect mitigation, and sustainable system design

  • Use AutoCAD software

  • Helping the company with environmental assessment reports.


  • Six semesters of college Spanish
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD software


  • In-Person: Semester

English-Language Instruction

An NGO and 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.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in organizing different language exchanges around Valencia
  • Participate in language exchange opportunities


  • Six semesters of college Spanish


  • In-Person: Semester

Health and Wellness

A comprehensive hospital providing sixty-six medical and surgical specialties in its 8 operating theatres, 11 image diagnosis rooms, a surgical and oncological day hospital, a pathology laboratory and facilities for clinical analyses, a sleep unit, blood bank, two endoscopy rooms and intensive care units for adults and for pediatric and neonatal care, a surgical day hospital, an oncological day hospital, a 24-hour emergency department for both children and adults.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Shadow physicians and nurses in various departments (ER, rehabilitation, pediatrics, reception desk)
  • Observe in operating rooms
  • Assist under a doctor's supervision
  • Translate for English-speaking patients,
  • Learn techniques to make patients feel more comfortable
  • Develop proficiency in medical Spanish


  • Six semesters of college Spanish
  • Major in a health-related discipline


  • In-Person: Semester

Quick Details

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 60 students

Semester: 65 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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