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Internships for Valencia, Spain

STEM Research Assistantship Program

USAC is excited to announce our newest experiential learning option in Valencia, Spain. 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.

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.

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

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

English-Language Instruction

A university-based organization that offers programming coverings five major areas: English language teaching and learning, educational orientation for students interested in studying in the U.S., cultural programs, Alumni programs (participants in State Department exchange programs), and information about the United States.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Encouraging participation in oral communication activities
  • Motivating participants to further develop English writing skills
  • Assist with the preparation of resource materials for workshop activities and events
  • Assist in developing cultural workshops


  • Basic Spanish language proficiency


  • 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

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Spring 2023: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1
  • Summer 2023: Deadlines have passed
  • Fall/Yearlong 2023-24: Deadline has passed


Summer and Semester Programs:

Preferred 2.5 GPA

Summer Research Assistantship Program:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior standing at time of internship
  • Two semesters of college-level Spanish
    • Some research labs may have a higher language proficiency requirement
  • STEM Major or Minor
  • No COVID-19 vaccine exemptions

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 60 students

Semester: 65 students


English | Spanish


APUNE – Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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