Spain Internship Program

  • Overview
  • Eligibility
  • Housing
  • What's Included
  • Language Study
  • The Experience
  • Dates & Program Fees

Internships in Spain

Madrid is a historic yet modern city, a center of global business, and the headquarters to many of Europe’s, and the world’s, largest companies. Our Spain internship program offers you a professional internship in your chosen career field, and all of the support and infrastructure necessary to have the best experience abroad.

In today’s competitive global economy, internships in Spain are a high-value differentiator for any resume. Our program offers an amazing opportunity to gain essential work experience and industry exposure in an international environment. You will develop extensive professional connections and lifelong friendships with other program participants, experience the best of what this mesmerizing and vibrant city has to offer, and become part of a powerful alumni network to benefit your future career.

Working overseas will enable you to demonstrate independence, ambition, drive, language skills, and an impressive cultural awareness to future employers.

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Our program provides you with all of the stability and support necessary to ensure that your stay is fruitful and rewarding, and that you make the most of your internship in Spain. Quality accommodation, Madrid transport, cultural and social events, internship mentoring, advanced professional training, and 24/7 local support are all included in your internship program.

Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies, it must be noted that our program is selective.

Apply now to gain a major head start in your career with The Intern Group in Spain. Internships in Spain are offered across all industry sectors.

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a capital of contradictions: bursting to the seams with modernity and business whilst still maintaining its strong historical, cultural and leisurely side. In this city you will find absolutely everything that a capital has to offer together with the safety and proximity you would expect of a small town. After a few weeks spent exploring you will feel at home but you will also know that there will always be lots left to explore!

This is a city of business, culture, cuisine and nightlife. Madrileños have perfected the lifestyle of work hard and play harder. Some of the world’s best museums, lots of the world’s finest art, award winning restaurants, a variety of theater, nightclubs with 7 floors and an incredible live music scene, the Spanish capital has something for everyone. In fact, the Madrileño nightlife is renowned the world over. It has the highest amount of bars and clubs, per-capita, in the world. Any day of the week, at 3am you can find yourself stuck in a traffic jam as you head to one of the top night spots. This is the city that never sleeps.

Madrileños themselves are famous for being fun, interesting, welcoming and kind. They will bring you into their group of friends and make you feel at home whilst happily teaching you all there is to know about Spanish culture. The Madrileños will party with you every day of the week, feed you the best food, help you speak Spanish and tell you their stories and happily listen to yours. They are known for being “Detallista” – they remember the small details.

Madrid is also the doorway to Spain: with its fast railway and modern highways, you can be skiing in the Madrid Mountains or sunbathing on the beaches of Valencia or Málaga in under a couple of hours. Madrid encourages all visitors to go and explore everything that Spain has to offer and it is also within easy reach of other European capitals. As an intern in Madrid you really do get the best of all worlds: the educational and unparalleled cultural experience and the chance to develop your Spanish language skills. We think this is an unbeatable mix.

“Madrileños, the locals of Madrid, are famously proud of their wonderful city. As the famous Spanish phrase goes, once you’ve been to Madrid the only place that can top it is Heaven.”



Visa Requirements for Spain

Citizens of the following countries do not require visas for courses of less than 90 days:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • United States (excluding the Northern Mariana Islands)
  • Uruguay
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

visa-eligibity

EU nationals are not required to obtain study visas to study/intern in Spain.

Visas are not required for courses of less than 90 days (i.e. 12 weeks) for nationals of some countries. Please consult your Spanish consulate to find out whether your country is included.

  • Consult your local Spanish Embassy or Consulate about Spanish study visa requirements for your country at least 120 days prior to departure.
  • Enroll with Intern Madrid advising us of your nationality and your country’s specific study visa requirements, if any exist. Please note prior to granting a Spanish study visa, your local Spanish Embassy will require Intern Madrid to confirm that your Spanish program and accommodation fees have been paid for in full.
  • Intern Madrid will send you a Certificate of Enrollment (Study Visa Invitation letter) by email.

Certificate of Enrollment – your “study visa invitation”

This will be required by your local Spanish Embassy or Consulate prior to issuing a study visa. The document is evidence that you are enrolled in a course and will state your name, the course details, your accommodation details, the dates of study and confirmation of the amount paid for the course and accommodation fees. It is signed by the Intern Madrid Director.

Spanish Study Visa Application

The application should be made at least three months before your departure date.

It is the local Spanish Embassy/Consulate who makes all decisions regarding the granting of study visas and their decision is final.

Typical Visa Requirements

The following documentation is required to be submitted to your local Spanish embassy by you in person or by your legal representative. Note: requirements change depending which consulate you are going to.

  • Passport valid for a minimum of six months with three photocopies of the personal information and photo page
  • 4 recent pictures, passport size
  • Completed Spanish study visa application form
  • Proof of admission to Intern Madrid as a full-time student (provided by Intern Madrid)
  • Private health insurance policy
  • Original medical certificate typed on doctor stationary verifying that the applicant is free from the following quarantine diseases: yellow fever, cholera, and the plague. The certificate must also certify that the applicant is free of drug addictions and mental illness. A translation into Spanish must be provided
  • Confirmation that accommodation details while in Spain have been paid for in full (provided by Intern Madrid)
  • Proof of financial means for the period of study in Spain. This could be:
  • Certificate of enrollment from Intern Madrid stating educational and living expenses have been paid for in advance, or
  • Notarized letter of parents/custodians, assuming financial responsibility while student is in Spain, or
  • Current statement of the student’s bank account with a minimum balance of $1000 per month of stay in Spain or $1000 worth of travelers checks per month of stay in Spain.

Rules and regulations for visas change constantly. Whilst we make every effort to keep abreast of changes, we cannot guarantee that the information above is accurate or complete. We cannot accept any responsibility or be held liable for your visa application and we strongly recommend that you contact your local Spanish Embassy or Consulate as early as possible to ensure that you are aware of the requirements for your country and have all necessary documentation.

What is the age requirement?

If you have finished high school, you qualify for our programs. We have a number of participants that are on their gap year, although the majority are completing undergraduate university degrees. Our programs are also suitable for recent university graduates, MBA graduates, and even experienced professionals in career transition. The key point is this: every internship we arrange is customized for each individual accepted onto our program, and for their unique background/stage of career.

Do I need prior work experience?

No. As we are a customized internship program, our roles coincide with each person’s education level and professional experience. We have a range of program participants – from those doing their first internship to executives with extensive, impressive careers who wish to experience a new career field/destination.

Who do you accept onto the program?

Our program participants have included Harvard MBA graduates to a 17 year old on their first overseas trip. What our thousands of alumni have in common is more fundamental than any educational or professional qualification – it is an international mindset, combining a desire and ambition to further themselves with a keen curiosity to learn more about the world.

To read about how international internships are beneficial for all age groups, visit our blog article.

Our housing is furnished and we provide you with bed linen and free, unlimited wifi as standard. Crucially, we take great care to make sure that all our housing options are located in safe, pleasant areas of Madrid, within a reasonable commute (maximum of 1 hour) to your work or Spanish classes by bus, metro or walk. Some areas where we place interns include Malasaña, Sol, Salamanca, Nuevos Ministerios, Moncloa and Tribunal.

Student Housing (private bedroom)

The shared apartment option provides you with a private bedroom in a shared apartment with other program participants and/or local Spanish/international students. This option is best if you wish to immediately make new friends and start exploring the city!

The Intern Group program is more than an internship – it’s an entire experience. Each program also includes everything that you need in order to make the most of your internship and your time in Madrid. All you have to do is take that step and meet us in Madrid. Our team will do the rest.

In addition to your guaranteed professional internship and housing, each Intern Group program includes the following:

A full array of top class professional and cultural development resources. The focus of our international internship programs is on participants’ personal and professional growth. Alongside developing the independence and cultural awareness of living and working in a new country, our program places equal emphasis on the enhancement of the skills and experience required to fulfill their career ambitions. There are 5 key components to our professional and cultural development suite.

  • A morning with a business coach who will focus on workplace skills and other key areas of professional development.
  • Intercultural competence training series to prepare you for the cultural differences that you’ll face when interning in a foreign country.
  • An afternoon working with actors at a theater in Madrid. You will use the stage for confidence building and public speaking activities. You will also be taught key body language and voice control exercises to help you excel in all professional environments.
  • Self assessment HR tool typically reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders.
  • A wide array of training materials to ensure you have the guidance and support to maximize the benefit of your internship experience.

Your first month’s transportation in Madrid. We provide you with a pre-loaded transportation card for the first month of your stay, giving you free and unlimited use of the metro and bus network 24/7. Transport cards typically take some time to process but we will ensure this is all prepared for your arrival. This way you can focus on settling in well and excelling in your internship.

A full calendar of social and cultural events. Our full-time local team in Madrid know the city inside out and will show you the best of it! The Spain internship program includes the following events, free of charge for all participants:

  • A Dinner and Flamenco show.

    Enjoy a traditional Spanish night out and dive into Spanish culture with a tasty tapas dinner and Flamenco show!

  • Day trip to beautiful Toledo.

    Toledo was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage. You will breathe in its sights and sounds, visit museums and have a traditional Spanish lunch.

  • A Real Madrid stadium tour and lunch.

    Real Madrid is the most prestigious soccer team in the world and the guided tour of their iconic stadium, the Santiago Bernabéu, is an unforgettable experience.

In addition to these included events, we also organize regular optional activities on a weekly basis. Meet-ups are frequent, as are trips to museums, cinemas and restaurants. Our team is determined to show you the best of Madrid, and the best of Spain.

An active international community in Madrid where gatherings are constantly planned. At all times of the year we welcome talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a lifetime!

Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish. Our full-time team in Madrid are all experts on the city’s life and culture. They are incredibly proud of it and they want to show you why. From organizing your airport pick-up and drop-off to arranging your accommodation, they will ensure that you have everything you need for your arrival and help you settle into this great city. Upon your arrival, you will receive a welcome package with your pre-loaded Madrid transportation card, city maps and important information. The team will be on hand to ensure that you have everything you need to excel in your new role.

Full-service 24/7 medical assistance while in Madrid The Intern Madrid program partners with Hospiquality and offers 24/7 emergency medical service for all participants at no extra cost. The medical service provided includes:

  • Translation and simultaneous translation service during medical attention
  • Hospital admissions service
  • Medical services 24 hours/365 days a year
  • Conventional ambulance service and critical care units
  • Management and paperwork for repatriation
  • Hospital transfers
  • State of the art X-ray and testing services
  • Management of paperwork with insurance companies. All you have to do is always have your ID card, passport or driver’s license and insurance card (original or copy) on you.

Language Classes

An optional addition to your internship program is a Spanish language course. This is a great way to improve your Spanish before or during your internship. There is no better place to learn Spanish than in Spain, the language’s home.

Our Partner School – Don Quijote, the World’s Leading Spanish School

With over 25 years of experience and 25,000 students annually, Don Quijote is the leading Spanish School in Spain and in the world. The award-winning school is centrally located close to our accommodation options with excellent facilities and a great student community.

All levels of Spanish

On your first day at Spanish school in Madrid you will take a short test to determine which class is right for you.

Our partner school offers Spanish classes across all levels – from Beginner to Highly Advanced – corresponding exactly to the European Union´s framework of Reference for Languages (A1 – C2):

  • Beginner I: A1 Breakthrough
  • Beginner II: A2 Waystage
  • Intermediate I: B1 Threshold
  • Intermediate II: B2 Vantage
  • Intermediate III and Pre-advanced: C1 Effective Operational Proficiency
  • Highly Advanced and Superior: C2 Mastery

Choose the class that suits you – An intensive refresher course before your internship program or private classes during your internship program.

Our intensive refresher course is perfect if you want an immediate boost to your Spanish either before or during your internship! Consisting of 20 hours of group classes per week and running from 9:00am to 13.00pm, this general Spanish course gives you the opportunity to improve your abilities in Spanish by focusing on grammar, vocabulary development, speaking, listening, and writing skills. Groups are always less than 8 people. Everyone placed in your group will hold a similar level of Spanish.

Prices:

  • Before your internship starts: An additional €490 per week + €65 registration fee paid at the language school. This option includes accommodation, airport pickup, transport, events and support.
  • During your internship: An additional €200 per week + €65 registration fee paid at the language school.

Taking private Spanish classes during your internship program is a fantastic way to improve your Spanish rapidly. You will receive 4 hours of private tutoring per week during your internship program, taking place on 2 separate weeknights after work.

Price:

  • An additional €380 for 10 one-on-one 1 hour classes + €65 Registration Fee in the language school.

*Both options are available at all times of the year.

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This is the Intern Madrid Experience. Intern Madrid will make sure that you have all of the resources necessary for your professional development and cultural immersion. We want you to work hard but also have the time of your life. Your internship program in Madrid includes a wide range of cultural and social events. Check out our participants in Madrid:



Program Fees

*Note: Fees are listed in Euros (EURO)

Duration
of program
Program Fees
6 Weeks€3,470
8 Weeks€3,990
10 Weeks€4,490
12 Weeks€4,970
16 Weeks€5,990
20 Weeks€6,880
24 Weeks€7,750


Program fees do not include visa fees, flights, insurance or daily food & drink.

Program Start Dates

Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule with the following start dates:

2016

  • September
    3rd
  • October
    1st
  • November
    5th
  • December
    3rd

2017

  • January
    14th
  • February
    4th
  • March
    4th
  • April
    1st
  • May
    6th
  • June
    3rd
  • July
    1st
  • September
    2nd
  • October
    7th
  • November
    4th
  • December
    2nd

Discounts

Alumni Discount – If you have already completed an internship program with us in the past, you are eligible for an Alumni Discount*.
*10% Alumni Discount for program start dates year round excluding peak season (June and July).
*5% Alumni Discount for program start dates in June and July.

Discount for Financial Aid Recipients– If you are a college student in the USA receiving a Pell Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs. If you are a college or university student in the UK receiving a Maintenance Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs. If you are a college or university student in Australia receiving Youth Allowance, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.

Please view our financing page for more information on funding your international internship program.

To see if you’re eligible for the Madrid Program, please click here.

Payment Schedule

Please see our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Apply

No application fee.

Submit application online.


Schedule an interview by phone or skype with our admissions team.


Evaluation of your interview and resume/CV by our admissions team.

Enroll

If you are accepted into the program, congratulations!


Confirm your place in the program by making a deposit of 500 British Pounds.

Half of balance due

50% of your remaining fee is due within 30 days of enrollment. Our money-back guarantee covers you through the entire process.

Remaining balance due

You will be asked to pay the remaining balance within 21 days of having your internship role confirmed.

Pack your bags

You are ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!

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