International Business internships in Barcelona

International business internships in Barcelona combine the fun of travel with real-world professional experience. While placed at a top firm in Barcelona, interns will learn the ins and outs of international business and will establish professional contacts in their field. Competitive and international, Barcelona will challenge a young business professional. Barcelona is a city made for adventure and relaxation. With pretty beaches, world famous historic sights, top-notch restaurants and diverse neighborhoods, interns will keep themselves busy. Besides being an international tourist city of its own, Barcelona is also close to international cities like Madrid, Rome and Paris.


Living in Barcelona

After spending months in Barcelona, a business intern probably will still not have seen it all. This city has hundreds of cultural activities, tasty eateries, world-class art and beautiful architecture. People from all over the world move to Barcelona. An intern can feel part of the vibrant international community, and will also live in safe neighborhoods, close to their internships and public transportation. In addition, they will have the 24/7 support of The Intern Group’s local team.


International business internships in Barcelona


Barcelona, a travel destination

Art and architecture are just two reasons why travelers flock to Barcelona. Spain’s most famous architect, Antonio Gaudí created many memorable designs. No trip to Barcelona is complete without a visit to the architect’s Park Güell, Casa Batlló or Sagrada Familia. Barcelona also has ancient structures. Remains of this once Roman city are visible at the Plaça del Rei in the Barri Gòtic.

International Business internships in Barcelona are the perfect way for you to also lay under the sun when you’re not in the office, thanks to the city’s many beautiful beaches. Most can be reached by public transportation or a short walk. Barceloneta Beach, with tons of nightlife, is the most famous beach. Visitors can watch live shows while having a tasty gelato or drink.


Catalonia Culture

Barcelona is the capital city of the famous Catalonia region. Catalonia has a strong cultural pride. Many of Barcelona’s city and neighborhood fiestas that include dances, bonfires and fireworks are Catalonian traditions. In Catalonia, they speak Catalan. Though locals in Barcelona speak both Spanish and Catalan, learning some of the local language will score you some brownie points.


International business internships in Barcelona


Barcelona Nights

Spaniards love to share the things they love: food and conversation. Perhaps, that’s why tapas, or small plates, are so central to Spanish nightlife. Locals can enjoy their evenings with a drink, tapas and chatting with a group of friends. Try the patatas bravas (fried potatoes with a tomato sauce) or calamares (calamari).

While in Barcelona, interns cannot miss their chance to catch some fútbol (soccer). FC Barcelona is one of the best teams in the world. See these guys play at Camp Nou, the local stadium and the largest stadium in Europe.

At night, Barcelona comes alive, especially during hot summer months. The city is known for the tradition of paseo, taking a stroll down a city street. The Gothic Quarter, Barri Gòtic, has medieval streets and hip Catalan eateries. The bustling main street, La Rambla can be fun for people-watching. While interning in Barcelona, check out the many trendy shops and cafés.


Now that you know all about international business internships in Barcelona, apply now to boost your career abroad!






1. based on Barcelona, Spain, by Rick Ligthelm, CC-by-2.0

2. based on Can Vies, by Jon Díez Supat, CC-by-SA 2.0

3. based on Park Güell Barcelona, by Michael Dernbach, CC-by-ND 2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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