The World Endeavors Intern in Spain program is perfect for those looking to truly discover Spanish culture—this will give participants the opportunity to learn the ropes of their future career while gaining a unique perspective of their field. The program is designed to give interns a meaningful professional experience in their career field while strengthening their Spanish language skills. And, during their free time, interns have abundant opportunities to explore Spain’s many unique regions and cities or travel farther afield to other European destinations.
World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in Spain, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields.
Media Studies interns work at radio and television stations, film production companies, newspapers, magazines, advertising or public relations agencies, and other print or digital media companies gaining professional experience in a wide range of job duties and picking up a host of valuable practical skills.
Read Denzel’s alumni profile to learn about his experience as a Media Studies intern in Spain.
Available in Valencia. A strong intermediate level of Spanish is required.
Wine interns in Spain work in a winery learning about the process of making wine, developing their wine business acumen, assisting in leading enology tours, and honing their marketing and sales skills specific to the wine industry. The vineyard sells wine as well as sparkling wine, cherry wine, cava and spirits. In addition to vinification, the winery also specializes in providing a holistic wine tourism experience, including wine education, guided tours, wine and food pairing, and tasting courses.
Other fields offered in Spain include:
Accounting interns work in accounting firms as well as in company accounting and finance departments to gain practical experience with financial reporting, account management, and a range of other responsibilities.
Agricultural Sciences interns work to analyze the impact of farming practices and help to employ new, more sustainable, and cost-effective models.
Architecture and Landscape Architecture interns work in architectural firms and assist professionals with a wide range of projects at various stages of design and construction.
Communications interns design websites, plan marketing campaigns, organize publicity events, write press releases, or develop and implement communications strategies.
Culinary Arts interns work side by side with professionals in the kitchens of fine restaurants, gaining firsthand experience with the culture and cuisine of their host country.
Education interns assist local educators in primary and secondary schools and other institutions to promote learning in the classroom and in the local community.
Engineering interns work on public and private projects in a range of fields learning how to create effective, real-world solutions that benefit society.
Possible Engineering branches:
- Biomedical Engineering
12 week minimum duration.
Event Management interns work with professional coordinators to plan and manage events ranging from weddings and celebrations to festivals, conferences, concerts, and exhibitions.
Fashion interns work in companies and design houses assisting with design, styling, production, marketing, merchandising, and business.
Finance interns work in banks and in company finance departments assisting with research, financial analysis, reporting, preparation of financial documents, and administration.
Human Resources interns assist professionals in human resources departments with reporting and evaluations, interviewing, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative tasks.
Information Technology interns work in technology companies and in the IT departments of corporations on various projects and initiatives such as network management, hardware and software support, systems management, and new technology implementations.
Interior Design interns assist design professionals in architecture and design firms as well as in property and construction companies by researching materials and products, working with suppliers, gathering spatial and other site information, preparing presentations for clients, and a number of other activities.
International Business interns are placed in a range of businesses spanning a wide array of industries with both local and global markets.
International Relations interns work for organizations engaged with issues of global importance, such as human rights, globalization, humanitarian action, and international economic development; they gain experience with research, grants, reporting, and policy.
Journalism interns work with journalists to liaise with the public and research stories, write articles, and/or report on local events for magazines, newspapers, or other print or digital media companies.
Law interns work in law firms and corporations, researching and preparing briefs, summarizing court documents, organizing files, and reviewing client documents.
Marketing interns work in advertising agencies or in the marketing departments of a wide variety of companies, planning and managing campaigns, analyzing market information, assisting with websites and social media, and interfacing with clients.
Nonprofit Management interns may prepare and write grants, research and report on issues, engage with supporters, or assist with promotions for fundraising or community outreach events.
Nutrition interns assist health and nutrition professionals with activities that may include campaigns to promote proper diets, food preparation, market research, and food safety.
Guided by professionals, interns gain valuable experience with multiple therapies like OT, PT, and speech/language at an NGO that supports patients with cerebral palsy.
Interns can also work with a geriatric population in a residential care home where OT, PT, and speech/language therapy sessions are facilitated with residents.
Performing Arts interns may assist actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff or back-office management with the preparation, management, and promotion of drama, music, or dance productions.
Public Relations interns work in PR agencies or in company PR departments learning about strategic communication, brand management, and market perceptions.
Social Work interns work with nonprofit or government organizations, aiding individual clients and assisting with community outreach initiatives and public health and safety programs.
Veterinary Sciences interns assist veterinarians as they work with domestic livestock or exotic animals, gaining experience with the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of animals and learning how these professionals engage with the local community.
Visual Arts interns work in galleries and museums planning and maintaining exhibits, creating and distributing publicity materials, coordinating special events, communicating with artists, and organizing art auctions.
Web and Graphic Design interns work with creative professionals in design firms, marketing agencies, or the design departments of larger companies to create marketing materials, web pages, logos, and other visuals for corporate clients.
Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.
Internships are available year-round, with flexible start dates and durations. Public holidays and seasonal work availability may impact certain start dates in some locations.
Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight
Please note: generally, the minimum program duration for interning in Valencia is 3 months. Contact World Endeavors if you would like to go for a shorter duration.
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- Dedicated Program Advisor
- Customized Internship placement
- Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months with year-round start dates
- Academic credit facilitation
- Local On-site Coordinator with 24/7 availability; pre and post arrival orientation
- Personalized Program Success Plan with ongoing coaching
- Re-entry Handbook and Support
- Spanish language instruction
- Airport reception
- Shared apartment accommodations
- Comprehensive travel medical insurance
- 24/7 Emergency Travel Assistance
- Travel protection
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Spain
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
- World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
- Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
- It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.
- It is preferred that interns considering Spain have an upper-intermediate to advanced level of Spanish language skills.
Congratulations on your decision to embark on this one-of-a-kind, life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful. We recommend that applications be submitted at least 16 weeks in advance of the intended program start date. If your intended start date is less than 16 weeks away, please contact World Endeavors for more information.
World Endeavors interns in Valencia live with local host families for the first two weeks of their program. This is a great way for interns to acclimate to the local culture, establish a connection with a local family, and brush up on their Spanish skills. For the remainder of the program, interns live in single or shared rooms in shared apartments located in central Valencia. Apartments have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, and interns can purchase groceries and prepare meals at home. Apartments are located in close proximity to public transportation, and interns walk or take public transportation to reach their internship site. Other housing types may be available for an additional fee.
Valencia is famous for its beautiful beaches, warm Mediterranean climate, delicious cuisine, and for the combination of medieval and modern influences in its architecture. Valencia is a city both ancient and new, and participants will have the opportunity to experience this amazing culture first-hand. Visiting open air markets frequented by local farmers and merchants, attending Spanish soccer matches, and sampling authentic Spanish food like hot chocolate with churros and paella are among the many opportunities that give interns the quintessential Spanish experience.
We strive to provide immersive, life changing, and professionally rewarding programs for our interns. Our programs are designed as a comprehensive “program” instead of just the internship so that we can provide a full experience for our participants. The program fees we charge include the in-country expenses (housing, insurance, orientation, etc.) and also the dedicated work that goes behind finding a customized, one-of-a-kind, international internship placement. You can find more information about the costs and inclusions in the “Dates & Costs” section on this page.
We really wish we could offer paid internships, but all of the internships we coordinate are unpaid placements. Paid internships abroad are few and far-between, as they require a different type of visa that is difficult to attain, and they also require sponsorship by the host company, which is quite costly for them. The goal of our program is to provide meaningful, hands-on experience in your specific profession or field of study that will give you a competitive edge in the job market and make you valuable to employers who are globally minded. If you are seeking a placement to help you gain international experience, improve your skills in your field and enhance your resume, our program provides the perfect opportunity.
Our internships are customized to fit each individual’s goals, interests, and skill level. We consider all of these things and then make a placement accordingly. Therefore, we don’t have specific internships “set aside” waiting for people to fill them. We have placed interns in both small and large companies, but due to confidentiality of our host companies and organizations we are not able to provide a list of companies.
All of our internships are customized, and we work with each intern to make sure we find a placement that fits their specific interests, background, experience, and goals for the internship. Your specific responsibilities during your internship will be determined further in the enrollment process and will depend on your skills and goals for the program.
“Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I created a new interest in this culture that I knew nothing about. I found a new love for a different country.”
- Eden, Study in Spain