The capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is home to world-famous beaches, delectable meals and has a seemingly endless array of opportunities. Is it any wonder that Barcelona is consistently ranked in the top 10 destinations for visitors?
Teeming with thousands of businesses, NGOs, and agencies both big and small, Spanish Internship participants will find that Barcelona is a dream city for those looking to strengthen their knowledge in numerous fields like public relations and marketing; tourism and events; and finance and business.
Internships in Barcelona are full-time, for 8 weeks during the summer or 12 weeks during the fall and spring terms.
Alongside the Mediterranean Sea, prepare for your future career by developing foundational professional skills and create memories that will last a lifetime!
The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields
Connecting academic goals to professional experiences
Day trips outside of the city
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Providing carbon offsetting for all flights
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from accommodation
Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University
Earn up to 12 credits during the summer or semester
Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement
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AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.
Internet access is included in all AIFS Abroad housing in Barcelona.
Along with speaking Spanish, most people in Barcelona speak the regional language of Catalan as their native language. You will see signs in both languages throughout the city; it’s an excellent opportunity to be exposed to another language rich in culture.
Barcelona is one of Spain’s most energetic and vibrant cities. Not only will you find amazing modern and art nouveau architecture throughout the cities of Spain, you will also find world famous UNESCO Heritage Sites- the most in any one country after Italy.
After traveling throughout Europe, Morocco and the US, Inma decided to call Barcelona home in 2008. A world traveler, she grew up in Granada, Spain and has spent time in Toulouse, London, Liverpool and Edinburgh as well.
Inma has been involved in international education and exchange for over a decade, from giving city tours in Barcelona to coordinating and directing programs in Spain.
The impact she has not only on the immediate program experience but on students’ lives is what she loves most about the job.
In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS Abroad staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of life in Spain. Typical activities, tours and visits include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
Spanish wines are world-renowned! Visit a vineyard to learn how the grapes are grown, harvested and fermented to make this beverage and after, visit the town of Sitges, known for its beaches, Carnival and film festival.
Head north and east of Barcelona for an insider’s look at historical Spain: Stroll along the medieval walls of Girona and then take in the views of the cerulean waters from the ramparts of Tossa de Mar.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more