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Full Time Internship | Madrid

Spain | Optional Credit Available | Fall 2023
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Select Your Program Option:

  • Fall 2023

  • Spring 2024

  • Fall 2024

  • Spring 2025


Madrid, the bustling capital city of Spain, is the country’s hub for business, tourism, media, and entertainment including sports and events. An internship here will show future employers that you are hardworking, determined and adaptable. In a large, diverse city such as Madrid, these skills will be put to use every day!

After the workday is over, take advantage of the vibrant Spanish culture that is known the world over: explore exceptional museums like the Prado, try new foods like the traditional cocido madrileño stew, and enjoy the nightlife by taking in a flamenco show. 

Interns working abroad in Madrid can participate full-time for 8 weeks during the summer or 12 weeks during the fall and spring terms.

What’s Included

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.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences

  • Housing

    Student apartment

  • Optional Excursions

    Day trips outside of the city

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.

  • On-Site Location Coordinator

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Green Initiative

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from accommodation

  • Credit

    Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University

    Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester

    Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement

  • Optional Excursions

    Day trip to Segovia

    Day trip to San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Program Details: Full Time Internship | Madrid Multiple Career Fields

Program is closed


September 1, 2023November 25, 2023



Application Deadline

July 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees



Open to

Minimum of GPA

Currently enrolled in university as a full-time student.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Global Themes

  • Arts, Culture and Creative Industries
  • Business, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Education, Social Services, and Psychology
  • Global Peace, International Security and Human Rights
  • Health Sciences and STEM
  • Language, History and Culture
  • Social and Criminal Justice
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Internship Opportunities

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for interns on this program, with the following academic options available:

The Global Experiences Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After a participant has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with applicants 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills you will bring to your team, talents you want to grow, and expectations you have of your experience. By working individually with each intern, we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your time in Madrid, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

Once a match is found, all interns will interview by phone or Zoom with your manager before the placement is offered and confirmed. When you arrive in Madrid, Location Coordinators will be there to help you start your internship and support you with on-site check-ins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

Global Experiences has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for Madrid, but are not limited to these:

  • Accounting
  • Communications
  • Business
  • Event Management
  • Fashion Business/Marketing
  • Fashion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Travel/Tourism
  • Video Production

Global Experiences provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect interns’ academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • One-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Events
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer, 3-6 Credits
  • Semester, up to 9 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

Adding credit can allow interns to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for interns who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit, and we cannot change university requirements. For more information, please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

Credit will be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. 

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Living Abroad

AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.

Student Apartment

  • Shared or single bedroom
  • Desk
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • 24/7 Security
  • Centrally located

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Madrid.


Founded in the ninth century, it is an ancient city with a modern outlook and as the progressive capital of a diverse nation. The city contains some of the best art galleries in the world spanning over 1000 years of art history.


The centre of Madrid, with its winding streets opening into grand boulevards and squares, is a gem of a location and whatever the season provide shelter from the sun or the wind.

Lourdes Arsuaga

Lourdes Arsuaga is a seasoned customer service specialist with over 12 years of experience in the industry. She holds her Bachelor’s degree in Tourism from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and holds her Master’s degree in Protocol and Sports.

No stranger to the international business world, Lourdes speaks Spanish, English, French and Italian. She loves sharing her knowledge and love for all things Madrid!

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:

  • Welcome event: Faro + Tapas evening
  • City tour
  • Visit to the Royal Palace
  • Day trip: Segovia
  • Cooking class
  • Visit to Las Ventas bullring
  • Day trip: San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Flamenco show at La Cueva de Lola
  • Farewell event: Wine tasting

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.


This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Madrid and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Spain. Previous excursions have included:



Locally guided tour. Entrance to the Alcázar Castle. Includes round-trip transportation.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
San Lorenzo de El Escorial

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Monastery takes one back in time. Stroll through the vast building and landscaped grounds of this 16th century site. 

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
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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.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines


  • Early Application Deadline*
    May 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline**
    July 1, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    April 20, 2023
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    August 31, 2023
  • Program Begins
    September 1, 2023
  • Program Ends
    November 25, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    November 25, 2023
  • * We encourage applicants to apply by this date for a better chance of acceptance into their preferred career fields.
  • ** Deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance.
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

Optional Flight Package

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.)

Depature City


  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Des Moines
  • Detroit
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • New York
  • Newark
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Washington/Dulles
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Ready to intern in Madrid?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email:

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Ready to Study Abroad in Madrid?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: