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.
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
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 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
Day trip to Segovia
Day trip to San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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 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 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:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
Locally guided tour. Entrance to the Alcázar Castle. Includes round-trip transportation.
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.
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