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Suffolk University Madrid Campus offers a comprehensive internship program for interested students in the summer as well as throughout each semester. We provide a broad spectrum of intellectually engaging internships in fields ranging from business to education. Internships offer students the unique opportunity to integrate into Madrid life and Spanish culture while developing their language and practical professional skills. Students are placed with well-known companies in many industry sectors including advertising, marketing & public relations, business, finance & consulting, heath & human services and art & architecture among others.

What kind of Internships?

From business to education, the internship team can provide a broad spectrum of intellectually engaging internships based on your field of interest, internship goals, and skills. Because all placements are conducted in Spanish, your Spanish speaking skills will also play an integral role in the type of placement you receive. Here are just a few of the industries available in Madrid:

  • International Organizations
  • Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
  • Business, Finance & Consulting
  • Health & Human Services
  • Arts & Architecture

Internship Placement Process

Individual Placement Meetings
A few months before the program, you’ll have an individual placement meeting with a member of the internship team to discuss your priorities and placement preferences.

Provisional Placement
You’ll receive a provisional placement based on your skills, interests, and professional goals, as well as sponsor’s internship needs and work cycles. A placement description and sponsor website will be sent to you via email. Most students will find out about their provisional placement before they leave for the program, but some may find out upon arrival in Europe.

On-Site Interviews
Once you arrive in Europe, you’ll have an on-site interview with the internship sponsor. Your placement is always contingent upon the success of the on-site interview.

Review & Evaluation
Your internship experience will be monitored through a mid-term review and a final evaluation from your internship sponsor, which will be submitted to the university upon your completion of the program.

Eligibility

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Year in school: Sophomore, Junior or Senior
  • In good disciplinary standing at your home institution
  • 5 or more semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent

Application Deadlines

Summer Semester - April 1
Fall Semester - April 1
Spring Semester - October 15

Madrid Internship Program for Suffolk Students

The Internship Program Fee of $1,220 is due at the time the application for the Internship Program is submitted. This fee is non-refundable if the student decides to withdraw at any point after submitting the application for the program, even in the event that the student does not start or does not complete the Internship in Spain. Suffolk students who receive credit for the required SPAN 210 Spanish in the Workplace course and successfully complete the Internship Program will be awarded an Internship Scholarship in the amount of $600. This scholarship is available only to Suffolk University students; it is not available to study-abroad students coming to the Madrid Campus from other institutions or through study abroad agents.

Madrid Internship Program for Non-Suffolk Students:

The Internship Program Fee of $1,220 is due at the time the application for the Internship Program is submitted. This fee is non-refundable if the student decides to withdraw at any point after submitting the application for the program, even in the event that the student does not start or does not complete the Internship in Spain.