Internships and Service Learning
An internship in Madrid is an opportunity for qualified students to continue their education and learn more about their professional interests. Internships abroad are designed to give you a hands-on experience in some aspects of the career you have chosen. One to three-credit internships are available during the fall and spring semesters, and are available at different language levels.
Internships are available for different areas of study; from management and business to political science and international relations. A partial list of representative internships is available here.
Please remember however, that no specific placement with an organization or institution can be guaranteed. Students are placed where they can participate in projects where they will be making themselves useful, and can participate in projects that are worthwile. Not all of the host institutions who accept interns may have suitable projects or available office space at all times; however, there is always a wide range of internship positions for which to apply.
In addition to presence at the internship workplace, the student will be expected to keep a journal of daily/weekly activities, as well as weekly meetings with the site supervisor, SU Madrid faculty sponsor, and the internship coordinator.
To apply, fill out the Internship Request form with your SU Abroad application and submit a copy of your resume.
If a student is not interested in an internship for credit, there are opportunities to participate in service learning projects . These are volunteer placements, where the student has the opportunity to go out into the Madrid community. Service learning placements may include:
- Public grammar and high schools
- Center for Abused Women
- Child Care Center for Children of Parents with Problems
- Youth clubs
- “Big Brother” Soccer Team
- Catholic Church
- Missionary Center
- Immigration Center
- Parent/Teacher Association