Internships and Service Learning
The Syracuse Madrid Internship program can provide you with valuable international professional experience that will improve your intercultural communication skills while in Spain. 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.
The Madrid Internship program works with a number of organizations, foundations, charities, NGOs, etc. in a variety of fields such as business, communication, public relations, education, administration, sports, web design, and more.
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 worthwhile. 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, Syracuse Madrid faculty sponsor, and the internship coordinator.
To apply, fill out the Internship Request form with your Syracuse 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.