Madrid Internship Opportunities
Suffolk University Madrid Campus offers curricular internships to help students fully integrate into Spanish work culture while developing language and practical professional skills and fulfilling their course load. These internships are part of a course and are therefore supervised by one of our SUMC professors. Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors in good disciplinary and academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, are invited to apply for the Madrid internship program.
Our Madrid internship advisors place students in a range of intellectually engaging internships based on interests, academic and business goals, and skills. Intermediate Spanish language level (equivalent to SPAN 201 to SPAN 202) is required for any internship placement. The higher your Spanish level is, the easier it will be to offer you a placement that closely matches your interest and skills. Nevertheless, many companies and other entities highly value the addition of a native English speaker to their team.
While participating in the Internship program, you may find yourself in a variety of roles, including in:
- International Organizations
- Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
- Business, Finance & Consulting
- Health & Human Services
- Arts & Architecture
- Law services
We currently offer these internship courses at our Madrid Campus:
- POLS 521 Internship in Government
- SPAN I295 Spanish in the workplace (advanced Spanish level required)
If you’d like to have an internship experience in Madrid, first you need to decide what course you’d like to take. If you are not a Government major, your option will be SPAN I295, provided your Spanish level meets the minimum requirement. Once you choose your course, you need to submit your internship application.
We’ll stay in touch with you to discuss your priorities, skills and placement preferences. As soon as we find a placement for you, we’ll contact you with a description and sponsor information. In most cases an interview (online or face-to-face if possible) with the sponsor will be organized. The estimated timeframe for this is:
- Summer semester: middle of May
- Fall semester: end of June
- Spring semester: beginning of December
Upon acceptance of the internship agreement by both parties (student and sponsor), you’ll be assigned a supervisor in the company/entity, who will guide you through your tasks and supervise your learning. At Suffolk University Madrid Campus, you will be supervised by the course professor and receive the support of our internship coordinator.
Your periodical and final self-assessments and reflections, as well as those from your company supervisor will be considered for your final grade on the course, see individual syllabus for details.
For more information, contact our internship supervisor Silvia Salazar.
Fall & Summer Semester: April 30
Spring Semester: October 15