Barcelona, Spain

Summer - Internship

Full-Time Internship

At a Glance


Apartment, Homestay


3 or 6 per Summer

Primary Spoken Language(s):

English, Spanish

Language Prerequisites:

None; Spanish knowledge preferred for select placements

Visa Required:


About the Internship

Our program guarantees an internship placement to help you develop professional skills that will jump-start your career and make you more attractive to employers in today’s competitive job market. Before you depart, we work with you to fine-tune your résumé, perfect your cover letter, and hone your networking and interviewing skills, as well as prepare you for working in a new cultural environment. You’ll be an intern at a local business or organization, where you’ll work for at least 25 hours per week. 

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Personalized Placements

We'll work with you to find a placement in the field of your choice.

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Academic Seminar

Enroll in a required 3-credit internship seminar with other IES interns.

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Spanish-Language Instruction

You have the option to enroll in a 3-credit Spanish language course.

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Field Trips

Travel and experience all that Spanish culture has to offer.

Summer 2024

Program Dates:

May 21 - July 20

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Internship Program Advisor

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Alexis Watson

Once you’ve applied for an internship, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From field placements to housing and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare for your internship. Once you’re accepted to your internship, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300  ✉️

About the Destination

Why Barcelona?

With great influence in commerce, education, media, fashion, and the arts, Barcelona has made its mark as a major player in the global market. IES Internships’ unpaid, academic internships have placed Barcelona interns in fields such as IT, journalism, and tourism, while also showing them the sights and sounds of Spain.

Learn More About Barcelona

Get to Know Your New City

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Have Fun in the Sun

Spend time under the sun along Barcelona's sandy beaches.

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Check Out Some Live Music

Barcelona boasts an iconic music scene.

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Appreciate the Art

There’s plenty of art—indoors and out—to inspire you.

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Eat, Drink, and Eat Some More!

Enjoy stews, seafood, jamón, spicy potatoes, and so much more.

The Student Experience

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A minimalist living space featuring bright red furniture, a large window, a television, and a dining room with red chairs.
  • Apartment
  • Homestay


You live with three or four other IES Abroad students in double rooms.  Apartments have fully equipped kitchens, but meals are not provided. Wifi is included in this housing option. Washing machines are available but dryers are not, as they are not commonly used in Spain. Placements are limited, and an additional fee applies for this housing option.