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.

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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An Aparto in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall


You live with up to 12 other IES Abroad students in a single or double room. The student apartment offers the communal vibes of a residence hall with the comfort of an apartment. Apartments have fully equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi is included, and meals are not included but optional meal plans are available for purchase onsite. Laundry is coin operated, and an additional fee applies to this housing option.