Business is a hugely diverse field with many different subcategories. Roles are diverse and will be tailored to your background and future goals. During your international internship, your tasks could include client relations, accounts administration, and database maintenance. They may also include compiling financial projections or filing and photocopying of office documents. As with all our internships, we encourage employers to keep "administrative tasks" to a minimum. Peruse our worldwide options for a better idea of specific opportunities.
This company specializes in financial and business coaching. Interns will work with the founder of the company on special projects. Typical day to day tasks include researching business techniques, marketing, targeted prospecting, creating webinars, and graphic design (if applicable). In addition to the internship, the selected student will also have the opportunity to sit in on business training meetings, thus gaining a unique insight into the business world of Barcelona.
Ideal Candidate: Go-getter, motivated, interest in business with a creative side. Coursework or business experience. Computer skills including social media and graphic design skills a plus. Strong Spanish skills are not necessary, however would be a bonus as half of the clients speak English and half speak Spanish.
An insurance brokerage firm with over 30 years of experience is looking for a confident business student for a general international business support role. The intern will work with clientele, including expats, regarding the firms services and will review their customer profiles. The role has room for customization based on the students business background and career objectives.
Ideal Candidate: Intermediate Spanish is required and a finance angled background is ideal. 3.0 GPA and rising junior status.
A collective community for creative people, this organization collaborates on projects including the design of products & spaces in one of the most iconic architectural cities in the world. They promote working, learning, and play within the creative community. Interns will work on design projects that are taken on by the organization, creating and executing design solutions for problems of form, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development and sales. REQUIREMENTS: Recent graduates with a great attitude, a creative edge and AutoCAD skills are encouraged to apply. The environment is English friendly, so they will accept beginner Spanish speakers if other requirements are satisfied. Tasks may include planning, research and producing projects, working with vendors, clients and the directors.
Ideal Candidate: A student that is studying, business, management, marketing with a strong attention to detail. Great attitude with a creative edge.
Explore Barcelona while gaining valuable business and marketing skills with this dynamic team. This organization offers guided bike tours & city walks in multiple European cities. They are focused on becoming a key player in the English market for city sightseeing as well. Therefore they have to approach the English (speaking) market in various ways to generate more business. Related to these goals, the team is looking to work on their online presence. Possible tasks: monitoring AdWords-campaigns, link-building, writing SEO-proof pages for the website, exploring possibilities in affiliate marketing, social media activities and content management. Every team member will do bike tours and/or city walks as well, to really understand our product/service and the customer desires.
Ideal Candidate: Native English speakers studying business or marketing. Must have a good attitude and be outgoing.
One of the largest search engine organizations in the world is looking for business or marketing interns for its Barcelona office. The intern would be working directly with the senior manager for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and responsibilities would include a lot of project management and account management. This is an English speaking placement for a big name international company. No Spanish is required, though more proficiency will open up even more doors.
Ideal Candidate: English-speaking business or marketing students.
This company was created to offer an original, healthy and fun way of getting to know the city of Barcelona by bicycle.
They offer different guided city tours that make it an unique experience and a chance to enjoy a perfect mix of history, culture, arts, nature and fun. We will make you experience Barcelona like never before.
Ideal Candidate: They are interested in someone for business tasks/marketing and of course someone that is outgoing, professional and enthusiastic.
This is a forward-thinking research and development hub within an integrated digital marketing and advertising agency. It's all about harnessing the insights and technical knowledge as a globally-aware digital agency to ensure that both clients and start-up businesses are provided with future strategies and concepts that change markets for the better. The chosen intern will research and compile documentation and be involved with building a global mobile app or helping to support a search media proposal with the team or supporting moderation on a Facebook competition app built for a major brand.
Ideal Candidate: They are looking for a very motivated intern, with great attention to detail who is highly articulate and good with research.
Products Management for a Business-to-Business Travel Agency
This company is a well-established, independent travel agency that caters mostly to major corporations. The products management position responsibilities include copywriting and proofreading marketing material and also managing social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.). The intern will also work with gathering images and writing content for a new website and loading content to the new site as well as managing the Image Library, which entails looking at images and filing them correctly in the system, contacting suppliers to acquire new images, and using Photoshop to asses quality of images and make minor adjustments.
Ideal Candidate: Top candidates will have a background in business and the ability or interest to work within the tourism industry. The desired intern will also have excellent organizational skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, superb time management, and a creative flair.
This business consulting firm focuses on logistics to help their clients make effective decisions and implement communications and marketing plans. Their strategy consists of consulting, training, mentoring, and the provision of services. Interns will explore various fields of business with an Italian perspective through practical real world experience.
Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will have strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and marketing or business background.
Marketing and Events for London's Business Leaders
This organization was created with the aim of helping British business leaders across industry sectors resolve problems and issues through peer-to-peer debate and discussion. Their community works on the premise that business leaders and chief executives need a safe space to ask questions and discuss solutions without the knowledge of employees or other stakeholders.
Ideal Candidate: Students with a background in marketing and/or event management in a business context are encouraged to apply.
We are a small, young dynamic consulting firm working with some of the UK's biggest companies. We help them deliver change in their business in every quarter, take advantage of future opportunities and make the most of current challenges. We work in all industry sectors and as a result can often draw parallels across industries that allow our clients to see their own challenges from a different perspective. The internship program is designed to introduce candidates to our business and to the three key areas of activity we undertake – practice management, business development, and project delivery. Through work shadowing and assisting with tasks, we aim to increase the intern’s awareness of how a consultancy works, the skills and behaviors expected of a consultant and the methodology and delivery styles that we use.
Ideal Candidate: Business or organizational psychology undergraduate preferred but not required; 3.5 gpa or higher; interpersonally savvy; strong time management skills a must.
Executive Search Firm for Business, Finance, Supply Chain, and Tech Industries
This specialist recruitment firm has over a decade of experience recruiting for a number of high profile clients. They have developed a reputation as a leading supplier within specific markets by continually delivering quality service and building sustainable relationships to leverage networks in the following areas: Business Risk & Compliance, Supply Chain & Procurement, Technology Change, and Business Change.
Ideal Candidate: Outgoing and interpersonally savvy;
Can easily build rapport; Diverse educational background
We are an economic and strategy consulting firm that provides economic and regulatory policy advice, social investment impact analysis, litigation support and business management expertise to corporations, governments and the third sector around the world. We offer deep policy advice in a range of ‘real-world’ problems to offer long-lasting solutions to our clients, that are tailored to their particular issues. Tasks may include: assisting analysts in designing and building quantitative models and applying econometric analysis to economic and financial data; collecting market, industry, company, and competitor information; reviewing, summarizing, and analyzing industry trends.
Ideal Candidate: Senior or recent graduate looking for a first-rate intellectual experience where they are given responsibility from day one, but in a ‘small-firm’ setting. Most of all, a successful intern will want offer their opinions and make a valuable contribution from day one.
Situated in the heart of the Stables Market, this entertainment venue has made its mark as North London’s premier contemporary gallery and live music venue. Originally a Horse Hospital, by day the 10,000 sq ft gallery boasts two huge exhibition spaces featuring contemporary photography by celebrated artists and drawing on themes of popular culture; music, art, politics, and film. By night, it is a music institution serving up a heady, eclectic mix of live acts and DJs to an music-wise crowd through its phenomenal state-of-art sound system. Interns will be exposed to lots of different scenarios and tasks, enabling them to get a well-rounded experience of the company. This will aid the intern in deciding what area of the business they want to focus on for the future.
Tasks may include :
- Building the local business database
- Keeping an eye on all social media channels for 5 different venues across London and the South
- Researching into new opportunities and carrying out competitive analysis on small and large scale basis
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in marketing or business; strong communication and internet research skills; knowledge of social media; and an interest in music and the arts is a plus.
This recording studio with in-house independent record label seeks an all around assistant. The chosen intern will assist with day-to-day studio operations and responsibilities may include preparation for a recording session on a given day, a PR/marketing project for a band with an upcoming album release and runner duties for artists and studio technicians during sessions. Qualified interns with an interest in music business, production and engineering may also be assigned special projects as they arise.
Ideal Candidate: Background and/or education in either marketing/PR OR music business and management, 2.8 GPA and sophomore class standing. Some combination of writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills required. Passion and pop music knowledge a must!
This cutting edge company delivers comprehensive global intelligence on any industry, company or individual. They have developed an intelligence monitoring platform that enables integration of proprietary content with relevant global news and blog sources in a highly structured manner. This gives a comprehensive and easily-searchable picture of all events and activity across any industry or topic. They seek a talented intern to support editorial analysis on digital media or clean tech deals to assist with analysis reports.
Ideal Candidate: Junior class standing, 3.2 GPA in a strong business program with a combination of writing, research and analytical skills.
This management firm specializes in sourcing specialized artists. What separates their brand from others is a passion for development. As artists themselves, they know the difficulties involved in the entertainment and media world. They deliver a support based management method, taking the fear factor out of the artist-agent relationship. Interns at this placement will have some administrative and general business tasks, but will also get to attend castings, see shows, and obtain an intimate glimpse into the London artist management world.
Ideal Candidate: Essential skills include: IT, Microsoft excel, word, power point, basic design skills.
Professional Firm Specializing in International Real Estate
This company works with commercial real estate, corporate advisory, investment sales, portfolio/lease administration, asset management and sustainability. Tasks may include: working under the President and Senior Director, marketing commercial real estate, putting together proposals and financial packages, attending meetings and presentations, creating databases of prospective buyers, analyzing competitors for expansion and/or defensive practices, determining the value of properties.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in real estate or finance and a desire to pursue one of these in a career. Prior experience putting together proposals and presentations for clients a bonus.
This intern will engage in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of an international not-for-profit arts organization and gain invaluable experience while being introduced to a vast network of art professionals.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has an undergraduate in Art History and/or Museum Studies as well as strong technical skills with Macs, experience with databases, and strong client skills.
The intern will participate in some or most of the following areas:
Global Contracting - assist in the development of international bids
Qualitative Research - Assist with domestic focus groups and analysis
Quantitative Research - Support CATI and online surveys, perform strategic analysis of multi-country data
Strategic Intelligence and Market Intelligence projects - intern will be given specific tasks
Ideal Candidate: Interns should be globally oriented, have attention to detailed processes, and enjoy taking a project from beginning to end.
Multifaceted Position within Creative Film Community
Founded in 2009, this multi-disciplinary creative collective specializes in commercial filmmaking. This is a creative environment within a close-knit community where members work both collectively and independently. Interns may be asked to do a wide variety of things with opportunity to specialize in areas that most suit their skills and interests. These roles may include: office manager, assistant video editor, production assistant, director's assistant and/or social media manager.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate has a sophisticated understanding of the modern media landscape and can apply that to operational tasks as well as production challenges both technical and creative. What are we doing?, how are we doing it?, and why? are constant questions we have to ask ourselves, so a certain amount of strategic thinking is a big plus. Beyond that, ideal candidates have technical skills related to media production or at least technical savvy and a willingness to learn processes that take time to be mastered.
This trendy agency works with internationally known photographers. Their core product is in digital file handling and retouching. Interns will help set up the photo shoots, handle equipment, assist with retouching, book the rental studios, hire additional free lancers, assist with marketing and obtain a general overview of how the agency operates as a business.
Ideal Candidate: Ideal candidates will be detail oriented and posses strong organization skills and a "can do" attitude. They will manage the equipment rental/check-in side of the business, invoicing, etc. Some cold call marketing may also be required.
Rapidly expanding startup revolutionizing the luxury hotel booking business.
This young company is taking the luxury hotel market by storm with a revolutionary concept of booking for clients with specific requirements. They have reached a critical juncture in terms of growth and are ready for an ambitious candidate to come in and work with business development.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is motivated and not afraid to work with luxury hotels the world over, has an excellent command of the English language both spoken and written, and has a flair for marketing/communications. Other languages a plus.
Head office of an eclectic collection of unique high end boutique hotels defined by centralized management is seeking a business sales intern. This company is committed to providing the best customer service for their hotels around Australia and abroad. Interns will be working in the sales and marketing section of the organization learning how to develop new sales promotions and marketing plans.
Ideal Candidate: Excellent communication skills both written and spoken. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel etc.) . Good organizational skills and ability to multi-task as well as a passion for developing a career in sales and marketing.
“I believe cultural competency is a growing asset in the global market. As technology is heightening and many areas in North America are growing more diverse, opportunities such as the internship provided by Global Experiences allows for one to gain insight on cultural dynamics while achieving practical experience.”
Overall, I found the program very rewarding. It gave me a unique opportunity to experience another culture from both a social and professional standpoint. Working in the city was a great opportunity for me as well as living in Sydney. I was able to see some great parts of Australia and meet many great people. The program takes you out of your comfort zone and allows you to develop skills that will benefit you in future endeavors when you return home. I would recommend going abroad to any student currently considering the option.
"I believe that my experience abroad will provide me with a competitive edge because I took the chance to go to another country to do an unpaid internship. That shows I have the initiative to adapt with the ever changing global employment market."
“IT WAS THE BEST EXPERIENCE AND TIME OF MY LIFE!!!!! I have gained so much guidance from doing an internship that I can now take back to college and apply in my current and future studies. I am completely motivated even more in life and in searching for a career path that works best for me! It was so incredibly valuable to do an internship abroad DURING my college study because now I am even more motivated to study and to pave [the] way for the career for which I will be most passionate. On a more personal note, the lessons I have learned and the bonds I have made from those I have become friends with during my time in Australia are the most important things I can take away from this experience! I would go back in a heartbeat!”