Barcelona Internships Overview
Imagine living in paradise for 8-12 weeks while improving your Spanish skills and gaining professional experience in your career field. Make your dreams a reality with one of our full-time internships in Barcelona, Spain this summer, fall, or spring. Home to hundreds of businesses, agencies, and non-profits, Barcelona is an ideal location for anyone who is interested in international business, public relations, NGO’s, law, finance, or tourism.
Along with your internship in Spain, you will partake in Spanish courses for the first few weeks of the program to better prepare you for your internship placement and daily life in Spain
Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is famous for its colorful architecture, amazing food, and welcoming people. With its unique characteristics, it is no surprise that Barcelona is consistently ranked as as one of the world’s top 10 tourist destinations. Millions flock to the sandy coasts each year to indulge in the Spanish culture of living life to the fullest.
Furthermore, the aesthetic design of Barcelona is unlike any other city in the world with a blend of mosaics and original creations by famous local visionary architect Antoni Gaudi. Couple that with some of Europe’s most famous beaches, delicious local cuisine, the largest football (soccer) stadium in all of Europe, and a flare for flashy nightlife and celebrations, and you’ll have your hands full trying to see and do everything you set out to see and do during your internship in this vibrant and exciting city.
What to expect from the Barcelona Internship Program
So I bet you’re wondering what students experience day to day during their internship in Spain and I want to give you a sneak peek! Internships in Barcelona for college students provide an opportunity to be involved in one of Europe’s most international, vibrant cities where you can thrive off of the energy of the city and its people.
Apart from your fellow interns on the program you will also connect with your colleagues at your internship and the people of the city. You’ll find that the work atmosphere is much more casual in Barcelona. Dress codes are rarely formal and it is not a very hierarchical workplace. It’s an inclusive culture where most colleagues eat meals together which helps interns acclimate to their new team. Since lunch is late in the day (typically 2pm) and dinner is as well (typically 9-10pm) most people take time after work to enjoy a stroll, work out, go to the market and wind down.
Want to get to know the locals? Barcelona’s entrepreneurial spirit is on display with the many new independent restaurants opening which makes the cultural scene rich! Get out amongst the locals and enjoy the buzz currently surrounding new restaurants in St Antoni and El Raval. It’s one of the best ways to connect with a culture and practice your language skills.
After the work week Barcelona is ready for the weekend! Most people go out later and stay out later than other cultures are accustomed to on the weekends. It is customary to follow dinner by going to see live music or spending time with friends in dance clubs or bars after dinner. It’s a relaxed atmosphere and depending on the weather, there are a lot of great options outdoor as well.
Being in such a vivacious, collaborative culture is step one to expanding your network, enhancing your skill-set and creating the experience of a lifetime. Viva Barcelona.