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Program Type: International Internship Academic Areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Fashion & Textiles, Finance, History, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Mathematics & Computer Science, Music, Sports Management, Teacher Education, Visual Arts
Accommodations:: Apartment
Program Description:

Full Time Internship | Barcelona

The capital of Spain’s Catalonia region is home to world-famous beaches, delectable meals and has a seemingly endless array of opportunities. Is it any wonder that Barcelona is consistently ranked in the top 10 destinations for visitors?

Teeming with thousands of businesses, NGOs, and agencies both big and small, Spanish Internship participants will find that Barcelona is a dream city for those looking to strengthen their knowledge in numerous fields like public relations and marketing, tourism and events, and finance and business.

Internships in Barcelona are full-time, for 8 weeks during the summer or 12 weeks during the fall and spring terms.

Alongside the Mediterranean Sea, prepare for your future career by developing foundational professional skills and create memories that will last a lifetime!


City of Barcelona


Along with speaking Spanish, most people in Barcelona speak the regional language of Catalan as their native language. You will see signs in both languages throughout the city; it’s an excellent opportunity to be exposed to another language rich in culture.


Barcelona is one of Spain’s most energetic and vibrant cities. Not only will you find amazing modern and art nouveau architecture throughout the cities of Spain, you will also find world famous UNESCO Heritage Sites- the most in any one country after Italy.

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What Makes AIFS Abroad different?

Career Readiness

Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants' time abroad. We utilize the Clifton Strengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.

Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)

As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
Student Resources


We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE). Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral, we include carbon offsets for all participants' return flights, environmental education connecting students on the ground to environmental projects, and make our own business practices more sustainable.

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  • Guaranteed internship placement
  • Career readiness program
  • Clifton Strengths assessment
  • Coaching call with certified Gallup Clifton Strengths coach
  • Pre-departure advising
  • Interview preparation
  • Housing
  • Onsite Resident Director
  • Cultural & Social Activities
  • Excursions & day trips
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Carbon offsets
  • and more.


  • Group flight package
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional excursions


  • The Pyrenees (Fall Only)
  • Tarragona and Southern Catalonia
  • Girona
  • Figueras and the Salvador Dali Museum
  • Montserrat
  • Seville and Cordoba, Andalucia
  • Basque Country


AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.

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Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. Earn up to 12 credits during the summer or semester. Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 06/01/2024 ** Rolling Registration 08/29/2024 11/23/2024
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 ** Rolling Registration TBA TBA

** Indicates a rolling registration process.