Location
  • Spain
    • Madrid

Program Details

Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Apartment
Language
English
Weekly Hours
40

Pricing

Starting Price
4172
Price Details
$4,172 (4 weeks)
$6,372 (8 weeks)
$8,514 (12 weeks)
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Meals SIM cards Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Jun 17, 2024
Jun 25, 2024
43 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Our award-winning program gives students the opportunity to spend the summer developing their professional skills on a full-time internship in Madrid. Live and work in the Spanish capital, building unique experience that will help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.

Choose from over 30 industries including Entrepreneurship, Marketing/PR, Business, Finance, Fashion and Tourism. Develop your professional skills at career workshops, company visits and career speaker events. Explore Madrid on cultural visits and day trips whilst discovering more of Spain on weekend trips.

This program includes high-quality housing in central Madrid with breakfast and dinner, visa assistance, cultural activities, trips and 24/7 on-site support from our Program Coordinator.

Absolute Internship has been featured in the New York Times, BBC News, Bloomberg, and Forbes Magazine. We have placed 4000+ interns at over 800 companies worldwide.

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Program Highlights

  • Take the next step along your career path with a world-class internship in your industry of choice.
  • Improve your Spanish skills and cultural know-how
  • Build unique experience that will help you stand out in a rapidly expanding job market.
  • Discover Madrid through after-work activities and explore Spain on day and weekend trips.
  • Live in a multicultural environment with fellow Absolute Interns from across the globe. Enjoy 24/7 onsite support from your Absolute Internship Coordinator.

Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • 5 rating 92.86%
  • 4 rating 7.14%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Growth 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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Dylan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Time in Madrid

Madrid was such a great place to study. Madrid is very big so there's a lot of different things to do. From parks, great food, people, fun clubs, and things to see. I had my own room with a gym in the basement, so I really coudnt have asked for better housing. I also was able to travel around Spain alot, for fairly cheap. Overall unforgettable trip

The places I would recommend are Tiki Taco, the Reina Sofía, El Retiro Park, a tour of Real Madrid stadium, Wow Hall, Icon, El Capital, Divorare sandwiches, any rooftop bar, brutal bar, and Tierra Burrito Bar.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would walk to more places. The buses and metro are very accessible to I would often take one of them because of the ease of it. However later in my trip I decided to walk to more places and I got to see and understand the city and cool things much more
Pros
  • So many good and cheap food places
  • Cheap alcohol
  • Real Madrid is the best soccer team ever
Cons
  • Really hot in the summer
  • Spanish people have very little care for personal space
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Momo
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An incredible personal and professional growth opportunity.

Interning with Absolute was an investment that I did not expect to have such a big impact on me. It was my first solo endeavor abroad, living in my own terms, and working for a company full-time. The housing staff were amazing and I was able to get to know the city via locals on full 3 hour chats at the front desk. The Absolute Internship team were incredibly helpful from the start; since our first meeting to know more of my area to my positioning in a company, the job interview and on-site, the care the team shows to you in hopes of you having a wonderful experience is immense. Working on-site with the film production company was also amazing, getting to see their processes first hand and being involved in recordings, post-production and even having lunch with the co-workers. Living in Madrid was also incredible, it’s a vibrant and safe city in which you are able to explore many great historic places, eateries and meet great people. This program also allowed me to further enrich my résumé, also being able to meet my co-workers after the program ended back in my hometown to attend a film festival and getting to meet new film directors afterwards. It’s an investment that keeps on giving, as long as you just say ‘yes’ and take the plunge.

What was your funniest moment?
On our way back from our day trip in Barcelona, me and my friends were so tired that we ended up laughing non-stop for the better part of our trip at the dumbest things ever, further enriching our friendship and creating fond memories that i still laugh at today.
Pros
  • Getting immersed in a new culture.
  • Possibility of continuing your job relationships after the program ends.
  • Personal growth and resilience.
Cons
  • Unpaid program.
23 people found this review helpful.
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Ehsan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Intern in Madrid

I really enjoyed my experience from minute 1 and I also loved how the enrolment side of things was fluid and free flowing. I applied early and the process was seemless. The social side was great as well as the placement and I would highly recommend the programme. The accommodation was great and located close by to the attractions of the city of Madrid so after working at my placement it wasn’t exhausting to go to places with the other interns on the program. All in all a great experience that I’d recommend

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t be put off by the costs as these are the same as if you were to organise these things yourself I.e., flights visas etc. also with absolute they have connections with great companies in their host cities making it easier to get the right placement for you
Pros
  • Develop personal skills
  • Transparency
  • Activities
Cons
  • Cost however payment plans and other funding is available
16 people found this review helpful.
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Sara
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Madrid intern

I have been working for 8 weeks as intern at OUTER Spain in Madrid, Spain. Under the guidance of my awesome boss Pilar, I had the opportunity to learn more about Communication and Marketing. We have been woking together for the World Corporate Golf Challenge, which is one the most established global B2B golf tournament in the world, open to top level executives who are passionated about golf. I have been given my contribution as for editing texts, preparing and sending interviews for the 2022 Final Magazine. I successfully achieved my internship’s goals in terms of planning and implementing the company’s social media strategy in order to increase awareness in light of the 2022 World Final. During those weeks I have been constantly working alongside copywriters and designers to ensure content was informative and appealing. Additionally, I have been learning how to analyse current social media trends and provide constructive feedbacks both qualitatively and quantitatively.

A huge thank you goes to OUTER Spain, my boss Pilar de la Puente and the rest of the Communication&Marketing department for the internship opportunity and for teaching me about communication and marketing practises over the summer. Lastly, an immense thank you goes to Absolute Internship, specifically to Sabrina Starke, Melissa Rodriguez, Virginia Alomar Lopez and Erin Bouwma for finding me a placement and for making my international experience possible and so memorable.

Pros
  • Work experience
  • Abroad experience
  • New people from around the world
Cons
  • Costly
  • 8 weeks could be too little
  • Work culture
91 people found this review helpful.
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Reina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

One hell of an experience

I was at first hesitant about joining a summer internship program with people i’ve never met before. I thought that the first couple of days would be awkward and would be lonely. But from the second I met my program colleagues at the airport is when I felt relaxed, at that moment I knew this was going to be an unforgettable experience.

Overall, I am very satisfied with everything that this program offered: the residence housing, the internship opportunity, the friends we met along the way, the front desk people at the residence, our program coordinators, and the “prison” food that we always miss when we’re away in the weekends.

I have achieved so much in a span of two months, even though the company I was working for was a startup under construction, I was working under full autonomy and on my own pace. I managed to create flyers from scratch that have now been printed and shared around the most important hotels in the city center! I also enjoyed learning the different cultures in the program and Spanish culture as a whole!

Highly recommended!

Pros
  • Making good friends
  • Travelling
  • Work experience
Cons
  • You will not want to leave!
98 people found this review helpful.
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Liz
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing time!

If you don't know whether to do an internship, I recommend Absolute Internship without a second thought. I had an amazing time!

I have no regrets, because from the comfort of the residence, the work, the meals, the activities, the people I work with and even those who live in Madrid, everything was wonderful.

Absolute Internship provides to you almost everything and makes your trip an interesting one. I will definitely come back.

I recommended to all the people who haven’t had an experience like this.

100 people found this review helpful.
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Theodore
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Madrid Internship 2017

I did an internship in 2017 and as I took a break from school during the summer, and went to Madrid from my internship program, my biggest challenge was accepting and finding comfort in being uncomfortable. However the colleagues and community were able to be there to talk to keep going though it--because in reality, we all have that connection with our peers to get through accepting change

This support and opportubity helped me grow into the professional I am today. You have to make the best of it!

The one piece of construcrive feedback for absolute is I think there needs to be better connection with the intern and the hosting company. While interning, I did good work, and enjoyed my work, and did what they asked; however, only sat down with the manager once or twice all summer to go over things. In my opinion for the biggest fruit, getting those touch bases to maximize your presence as an Intern would have been the best, and I feel absolute can help broker that relationship of leadership.

Otherwise, the summer went excellent. I miss it rather often and hope to get abroad in the futhre for more work, travel and more.

Oh and I miss the Jamon dinners with the Absolute crew!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Any tapas in general were unfaimilar but some had baby eel and anchovies but nonetheless were really good.
148 people found this review helpful.
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Parker
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Fun and well-organized program!

Why did I end up in Madrid? I had a goal of traveling to Spain and stumbled upon Absolute Internship on my university website. I heard that some other students from my uni had been on the program and that it was a great program, so I decided to apply. Madrid is such a beautiful city with so much diversity and lots of culture. The people in the city are so friendly, the architecture is so beautiful and thoughtfully designed and built, the streets are so clean compared to where I’m from and the people are so happy with life.

Absolute Internship is an awesome company and provided us with a fantastic support. They cared for us. We were not like numbers for them which I really appreciated. The events and trips that were included were fantastic and well-organized. It was definitely worth the money.

I would strongly recommend Absolute Internship to anyone who is planning to do an internship overseas.

144 people found this review helpful.

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