• Spain
    • Madrid

Program Details

Weekly Hours


Starting Price
Price Details
$3,760 (4 weeks)
$5,975 (8 weeks)
$7,748 (12 weeks)
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Meals SIM cards Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance
Aug 10, 2023
Sep 19, 2022
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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.
  • Gain professional skills through career speaker events, company visits and career workshops.
  • 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

4.91 Rating
based on 11 reviews
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  • Growth 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 5
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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.

  • Work experience
  • Abroad experience
  • New people from around the world
  • Costly
  • 8 weeks could be too little
  • Work culture
53 people found this review helpful.
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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!

  • Making good friends
  • Travelling
  • Work experience
  • You will not want to leave!
57 people found this review helpful.
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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.

57 people found this review helpful.
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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.
103 people found this review helpful.
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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.

99 people found this review helpful.
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Lovely experience in Spain!

I interned for a events planning company in Madrid. Very cool and trendy company that produced events for cool clients such as Nike, Real Madrid. The placement was a good fit for me and I really learned a lot from my four weeks in the country. I wished that I had joined the 2 months program instead. Spain is such a lovely and wonderful place. Great food, nice people and great weather. Madrid is a city that never sleeps! There is always something to do and always something that happens that you don't want to miss out on.

Absolute Internship was a lovely experience. The events and weekends are a lot of fun. You meet so many great people through the program and I'm really grateful I ended up joining the program. Everything is thought out and planned in detail. Thank you for an amazing summer guys!

101 people found this review helpful.
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Join this amazing program!

My school had a lot of different options when it came for me to choose a program to intern abroad, but choosing an external program that I came across online was the best thing that happened to me. Absolute Internship is a golden program! You meet people from all around the world and the best part is that these people become your best friends. It’s definitely an investment in your career/future/travel but having done the program in Madrid I feel that it’s so worth it. My internship placement was great. My mentor/boss at my internship Jorge was very helpful to me during my two months in Spain and taught me a lot about marketing, business and life in Spain which I really appreciated.

Absolute took care of everything from the housing, to my internship placement (amazing digital marketing internship) and made me feel safe and comfortable, which is very important.

What did I get out of this program? Inspiration, friends for life, but also I learned so much about myself that I didn’t know before coming (both from my work and colleagues but also from just living abroad). I grew so much through this experience thanks to Absolute. The staff is fantastic and supportive. Always there for you no matter what.

Unforgettable experience and best summer of my life. Gracias Absolute!

99 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolute Bucket List

My personal experience was very educational,fun and personal growth. I know my absolute internship was unique because I met many people that were living in Madrid from 6 months to a year. However I visited more places than they did during that whole period and I was there only for a month. The absolute internship is a perfect balance between professional experience that will excel your multicultural sensitivity skills with local cultural enrichment. As a participant you will have the chance to be part of so many fun activities that will get you a feeling of what Madrid has to offer. Today I feel more confident on my professional career knowing that I was able to work and adapt to a different culture, this is a must have experience to become a leader of any career because been able to appreciate foreigners for what each of them has to offer is a give that by becoming one we are able to see. This will help you lead others with different backgrounds. Some advice I will give to future participants is that you can make this a great opportunity, Absolute Internship will give you many tools and activities but only you can make most of it. Eventually you will find out that getting lost is a chance to have awesome and unique experiences, do not be afraid ambiguity. Also something to keep in mind during the summer the sun does not go down until 10 p.m. this caused me some insomnia. Other than that immerse in Madrid!

What would you improve about this program?
Making sure that employees let interns enjoy Madrid as well. This was not my personal story but some of them will take advantage of some interns which is not Absolute Internships fault but maybe there intervention could help.
105 people found this review helpful.

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