• Spain
    • Barcelona

Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Apartment Host Family


Price Details
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What's Included
Some Activities SIM cards
Apr 27, 2022
Mar 10, 2020
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About Program

Choose from six destinations of Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Cape Town, Dublin, or Shanghai to fulfill your dream of completing a marketing, advertising, or PR internship abroad.

Past interns gained experience at leading boutique firms, large corporations and nonprofit organizations, in digital marketing, brand management, market research, corporate communications, social media management, digital content strategy, event management and more. We have over 12 years experience and a wide network of established contacts in the six cities we work in. We will tailor your internship placement to meet your goals and skills.

Program durations and start and end dates are flexible to fit your needs. Our local staff provide on-the-ground support before, during, and after your internship including housing assistance, in-depth orientation, social events, cultural activities, as well as career support and guidance.

Academic credit available.

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Program Highlights

  • Tailored placements! Connect-123’s experienced team finds unique, best-fit opportunities for you, related to your interests, goals and requirements.
  • Extensive Network! Connect-123’s partner network includes entrepreneurs, human rights organizations, engineering firms, advertising agencies and many more options!
  • Flexibility! Choose your arrival and departure dates, based on your schedule.
  • Service! From pre-departure to in-country support to post internship assistance, Connect-123 provides you with all the support you need!
  • Memories! Meet new friends from all over the world and make memories to last a lifetime!

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Program Reviews

9.25 Rating
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  • Growth 9.5
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 8.8
  • Safety 9.5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Event Planning Internship in Dublin

Traveling alone to live in a foreign country for three months is one of the most terrifying things I have ever done, but also one of the most rewarding. Connect-123’s international internship program has given me an experience like no other, pushing me out of my comfort zone in ways I didn’t even know were possible and learning so much in only a matter of weeks. My digital marketing and events planning internship has taught me so much both about the field and myself. When I decided I wanted to participate in an international internship, there were so many uncertainties and questions I had, but Connect-123 was so helpful and patient in putting my unease at rest. The entire team is so supportive and welcoming and really makes your transition so much easier. Whenever I had an issue or worry, they were there to help. Not only that, but the events they organize for you to meet fellow interns are so fun and give you more opportunities to experience your host country and make new friends! Participating in Connect-123’s program not only gives you hands-on experience and is a great resumé booster, but also allows you to have the experience of a lifetime.

What would you improve about this program?
The one thing I would possibly improve about the program is housing situations. Connect-123 places interns in student housing or a host family. The student housing is not with other Connect interns, however, and because you are spending most of your time at your internship site, it can be difficult to make friends if you don't make them within your internship. The events Connect organizes with other interns are great and allow you to bond with other interns and it would be nice to be able to make a deeper connection with those people; I know past participants who did their programs over the summer and during that time the Connect interns all live with one another, allowing for an easier way to make friends. Moving to and living in a completely different country is a difficult process and having others around you who are going through the same thing probably makes the transition much smoother!
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Brian Hanks Testimonial

I’ll start of by simply saying… what an experience! I started this crazy journey about 3 months before we actually took off to Dublin, and to be fair, I was a bit leery at first. I knew I would get an internship, but I was unsure how ‘customized’ connect 1-2-3 was going to be able to get. There’s a few programs out there that offer internship abroad programs, but I was a bit nervous that I had chosen the right one for me. However, all nerves went out the door the minute I began speaking with Lea and her team. They took the time to listen to exactly what I was requesting and continued to probe further to insure their plans matched up with my goals. The internship I accepted was one of the most rewarding job experiences I have had to date. Mainly because it wasn’t just some fetch coffee and run copies internship, but instead, one where I could actually gain real world experience and even put forth plenty of ideas on my own. My coworkers were extremely helpful, and my boss was someone I could go to any time for questions and was someone who I consistently learned from. It was very apparent that the connect 1-2-3 staff didn’t just match me with the first company they spoke to, but instead matched me with a company that they felt I would excel at….and they were right!

The other major part that made this such a rewarding summer was the family feel that you get from the people you meet in the Connect 1-2-3 program. Each individual is from a different part of the country or world, and as the summer progresses you have the ability to get closer and closer to people you would have never had the opportunity to meet before. This bond started from the first week we arrived in Dublin when we all attended a C123 event and carried on throughout the entire summer. It was so great being able to come back after a long day of work to an apartment complex where all of your new friends are staying and each of them have had a similar day to yours. The apartments we stayed at started off as nice campus dorms, but grew into a real community of individuals I can now call my friends.

The last thing I would like to add or share with anybody considering C123 is to just remember you get out of this experience just as much as you put in. Start off by communicating with Lea and her team as much as possible. This only helps them match you with the best company for you possible and will make you happier in the end. Once you get to your worksite, apply yourself and always be eager to take on new tasks or try new things. And lastly, attend as many Connect 1-2-3 events as you can. They already know the city you are in extremely well and the events are well planned, fun, and sometimes even more affordable than if you went without C123.

Wrapping up here, I would definitely recommend Connect 1-2-3 to anybody considering interning abroad and I couldn’t be happier with the service and experience I got from all those involved.


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Thankful for Connect-123

It was a bit of a rash decision to intern in Barcelona with Connect-123. I was already spending two months in Spain, so I figured I mind as well round out my summer travels with an internship in Barcelona. Well, the month I spent in Barcelona did not "round out" my summer, it made my summer!

It is impossible to summarize my experience in a testimonial. My internship placement was exactly what I was hoping for. It challenged me everyday as I produced marketing content and communicated in a spanish speaking business environment. I discovered new skills and gained self-confidence. It was exciting and invigorating... Now I feel I can take on the world (or at least my next job/internship).

I cannot recommend Barcelona enough. I am mentally prepared to pack up and move to this amazing city for good! I lived in a great neighborhood with vibrant locals who often held live-concerts right outside my window. I lived close enough to run to the beach in the morning and watch the amazing sunrise. Barcelona feels like a big city because it has so much to offer. Yet, it's small enough to feel like home.

And finally, Connect-123 lived up to the name by connecting me with other interns who are now lifelong friends. Coming from vastly different countries and cultures, my friends inspired me every day. We learned from each other's experiences and celebrated our differences. I truly believe that meeting people from around the world can broaden your perspective on life. We met in a paella cooking class organized by Connect, but soon we were inseparable and organizing our own adventures such as hiking Montserrat and exploring beaches of la Costa Brava. I am saddened to leave Barcelona behind, but I take solace in knowing that it is only goodbye for now. Thanks to my internship, my friends, and all the adventures, I have fallen in love with this city. I know I'll be back again one day!

10 people found this review helpful.
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Marketing Internship in Barcelona

As a career changer I was looking for an internship to update my marketing skills and develop new work skills to aid in my future job search. Connect 123 took the time to help me define what experience I was looking for a found the right company for my goals.

While in Barcelona, the Connect 123 team kept in constant contact to make sure everything was going well and to arrange events and get togethers for the all the interns in town. It was a great experience and I would recommend using Connect 123 to arrange your international internship.

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