Location
  • Spain
    • Barcelona

Program Details

Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Apartment
Language
English
Weekly Hours
40

Pricing

Starting Price
4204
Price Details
$4,204 (4 weeks)
$6,368 (8 weeks)
$8,805 (12 weeks)
What's Included
Accommodation Activities SIM cards Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Travel Insurance
Sep 02, 2021
Dec 20, 2021
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About Program

FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM NOW OPEN!

Our award-winning program gives students the opportunity to spend the summer or fall developing their professional skills in a full-time internship in Barcelona. Live and work in one of Europe's hottest start-up capitals and build a unique experience that will help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.

Work in one of 30+ industry options, including Graphic Design, Entrepreneurship, Marketing/PR, Business and Tourism. Absolute Internship organizes company visits, career speaker events, and career workshops as well as cultural activities, day trips and weekend excursions to help you gain valuable industry insights and explore Barcelona's rich history.

This program includes high-quality housing in central Barcelona, visa support, cultural activities, trips, and 24/7 on-site support.

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 Barcelona 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

9.8 Rating
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Natalia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend!!

This was one of the happiest months of my life. I went into the program without knowing anyone and was pleasantly surprised by how friendly everyone there was. While interning in Barcelona I met my best friends, gained international experience, had the adventures of a lifetime, and received a full-time job offer after returning back to the states. My experience abroad made me a unique job applicant and therefore a more competitive candidate. Absolute Internship was the experience of a lifetime and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to have a main character moment.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I met my best friends there and we went to Berlin together during one of the weekends of the program.
13 people found this review helpful.
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cliff
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My time in Barcelona was a truly life-changing experience.

My time in Barcelona was a truly life-changing experience and a dream-come-true-event. In these unique and uncertain times, I consider myself fortunate and privileged to have had the opportunity to intern abroad, and the Absolute Internship Barcelona Programme was the ideal match (an excellent decision!). I’ve had the opportunity to obtain work experience and grow as a result of it. I’ve never been confident in my social skills, and this experience has unlocked the inner and doubtful side of myself, allowing me to step beyond my comfort zone. It was unquestionably a fantastic blend of fun moments (outside of the working hours) and professional experience. During my four weeks as an intern in Barcelona, I met some wonderful people and established lifelong friends. I have enjoyed every single moment of my work experience; and being able to experience a working environment has led me to unlock the potential within myself and explore the skillset that I have attained during my academic experience, as well as to develop new life skills that will undoubtedly benefit myself in the future. Barcelona is a fantastic and dynamic city with fascinating architecture, delicious food, friendly people, and stunning sightseeing. During my time in Barcelona, I was able to explore the city and got comfortable living there for a month because it felt like home! I got to know and explore Madrid, Girona, and many other places in Spain, and within Barcelona such as Camp Nou, Catalunya, La Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, and many more. Outside the office, I’ve spent time with wonderful people who have made this experience even more memorable. I will be eternally thankful to Absolute Internship for providing me with this fantastic opportunity. And a particular thanks to the Absolute team members, coordinators, and entire organisation for always making me feel welcome, at home, and never alone. Finally, I’d want to express my gratitude to Absolute Internship for the excellent work and well-organised experience, and state unequivocally that it was all worthwhile!!! Without the assistance of Absolute Internship, none of this amazing and unforgettable experience in Barcelona would have been possible. I am grateful for this opportunity, and I will definitely apply again in the future.

13 people found this review helpful.
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Kai
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great program to explore a new city and gain professional experience

Overall, this program was a great choice to learn about the work life in Barcelona. I worked for a full service real estate agency with a few different nationalities represented as well as another Absolute Intern. The weekend activities offered were really fun. This included a trip to Madrid, Tarragona, and a few more. The program coordinators were always available and great to talk to.
Barcelona is a great city to work in. The work-life balance was incredible and coworkers were very fun. The interns of my company went out to dinner or would go to the beach almost every night after work ended, so we formed a great bond.
We had a lot of great people inside the absolute internship program as well. Right from the beginning, everyone

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take the time to make sure you get an internship that you will enjoy. The people you work with are the most important part of the job and if you do not enjoy who you work with, you will not enjoy your trip as much as you could.
16 people found this review helpful.
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Carla
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A life-changing experience!

My time in Barcelona was a truly life-changing experience and a dream-come-true-event. In these unique and uncertain times, I consider myself fortunate and privileged to have had the opportunity to intern abroad, and the Absolute Internship Barcelona Programme was the ideal match (an excellent decision!). I’ve had the opportunity to obtain work experience and grow as a result of it. I’ve never been confident in my social skills, and this experience has unlocked the inner and doubtful side of myself, allowing me to step beyond my comfort zone. It was unquestionably a fantastic blend of fun moments (outside of the working hours) and professional experience. During my four weeks as an intern in Barcelona, I met some wonderful people and established lifelong friends. I have enjoyed every single moment of my work experience; and being able to experience a working environment has led me to unlock the potential within myself and explore the skillset that I have attained during my academic experience, as well as to develop new life skills that will undoubtedly benefit myself in the future. Barcelona is a fantastic and dynamic city with fascinating architecture, delicious food, friendly people, and stunning sightseeing. During my time in Barcelona, I was able to explore the city and got comfortable living there for a month because it felt like home! I got to know and explore Madrid, Girona, and many other places in Spain, and within Barcelona such as Camp Nou, Catalunya, La Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas, and many more. Outside the office, I’ve spent time with wonderful people who have made this experience even more memorable. I will be eternally thankful to Absolute Internship for providing me with this fantastic opportunity. And a particular thanks to the Absolute team members, coordinators, and entire organisation for always making me feel welcome, at home, and never alone. Finally, I’d want to express my gratitude to Absolute Internship for the excellent work and well-organised experience, and state unequivocally that it was all worthwhile!!! Without the assistance of Absolute Internship, none of this amazing and unforgettable experience in Barcelona would have been possible. I am grateful for this opportunity, and I will definitely apply again in the future.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I had the chance to do this all over again, I would have certainly stayed longer than a month!
16 people found this review helpful.
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Sarah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Living my Cheetah Girls 2 Dream!

With the uncertainty of COVID, I could have never imagined traveling around the world to Barcelona, Spain. But, despite the constant changes in rules and regulations, I was able to travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I will be eternally grateful for being able to partake in the incredible experience of interning in Barcelona while also being safe during the 8 wonderful weeks I was there. It was the perfect combination of professional experience in an engineering company and adventures through Spain with amazing people I met through Absolute. The company I was placed in was so kind and helpful; they made sure I had all the tools I needed to succeed and provided an opportunity for me to go beyond a classroom setting-utilizing everything I had learned for the past 4 years in college. While I was only an intern, I was trusted to work on two big projects-hands on experience with a robot-and actually be a part of the team! Working abroad also allowed me an experience not many people have in their professional careers; I truly believe this is extremely beneficial in exposing yourself to different ways the world works and allows you to learn how to adapt to your surroundings. Along with this boost in experience and another thing to add to my resume, I met many amazing individuals: those also interning abroad, members of the Absolute team, and local residents of Spain. I was able to see astonishing sights like Park Güell and Montjuïc Castle; traveling outside of Barcelona on weekend trips to other parts of Spain (organized by Absolute); experience daily beach trips, delicious food, and cross off my top bucket list item-swim with sharks. None of this would have been possible without the support of Absolute Internship; their guidance allowed me to live my dream and I am so happy I decided to embark on this journey!

19 people found this review helpful.
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Alejandro
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My first open-minding experience

Before Absolute Internship, I haven't had any similar open-minding experience. Absolute Internship gave me the opportunity of working abroad, which is a relevant CV-factor for a undergraduate student. It gave me the chance to get to know tremendeous people from all around the world. From United States to China. From Jamaica to India. And that is the magic of the program. You enter a business-interested networking with who you're spending 1 month of your life. At the end, this network ends up being your family.

Its is a worth it, good price, facility program. All of the factors you as an individual intern should take into consideration if going by yourself, such as housing, metrocard, city tours, and obviously, the internship, are already planned by absolute. Everything was as espected.

The coordinators are FANTASTIC. Nowadays I have a great relationship with one of my program coordinators. Again, NETWORKING.

End but not least, the internship I was hired in was awesome. I had the opportunity to interact with constumers, to investigate for different short-run objectives. I really felt part of the start-up company.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Dont be afraid of doing anythig. And please, please, enjoy every day of your intership as it would be the last one, because times flies when you're enjoying life.
25 people found this review helpful.
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Evan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience!!!!

Honestly one of the best decisions I’ve made during my college career. I went into it not knowing what to expect, and left the program a different and better person. I was able to grow both professionally and personally through my internship as well as through meeting so many new people! Exposing oneself to a different culture is something I believe everyone should do as it really broadens horizons. This program offers so many locations so there is a plethora of experiences to choose from. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything!!!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing! I genuinely had a great time and wouldn’t change a thing.
21 people found this review helpful.
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Makayla
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Barcelona Baby!!

My time in Barcelona was really a dream come true. From the culture, food, language, and customs I learned so much. The architecture of various places such as Catalunya, Tibidabo, and La Sagrada Familia was stunning, to say the least. Not only that but the historical elements of this city were truly fascinating. I knew immediately that I could see myself living in Barcelona in the future. For my internship, I worked for a non-profit organization called APSOCECAT who serves the deaf-blind community. My job was to research how dance can improve the lives of deafblind people and strategies and methodologies for introducing it to them. Upon completion of this research, I felt so accomplished. I was able to come up with a strategy for introducing my passion of dance to a new community. It was a truly humbling experience.
Outside of the office, I spent my time soaking up the Barcelona sun, visiting different places and artifacts and of course trying their cuisine. In more ways than one, Barcelona reminded me of my home, New York. They had an active nightlife and you could find a plethora of food options- from sushi and ramen to burritos and burgers, I fell in love with the city more and more every day. The Absolute Program gave me a tribe of people from various countries and states. I have made some great friendships that have continued even after leaving Barcelona. This is an experience that I will remember forever!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could do this all again, I would have stayed longer than one month! The time flew by so fast, I was sad when it ended!
25 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Absolute Internship offices are based in Barcelona so it was time to have a program in this magnificent city that we all love and know very well. The program was officially launched late 2017 and we are receiving our first interns in Barcelona this summer 2018. It was not a surprise to us to see Barcelona grow as a program. It is as of now our second biggest program in terms of number of...