• Spain
    • Madrid
8 to 12 weeks

Program Details

Non-Monetary Benefits
Fall Spring Summer
Weekly Hours
Age Min.


Price Details
The program fee includes: Guaranteed internship, centralized housing in Madrid, social events & excursions, medical/travel insurance, and personalized support before and during the internship.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Visa
Feb 21, 2024
Jul 28, 2023
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About Program

If you really want to get to know Spain, then Madrid has to be top of your list! Madrid is the capital city and the finest showcase for all of the best things that Spain has to offer. Sample fine cuisines, lose yourself in the winding streets and grand architecture, visit some of the world's best museums, or delight in the dazzling nightlife; there is something for everyone in the vibrant heart of the country. As the business hub of Spain, you could not pick a better destination for an internship with almost all major Spanish companies having an office in the city.

An internship in Madrid is the perfect placement for students and young professionals from the U.S. and Canada. Included in the cost of your tuition is a guaranteed tailored internship, housing, social events, our career development program, and much more!

Experience living and working abroad and make your resume stand out with an international internship in Madrid this spring, summer, or fall!

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Program Highlights

  • Guaranteed Internship: As part of the AIFS Abroad program you are guaranteed an internship in your host city. We do our best to tailor your internship to match your background and future goals.
  • Personalized Attention: We want this experience to be as fulfilling as possible. From the first phone call, we support you and give you all the resources you need to make sure your internship is a success.
  • Centralized Housing: You’ll be living in accommodations centrally located in Madrid with other AIFS Abroad interns. Your accommodations will have access to public transportation, ensuring its easy to get to and from your internship.
  • Professional Development: Through one-on-one coaching and webinars, we assist you in improving your professional documents, prepare you for an interview with potential employers, establish internship goals, and discuss your strengths.
  • On-Site Staff and Social Events: Our Location Coordinator lives in Madrid year-round and provides you with an insider's glimpse of the city. The LC is there to provide 24/7 emergency support and takes all interns on a range of social events.

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If you would like to earn academic credit for your internship and ​your university does not offer academic credit for your internship, it’s possible that you can receive transfer credit through our School of Record, Fairfield University.



AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants & Financial Support

We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS also offers internship and study abroad + internship blended programs to support the development of personal and professional skills.

$500 - $5,000

Program Reviews

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  • Growth 4.9
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 5
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Internship Abroad in Spain

I really enjoyed my internship abroad through AIFS. I believe that it was a great experience and I got to meet so many amazing people. I recommend it to anyone who wants to dive into a new culture and also learn about what their passions may be! It may be scary to visit another country that you may or may not speak the language, but it opens your eyes to a lot of different things. It is also important to know that you are not alone and people will you meet along with people in the program will support you!

  • Make lots of friends
  • Practice a language
31 people found this review helpful.
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Global Experiences- Madrid International Internship

I had such a fun experience interning here in Madrid! There are so many things to do, and the people are very friendly. Madrid is also the capital of Spain, and as such there’s activities/ internship opportunities for all kinds of interests. It was also a great opportunity to work in a professional setting in another country, as well as practicing a secondary language ! In addition, our Global Experiences supervisor planned one event a week where we got to do different activities, and talk to other interns in the program as well.

  • Lots of things to do
  • People
  • Nightlife
32 people found this review helpful.
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Great Internship Program

I was able to grow a lot during this internship personally and career wise. I was able to meet some great people that supported me during this time here in Madrid. I was also was able to work with some great people that have taught me some great skills and allowed me to learn things about my career and showed me what I will be looking forward to in the future after I finish my degree. This allowed me to to become a better scholar and a better person overall from this experience and internship. Thank you

  • Friendly
  • Inspiring
  • Helpful
  • roommates
  • Commute
  • Hot
30 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing Experience in Madrid

I spent two months here in Madrid, Spain living with 9 other individuals who all are doing internships just like myself. The AFIS program helped me so much throughout the entire process and allowed me to easily transition from my life back in the States to life in Madrid. AFIS provided me a great internship at HelpHousing and I learned so much from the people who were involved! Also as someone who’s Spanish is very subpar, I felt welcomed by everyone and they were very friendly and supportive to me learning their language!

  • Food
  • The people
  • Site Seeing
  • Late night life
  • I honestly
  • Don’t have many cons
30 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing program!! Awesome advisors and activities

I did the GE internship program in Madrid, Spain! The living situation was great, very central and close to a metro station. My roommates and I were matched well, I had a really helpful and personable program advisor, Lourdes who I could go to with questions and concerns. I was matched with a company I liked for my internship, and was given opportunities to get involved and learn from my supervisors The program had excursions and activities every week, and my work was flexible to my traveling plans on weekends. Great experience :)

  • living situation
  • activities
  • helpful advisor
48 people found this review helpful.
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Fantastic internhsip

Best internship I’ve ever had. I visited a lot of Spain it was great. The program did an overall great job planning fun activities for me to do, and places to visit. A great experience and would reccomend to all students who want to intern abroad, Madrid was a great city to live in. It Was a fun three months for me, a great experience. I learned a lot about myself. I learned a lot about Spanish culture. Could be a life changing experience for some people. I got to travel all over Spain and I enjoyed that very much. The internship was my favorite, I have interned at multiple companies in the US and this internship in Madrid has been the best in office experience yet.

56 people found this review helpful.
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Best internship experience!

I was matched with a marketing firm for local and touring theatre companies and I fell in love with the welcoming atmosphere everyone in the office shared with me, and I have my local coordinator for finding me that perfect match. I got to work with big Spanish stars, help at premieres, edit a regional magazine, and manage website and social media posts. I grew so much in areas I didn’t even know I had the potential to learn, and gained so much experience that I know I will use in any job I apply for. My internship was amazing, and the social outings were fun!
It is not too easy living with strangers, but having a room to ourselves helped to keep some boundaries needed, and further enjoy the times we did spend together for program sanctioned events and for anything we planned on our own. I loved being able to visit other places and cities during the weekends when I didn’t work. I have learned from different cultures, and appreciate traveling so much more than I ever thought I could. I had a phenomenal experience and would highly recommend everyone to do an internship abroad.

  • amazing internship
  • more travel opportunities
  • culture based experiences
  • roommate problems
68 people found this review helpful.
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An Unforgettable Experience

My Global Experience as a whole was one to remember and will forever be a lifetime experience! I have met amazing people along the way that I will be able to count on in the future. From the beginning, my onsite GE coordinator Lourdes was attentive, lovely, and caring with everything we had going on! Any questions or concerns I had, Lourdes was there! I could not thank her enough! Creating bonds with locals in Madrid will always be something I will cherish! Muchas gracias por todo Lourdes :) <3!!

  • Meeting locals
  • Sightseeing
  • Relationships
65 people found this review helpful.

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