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Absolute Internship is an award-winning global internship program. We offer students the opportunity to broaden their professional and social network whilst gaining invaluable skills in their industry of choice. Since our inception in 2009 we have matched over 4,000 students with 800+ corporate partners in world-class cities including Barcelona, Beijing, Bogota, Hong Kong, Madrid, Lisbon, London, Montreal, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Tokyo. We are regularly featured in The New York Times, BBC News, Forbes Magazine, Financial Times, and Bloomberg as a worldwide leader for internship programs.


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Shanghai Internship

I joined the Shanghai program and while I was skeptical at first about my internship placement, it turned out to be the best internship I had. I am glad I trusted Absolute and their guidance for my internship in Shanghai. The experience without Absolute can't be the same as they help you get settle in Shanghai for the time you will be there which is generally short. The communication between their team, my university and myself went very smooth. I did feel a sense of care from the local staff in Shanghai as they kept checking up on us, meeting us and sharing their insights and knowledge about the city.
I met so many students and professional through the program and my internship, which would have been harder without going through an organized program. The weekend trip to Hangzhou was so cool.
My best tip is to go for it and trust that your experience as a whole will have a positive impact of your professional growth and your network. Shanghai is a city where you meet thousands of people
Grateful my university works with Absolute.

Yes, I recommend this program
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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!

Yes, I recommend this program

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!

How can this program be improved?
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.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Absolute and the Shanghai Program went beyond all my expectations! The housing was well located and clean. The the career speakers and all the fun weekend activities were great. There was always something to do in Shanghai. It’s such an amazing city. Having all the interns living in the same building was incredible and it made it so easy for us to make friends. We had interns from Norway, Morocco, Thailand, US and so many other places. 
The internship was very rewarding and my colleagues were very helpful and there for me during my 2 months in China.
The Absolute staff was incredible, very supportive and always checking in with us. Really appreciated the support from the Absolute team and the organization behind it. Definitely recommend this program!

Yes, I recommend this program
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I couldn't have been luckier to experience a city and country more beautiful and exciting as Hong Kong and a program like as well organized/structured as Absolute. Lived on Hong Kong Island, commuting to my internship with the subway encouraged me to live like the locals. I think Hong Kong is a fast-paced, business hub and a fantastic place to live in – not just to visit. So much to see, so much shopping and lots of cultural aspects to experience such as the Lantau Island and the many temples that we visited. 

We had a weekend in Macau which was amazing from an entertainment point of view, but we also spent the day learning about the unique culture and history of this country which was really interesting.

Thank you for an unforgettable experience and summer Absolute! You guys are awesome.

Yes, I recommend this program


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