Internship Coworking Barcelona

Internship Coworking Barcelona

About

Internship Coworking Barcelona offers students internship opportunities in Barcelona, Spain,in a variety of different professional fields.Our 360-degree internship package includes living arrangements, an internship placement, spanish courses, communication&art workshops and leisure activities.
We are not an intermediary agency, we are professionals and companies directly working in coworking centers.We offer a variety of packages to suit your individual needs in order for your stay to be comfortable. You will have an internship coordinator and 24h support for any issue.
Your intern experience, along with your spanish courses will help you understand the local culture and improve your experience in our city, Barcelona.This is a unique experience where you can work professionally in highly creative and innovative environments in a city that is always changing and developing.
We seek students with skills in online marketing,video editing, web design, software programming and more.

Founded
2012

Reviews

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Ashley
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have been back in the U.S. for almost four months, longer than my stay in Spain, but I desire to go back everyday! How can you not fall in love with the food, the sea, the people and the shopping? Fortunately, I had an added bonus of interning at Gracia Coworking Center. I learned many key skills, including how to design a Wordpress website, that I am currently utilizing within my field. The staff was friendly and I truly enjoyed coming into work. The independency afforded to each employee allows individuals to develop the ability of being a self-starter and how to take initiative.

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Halee
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My time in Barcelona has been incredible. It is a beautiful, active city,and there is always something going on. The coworking space is bright, cheerful and very laid back. The spanish work at a much different pace than the American workplaces that I am used to, and often times the morning will be spent chatting and getting to know each other in fluent "Spanglish".Even so, they work hard here,and are passionate about what they do. All in all, I'm glad that I participatedin this internship during my time Barcelona. Cristina and Eme are wonderful :-)

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Adrienne
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My internship at Artnobel in Gracia Work Center has been the highlight of my past few months in Barcelona. Through working at ArtNobel I have met incredible people, learned about the contemporary art culture in Spain all while improving my spanish speaking skills exponentially. I would recommend an internship at Gracia Work Center to anyone who is interested in acquainting themselves with Barcelona on a personal level. My time at ArtNobel and Gracia Work Center has been invaluable, as an intern I was given a variety of tasks from blogging about local exhibitions, contacting potential sponsors for upcoming events or working podcasts for our radio station, I have learned a ton while enjoying the relaxing pace of the spanish working environment. Applying for an internship in Barcelona was by far one the best decisions I made while abroad.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Cristina Martínez-Sandoval Riera

Cristina is journalist and economist. She is 41 years old and she was born in Barcelona, a city that she loves! Before she was mother she travelled around the world every year,and she spent a year in South America and 6 months in the States. Presently, she travels with her daughters. She is the founder and manager of Gracia Work Center (2007), one of the first coworking centers in Barcelona and her last project is Internship Coworking Barcelona (2012) where she is in charge of the students coordinator department.

Why is language learning and cultural immersion important to you?

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Cristina: Interning abroad is the kind of experience like no other. Within our program, students can learn Spanish on a daily basis as well as having an intensive course provided.

They also learn a great amount of professional skills, but most of all from this experience they will grow emotionally, becoming more open-minded.

What unique qualities does your company possess?

Cristina: Our company wants to provide interning students with a unique 360-degree internship experience in Barcelona. We think it is quite important for them to live like a local and interning at one of our coworking spaces in our Gracia neighborhood. This authentic program has been designed by locals -- providing the best living and working environments, as well as guidance on leisure activities to do around the city.

The interning experience, along with our spanish courses will help students understand the local culture and improve their experience in our city. Our main goal is that each student has a unique experience so that Barcelona becomes a part of them forever.

We have two fundamental goals at our coworking centers: collaborative work as freelancers and small businesses who share the space, begin their startups and offering you a different side of Barcelona through experiencing our coworking centers.

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With these two goals, it is then possible for you to leave behind the tourist or visitor clichés people may have about our city. We are very proud of our city and wish for you to feel at home in it during your stay.

What is your home country’s culture value that is taught in your program?

Cristina: Our most important home country’s culture value is the way Spaniards look at life. The laid back work style that we apply to our daily routine allows us to get better work performance. Especially if you work in a coworking environment, as there is not the stress of being in an office, only individuals passionate about their work are present.

What is the best story you’ve heard from a return student?

Cristina: The best story we’ve heard from a return student, it doesn’t have anything to do with Barcelona night life or even the sunny beaches but really it has to do with the goals that brought this student to Barcelona:

"Realizing I have to return home in just a few weeks has been a hard reality to grasp. I know I will miss all of the people and culture Barcelona brought into my life, but I know I will miss most the environment in which I got to intern for two months. I not only learned a lot about marketing (which was the main reason I came), but more importantly about the people around me, their lives and that work doesn’t have to be a dreaded 8 hours of the day where you simply stare at a computer screen and count down the minutes until you are free to go “live” your life. I know I will take this lesson back home with me. -Kelsey Reaves University of Arizona. Summer 2013