Solinternships

About

Solinternships provides internship placements in Spain for international students. We have several options in various categories. In addition, we offer Spanish language courses and accommodation.

Founded
2012
Headquarters

Calle Avión Cuatro Vientos 14
41013 Sevilla Sevilla
Spain

Reviews

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DJ
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

As an international student, one of my biggest challenges at the beginning was finding a way to integrate into this new way of life while meeting new people. Through my internship, I was able to meet some great people who helped me throughout my semester in Seville. I worked in an office of a travel agency with four other employees, and while I was only able to contribute 8-12 hours a week due to my coursework at the University of Seville, I thoroughly enjoyed the time at my internship. We spent time working on the website, meeting with clients, and going out of the office to fulfill various jobs.

The best part about an internship in Seville was the increased immersion into not only the culture, but also the manner of doing business in Spain. As a business student, doing business internationally will become increasingly important as the world becomes smaller. In Spain, the schedule, office etiquette, manner of greeting someone, methods of dealing with people, and workplace ethics have various differences from my home country of the USA. Learning about these differences, and also some similarities, has helped me become a more well-rounded person.

What would you improve about this program?
The application process took a fair amount of time, but I wound up happy with the internship I was placed in.
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adoug9
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I was a little skeptical about doing an internship while I studied abroad; however, my school required it. My work through Solinternships turned out to be one of the most rewarding parts of my time in Spain. I took five Spanish classes, and I lived in a homestay. However, I believe that my internship was the aspect of my experience that helped my language skills the most. It was my own time to use the language without any distractions. I would recommend an international internship to anyone trying to learn a foreign language.

What would you improve about this program?
I was very busy between classes, activities, and traveling on weekends. I only had a limited amount of time (10 hours per week) at my internship. More time would have given me more practice.

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Alumni Interviews

Alumni interviews are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you decide to intern abroad with Sol Internships in Spain?

Andrew Douglas

Andrew: My school, Clemson University, requires all Spanish & International Trade majors to study abroad and to work at an internship with an international company. I was very excited to study abroad but the internship requirement worried me. I am a beach lifeguard during the summer and I did not want to give up that summer job to work an international internship. I explored my options and I realized that I could do my internship while I studied abroad in order to keep my summers free. I had always wanted to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain so I looked for programs that would fit my needs. I wound up with Sol Internships by chance. To be honest, I was dreading the fact that I had to do an internship during my time in Sevilla. I thought that it would take away from my experience abroad and be a burden in my day-to-day life. However, I was completely wrong and I quickly found my internship to be one of my favorite parts of the day.

What made this internship experience unique and special?

Andrew: I worked in a small office. On average, I worked 2.5 hours a day/4 days a week, for a total of 10 hours per week. My schedule was designed to fit my schedule of classes and it was very flexible. I was strongly encouraged to travel. If my travels caused me to miss work, I could make up time whenever I had the chance. While everyone spoke English in the office, I was the only native speaker. This made me the resident expert on all things English. We always spoke Spanish, however, because they all wanted to help me practice. I really enjoyed my time at work, mainly because I was the only intern. I could focus on my work and on speaking Spanish without any distractions. My internship obviously helped me learn a lot of business vocabulary; however, one of the most unique parts of my internship happened outside of the office. Oftentimes, I would go down the street for a coffee with my boss and a client or friend. This would be our form of a business meeting. It put me in different situations outside of the office (my comfort zone) and helped me to learn more about the Spanish language and culture.

How has this experience impacted your future?

Andrew: My internship was obviously a great opportunity to work on speaking Spanish. It involved the usage of vocabulary that is specific in a business setting. It also gave me valuable marketing experience unlike any job I've had before. This will help me in the future even if I never speak a word of Spanish again. I learned all about web design, practical marketing techniques, and search engine optimization. One of our main goals was to give our website a prime position on Google. This is one of the most important factors for any company in any sector. All of these skills, in addition to my fluency in Spanish, gives me a great professional advantage over other job candidates.

What is one piece of advice you would offer something considering interning abroad in Spain?

Andrew: Do it. Even if it is not something required by your school, it is extremely worth it. It opened up many options for me to travel and meet many local people. It is a unique experience that you will always remember. My biggest fear was that it would take away from my study abroad experience but instead, it enhanced it greatly. I am very grateful for my time with Sol Internships and I want to spread the word to other students similar to me.

Staff Interviews

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

What position do you hold at Solinternships.com?

Pepe: I am the general manager, and I am in charge of creating a great experience for the students and facilitating their learning. I have been working with foreign students for the last 15 years, and I know their needs. We also have a travel agency that sells tours through the Internet. Now, we want to develop this new project related to the online world and tourism

What separates Solinternships.com from other program providers?

Pepe: As we have a travel agency, we are in the position to offer you not only an internship, but also activities during the weekend that teach you more about the culture and environment where you are living.

What will interns gain from an internship with Solinternships.com?

Pepe: They will gain experience in Marketing online and tourism. They will have the chance to visit Morocco with one of the best and most reputable travel agencies, and they will have if they like the opportunity to live and work in Africa for an internship, as our company also has an office in Morocco.

In your opinion, what makes a good international intern?

Pepe: Openminded, flexible, curious, interested in learning, passionate, good previous knowledge of the language, and interest in discovering new challenges continuously. In the end, this is what you need to survive in the professional world.