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Internships

Get out of the classroom and into the community! Immerse yourself in Spanish culture, make connections, and gain invaluable hands-on experience.

NYU Madrid has partnered with EUSA, a non-profit organization that works with universities and colleges to provide students with internship opportunities in Europe.  If accepted into the program, students will work with EUSA to find and accept an internship placement.  This for-credit program offers a 11 week internship component with a required weekly seminar for a total of 4 credits (application required, details below).

Students in this program learn more about Spanish society, culture, and professional life through placements in a wide variety of agencies and organizations.  You must be flexible, open-minded, adaptable, a self-starter, and ready for the challenge of new situations and cross-cultural engagement.

Note:  Students are required to have Spanish language proficiency of at least Intermediate Spanish II in key competencies (listening, reading, writing and speaking). Without this minimum proficiency, students are not eligible to participate in the internship program.

Required Internship Seminar Course Description

Enrollment by permission only.  Application required.

The seminar portion of the course explores many different aspects of your internship site. The goal is to finish the semester with an in-depth understanding of the company or organization, including its approach, its policies, and the context in which it operates. We will also discuss more generally the state of the contemporary workplace and ourselves as workers. Finally, you will use the seminar to reflect critically and analytically on the internship experience and as a way to refine your own personal and professional goals.

Internship Opportunities

Responsibilities vary by agency but we require all students to be involved in projects that contribute to their understanding of the organization and its approach to social issues.  This might include project implementation, participation in relevant meetings, research, and production of documents or other materials.

Upon acceptance into the program, each student will have an individual placement  meeting with the EUSA team to determine the best options for the student.  For more information about the placement process, please watch this short video below.

The following is a list of examples of the types of organizations in which students might be placed.  Upon acceptance into the program, each student will have an individual placement meeting with the EUSA team to determine the best options for the student.  Flexibility is important as specific organizations and industry placements cannot be guaranteed:

Advertising, Arts, Banking & Financial Services, Business, Film and TV, Hospitality, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Multimedia, Politics, Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy, Psychology, Sociology, Public Relations, and Theater.

Placement Process

Watch this brief video for additional information about the placement process.


Application Instructions

Note: The application is only for students intending to enroll in the 4 credit Internship Seminar & Fieldwork course.

Interested Spring 2015 NYU Madrid students should complete the online application by Friday, October 24 if they are interested in the program.  Students that fill out the application by the deadline will receive notification by November 3.

While there is no cost to participate in the internship program, students that are participating in the internship program in NYU Madrid should note once they have officially committed to the program are subject to a financial penalty should they withdraw.

For consideration to the internship program in Madrid, students must complete the following steps:

  1. Have your resume reviewed by a career coach at the Wasserman Center using this Resume Review Form. Please note completion of this form is a required part of the application process. Review the form carefully for further instructions.

  2. Complete the NYU Madrid Internship Application.  This application requires you to answer a series of questions designed to help you think systematically about what you would like to learn and accomplish from an internship experience in Madrid, and to indicate what type of internship placements you would be most interested in.  You will also be required to upload a personal statement and a resume in .pdf or .doc format.

Please note: Students must also be able to dedicate two full working days per week or 4 partial days (between Monday and Friday)  If you are planning to participate in the internship program, please keep this in mind as you finalize your courses.

Questions? Email global.internships@nyu.edu

Apply Now!

Upcoming Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority: February 15

Regular: March 15

Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.   

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