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Get out of the classroom and into the community! Internships help students immerse in Spanish culture, make life-long connections, and gain invaluable hands-on professional experience.  

Academic Internships

Students in the NYU Madrid Academic Internship Program learn about Spanish culture and professional life through internship placements in a wide range of industries. This for-credit program includes two components:

  1. Guaranteed (minimum 16hr/week) internship placement
  2. Participation in the Internship Seminar and Fieldwork course

In order to enroll in this program, students must participate in a competitive application process. Successful applicants are typically adaptable, flexible, goal-oriented, and open-minded.

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.

While there is no cost to participate in the Academic Interrnship Program, students that participate are subject to a financial penalty should they withdraw from the program.

If you are interested in participating in this program in the Fall 2016 semester, please join us for an information session on Monday, February 22 at 7:00pm at the Wasserman Center Presentation Room A. RSVP via NYU CareerNet! All questions may be directed to

For information on non-credit internships, click here.

Internship Placements

NYU has partnered with EUSA, a non-profit organization, to identify custom placements for students in the academic internship program. Unlike a traditional internship search, where students as job seekers are applying directly to organizations and weighing opportunities, EUSA conducts this entire process on participants' behalves. EUSA weighs opportunities based on students' academic and professional goals, resulting in one placement.

Please watch this short video to better understand the placement process:

Internship opportunities vary semester by semester; therefore, no specific placement list is available. Placement opportunities reflect trends in the context of the Spanish job market. Some sample placement industries include: Advertising, Arts, Business, Film and TV, Hospitality, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Politics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Sociology, Public Relations, and Theater.  If you do not see your industry of interest or have questions, email

Internship Seminar and Fieldwork Course

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.

Application Instructions

Students interested in participating in the fall 2016 NYU Madrid Academic Internship Program need to submit an application by Wednesday, March 9 (11:59pm ET). Students will be notified of admission by Monday, March 21. Students are welcome to apply to the Academic Internship Program prior to acceptance to NYU Madrid. This program is competitive and students are encouraged to take the application process seriously.  

To apply, 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 online 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 in an internship experience in Madrid. You should indicate what type of internship placements are of most interest to you. The online application will require you to upload a personal statement and your newly edited resume in .pdf or .doc format.

Students must dedicate two full or four partial working days during the week (Monday to Friday) to intern.  If you plan to participate in the internship program, please keep this in mind as you begin scheduling your courses.

* If you are a GLS Student, please email before completing this application.

Questions?  Email:

Non-Credit Internships

Internships in Spain require contracts called convenios.  NYU cannot sign convenios for non-credit internships in Spain. All internships must be credit-bearing, including summer opportunities. NYU will only facilitate the signing of a convenio for students enrolled in the Internship Seminar and Fieldwork course at NYU Madrid, which is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters. See the above section for more information on this program. Please direct all questions to  

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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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