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Biology and Environment (Virtual) | Spain, Europe

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Based out of Spain, our partner company works with IE3 Global to match interns with an organization where they can gain professional experience and make a valuable contribution to their organization.  Interns gain research experience, polish their skill set, in an international, intercultural setting.  Each placement is unique and dependent on both the skill set, experience, and goals of the candidate, as well as the needs and availability of potential host sites.

Interns will be matched with a biological or environmental research project, based on their experience, skill set, and interests.

Internship Start Dates:

  • Flexible start dates at the beginning of each academic term.

Duration of Internship:

  • Between 150 and 240 hours spread over 6-12 weeks.

IE3 Global partners with well-established companies in Spain that match interns with opportunities to build their professional skill set and experience, while contributing to the needs of their host site abroad. Each placement is unique, and interns receive support from both IE3 Global and our partners in Spain.

Activities are highly dependent on the needs of the research project and the skills of the intern candidate. Interns identify their areas of interest within biological or environmental research, and the host organization will then match the intern with specific projects. Specific tasks and responsibilities are designated by the site supervisor.

One example of a placement could be working with an individual scientist and assisting with data analysis related to their biodiversity research.


  • Candidates should have relevant academic experience in the field in which they would like to intern.


  • Research experience is highly preferred.
  • Experience completing collaborative academic or professional work remotely.


  • Spanish not required for all placements, though it is recommended.  Increased proficiency in Spanish allows for greater professional placement opportunities.


  • Tech skills and reliable access to computer and internet.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time well on a day-to-day basis in a virtual environment.
  • High level of: Maturity, personal responsibility, cultural sensitivity, professionalism, independence, demonstrated initiative, independent problem-solving skills, adaptability, and patience.

The program fee is based on the in the total number of work hours and academic credits.  During the application review phase, your Program Coordinator will provide you with an estimated program budget, based on your specific circumstances and internship program. See examples of estimated program fees below.

This internship program ranges from about 150-240 hours over a 6-12 week period.

Quarter Schools

1 undergrad academic credit = 30 total work hours

  • 5 credit internship (150 work hours):    $1,590
  • 6 credit internship (180 work hours):    $1,908
  • 7 credit internship (210 work hours):    $2,226
  • 8 credit internship (240 work hours):    $2,544

Semester Schools

1 undergrad academic credit = 45 total work hours

  • 4 credit internship (180 work hours):    $1,908
  • 5 credit internship (225 work hours):    $2,226


  • Internship sites vary in their availability of work hours per week. Most internships can offer between 10-20 hours per week and most students prefer to stay within this range of hours.

For internships that falls in between the academic credits/work hours model outlined above, the cost will default to the next highest program fee. For example, for a quarter school, an internship totaling 135 work hours will default to the higher cost of a 150 hour internship, $1,590.

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Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25
Fall: April 15
Winter: September 1
Spring: November 15

Basic Requirements

- See Qualifications/Requirements section