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Business in Spain (Virtual) | Spain, Europe

More photos of this internship may be found here.

Based out of Barcelona, our partner company in Spain works with IE3 Global to match interns with an organization where they can gain professional experience and make a valuable contribution to their company.  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.

As one of the top five business centers in Europe, Barcelona is the perfect city for business related internships, with its privileged location, substantial foreign investment, great living conditions, and entrepreneurial culture.

Placements are available in business, marketing, and related fields, and adapted to fit the virtual format.


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


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

Since 2006, our partner company has helped students find career-related internships around the world, across all fields. They will work with you to help define your ideal internship, provide insight into local opportunities and help find a placement that suits your specific skills, experience, and interests.

Interns identify which sub-fields of business are most of interest to them, and the host organization will then match the intern with specific projects. Examples of possible business placements and tasks could include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting research at a venture capital firm specializing in incubation and early-stage investments
  • Supporting marketing and advertising campaigns at a PR firm or digital agency
  • Assisting with business development-related projects at start-ups and tech companies
  • Researching new markets and identifying new business opportunities through qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Designing and implementing new communication and marketing strategies
  • Creating content and conceptualizing new social media campaigns

Specific tasks and responsibilities are designated by the site supervisor.  Prospective interns are encouraged to keep a flexible mindset, since 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.


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


  • Candidates should have relevant academic and/or professional experience in the field in which they would like to intern.
  • Experience completing collaborative academic or professional work remotely.


  • Spanish not required for all placements, though it is highly 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 weekand 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