May 29, 2023
July 21, 2023
Build your resume with an eight-week internship in the incomparable Barcelona, where you can enjoy the seaside Mediterranean culture, tapas, and nightlife while gaining meaningful work experience. With easy access to the rest of Europe, explore all Barcelona has to offer during the week and visit other European cities on the weekends.
3 - 10
Enhance your learning and develop marketable skills with an eight-week Summer Internship in Barcelona.
If you’ve never studied Spanish before, you’ll take this introductory seminar taught intensively at the beginning of your summer session to complement the IFSA internship experience. By introducing key words and phrases in the classroom—and venturing out into the city to practice them—this class also provides insights into local customs and daily life in Barcelona. (1 U.S. semester credit hour)
All internships include participation in the International Internship Seminar, which uses a blended learning framework with online and in-person components. Online modules provide structured opportunities to reflect on the practical experience of the internship, learn more about your host country’s business culture, and further develop the professional skills needed for a successful transition from undergraduate coursework into a career or graduate school. Plus, you will engage with an online global cohort of IFSA internship participants, gaining exposure to business cultures around the world. At your IFSA location, you will meet in-person with fellow interns to participate in exclusive field visits, learn from guest speakers about working across cultures, and attend workshops on leveraging your strengths for your future job search at home or abroad. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
You may enroll in one additional class per four-week session. All classes are worth 3 U.S. semester credit hours and a supplemental fee is applicable per class.
SESSION 1 CLASS
This class aims to provide the students with knowledge of Spanish culture within the context of art history. The history of the Spanish culture will be evaluated through the lenses of its most well-known artists including Goya, Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, and Dalí, among others. Through films, field visits across Barcelona, and multiple visual and audiovisual assignments, students will develop a critical understanding the past and present of the current Spain in which we live. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
SESSION 2 CLASS
Professional soccer, or football as it is more commonly known, is both a multicultural obsession and a globalized economic market. FC Barcelona, one of the world’s top soccer brands, was valued at more than $1.5 billion USD in 2020. This class explores professional soccer through the lens of behavioral economics, a discipline that blends sociological insight with economic theory. Through a case study of FC Barcelona, we will analyze various aspects of international soccer industries, as well as how professional soccer informs how Spain is viewed around the world. (3 U.S. semester credit hours)
Once you submit your application, including your resume and an IFSA Internship Intent Form, our experienced advisors will connect with you individually to identify your professional strengths, review your goals, and refine your internship interests. We will also provide internship preparation resources and interviewing tips to further set you up for success.
Our team will match you with meaningful and credible internship opportunities tailored to your interests, strengths, and background. You will interview with your internship match before your placement is confirmed. Keep in mind, final placements are highly dependent on the prior experiences and skills you may have to offer, availability of companies, and the local environment for these positions.
Interns are engaged for 15 or more hours per week with their host organization. All internships are credit-bearing and unpaid opportunities. Interns are jointly supervised by a site supervisor and seminar instructor, and coordinated by IFSA resident staff.
The following list showcases the variety of potential internship opportunities in Barcelona. While some of these internship opportunities may be available for upcoming terms, internship placements do vary from term to term. We will work with you individually to identify a placement that meets your unique personal, academic, and professional goals.
Placements are conducted in English, unless otherwise noted. If you have at least four semesters of Spanish language experience, ask your IFSA Admissions Counselor about opportunities to conduct your placement and/or complete the seminar in Spanish.
Organization: Accounting and finance firm
Subjects Areas: Accounting, Finance, Marketing
Potential Projects: You can work on market research and analysis, financial trends, multinational consulting, and auditing projects.
Organization: Education and mentoring organization
Subjects Areas: Education Studies, Marketing
Potential Projects: You can work on marketing and social media for education campaigns, or mentor students to match them with potential future employment.
Organization: Corporate finance company focused on acquisitions and mergers
Subjects Areas: Business, Finance, Organizational Management
Organization: Coworking, mentoring and networking team
Subjects Areas: Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Organizational Management
Potential Projects: From design to international business to sports events planning, you can work on different projects within the coworking community of entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Organization: Government tourism agency
Subjects Areas: Communications, Marketing
Potential Projects: Work on social media marketing and international campaigns promoting Cataluña tourism.
Organization: Developer of professional software for retail management
Subjects Areas: Business, Computer Science, Marketing
Potential Projects: Work on operations, sports business, and retail projects.
Organization: Provider of subscription-based meal kits in Barcelona
Subjects Areas: Communications, Marketing, Media/Multimedia Studies
Potential Projects: Work on marketing, communications, and web and app design projects.
Organization: A global manufacturer and provider of hybrid packaging solutions for beauty brands
Subjects Areas: Communications, Human Resources, Marketing, Organizational Management
Potential Projects: You can work in areas of the organization including human resources, marketing, international business relations, and global manufacturing.
Organization: A crowdfunding site which focuses on projects which generate a collective return through promoting the common, open source code and/or free knowledge.
Subjects Areas: Advertising, Communications, Social Work
Potential Projects: You can work on different projects to promote the organization and expand its visibility.
Language: English, Spanish
Visa/Residence Permit Requirement
Not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens. A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.
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Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.
Activities and excursions are an important piece of your IFSA experience, designed to pull you into the fabric of the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. That said, at times, circumstances beyond our control — including local government regulations and health protocols — could impact our ability to hold these events as planned.
Know that we’ll make every effort to run the activities, trips, and excursions slated for your program. You’ll see detailed examples of previous outings offered during this program below. Keep in mind that the options could look different for your program, and that we cannot guarantee these activities, trips, and excursions.
Activities are optional, but they are included in your total program fee. Activities vary each term based on availability, but previous events have included:
IFSA excursions are included in your total program fee and though these are optional, most students choose to participate. Excursions vary each term based on availability.
May 29, 2023
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May 29, 2023
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