Madrid: EUSA Internship
Madrid offers unparalleled opportunities for students seeking a professional internship in a Spanish-speaking workplace. Placements are available for undergraduates who would like to work in one of Madrid’s many businesses, galleries, museums, NGO’s, or other organizations.
The program begins with a three-week intensive Spanish language course that prepares students for full immersion in a Spanish-speaking workplace. The course meets for four hours every morning, five days a week. Class size is usually limited to eight students, and students may be placed in one of seven levels. In the afternoons, students participate in excursions and other cultural activities that introduce them to Spanish culture and Society.
Subsequently, students participate in an eight-week internship, working up to 40 hours a week in a professional setting appropriate for their academic major and career goals. Because the program is designed as a learning experience, the internships are unpaid.
Visit our GVSU Approved Internships page to learn more about these types of programs.
Program Dates and Application Deadline
11.5 weeks total, 8 weeks of internship
Students will register for a total of 6 – 9 credits.
SPA 387: Spanish Language EUSA (3 credits)
Students register for SPA 387 prior to departure. The course may fulfill requirements toward a major in Spanish.
XXX 490 Internship OR SPA 388 Internship in Madrid (3 - 6 credits)
Students arrange to pursue coursework related to their internship under the supervision of a Grand Valley faculty member in their chosen field. A course designation is determined according to the disciplinary focus of the internship (e.g., ACC 490 Accounting Internship, etc.). Students seeking a practicum meeting professional licensing requirements should consult their advisor before applying to determine whether this program fulfills licensing requirements.
Fulfills General Education Global Perspectives requirement with 3+ credits.
Fulfills (1) General Education Issues course requirement with 3+ credits. Reflection required.
For more information on General Education Requirements, click here
Interns live in a Spanish home and are provided breakfast and dinner during weekdays.
Cost and Scholarships
International Internship Scholarship
Spring/Summer/Fall Application Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000 - $2,000 (5-10 awards per year)
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Established in 2020, The International Internship Scholarship is intended to support students who are interning abroad on a full-time basis for at least 8 weeks. Priority is given to students who demonstrate financial need and who do not have significant academic experience studying or interning abroad.
All students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid. See Career Services Internship scholarship. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.
EUSA Live, Intern, Learn Abroad
Amount: Up to $2,000
This program is open to all full-time, degree seeking students with at least 30 completed
credits. 2.5 GPA (undergraduates) or 3.0 GPA (graduates) required. For health science placements, students must have a 3.0 GPA and have taken at least one course related to the discipline.
Must have completed five semesters of college-level Spanish, or have equivalent proficiency, and completed prerequisites as determined by the department.
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