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Spain: Madrid

Spend seven weeks working for a company in one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in the world on the international business internship in Madrid. During this summer experience, you will apply the theories and concepts you’ve learned in class to an international working environment, learning and practicing the professional customs, behaviors and norms of another culture. You will also have the option to add a 1-week intensive Spanish course to your program.

The skills you develop on this internship will transform you as a leader and give you a distinct competitive advantage in the job market. Along with practicing fundamental workplace skills and developing your fluency with the Spanish language, you will demonstrate that you can work in a diverse environment, adapt to change, be a flexible problem solver and integrate successfully into a diverse and cross-cultural team—all high-demand skills for today’s globally minded employers.

Madrid is the political and economic capital of Spain and a historic and cultural center. It’s an ideal city for improving your Spanish language skills.

You will work Monday through Thursday for seven weeks at your placement company for 30-35 hours per week.

This program is run through EUSA, a third-party provider.

EUSA’s internship services include:

  • Internship matching in a professional practice internship, which includes mid-term review
  • Virtual pre-placement consultation meeting with a EUSA Madrid Placement Manager, which is conducted in Spanish
  • Follow-up and any required trouble-shooting
  • On-site program management and emergency support
  • Seven and one-half weeks of housing with a host family
  • On-site program and internship orientation, including airport pickup
  • Cultural exploration activities program
  • Coordination with each internship supervisor and receipt of the supervisor’s and the student’s written evaluations
  • One week, 25-hour intensive Spanish language course (optional)

Quick Facts & Links

You must be admitted to the UNC Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business Program to apply for this program. Pre-business students, non-business majors and minors and non-UNC students are not eligible, with the exception of students in the Assured Admission Program (AAP). Admission status will be verified for all applicants.

  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Language Prerequisite: Completion of 5 semesters of college-level Spanish. Students have the option to add a 1-week intensive language course, which includes 25 hours of instruction.
  • Class During Program (min): Rising Juniors
    • First year AAPs are eligible to apply to this program
  • Language of Instruction: Spanish
  • Program Dates: Summer 2024: May 22 – July 13 (July 20 with optional 1 week intensive Spanish course)
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Application Information

Apply for a Kenan-Flagler Global Program and Global Programs scholarship through the same application system using your Kenan-Flagler credentials. Click the Apply Now button below to learn more about application deadlines, requirements, and to start your application!

Please note that you must meet with a UBP Global Programs Advisor and/or attend an international internship information session in order for your application to be considered for this program. 

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Meet with an Advisor

UBP students can schedule a meeting with Ben Hershey to learn more about this and other International Internship programs by clicking on the “Schedule Appointment” link below.

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