UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Summer International Internship Programs

Spain: Madrid

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    An international internship in Madrid offers students the opportunity to work and learn in a non-US environment and to continue develop Spanish language skills. This summer experience helps students apply their classroom teachings to a work environment. Students participating in this program will gain first-hand knowledge of the behaviors, customs, and norms of another culture. Intern abroad–experience global business.

    Program participants will work Monday–Thursday for a total of 240 contact hours over the course of the internship. The work environment will be in Spanish, so students should have 5 semesters of college Spanish as a foundation before this experience.

    EUSA's internship services include:
    • Telephone pre-placement meeting with EUSA Madrid placement manager, which is conducted in Spanish
    • Placement of student in a professional practice internship
    • Follow-up and any required trouble-shooting
    • Coordination with each internship supervisor and receipt of the supervisor's and the student's written evaluations

    View program evaluations from past participants

    Application checklist


    Eligibility
    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: 5 sem.
    • Class during program (min): Rising Juniors 
    • Language of Instruction: Spanish
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: No 
    • Graduate Exchange: No

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  • Program Terms and Dates

    Program dates are generally as follows: mid-May to mid-July

    ‚ÄčSummer 2019 dates are May 22, 2019 – July 13, 2019

    This program begins with on-site orientation, in Madrid, from May 22-24, 2019. Internships run May 27July 11. Students may plan to depart from Madrid on July 13.

    Application Dates

    Application opens: November 1, 2018

    Round 1* Applicants:
    • Round 1 application deadline for Summer 2019: November 15, 2018
    • Notification for Round 1 applicants begins: December 14, 2018
    Round 2 Applicants:
    • Round 2 application deadline for Summer 2019: January 17, 2019
    • Notification for Round 2 applicants begins: February 1, 2019

    *Students who submit their application in the Round 1 application cycle have greater scholarship opportunities and increased chances of being accepted to their preferred program.

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    Students who participate in the International Internship Program through UNC Kenan-Flagler, will be enrolled in BUSI 493Internship Credit course. This 3.0 business elective credit course includes submission of reflective activities assigned by UNC and a written evaluation from a supervisor which will be included as a component of the student's grade. In addition to earning business elective credit hours, this program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn points towards the Kenan-Flagler Global Inclusive Leadership Initiative.« PrevNext »
  • Program Provider

    This program is run through EUSA, a third party provider who manages all aspects of the internship placement process as well as manage the logistics of this program.

    To determine the appropriate opportunity, the student receives an individual assessment meeting with a member of the EUSA team to clarify the student’s skills, interests, and professional goals. EUSA then draws upon their extensive employer network to find the right match. If a match does not exist in their database, their team will conduct vigorous outreach to locate a proper placement. The companies and organizations that make up the list of approved internships are carefully and regularly monitored by site visits and student assessment. Once the student commences the internship, EUSA provides office hours for counseling beyond the standard workday, offers mid-term reviews to ensure learning goals are being met, and acquires the supervisor evaluation at the conclusion of the placement.

    Support Services
    Management and Safety: EUSA's Madrid office provides management and support to students for the duration of the program. A EUSA program director will be the principal contact for students on issues of housing, safety, culture, and social life in the city. The program director will be available via regular office hours, outside the students' normal work schedules, to answer questions and resolve problems and will be available 24 hours per day via cell phone for medical, legal or other emergencies.

    Social Program: EUSA will provide a social program for students during the course of the program. This will include group visits to historical and cultural sites, and other cultural activities to be determined while the students are in Madrid.

    Logistics: EUSA will arrange for airport pick up for group designated flight and third-party liability insurance.


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  • Housing

    The third party provider arranges 7 weeks of home stays or in shared apartments with other participants in Madrid. Also included are three days of accommodation in a hotel during orientation. Home stay families are vetted by EUSA. Living with local Spanish residents provides UNC participants the opportunity to further develop conversational Spanish language skills and learn more about the culture of the country.



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  • Student Life

    The opportunity to spend 7 weeks living and working in Madrid doesn't come along often. This program not only gives you the opportunity to work in a non-US environment, but it also will help you improve your Spanish language skills. You will develop skills you can include on your resume and articulate in an interview during your future full time job searchyou will learn how to work in a diverse environment, adapt to change, have proven flexibility and mobility, integrate into a cross cultural team, and more!« PrevNext »
  • Budget

    Here, you will find a list and links to costs related to this program.
    Last cost update: August 2018

    We suggest you create your study abroad budget using this worksheet to help you think about your costs on this program:
    • Populate the figures from the tables below into the left side costs of attendance
    • Input your financial resources on the right

    Your customized budget sheet can help determine your current financial status, and help you understand what additional funding you may need to help make this an affordable program option.


    Cashier Billed Expenses*:

      Internship Program Fees (incl. housing)
    $6,756

    GeoBlue International Medical Insurance
    $80

    *Cashier Billed Expenses are those charges billed directly to your UNC ConnectCarolina account.

     

    Out of Pocket Estimates**:


    International Airfare
    $1,500
      Meals $1,000
      Immigration Visa/Residence Permit
    $0 (US Citizens)

    Passport Application Renewal
    $145
      International Cell Phone Plan $140
      Personal Expenses
                Travel Insurance $200
                Local Transportation $200
                Personal Travel $1,000
                Incidentals (ex. Laundry) $100
                Shopping/Souvenirs $100
                Other Personal Expenses***  
         
      Total Estimated Expenses: $11,121

    **Out of Pocket Estimates are based on the cost of the program, which is determined by combining the average costs our previous students have spent in each of these categories, along with the costs our partner provides to us as their averages. These estimates are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations, bank fees, and individual variances in costs of living.
    ***Other Expenses: the budget worksheet also has a place for you to input other expenses outside of the out-of-pocket estimates that you may incur, such as attending concerts or sporting events.


    Funding your study abroad program


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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.


    Accessible Madrid
    http://www.esmadrid.com/en/accessible-madrid/



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