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Summer Internship

Session I: June 3 - July 1, 2023
Session II: July 1 - July 29, 2023

Program Overview


Summer is the most flexible time in a student-athlete's schedule and Valencia is the perfect sized European city for a summer abroad. Students live in the heart of this old town in apartments or with host families and complete full-time internships with local Spanish companies. There is plenty of time to explore Valencia on the weekends, and Barcelona, Madrid, and Alicante are only a short train ride away.

Our Spain Internship is open to ALL majors!


  • Intern with one of our local partner organizations and gain valuable hands-on experience to boost your resume

  • Live in the heart of the city in a university residence with other international students

  • Immerse yourself in the Valenciana lifestyle - learn some local dialect, explore the amazing wonders of the city, and indulge in delicious Spanish cuisine

  • Weekend excursion to Barcelona

  • Train with other athletes from all over the United States


  • Marketing

  • Sports Management

  • International Business

  • Finance & Accounting

  • Healthcare

  • Exercise Science

  • Physical Therapy

  • Psychology

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Program Description


Spend four weeks living in Valencia, Spain, situated on the southeastern coast on the Mediterranean Sea. Less than a four hour drive from both Madrid and Barcelona, Spain's third-largest city couples both ultra-modern architecture like the City of Arts and Sciences with the historic charm of Old Town. The city is known for its museums, shops, and long stretches of beaches. It is also the birthplace of paella, the popular Spanish rice dish.

Our interns in Valencia are fully immersed in their work environment, completing both self directed projects and assisting with day-to-day operations at their respective companies. Our SAA staff works to advise you on the options available, and match you with an appropriate internship based on your academic and professional interests. You will have ample opportunities to train while abroad, with a gym membership and time to play pick-up games with local teams. We arrange one weekend excursion for the entire group to explore one of Spain's most historic cities, and you can plan your own trips to other popular destinations such as Madrid, Alicante, Barcelona, and Mallorca.


Athletics Abroad

Students reside in a centrally located university residence between the historic center and the beach with their fellow Student-Athletes Abroad interns and other international students. Rooms come furnished with two twin beds, desk, dresser, linens, bath towels, closet, nightstand, and private bathroom. Two home-cooked mediterranean meals are included in the program fee and served daily in the cafeteria. For lunch, students can explore Valencia's vibrant scene of local restaurants and cafés.

You will be provided access to a centrally located gym in Valencia, so you can maintain your training with 4-5x workouts per week. There will also be opportunities to play your sport abroad and train with other international and U.S. athletes.


This program has one pre-planned weekend excursion to either Madrid and historic Toledo or Barcelona. All other weekends are free for independent travel.

Internship Information

Final internship placements depend on a variety of factors including your professional experience and Spanish speaking ability. We are also able to work with students interested in a custom internship. Contact us for more information or questions about available internships!



Always Sports - Marketing, Economics, International Business

Always Sports is a consulting and sports management company that provides tailor made solutions for international clients. Interns work in depth on various projects related to communications, marketing and branding. 

Centro Grisolia - Psychology, Education

Interns work directly with professional therapists and their clients at this clinic which specializes in psychology, speech therapy, and education.

Entrenarme, S.L. - Marketing, International Business

Entrenarme is an online marketplace that matches customers with high-level personal trainers for sport-specific training and personal training. Interns work on various marketing projects with a focus on digital marketing and international marketing strategy and expansion.

AD Fisioterapia - Physical Therapy, Exercise Science, Healthcare

AD Fisioterapia is a multidisciplinary healthcare center specializing in the treatment of sports injuries through rehabilitation and physical therapy. Interns work directly with the physical therapists and patients gaining hands-on experience in the fields of sports medicine and physical therapy. 

Pilota 3.0 - Exercise Science, Marketing, International Business

At this high-performance training facility for pilota, a traditional Valencian sport, interns have the opportunity to design and carry out rehabilitation exercises for athletes as well as assist in creating digital content for the marketing department. 

Program Rates

Program Cost: $4,495


  • Housing in a shared residence hall

  • Breakfast and dinner, daily

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure day

  • Internship placement and set-up

  • One weekend excursion, transportation and meals

  • Gym membership/group training sessions

  • Practice opportunities with local teams (depending on sport)

  • International Health Insurance

  • SAA Program T-Shirt

Not Included:

  • Roundtrip airfare to Valencia, Spain (VLC)

  • Passport and associated fees if you do not already have one

  • Lunch, daily

  • Souvenirs, optional entertainment expenses

  • Additional weekend travel

Enrollment Process


Please note: This is not a comprehensive list of the internships we have available in Spain.

Contact us for more information.


Complete and submit a free online application.


Schedule a phone call with one of our staff members.


Accepted students will be prompted to register through our online platform & make their initial deposit to reserve their spot.


Students will connect with their site coordinator to ask questions and learn more about the internship & course placement process.

Contact Us

Contact Us

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