Session I: June 3 - July 1, 2023
Session II: July 1 - July 29, 2023
I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE
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!
Experience the Spanish work culture with a full-time internship in your chosen field of study
Practice your sport with local teams (depending on the sport)
Immerse yourself in the Valenciana lifestyle - learn some local dialect, explore the amazing wonders of the city, and indulge in delicious Spanish cuisine
Visit nearby beaches and marvel at other historic sites around Spain
Live in apartments with other Student-Athletes Abroad interns and international students
Finance & Accounting
I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE
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.
Students reside in a centrally located student apartment building between the historic center and the beach with their fellow Student-Athletes Abroad interns and other visiting 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 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.
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 Cost: $4,495
Housing in a shared apartment
Breakfast and dinner, daily
Airport transfers to/from accommodation on arrival and departure day
Internship placement and set-up
Weekend excursion to Madrid/Toledo or Barcelona
Gym membership/group training sessions
Practice opportunities with local teams (depending on sport)
International Health Insurance
SAA Program T-Shirt
Roundtrip airfare to Valencia, Spain (VLC)
Passport and associated fees if you do not already have one
Souvenirs, optional entertainment expenses
Additional weekend travel
Please note: This is not a comprehensive list of the internships we have available in Spain.
Contact us for more information.
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.
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