Summer Internship

Session I: May 29 - June 26, 2021  |  Session II: July 3 - July 31, 2021

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!


  • 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 lifestyle of a Valenciana - enjoy the nearby beach, the amazing wonders of the city, and the delicious Spanish cuisine

  • Live in apartments with other international students or with a host family inside the city center


  • Marketing

  • Healthcare

  • Exercise Science

  • Physical Therapy

  • International Business

  • Finance & Accounting

  • Sports Management

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Program Description


Spend four weeks living in Valencia, Spain, situated on the southeastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Less than a four hour drive from both Madrid and Barcelona, Spain's third-largest city provides 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 apartment building with their fellow SAA interns and other visiting international students. Apartments come furnished with a twin or queen-sized bed, desk, dresser, linens, closet, nightstand, and a shared bathroom and shared kitchen.

Students also have the option of living with a host family. All homestays include a private bedroom with a bed, linens, closet, nightstand, private or shared bathroom and laundry once per week. Students will complete a homestay questionnaire after enrolling in the program so our local staff can learn more about their preferences.​

Please note: The availability of host family accommodations will depend on the COVID-19 situation.

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 U.S. athletes.


 This program has one pre-planned weekend excursion to the cities of Madrid and historic Toledo. 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!



Villareal C.T. - Sports Marketing, Sports Management, International Business

Villareal C.T. is a professional football club from the Spanish "La Liga." Internship opportunities are available in sports marketing and sports management with a focus on branding, digital marketing, partnerships, and new business development.

Toldra Football Consulting - Sports Marketing, Sports Management, International Business

Considered to be one of Europe's most important sports consulting companies, interns will work directly with the International Department on various marketing projects.

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 will work on various marketing projects with a focus on digital marketing and international marketing strategy and international expansion.

Clinica Aston - Physical Therapy, Exercise Science

Clinica Aston is a healthcare center specializing in the treatment of sports injuries through rehabilitation and physical therapy. Interns will work directly with the physical therapists and patients gaining hands-on experience in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy for elite athletes.

Nostresport - Sports Marketing, Sports Management, International Business

Nostresport is a sport management company that focuses on sports consulting, event management, and creating sports digital content. Internships are available in both marketing and event management fields.

Program Rates

Program Cost: $3,995


  • Housing in a shared apartment (no meals included)

  • Housing in a host family ($500 additional cost for provided meals)

  • Internship placement and set-up

  • Weekend excursion to Madrid and Toledo 

  • 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

  • Meals (unless you choose the host family accommodations)

  • 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 & submit an 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

Interested in more information? Have a question? Fill out our contact form and we'll be in touch shortly!

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