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Spain

Summer Internship

Session I: June 3 - July 2, 2022  |  Session II: July 1 - July 30, 2022

Program Overview

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!

Highlights

  • 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 SAA interns

INTERNSHIPS

  • Marketing

  • Healthcare

  • Exercise Science

  • Physical Therapy

  • International Business

  • Finance & Accounting

  • Sports Management

  • Psychology

 
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Program Description

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.

Housing

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.​

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.

Excursions

 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!

 
 

SAMPLE 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. 

Toldra Football Consulting - Sports Management, Marketing, International Business

Considered to be one of Europe's most important sports consulting companies, interns at Toldra Football Consulting 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 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

Included:

  • Housing in a shared apartment (no meals included)

  • 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

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.

APPLICATION

Complete & submit an online application.

INTERVIEW

Schedule a phone call with one of our staff members.

REGISTRATION

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

PLACEMENT

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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