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IES Internships Barcelona – Full-Time Semester Internship

IES Abroad

Barcelona is an economic and cultural hub of the Iberian Peninsula. Pair this with the fact that the city is a major player in many industries, including commerce, education, technology startups, entertainment, media, and fashion, and you have yourself the perfect location for a semester internship abroad.

Build a global network of professional contacts while taking in the sights and sounds of this bustling Spanish city, located between bright blue sea and majestic mountains. Sample tapas throughout the city’s diverse neighborhoods, head to the Gothic Quarter to see several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explore one (or more) of Barcelona’s museums— should we go on?

Our program guarantees* an unpaid, for-credit, 12-week internship placement of at least 30 hours a week in the field of your choice. Develop your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and gain real work experience that will jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.

Before you go, we work with you to find the ideal internship placement that fulfills your career goals. We’ve placed students in a wide variety of organizations and businesses. If we don’t currently work with a business or organization in your field of interest, we will search for a placement that’s right for you.


Past students have interned in placements like the examples listed below. Keep in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive. We encourage students of all majors to apply.

  • Sports and entertainment media company
  • Family support and education center providing space for mothers to meet other moms, work, tend to their pregnancy, and participate in fitness class, while their children enjoy activities such as tai-chi and language classes
  • Medical center specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Internationally-recognized real estate company representing the Iberian Peninsula
  • Global personnel recruitment firm with partners in South America, Asia, and Europe
  • Mobile game development company
  • Online e-sports community directed at fans
  • Hospital specializing in pediatrics, gynecology, and obstetrics
  • Public elementary and primary school working with children from underserved communities
  • Global venture capital fund specializing in the internationalization of startups across Europe and Asia

*Some fields may require a knowledge of Spanish. Speak with your IES Internships Advisor to learn more.

Don’t see what you're looking for? Just talk to your IES Internships Representative—new internships are always being added!



  • Business
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Technology
  • Journalism / Broadcasting
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Media and Communications
  • Travel / Tourism
  • International Business
  • Non-Profit and Art Administration
  • Psychology

Required Languages:


Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items. 

Something unexpected is just around the world. Are you ready? Apply now at:

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