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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/03/2021
05/31/2021 07/23/2021
NOTE: Online course dates: May 27-July 16, 2021. For the health and well-being of our students the university's leadership decided that Summer 2021 programs will be virtual.

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:



Summer 2022

We hope to return to in-person, on-site global internship placements in Summer 2022. Emory's highest priority is student health and safety. We continue to monitor the COVID situation in each location. Final decisions about whether international programs will be permitted will be made by Emory University leadership

APPLICATIONS typically open by mid-November and are due in mid-February. Website details for summer 2022 will be updated prior to the opening of applications.

INFORMATION SESSIONS begin mid-October. Questions?



In an increasingly connected world, cross-cultural awareness and understanding across borders and languages are critical skills. Global Internships are a gateway to building cross-cultural competencies.

Global Internships provide students the opportunity to explore how their liberal arts skills translate into the global workplace. Students explore various industry sectors, learn new digital and technical skills, and connect with Emory alumni mentors. In addition, city-based programming gives students a framework to contextualize the internship with knowledge and understanding of their respective global city. The program design also embeds a virtual academic space for students to interact and reflect on their internship experiences.

Program Highlights: The Emory College Summer Global Internship Program provides students with a comprehensive academic, professional and cultural experience.  Each participant will be placed in an internship that corresponds with the student's course of study, to ensure the quality and academic relevance of the placement. Students complete a virtual internship placement in a company or organization based in a global city (for 8 weeks) while enrolling in an online course (4 Emory credits) during the summer term.

The Emory College Summer Global Internship Program enables students to:
  • Develop professional fluency in new linguistic, cultural, and/or professional contexts
  • Adapt to workplace practices in a global city
  • Connect with international experts in their disciplines
  • Create a lifelong and global network of peers and mentors
  • Meet personal, academic and career goals
  • Earn Emory credit (LING 343: Intercultural Discourse for Global Internships, 4-credits)
Hosted By: Emory College Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP) and Global Career Center (GCC).


The unique professional culture of Madrid offers a welcoming setting for an internship. Madrid is the capital of the Spanish-speaking business world in Europe and EUSA works with some of the top organizations in each industry sector. With the appropriate Spanish language ability, students will flourish in their Madrid placement.



Online Course
May 21-July 23, 2021
Internship with Organization in Madrid
May 19 - July 17, 2021

Students will participate in an orientation that includes an introduction to local culture and workplace cultural expectations. Internships are 35 hours per week.  The program also includes discussion groups, cross-cultural activities, and events to integrate students into the city, local workforce, and the global internship cohort. Students will begin the online course in May just after the start of the internship.  Students will complete the online course component in late July.  




  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (Please talk to an advisor if you wish to discuss an exception)
  • Be in good academic standing and remain in good academic standing
  • Be a rising junior or senior (have completed a minimum of 4 semesters of college-level work, which must have been completed in residence on a college and/or university campus)
  • Enroll full-time at Emory (or accredited institution for visiting students) the semester prior to the study abroad term
  • Graduating seniors may also apply if they defer graduation to Summer (August 2022)
  • For Madrid:
    • Placements available in Spanish-speaking contexts.
    • Must have completed at least one language/culture course at the Spanish 300-318 level or have equivalent experience and knowledge, as determined by the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Must have prior study abroad experience in a Spanish-speaking country or have equivalent experience and knowledge, as determined by the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
    • Students are encouraged to consider the Emory Iberian Studies Program, Emory Argentine Studies Program and/or Emory Salamanca Program.
    • Spanish majors/minors should consult with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for further guidance.




Students will enroll in one seminar course, which will be taught online during the internship placement (4 Emory credits).  The course will facilitate student learning and self-reflection about various types of organizational contexts, structures, and cultures and about the development of practical strategies for successful internship experiences.  The course will also present a range of theories, methods, and real-world examples for examining management and organizational practice. As with other Emory online courses, students will learn from both posted materials, including multimedia lectures and readings, as well as from online, live, group discussions where students from several sites will have the opportunity to discuss and compare all stages of the internship experience.  Students will reflect upon workplace culture and situate it among other organizational cultures. Students will also complete practical exercises, writing assignments, and projects, and will be guided through all stages of the internship experience.

Internship Placement


Internship Placement

Students will be placed with companies including innovative start-ups, global organizations, multinationals, and NGOs in a variety of industry and social sectors.  Global Internships provide students with a comprehensive academic, professional and cultural experience.  Each participant will be placed in an internship that corresponds with the student's course of study, to ensure the quality and academic relevance of the placement.  The internship placements are organized through the program provider EUSA. Please note: Exact internship is determined through personalized placement process for each student.


The Global Internships team works one-on-one with you to find an internship that matches your career goals, interests, and experience level. Internships in Madrid are available in a variety of fields, and internship placement is guaranteed.

Opportunities can vary year-to-year due to such factors as market trends, time of year, and economic trends. Many industries are open to remote interns. This non-exhaustive list shows which fields were identified by supervisors as most in-demand, have the most flexibility, and are operating successfully
  • Education
  • Business/Management
  • Film/TV/Radio
  • Communications
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Economics & Finance
  • Political Science
  • Arts
  • Pre-Law

Some challenging internship fields to place in Madrid are:
  • Clinical healthcare
  • Organizations that require physical contact (i.e. physiotherapy)
  • Organizations that require large public gatherings (i.e. event management, theatre)

Madrid sample internship placements

Cost and Funding


Cost and Funding
  • Budget Sheets: full description of the program costs and billing procedures 
  • Global Internships Refund Policy
  • Financial Aid Awards: Emory undergraduates who qualify for financial aid during the regular academic year may be contact the Office of Financial Aid about a summer aid award. No additional application is necessary. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Summer financial aid awards typically range from 35% of tuition to 80% of tuition.
  • Emory Edge Stipends: Awards range from $1,000 to $6,000 depending on financial aid status, location, and budget.
  • Emory Scholars Summer Awards: Emory Scholars are informed directly by the Scholars Program about awards for summer program.
  • Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships: May be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost 
  • Benjamin Gilman Scholarship: For students currently receiving a Pell Grant, may be eligible to apply for additional funding
  • EUSA Scholarship: For first-time study abroad participants and students underrepresented in study abroad.

Program Resources


Program Resources

Costs and Refund Policy Spain: U.S. Department of State Country Information

Students should attend an Intern 101 Session for initial advising.  Sessions last approximately 30 min (with time for Q&A). For upcoming Intern 101 Sessions, click here  

Students on the Atlanta campus may use the Career Center's drop in hours for resume review.  Students on the Oxford Campus are strongly encouraged to meet with Ami Hernandez in Career Services prior to applying.

This program is currently not accepting applications.