Internships in Madrid

Internships in Spain are a high-value differentiator for any resume, providing you with invaluable professional experience in one of the most important cities in Europe. Madrid is a hub for architecture, business, engineering, human resources, and technology and we are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and organizations to offer internships in Madrid.

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Our internship placements in Spain offer a unique opportunity to gain essential professional experience and industry exposure while immersing you in a global city. Interning in Madrid will enable you to demonstrate independence, ambition, drive, language skills, and an impressive cultural awareness to future employers.

Madrid is bursting at the seams with modernity and business while still holding on to its strong historical and cultural roots. This capital city boasts world-renowned museums, fine art, award-winning restaurants, compelling theatre, multi-storey nightclubs and incredible live music. Madrileños have perfected the lifestyle of work hard and play harder, and are famous for being fun, welcoming, and kind.

Madrid encourages all visitors to go and explore everything that Spain has to offer and it is also within easy reach of other European capitals. With its high-speed railway and modern highways, you can be skiing in the Madrid Mountains or sunbathing on the beaches of Valencia or Málaga in a couple of hours. As an intern in Madrid you get the educational and unparalleled cultural experience and the chance to develop your Spanish language skills, helping you to stand out in competitive job markets around the world.


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Private bedroom in a shared apartment

Every intern in Madrid has the comfort and privacy of their own bedroom. Intern accommodation is furnished with included bed linens and WiFi. Our housing options are located in safe, pleasant neighbourhoods of Madrid and are within a reasonable commute (max of 1 hour) to your Madrid internship by bus, metro, or walking. Some areas where we place interns include Malasaña, Sol, Salamanca, Nuevos Ministerios, Moncloa, and Tribunal.

Program participants will either reside in shared apartments with other participants and tenants or they will live in studio apartments in the same building as other interns. The buildings vary from classic historic properties to contemporary modern ones and are suitable for short term and long term stays.

Local amenities include supermarkets, restaurants, gyms and more. Living amid an active community of other program participants, whether in the same building or in nearby neighborhoods offers you the freedom to live like a local and use the accommodation as a great base both for relaxing and for exploring the city.


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Visa Information


General Eligibility

  • You must hold a passport valid for at least 6 months prior to arrival.
  • You must maintain sufficient financial standing (at least EUR 3000, or equivalent, per every month of your intended stay in Spain) at the time of application
  • You cannot apply for a program longer than 12 weeks if you are a citizen of a Spanish-speaking country outside of the EU.
  • If your program lasts longer than 12 weeks, you must sign up for a program-designated Spanish class in Spain in order to be eligible to apply for a Study Visa. Please consult The Intern Group for more information about the price and procedure.
  • Citizens of EEA are exempted from a visa. See a comprehensive list of countries whose nationals are subject to or exempt from visa obligations here.

Visa Rules

  • You must apply in-person, to the Spain Embassy in the country of your citizenship/long-term residence.
  • The Intern Group will provide you with an invitation letter and proof of accommodation for entry to Spain (if applicable).
  • Visa cost is estimated at EUR 80 (excluding Spanish class enrollment fee, if applicable). The Intern Group’s program fee does not cover the government cost and other associated expenses regarding this visa application (if any).
  • The visa is valid for 90 days and lasts for 90-180 days.
  • Except for EEA citizens or long-term residents, you are not permitted to stay in Schengen Area (including Spain and 20+ European countries) for more than 90 days in the past 180 days.
  • You must not engage in paid activities in Spain.

Visa Type

  • Schengen Visa (type C - tourism) / ETIAS
  • National Visa (type D - study)

Immigration regulations are constantly changing so please be advised that the above information may differ anytime.



Career Advancement Training

Interns benefit from career advancement tools before, during, and following their internship program. These tools enable you to successfully prepare for your internship before you start, make the most of your experience while you’re there, and successfully sell your experience in interviews to future employers.

You will be asked to take a pre-program DDI International workplace personality and skills assessment and will be given access to a library of training materials designed to help you succeed. These materials include tips and advice on interview techniques, adapting to international working environments, making a lasting impression in the workplace, and building your personal brand.

During your internship, training is delivered through a combination of videos, podcasts, articles, quizzes, and projects and you will receive a LinkedIn badge upon completion. Subjects include critical thinking, oral/written communication, teamwork, digital technology, leadership, professionalism, career management, and global/intellectual fluency.

You will also be granted access to our CV improvement tool, helping you to effectively communicate your achievements and skills to future employers program.


Alumni success coaching

We partner with experienced career coaches to provide participants with a personalized, one hour career coaching session upon completing the program. Participants choose from our portfolio of experts who they would like to guide them through their next steps after their international internship. These are just a few of the topics covered:

  • Selling your international internship experience
  • Building a stand-out CV/resume
  • LinkedIn branding
  • Salary negotiations
  • Landing your dream job
  • Strategies for interviewing


Keynote speaker series

Our internship program includes 12 months access to our interactive keynote speaker series featuring global business leaders. Our accomplished keynote speakers are well known for their extensive expertise and success across different career fields. These live online talks take place every two weeks and give you the chance to learn what it really takes to make it. You have the opportunity to ask live questions in the Q & A section of every talk.

The reason Fortune 500 companies invest large sums of money for an in-person keynote address from a global business leader to their staff is because their insights are first-class. Our previous speakers include well-known experts, CEOs, and Co-Founders. See our How it Works page for more information.

Community & Events

While living in Madrid as an intern, the networking opportunities available to interns are endless, in both English and Spanish! The community you're a part of while abroad is one of the most important and memorable elements of your internship experience. Interns in Spain will of course get to know Spanish business culture and mingle with locals. However, they'll also have the opportunity to make friends with other interns on the program, with whom they'll be exploring Spain! The connections and friendships you make while interning abroad will last a lifetime. The internship in Spain program includes the following cultural events for all participants.

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24/7 Support

Our full-time team in Madrid are all experts on the city’s life and culture. They are incredibly proud of it and they want to show you why. They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Madrid and ensure that you have everything you need for a smooth arrival. The team will also provide a thorough calendar of meet ups & events to help you settle into the city and feel at ease. Our Madrid team is available throughout your internship program should you have any questions or queries.

We also partner with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months. This ensures you’ll always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life in Madrid.

Fees & Start Dates

The cost of the program is fixed in Euros (EUR).

Please note that the below fees do not include visa costs, flights, insurance or daily food & drink. See our pricing page for more information and to find out about available discounts.

6 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 4800
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 5400
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3300
8 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 5700
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 6100
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3300
10 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 6600
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 7000
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3300
12 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 7600
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 8100
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3990
16 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 9600
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 10300
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3990
20 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 11300
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 12200
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3990
24 Weeks
Full program
(August - May)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 13000
Full program
Summer (June - July)

$£¥฿HK$AU$ 14100
Without Accommodation
$£¥฿HK$AU$ 3990

Start dates

Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule. The following start dates are available for your selected destination:

  • Jan 14th
  • Feb 4th
  • March 4th
  • Apr 1st
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd
  • June 17th
  • July 1st
  • Sep 2nd
  • Oct 7th
  • Nov 4th
  • Dec 2nd
  • Jan 6th
  • Feb 3rd
  • Mar 2nd
  • Apr 6th
  • May 4th
  • June 1st
  • June 15th
  • June 29th
  • July 13th
  • Sept 7th
  • Oct 5th
  • Nov 2nd
  • Dec 7th
  • Jan 4th
  • Feb 1st
  • Mar 1st
  • Apr 5th
  • May 3rd
  • Jun 7th
  • July 5th
  • Sept 6th
  • Oct 4th
  • Nov 1st
  • Dec 6th

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