The Global Internship Program is a unique program that gives students the opportunity to earn academic course credit while gaining practical internship experience in their field of interest.
Berkeley Summer Sessions works in coordination with European Study Abroad (EUSA) and Academic Internship Council (AIC) to provide students with comprehensive academic internship programs and support in various locations around the world. With decades of placement history and strong employer networks, EUSA and AIC bring expertise and experience to its internship operations.
Rather than undergoing a time consuming search on their own, our team works with students to find connections with firms that will support their career goals in various locations. We offer internships in Dublin, Madrid, and Singapore which combine the benefits of our domestic internship program with international experience. In addition, participants will receive comprehensive support from Summer Sessions professional staff that includes one-on-one career advising, interview preparation, resume review, prepared-to-work seminars, and other placement services.
Participation in an internship is supported by enrollment in a ten-week UC Berkeley online internship course, as well as a local culture course designed to acclimate participants to the city they will be interning at. Though the Bay Area site does not have a related culture course, we encourage participants interning at this location to take an additional course related to the field in which they are placed to help them further integrate their professional experience with their academic skills and goals.
Experience the rich culture and history of Spain's capital through interning at a well-known company or a smaller innovative organization in any industry sector. In addition to gaining invaluable professional experience you will also receive academic credit and improve your Spanish language skills. An online internship course will help integrate your professional experience with your academic skills and goals and a second course on Fridays will give you the opportunity to explore Spanish culture and the city of Madrid. Throughout the program you'll live in a student residence which is conveniently located near multiple subway lines.
The Madrid Internship Program offers internships in any field. Once you have been admitted to the program, you will complete a survey indicating your interests and background. Then you will have a telephone placement meeting to determine exactly what it is you are looking for. We can't promise to find you an internship at a specific firm or organization, but we do promise to find you an internship that corresponds to your specific interests and background.
Spanish language proficiency equivalent to the completion of five semesters of college level Spanish is a prerequisite for participation in the Madrid Internship Program.
Dates of online course: June 8, 2015 - August 14, 2015 (10 weeks)
Dates overseas: June 3, 2015 – July 25, 2015 (8 weeks)
$5,870 - $6,194 (includes unit fees)