In addition to summer study options, students may also participate in an 8-week internship or service learning program during a summer in Alicante. Please visit our Summer Internship or Service Learning pages
for more information on this unique opportunity.
Summer-long internships allow you to gain professional experience while improving your Spanish. Internships and service learning opportunities allow you access to the work culture and daily life of local citizens, often hidden to students studying abroad, and to more fully integrate into the local culture.
When applying for an internship or service learning project, you have the benefit of specifying what you would like your internship to look like. Spanish Studies will strive to match you with the best available placement to help you integrate into alicantino work culture.
Internships focus upon practical experience in a local business, while service learning projects focus on engagement in the local culture through community service in a local organization. The curricula of the Alicante Internship programs are centered around your individual work experience. Complementary courses help you to work through the linguistic and cultural challenges you may run into while in the field.
Fields of Placement:
Spanish Studies will work hard to match you with an appropriate placement to meet your interests. Students have completed placements in a variety of fields including legal offices, Greenpeace, television production, journalism, education, and more.
Some fields you may want to think of when applying:
Information Technology/ Graphic Design
Museums and Cultural Centers/Fine Art
Opportunity to gain professional experience abroad
Language courses and cultural guidance to support your placement
Homestays or student residencias
Local speaking partners
All inclusive day and overnight travel excursions
On-Site Resident Director, Housing Coordinator, Computer Technician, and Activities Coordinator
Ability to understand normal, rapid Spanish; two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent
3.0 GPA in Spanish Language Coursework. Exceptions may be made with strong recommendations from faculty
A written application for an internship or service learning must be approved by your home institution and received no later than the program application deadline.