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Students at the advanced Spanish level may undertake an internship
for 3-4 credits as part of their regular Spanish Studies Abroad program, in any program
location. Internships are treated as a course, in addition to the
student's regular course schedule.
As an intern, you will be evaluated by the Resident Director and
your supervisor in the workplace. Additionally, a written report is
required of you at the end of the internship period. Your home college
or academic advisor may establish additional criteria for evaluation,
grading and granting of credit.
Due to complex labor laws and because internships are not
completely within the control of Spanish Studies Abroad, even accepted applications
for internships cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, as a potential intern,
you are advised to select an alternative course, or an Independent
Research Project in the event that a proposed internship fails to
materialize. Please note that all internships are unpaid.
FIELDS FOR INTERNSHIP
When applying for an internship, you have the benefit of specifying
what you would like your internship to look like, and we will strive
to match you with the best available option. Students have completed
internships in a variety of fields including legal offices, Greenpeace,
television production, and in education.
Some fields you may want to think of when applying:
- Animal Science/Horses
- Health Services
- International Business
- Information Technology/ Graphic Design
- Museums and Cultural Centers/Fine Art
- Physical Therapy
- Political Science
- Public Relations
- Social Work
Enrollment for either a semester or the full academic-year in Seville or Alicante, Spain or Córdoba, Argentina**
Ability to understand normal, rapid Spanish. A minimum of one Spanish course at the advanced level
Academic or experiential preparation in the field.
A written application for an internship, approved by your home
institution and received no later than the program application deadline.
*During the second Summer Term in Seville, Spanish Studies offers a special internship for students interested in education called Practicum in Education.
Students enrolled in this program work as Teacher’s Assistants in the Center's Playschool program for Spanish children aged 4 to 12. In
addition to receiving formal instruction in English, the children learn
about the U.S. culture through arts & crafts, technology, games and
theme week activities. Teacher’s Assistants combine the study of
language-acquisition theory with teaching methodology while developing
important cultural perspectives on the field of education.
**Students may choose to add an Internship Course Option to their summer term in Córdoba, Argentina. Please visit our Córdoba Summer Internship page for more information.