Madrid is one of the most traditional yet modern cities in Europe with nearly 28% of the population coming from abroad. Students will find themselves working along side Spaniards, but also along side people from other parts of Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Equally, they're likely to find themselves working with people from Sevilla, Burgos or Santiago. Madrid is the center of business and government, the entire country revolves around what happens in this city. Besides learning new ways in which people work, students will also be exposed to how it is done in another language. Students will improve their Spanish in the most practical of ways - by communicating daily with their colleagues and everyone around them. In Madrid most people really don't speak English.

Program Requirements & Application Process

Students participating in the Madrid Internship Program should be juniors or first semester seniors, meet the 3.0 GPA minimum requirement, have an appropriate level of Spanish as required by the program, obtain approval from their major department, receive approval from the Director of International Programs and the Dean of Students, be in good academic and social standing and have no Community Standard violations, and have above average professionalism, motivation, reliability, and communication skills.

Students interested in applying for this program should meet with the Director of International Programs and obtain the necessary materials. In addition, students should meet with their major advisor and their designated Faculty Moderator. Students must create a resume in the standard European format and materials are provided by the Office of International Programs. The deadline for the fall semester is in March 11th and the spring is September 25th.

Students should begin the application process by filling out Stonehill's on-line application form on myHill. Go to myHill>myPlans>"Apply for an International Program".

Program Dates

  • Fall Semester: Early September - Mid-December (TBA)
  • Spring Semester: Early January - Mid-April (TBA)


Upon satisfactory completion of the full-time, 36-hour per week internship, the mid-semester and final evaluations from on-site supervisor, a daily professional journal, a research paper, students will receive 15 credits towards their major, minor, or elective credit as approved by their Department Chair and departmental Faculty Moderator.

Madrid: 9 credits: Pass/Fail, Internship placement based on Mid-semester and Final Evaluations from the Internship Site Supervisor; 3 credits: A-F (Stonehill grade), based on Research Paper; 3 credits: A-F (Stonehill grade) , based on Daily Professional Journal for a total of 15 US semester credits.


Students can stay in either homestays or shared flats in Madrid. Most families live in apartments. The families supply all linens and furniture. Students will usually have breakfast and dinner Monday through Sunday. On the weekends they may switch the dinner for a lunch, provided the family they stay with is willing to accommodate this. In a shared flat, students will have their own room, but will share common spaces like the kitchen, living room, and bathroom with their housemates. Students will be responsible for their own meals, however they will be provided with a weekly grocery stipend to purchase food.


Most placements will be centrally located in zone A and are easily accessible by Metro or bus (or even by walking). A typical Madrid commute can be anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour. Occasionally, placements will be outside these zones, either in B1 or B2 and will require a taking the cercanías, Madrid's commuter train. Students will be informed during the in-country orientation if this will be the case.


Students pay Stonehill Tuition and standard double room housing for the Madrid Internship Program. Included in these fees are a full-time internship, (36 hours per week), housing with host families (some meals included) or in shared apartments (grocery stipend) with other internship participants, airport pick-up service, in-country orientation program, overseas supplemental insurance through HTH Worldwide, and support through EUSA throughout the duration of the program. Students are able to utilize all Federal, State, Need and Merit-based financial aid for the Madrid Internship Program.

The program does not include the following costs: Round-trip airfare to Madrid, some meals, commuting costs to internship placement, passport and Spanish Visa, laundry, gym memberships, personal travel and expenses.

Madrid Intership Placements


Placements include Financial Services, IT & Telecoms, Marketing, Hospitality, Food, Travel, Fashion and Retail with sponsors like:

  • Citibank VISA
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • American Airlines
  • Deloitte Consulting


Placements include Auction Houses, Art Galleries, Museums, Theatres, Art Organizations and Music with sponsors like:

  • Christie's
  • Museo de la Ciudad de Madrid
  • Galeria de Arte Digital
  • Centro Galileo

Marketing Services

Placements include Agencies, In-house Marketing Departments, Advertising, PR and Internet Marketing with sponsors like:

  • Vista Marketing
  • GM/Opel
  • Real Madrid Press Office
  • Hill and Knowlton


Students are placed across all media industry sectors including Newspapers, Wire Services, Magazines, Broadcast News and New media with sponsors like:

  • AP Madrid bureau
  • Conde Nast
  • CNN Madrid bureau

Health & Human Services

Placements include Healthcare Management, Psychiatric Wards, Hospitals, Laboratories, Social Services Centres and Pharaceutical Companies with sponsors like:

  • Spain's Largest HMO
  • Merk Iberica
  • Hospital de la Zarzuela
  • Atenciun al Menor


Placements include Education-related companies and Educational Organizations & Institutions. Placements can either be in an English (ESL) or in a Spanish classroom environment and be in all grade levels (K-12) and disciplines with sponsors like:

  • EF Language Travel
  • Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • College for International Studies
  • Instituto de Empresa

Politics, Law & NGOs

Placements include Government, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Civil Law, Criminal Law, Policy/Research and Advocacy Groups with sponsors like:

  • Amnesty International
  • UN High Commission for Refugees
  • Office of the European Parliament
  • Embassy of Mexico

* Information on this page was provided by EUSA

Note: students are not limited to the above placements nor are they guaranteed one of the above placements.