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If you are looking to differentiate your resume, earn essential skills that employers value, and grow your professional network, then this summer internship program is for you!

Internships are available in a wide variety of placements including Business and Marketing, Art & Design, Hospitality and Tourism, International Relations, Health Sciences, and STEM opportunities! Over the eight-week session, students will intern with a Spanish company with mentorship by Universidad de Deusto staff.

Capstone your experience by earning a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, e-portfolio, personal websites, digital resumes and more!

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network


Customized Internship Placement and Advising

On Site Services

Airport Reception

Quality Housing

Workplace and Culture Orientation

Resident Directors/Coordinators

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Experiential Programs

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

Academic Credit and Transcript (for an additional fee)

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Intermediate Spanish language (minimum of four semesters of Spanish at college level is recommended)
  • Résumé/C.V.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer May 19, 2024 - Jul 3, 2024 $7,500 Mar 15, 2024 No Extension Apr 15, 2024

Students will arrive 3-4 days before the internship placement begins. Dates may subject to change.

API summer interns in Bilbao participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • San Sebastián

    San Sebastián was founded in 1180 and is one of the Basque country’s most beautiful towns. It has been an important vacation spot since the late 1800s after being adopted as the summer home for Madrid’s royalty.

  • Plentzia

    Come explore the coastal town of Plentzia along the picturesque coastline with beautiful beaches. Founded in 1299, this historic city welcomes visitors to discover the heart of medieval origins among its narrow streets, tower-topped Santa María Magdalena church, and much more!

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. On this day trip students will have the opportunity to visit one of Europe’s most important art museums and enjoy the beautiful Madrid center to experience first hand this blend of modernity and history.

What You’ll Study

Summer internships in Bilbao are perfect to support your skillset and will put you on a path to realizing your career goals! Students will spend up to 5 hours a day working in a local Spanish company. Majority of the internship will be conducted in Spanish but some tasks may be in English.

Throughout the program, students will have check-in meetings with their supervisors as well as Universidad de Deusto staff.

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    Courtney Kovacs

    Courtney Kovacs will be your program advisor and help prepare you to go abroad!


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    Andrea Gorricho

    Andrea Gorricho will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.


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Outside of the internship hours, students will participate in discussion sessions and special work projects. Some placements may include visits to relevant companies and/or social institutions for additional learning opportunities.

Students also have the opportunity to enroll in any of our digital badges!

Summer Internship in Bilbao - Course Information

The goal of the course is to support students during their internship experience and provide the groundwork for professional future careers. Outside of the internship hours, students will participate in discussion sessions and special work projects. Some placements may include visits to relevant companies and/or social institutions for additional learning opportunities.

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  • AACSB accreditation

API Bilbao summer interns will live in private student studio apartments. All rooms include a private ensuite bathroom, a fully fitted kitchen (sink, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, and induction cooktop), air conditioning (hot and cold), TV, and wifi. The complex offers shared common spaces including a gym, games areas, movie room, study rooms, library, and more!

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