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If you are looking to differentiate your resume, earn essential skills that employers value, and grow your professional network, then the API Global Internship program is for you!

API will coordinate an internship placement with an international organization that meets your professional, academic and personal goals, and our programming will support your success and engage you in activities designed to refine specific skills. Our on-site staff will orient you to the international workplace culture and guide you through in-person and virtual cultural workshops and local visits. Capstone your experience by earning a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, e-portfolio, personal websites, digital resumes and more!

Full-time internships require a commitment of 35 hours per week. Optional credit is available for an additional fee.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

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 2.5 G.P.A. (3.0 for STEM placements)
  • Cover Letter
  • Two Letters of Reference
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Résumé/C.V.
  • University Approval Form (if applicable)
  • Advising session
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Sep 2, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022 $9,500 May 15, 2022 No Extension Aug 3, 2022
Fall Sep 2, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022 $8,500 May 15, 2022 No Extension Aug 3, 2022
Fall Sep 2, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 $6,900 May 15, 2022 No Extension Aug 3, 2022
Spring Jan 7, 2023 - Mar 6, 2023 $6,900 Sep 15, 2022 No Extension Dec 13, 2022
Spring Jan 7, 2023 - Mar 20, 2023 $8,500 Sep 15, 2022 No Extension Dec 13, 2022
Spring Jan 7, 2023 - Apr 3, 2023 $9,500 Sep 15, 2022 No Extension Dec 13, 2022
Summer 1 May 18, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023 $6,900 Jan 15, 2023 No Extension Apr 15, 2023
Summer 2 Jun 1, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 $8,500 Feb 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 3 Jun 15, 2023 - Aug 12, 2023 $6,900 Mar 1, 2023 No Extension May 16, 2023
  • Application deadline is 4 months prior to the intended start date
  • You will arrive 3-4 days before the internship placement begins
  • You have the option to complete an 8, 10 or 12-week internship in most sites during the academic year
  • All summer internship sessions are 8 weeks only.
  • Dates are subject to change
  • Participants who wish to earn academic credit from one of API’s Schools of Record will incur an additional fee. (See below.)

Participants who complete their internship in Spanish (in a Spanish-speaking country) may opt to earn academic credit (3 US semester credits) through Universidad de Congreso for an additional fee of $750. In order to receive credit in Spanish for the internship, participants must: 1) be interning in a Spanish-speaking country; 2) be completing the internship 100% in Spanish; 3) have taken at least 2 Spanish classes at the 300 level or above, or demonstrate written and oral proficiency at the equivalent level.

API has also partnered with University of Massachusetts Amherst to offer academic credit for some API Global Internship programs (conducted in English) for an additional fee of $750. Students will receive an official University of Massachusetts Amherst transcript at the conclusion of the program. University of Massachusetts Amherst may require a minimum enrollment of students in order to award academic credit.

What You’ll Study

Work with our Careers team to find an internship in Madrid that supports your skillset and will put you on a path to realizing your career goals! Once you've applied, our team will get you interview ready with support for resume reviews and placement coaching. Students will work up to 35 hours per week, depending on your location and placement.

API interns may have the opportunity to participate in 2-3 cultural activities. Cultural events may also be available alongside study abroad students. Availability may vary and participants are given the full excursion schedule prior to arrival on-site.

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    Bridget Thompson

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    María Angeles Garcia

    María Angeles will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while in Spain!

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    Quique Blanco Lopez

    Quique will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while you are in Spain!

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Students have the opportunity to enroll in any of our digital badges! Also check out our Internship FAQs page for top student questions answered about internship destinations, the placement process, and more.

API Internship Credit

The following curriculum aims to prepare API interns for navigating diverse cultural workplace environments and developing essential skills necessary for success in a global workplace.

Throughout their internship experience, either virtually or in-person, interns will learn to:

  • Contribute meaningfully to the strategic goals of an international company by refining communication skills through practice in real-time;
  • Demonstrate their ability to embrace innovation in the global workplace;
  • Reflect upon cultural differences and diversity in the workplace, along with the challenges of working across cultures;
  • Enhance individual professional strengths and career competencies as defined

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

Download Syllabus

Universidad de Congreso - Internship Credit

Interns who are completing their internship 100% in Spanish may opt to earn 3 credits through Universidad de Congreso for an additional fee. Students must have taken at least 2 Spanish classes at the 300 level or above, or demonstrate written and oral proficiency at the equivalent level.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

API Internship Credit

The following curriculum aims to prepare API interns for navigating diverse cultural workplace environments and developing essential skills necessary for success in a global workplace.

Throughout their internship experience, either virtually or in-person, interns will learn to:

  • Contribute meaningfully to the strategic goals of an international company by refining communication skills through practice in real-time;
  • Demonstrate their ability to embrace innovation in the global workplace;
  • Reflect upon cultural differences and diversity in the workplace, along with the challenges of working across cultures;
  • Enhance individual professional strengths and career competencies as defined

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

Download Syllabus

Universidad de Congreso - Internship Credit

Interns who are completing their internship 100% in Spanish may opt to earn 3 credits through Universidad de Congreso for an additional fee. Students must have taken at least 2 Spanish classes at the 300 level or above, or demonstrate written and oral proficiency at the equivalent level.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

API Internship Credit

The following curriculum aims to prepare API interns for navigating diverse cultural workplace environments and developing essential skills necessary for success in a global workplace.

Throughout their internship experience, either virtually or in-person, interns will learn to:

  • Contribute meaningfully to the strategic goals of an international company by refining communication skills through practice in real-time;
  • Demonstrate their ability to embrace innovation in the global workplace;
  • Reflect upon cultural differences and diversity in the workplace, along with the challenges of working across cultures;
  • Enhance individual professional strengths and career competencies as defined

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

Download Syllabus

Universidad de Congreso - Internship Credit

Interns who are completing their internship 100% in Spanish may opt to earn 3 credits through Universidad de Congreso for an additional fee. Students must have taken at least 2 Spanish classes at the 300 level or above, or demonstrate written and oral proficiency at the equivalent level.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

API Internship Credit

The following curriculum aims to prepare API interns for navigating diverse cultural workplace environments and developing essential skills necessary for success in a global workplace.

Throughout their internship experience, either virtually or in-person, interns will learn to:

  • Contribute meaningfully to the strategic goals of an international company by refining communication skills through practice in real-time;
  • Demonstrate their ability to embrace innovation in the global workplace;
  • Reflect upon cultural differences and diversity in the workplace, along with the challenges of working across cultures;
  • Enhance individual professional strengths and career competencies as defined

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

Download Syllabus

Universidad de Congreso - Internship Credit

Interns who are completing their internship 100% in Spanish may opt to earn 3 credits through Universidad de Congreso for an additional fee. Students must have taken at least 2 Spanish classes at the 300 level or above, or demonstrate written and oral proficiency at the equivalent level.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

API Internship Credit

The following curriculum aims to prepare API interns for navigating diverse cultural workplace environments and developing essential skills necessary for success in a global workplace.

Throughout their internship experience, either virtually or in-person, interns will learn to:

  • Contribute meaningfully to the strategic goals of an international company by refining communication skills through practice in real-time;
  • Demonstrate their ability to embrace innovation in the global workplace;
  • Reflect upon cultural differences and diversity in the workplace, along with the challenges of working across cultures;
  • Enhance individual professional strengths and career competencies as defined

Recommended US semester credits: 6  

Download Syllabus

Universidad de Congreso - Internship Credit

Interns who are completing their internship 100% in Spanish may opt to earn 3 credits through Universidad de Congreso for an additional fee. Students must have taken at least 2 Spanish classes at the 300 level or above, or demonstrate written and oral proficiency at the equivalent level.

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

Download Syllabus

Our internship program includes safe and secure housing in the cost of the program fee. API internship participants in Madrid will have the option of living with a host family or in a double shared bedroom in a furnished apartment. Host family accommodations include 2 meals per day.

Internship participants should expect the accommodation to be centrally located and easily accessible to public transportation. Each participant’s commute will vary, as internship placements are located in different areas in each location. Average commute times range from 30 minutes up to an hour. Housing placements may be mixed gender (by apartment, not by bedroom). Participants will receive their confirmed housing assignment approximately three weeks prior to departure.

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