Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums and is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks. The energy of Madrid is felt in its street life and warm people. To intern in Madrid is to experience more than a classroom – it is to experience the history of Spain and its people.
Barcelona is recognized for being one of Europe’s hottest startup capitals according to Wired Magazine and one of Europe’s leading cities in terms of business, fashion and tech. The city is vibrant, youthful and tremendously international making it an exceptional city to intern in. It’s no wonder that Barcelona consistently ranks high on lists of the world’s most livable cities.
This internship will involve the communication of financial information to shareholders and managers generally in the form of financial statements. As an intern, you will report to a senior account manager to assist in the preparation of necessary audit documents and expense reports as well as creating invoices and processing payments. You will most likely work for a governmental agency, a public accounting, or business consulting firm that deals with one of the four reports found within the field of accounting: a balance sheet, an income statement, a statement of cash flows, and a shareholders’ equity statement. This internship will give you the opportunity to learn financial, audit, and tax reporting skills that will prove crucial as you advance your accounting career.
Internship assignments vary. While internships help develop technical abilities, they provide more fundamental life skills. Interns will get an introduction to the professional world as well as the opportunity to gain career ready competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and global and intercultural fluency.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Flexibility to take on multiple job responsibilities, including entry level tasks
- Ability to take initiative, work independently and deal with ambiguity
- Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
- Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills
Students will enroll in 2 courses for a total of 12 quarter credits.
Course #1: GlobalWorks International Internship
This internship helps students connect their academic studies to practical applications. Students develop professional skills while gaining exposure to the dynamic culture and lifestyle in their host country.
Course #2: Intercultural Communication (online)
This course is designed to provide ongoing support to students doing internships abroad. Students will observe, explore and investigate the core cultural values in their host country during the internship, conduct comparison in the differences between their host and home country, and develop critical thinking skills and culture learning strategies. A weekly assignment for the online course includes: reading assignments, group discussions and a weekly journal. It will begin one week before your internship begins and end one week after completion. Due to the intense nature of interning, in addition to taking the 4-credit course, we recommend you do not enroll for any other classes during the internship period.
Minimum GPA: 2.75
There are no language requirements, though students with proficiency in the local language will have more internship placement options.
Estimated program costs and a detailed budget of projected expenses can be found on the Locations and Costs page.
Please contact Yifang Zhang, GlobalWorks Program Manager