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JMU Internship in Spain


Valencia, Spain

Program Description

The Internship in Spain program is designed for students who are interested in learning and experiencing the Spanish working environment. Students will have the opportunity to intern in several industries such as Business, Education, Communication, Legal, Engineering and Non-Profit. The internships will take place in Valencia, Spain and hosted by Globalinks Learning Abroad, a JMU partner to provide the internship placement.

Students will be placed in an internship site in Valencia, 4 days a week for approximately 40 hours a week for a total of 6 weeks.  At the end of the program, students will either earn 3 credits for Special Topic in International Business (IBUS 298) or International Business Internship (IBUS 494).

Sample Internship Placements

Location Description

Valencia is the located on the Mediterranean Sea and as the third largest city in Spain, it is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe with strong influences in science, education, business and the arts. The city center is made up of historic buildings, cathedrals, shops and restaurants. With approximately 800,000 “Valencianos,” the city provides a metropolitan environment with easy access to the rest of the Spain.


Felix Wang | | Office of International Programs


In Valencia, students have the option to choose either an apartment with no meals or host family with some meals provided.

Additional Items to Consider

The 6-week experience also satisfies the International Business study abroad requirement. Fluency in Spanish is not required but preferred. For IBUS 494, students will need to meet necessary pre-requisites. For more information, please see the JMU undergraduate catalogue.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($25 fee)
  • Short essay 
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU and first semester transfer students.

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

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Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


SPAN 490: Special Topics: International Business Internship (3 credit)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.