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JMU Internship in Spain


Valencia, Spain

Program Description

The Internship 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, Health/Medical and Non-Profit. The internships will take place in Valencia, Spain and hosted by Euroace, a JMU partner to provide the internship placement. Upon arrival, students will participate a week-long orientation which includes intensive language training, workshop on Spanish culture and work environment, introduction of the city and surrounding areas, and preparation for the internship. After orientation, students will be placed in an internship site and continue with the Spanish language sessions for a combined of approximately 35 hours a week for a total of 5 weeks.

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


Students have the option to choose either an apartment with no meals or host family with most meals provided (Two meals on Monday-Friday and three meals on the weekend days).

Additional Items to Consider

Program fee includes internship placement, excursions/activities, health insurance, cellphone, housing and some meals if staying with host families. Airfare, meals (if staying in apartment) and spending money are not included.

The experience also satisfies the International Business study abroad requirement.

Fluency in Spanish is not required but preferred.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Basic Spanish is required, intermediate Spanish is strongly recommended.

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 
  • Resume
  • 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. 

apply now Closed for 2016

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.