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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


IBUS 298 -or-
IBUS 494

3 credits

June 24 - August 8

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.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

To the Office of International Programs at JMU:

To GlobaLinks Learning Abroad:

  • Complete the GlobaLinks Learning Abroad online application at You will want to select the your program from the Specialized Internship Program List where you will see the James Madison University internship program options in Spain listed.

Submit the supplement application materials:

  • Cover Letter: This should explain the type of internship you would like, duties you would like to get experience in, and why you want to intern abroad. This can be uploaded into your online application.

  • Resume:  Be sure to list any relevant experience! This can be uploaded into your online application.

  • Two Letters of Reference:  These can be academic or professional or a combination of both.  It is always best if you can have someone write a reference that is in the area of study you want your internship in. These can be uploaded into your application or mailed or emailed to GlobaLinks Learning Abroad.

  • Official Transcipt/s:  We need originals, so you need to mail the official transcript our office or order an official electronic copy from the registrar’s office to be email from them to GlobaLinks Learning Abroad.

  • Photo: You will need to upload an appropriate head/shoulder photo of yourself through your MyLearn account.

  • Internship Approval Form: You can down load this from the application checklist once your online application is submitted. You will need to take this to Felix Wang within oIP.

Once all of these items are in, a GlobaLinks Learning Abroad staff member will be in contact to chat with you about your application so that we can forward it to our overseas office for the placement process


Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0.

For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


IBUS 494: Special Topics: International Business Internship (3 credit)

IBUS 298: Special Topics: International Business Internship (3 credits)