Summer: CIEE: Intern in Barcelona (Spain)

Barcelona, Spain

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Summer 2022
May 16, 2022
Jul 09, 2022
Feb 01, 2022
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Rising Junior

Track 2 (Summer Global Internship Language Immersion) requires completion of 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent prior to departure.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, travel-based study abroad programs have been cancelled through spring of 2021, with the exception of select StudyAbroad@Home programs.

Summer 2021 and future travel is subject to University approval, dates are subject to change, and programming may be altered or cancelled due to changing circumstances.

Program Type


Program Advisor

The Program

Start building your résumé and challenge yourself by doing an internship in one of Euorpe’s most amazing cities. Broaden your horizons and improve your linguistic skills.

Develop your professional skills by interning at one of a wide variety of companies in the bustling Catalan city of Barcelona. Expand your professional network and learn critical skills necessary for the increasingly globalized international job market. Gain deeper understanding of your personal strengths and career goals. Expand your academic knowledge within your field of study. Through coursework, language training, homestays, company visits, and an internship, you’ll increase your understanding of the international working environment while improving your Spanish communication skills.

CIEE Intern in Barcelona

Program Locations

City of Barcelona



The capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own history, culture, and language, Barcelona is nestled between mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Its idyllic location is just one of the things that attracts millions of visitors each year. Walk through the city and observe 2,000 years of architectural history – from Roman remains to a network of narrow streets in the Old Town – and how they contrast to the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign its skyline.


A for-credit, unpaid internship is at the core of this program. Based on your experience, interests, and current studies, you’ll be placed with a startup, local business, international organization, or NGOs, where you’ll gain hands-on professional experience. You’ll be guaranteed a placement at a local business or organization, where you’ll work up to 30 hours a week. CIEE will work with you to find the closest placement match between your professional and personal goals with what’s available in Barcelona. Student must choose between 2 tracks:

TRACK 1 (Summer Global Internship): This eight-week program includes a full-time internship (6 credits; 200-240 internship placement hours) and an integrated academic seminar.

TRACK 2 (Summer Global Internship Language Immersion): This program is designed to help students expand their Spanish vocabulary, immerse themselves linguistically and professionally in a new culture, and gain practical, on-the-job experience. Students take an intensive Advanced Spanish course for 3 credits during the first four weeks of the program and intern part-time (3 credits). During the last four weeks of the program, students focus solely on the internship and complete 100-120 hours of on-site work in total.

Sample industry sectors include:

  • Architecture
  • Communication
  • Corporate Finance
  • Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Event Planning
  • Investment and Real Estate
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Sports Consulting 

**Please note: Exact internship is determined through personalized placement process for each student. Placement within a specific organization is never guaranteed.**

For information about study abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the CIEE web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted and the academic dates have been confirmed.





Housing and Meals


Students live in Spanish homestays, either alone or with another CIEE student (in individual rooms). Students in homestays will have their laundry done for them once a week. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at home. Kitchen space is available to students should they wish to make lunch to bring to campus.

Residence Halls

Students can also live in a student residencia with other Spanish and international students in individual rooms or in a shared apartment (typically in double rooms). Students share laundry facilities and kitchens. Meals are not included.


Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
NJ Resident non-NJ Resident
Program Cost $7,100 $7,675
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Excursions
  • Administrative Fees
  • On Call International Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $900
Books and Classroom Materials $30
Local Transportation $250
Personal Expenses $800
CIEE Deposit $300
Total $3,480.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket, while some of these expenses, such as meals and personal expenses, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.


Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

CIEE offers a range of college study abroad scholarships and grants for students on our college study abroad programs. Please visit their website for further details.

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.