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Internship - EUSA Madrid (10 Weeks)
Madrid, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/09/2018 07/21/2018

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
Spanish Language Courses Offered: None
Prior Language Study Required:
5 semesters completed
Academic Subject:
Business, Communication, Health Sciences, Journalism, Spanish
Program Type: Internship
Program Description:
International Internships in Madrid, Spain
 

What is the program about?
This program offers professional placements (in Spanish) in a wide range of career fields and disciplines, including Business, Healthcare, Journalism, Communications, and Public Relations, among others. Your internship experience will give you an international edge and valuable work experience within your academic field or area of interest that will open many doors to your future career path.  Your internship is matched to meet your career goals, interests, and skills, and provides you with the opportunity to work alongside Spaniards, other Europeans, and international workers. To supplement your work experience, and to help broaden your understanding of contemporary Madrid life and culture, you will be living with a host family, as well as be given an opportunity to immerse yourself in daily Spanish life through structured social activities and intercambios (language exchanges).
 
Ball State has contracted with an established placement organization, EUSA, to identify student internships. EUSA will act as our overseas internship office.  Placement professionals will secure full-time internships, set up on-site interviews, make the necessary evaluation visits, and work with the on-site supervisor to oversee the internship for the duration of your placement. You will network with your new Spanish and international coworkers, and in the process, you’ll make close friends, boost your resume, and gain great references for future job prospects during your internship in Madrid.
 
 
Where does the program take place?
Madrid, Spain
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain with a city population of roughly 3.3 million and a metro area population of almost 6.5 million. Madrid is best known for its great cultural and artistic heritage; a good example of which is the El Prado museum. Madrid also boasts some of the liveliest nightlife in the world. Madrid sees perpetual sunshine and a characteristically hot and dry summer.
 
Madrid has a very modernized and elaborate transportation network of buses and Metro. The city, relative to other large European cities, is extremely clean, and city employees in bright yellow vests can almost always be seen cleaning the streets and sidewalks.
 
Madrid is one of the biggest and most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Communities of West Africans, North Africans, other Europeans, Chinese, Indians, Filipinos, Pakistanis, and (especially) Latin Americans are prominent.
 
 When does this program take place?
May 9 - July 21, 2018

2018 Program Cost TBA Soon!
2017 Estimated Program Cost: 
INTERNSHIP SPAIN - EUSA Madrid Internship (10.5 Weeks) - Summer 2017.pdf
 
What is the internship content?
Students must work with their faculty advisor and register for their academic discipline’s “internship” course to ensure receiving academic credit.
 
EUSA is a not-for-profit organization that works with Ball State University to provide students with academically-directed internship programs across all colleges. EUSA's internship teams place 2,000 university students each year across all industry sectors. Students apply to and are selected by Ball State University and EUSA works with Ball State staff to provide internship placements, support, and housing. All placements are unpaid. You are able to intern legally because these are unpaid placements for which you are receiving credit at your home institution.
You have a great deal of control in directing the placement process and ensuring that EUSA makes the right placement. It's important to keep in mind that the time for you to exercise this control is during the earlier part of the process, at your placement meeting with a EUSA placement manager. The best way to prepare for this meeting is to think about the following questions:
  • What previous experience do I have that makes me a suitable candidate?
  • What types of tasks & responsibilities do I expect to have in my internship?
  • What level are my Spanish speaking and writing skills currently at?
  • What type of company would I like to intern with?  
  • What is my main goal for the internship?
  • What specific skills am I hoping to develop or enhance?
  • What are my future career goals and how does this internship relate to them?
  • What kind of credits do I need for this internship?
EUSA takes this information very seriously. They will not let you request a type of placement which they do not feel is a realistic possibility. They also expect you not to agree to a type of placement which you are not willing to undertake, but they DO expect you to have at least three internship preferences. After your meeting, your placement manager will send you an email to follow up on your discussion and confirm that they have understood your preferences, goals, and academic credit requirements. If you do not believe that the placement manager has understood these, it's essential that you notify them immediately, as once a placement has been arranged for you, you cannot change it.
 
 
What is it like to intern in Madrid, Spain?
Besides learning new ways in which people work, you will also be exposed to how it is done in another language. You will improve your Spanish in the most practical of ways - by communicating daily with colleagues, the family you are living with, and everyone around you.
 
  • You may find your colleagues more interested in your personal life than you’d expect. It is very common for people to ask each other what they did on the weekend and to want to know what is happening with one another’s family and friends.
  • People are more direct in their comments regarding physical appearance - it is not uncommon for people to get complimented when they look nice and criticized when they don't: what can be seen can be spoken about!
  • Spaniards are sociable people, they will want to include interns in what they do – we encourage you to take advantage of invitations and learn about their culture.
  • Spain has a high-context communication culture, meaning that what gets said isn't the whole message. You’ll need to learn to read body language and hand movements as well as changes of tones)
  • Walking tours of central Madrid and surrounding area
  • Airport pickup in Madrid
  • Homestay Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner seven days per week
  • On-Site 24/7 emergency support
  • Cultural exploration activities program
  • Third party liability insurance
  • Weekly intercambios (language exchanges with local students)
  • Health Insurance & Evacuation Plan through GeoBlue
  • On-site coaching and troubleshooting during your placement
  • Mid-term and Final Evaluation report from your supervisor
 
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
 
Number of placements available?
Unlimited
 
 
Are passports and visas required?

Yes. A passport is an official document issued by your government, certifying the holder's identity and citizenship. All participants MUST have a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.

A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will not need to apply in advance for a visa for the EUSA Madrid internship if you are a U.S. citizen. Instead, you will enter as a tourist and provide the immigration officer with a special letter provided by EUSA.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are a BSU international student, also visit the International Students Service Office in RCIP to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States.

Due to regulations set out by the Spanish Ministry of Finance and Public Administration it is now a requirement for all students considering a placement working with minors in Spain to obtain a background check conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

All students considering any type of placement that involves working with minors MUST have a background check completed in the United States before arriving in Spain. You are
required to bring a copy of this background check for the Placement Team to review and keep on file. You will not be able to start your placement without it. Important: Plan ahead and Please start working on this immediately. It takes more than three months to get your F.B.I. record back after you submit your fingerprints.

Please note: FBI background checks apply to U.S. Citizens only. Non U.S. Citizens should obtain their respective country’s equivalent of a background check.

How do I apply? 
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU. 
  
Whom can I contact for more information?
Phone: (765) 285-5422
Email: studyabroad@bsu.edu