Program Overview

Madrid is the contemporary capital of Spanish culture, finance, and industry. A large, international and cosmopolitan city, Madrid is a city of possibilities. It boasts incredible monuments and museums and is also known for its fountains and elaborate parks. The energy of Madrid is felt in its street life and warm people. To intern in Madrid is to experience more than a classroom – it is to experience the history of Spain and its people.

Entrepreneurship internships are a fantastic starting point if you are plans to start your own company in the future. Interning at a start-up provides a different career path from a typical graduate job, but offer some of the most exciting opportunities and rewards available for the most courageous ones. Work environments and responsibilities differ very much compared to a corporate internship and most of the startup sites are situated in an exciting, fast-growing startup incubator. 

Interns will work in a fast growing, ever changing business environment of a startup company. You may have the opportunity to draft business plans, perform market research, and help small business owners with everyday operations. 

Internship assignments vary. While internships help develop technical abilities, they provide more fundamental life skills.  Interns will get an introduction to the professional world as well as the opportunity to gain career ready competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and global and intercultural fluency.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently  
  • Flexibility to take on multiple job responsibilities, including entry level tasks
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and deal with ambiguity
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
  • Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20181/15/2018Mid-late JuneMid-late August

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.