Immersive Internship Program in Barcelona

Kickstart your career with a CV-boosting international work experience program.

While the shaded streets evoke the city’s past, Barcelona’s business scene thrives with innovation. A budding start-up hub overflowing with creativity, Barcelona’s perfect for those looking for work placements in marketing, tech, and entrepreneurship.

Imagine cycling to work through enchanting ‘El Born’, or taking a lunchtime stroll along the cool Mediterranean seafront, Barcelona offers a chance to combine work experience with authentic Spanish food and warm seabreeze.

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What’s Included

What

Career Development

A guaranteed professional internship in your preferred industry

You will get a guaranteed internship in the industry of your choice. We’ll carefully design your Immersive Internship Program so it has the perfect ingredients for your career success. From picking the right role for you within our extensive network of partner firms, to ironing out the details with your internship company.

Immersive workshop

Our workshop includes exercises and activities that will help you thrive in your internship as well as your future career. A typical workshop may include sessions on communication, leadership, personal branding, building confidence etc.

Career coaching and support

Your 1-to-1 career coaching session with our qualified coach will help you understand your strengths and gain clarity on your career plans. Scheduled at your convenience, this will be a fantastic opportunity to review existing aspirations or start future plans afresh.

You will also have access to personal career and interview advice throughout the duration of your program.

Curated calendar of professional networking events

Our local team is constantly on the lookout for professional networking events across the city. Make sure you keep an eye out for our invites – these events will be great opportunities to meet inspiring people and make valuable contacts.

Curated online courses and tools

A range of curated online courses and resources to help your professional and personal development.

Please check out the Career Development section below to find out more.

CV support

A stand-out CV will boost your chances of getting a job you love. We’ll make sure yours is finished to the highest standards and is ready to send out.

Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence

Once you’ve successfully completed the program, your alumnus status will be confirmed with a Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence.

Community & Events

Thriving local community

Excited but nervous about your upcoming adventure? No worries – you will join a local community of existing and new interns, who’ve all been in your shoes. Of course, our incredible local Community Team is always there to make sure you have a great time.

Comprehensive 24/7 local support

Our local team will be on hand to make sure you have the best experience possible, and support you in any challenges that you may face during your program.

Orientation

Take your first day settling in (and get over jetlag for those coming from afar!). You will be invited to a comprehensive orientation on your second day in the country, where we will tell you everything you need to know about the city and what to expect from the program in the coming weeks and months.

Welcome dinner

After the orientation, our welcome dinner will be the perfect opportunity for you to get to know your fellow interns better. Many of our previous interns have made friends for life during their internship programs!

Bi-Weekly community dinner

There will be a community dinner every few weeks to keep you in touch with everyone.

Every few weeks we will get everyone together for a fun evening of catchups and good local food.

Local events and day trips

During the program we’ll run three events, from spectacular cultural sites to amazing cooking classes and food tours. Please check out the Community section below to find out more.

A bustling social calendar of exciting events

We run an active program of events; so when you are free join us and let your inner explorer go wild.

Farewell dinner to celebrate program completion

As your course nears its end, celebrate your achievements with our end of program dinner.

Some extras

Visa support

We get it, applying for a visa can be complicated. But don’t worry, if you need a visa, our team will be on hand to support you throughout the process. Head to our Visa Eligibility page to find out if you need a visa.

Airport transport on arrival

We’ll pick you up when you arrive, and take you to your accommodation.

Beyond welcome bag

A bag of exciting hand-picked goodies.

SIM card (on request)

If you need a country-specific SIM card for your phone, we’ll have it ready for you on arrival.

Career Development

Our carefully designed career development program will equip and empower you, so you can flourish during your internship and beyond.

An intern at her host company International interns at a business workshop Career coaching for an intern Overseas intern taking online courses
An intern at her host company International interns at a business workshop Career coaching for an intern Overseas intern taking online courses

A professional internship

We offer a guaranteed internship in the industry of your choice, with start dates every month, and durations from one to six months.

An internship gives you sound insight into local business practice wherever you are. Plus real-world skills you can use everywhere.

Work experience in Barcelona will offer you a fresh perspective and days that pass in a blur of excitement.The locals may look laid-back, but businesses in Barcelona sizzle with intelligent intent. Constantly voted as one of the world’s 5 most attractive cities to work in, Barcelonians know how to balance work and play. Be prepared to work hard and think fast. Also get ready for invites from colleagues to a neighbourhood festival in their local barrio! Getting your social life chock-full in the evenings and weekends won’t be a problem.

Immersive workshop

Our workshop is meticulously designed to help you get the most out of your program experience.

Run by inspiring speakers and coaches, our workshop program teems with exciting and useful exercises and sessions that help you hone your skills.

Get ready to come out of the workshop empowered and inspired – both professionally and personally.

Build up your core communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills.

Work on your personal brand and learn how to build confidence. Discover and harness passions for lasting career success.

Career coaching & support

Our qualified coach will take you through a1-to-1 coaching session. Tailored around you, your coach will walk through the plans, goals, and aspirations for your career. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore who you want to be, both professionally and personally.

You can schedule it around your diary, which is bound to be pretty full, so you can talk about what is most important to you. Do it at the beginning of the program to focus on making the most of the internship. A mid-term session is great if you want to talk about how you’re finding things.Take it towards the end if some self-reflection and forward-planning is in order.

Don’t forget you can get personal career advice and interview tips from our team at any time during the program.

We can also help you perfect your CV and LinkedIn profile, or prepare a professional portfolio.

Online tools and courses

We’ve curated a selection of the very best online tools and resources that will support you in making the most out of your internship experience, and boost your career in general.

A personal development plan toolkit. Online seminars on how to succeed at interviews. Sessions on making an impact, building your personal brand, or developing professional IQ. These are just some of the examples of interesting and useful resources you will have access to.

Community & Events

We want you to feel at home when interning with us. Our Community Teams will help you do just that. They’ll assist you in getting settled in and provide pointers in the right direction, should it be needed.

Community of interns in Barcelona Interns in Barcelona enjoying a welcome dinner Interns at a networking event Interns in Barcelona enjoy a day trip to Girona Barcelona interns on a Paella Cooking event Barcelona internship students take a Architecture & Tapas tour
Community of interns in Barcelona Interns in Barcelona enjoying a welcome dinner Interns at a networking event Interns in Barcelona enjoy a day trip to Girona Barcelona interns on a Paella Cooking event Barcelona internship students take a Architecture & Tapas tour

Your Barcelona Community

Barcelona offers you a new experience down every secluded street and atop every cool rooftop bar. The sociable Spanish lifestyle lends itself well to exploring new places and events.

You’ll feel at home in Barcelona in no time, with a second family in your fellow interns and our Community team. Want to find food that’s to your taste, or the best places to learn more Spanish? Our local team will be there for you.

Welcome Orientation

A full introduction to the program, the city and other interns. The perfect chance to get ready for the transformative few months ahead. There’ll be more dinner invites every few weeks, so keep an eye out.

Networking Opportunities

We’ll invite you to events and networking opportunities in Barcelona. Build up your international contacts and have fun while doing it.

Girona Trip

Explore the beautiful white-washed villages along the Costa Brava, try some local specialities, and take in the history on display in Girona.

Paella Cooking

Learn how to make the perfect paella from a local chef, amaze your friends on your return home with your new cooking skills.

Architecture & Tapas

Savour an afternoon packed with culture and history with our area tour. Explore the city with a local foodie and architect. Sample delicious tapas and discover the stunning architecture on display – from Catalan Gothic to Modernisme. This is bound to be a feast for your belly and your eyes!

Your Barcelona program
at a glance

See what awaits you – here’s a snapshot of what it’s like to intern in Barcelona based on a typical 6-week program.

Intern arriving in Barcelona for her internship

Weeks 1 & 2

You’ll know you’re about to land as the plane glides over the hot Med seascape. Hola, Barcelona!

Take a day to find your feet and settle into your accommodation. Next up is your orientation and welcome dinner, where you’ll get to meet the other interns and start making some new friends.

Your internship will begin with a whirl of amazing new experiences. Meet the new team you’ll be working with, and take a tour of your new office. Nibble on Patatas Bravas and chorizo whilst you catch up with our Community Manager. Barcelona is a treat at night, so take the long way home.

Keep up the focus on work with our Business Workshop. There are a load of tools and insights to discover that will come in use during your internship and beyond.

The first trip, along the Costa Brava to Girona, will take in the sometimes rugged, sometimes golden-smooth, coastline and end in a city steeped in historical significance.

View of host company offices in Barcelona

Weeks 3 & 4

Find a spot to get coffee with your manager and have a feedback session on how you’ve been doing at work.

Barcelona has a fizzing networking scene and we’ll be finding the very best opportunities for you to build your international network.

Fancy taking some tapas recipes home? Learn how to cook the perfect Paella (and local Catalan version, ‘Fideua’) with a local chef in our Spanish cooking class.

Interns enjoying the quaint streets in Barcelona

Weeks 5 & 6

You’ll be forming new ideas, dreams, and ambitions about your career, so it’s a great time for your 1-to-1 career coaching session. You can talk over your goals and begin to make plans for career success.

While Gaudi is the big local name in architecture, there is lots more to take in during your time in Barcelona. Our third trip combines buildings and tapas with a local foodie architect.

Say adiós to all the amazing people you’ve met and friends you’ve made during our farewell dinner..

Grab a few more of your favorite tapas at a seafront bar and catch one last sunset. Barcelona will be waiting for you to visit again.

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Program Costs

Our guarantee: In the highly unlikely event that we’re unable to find you a role within your chosen industries, you will receive a full refund of any program payments made.

Already in Spain? Spanish nationals as well as international students with a valid Spanish visa will be eligible for a €450 discount. If you think you may be eligible, let us know during your admissions interview and we can discuss with you during the call.

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! Please note that flights, food and Visa costs (if applicable) are not included. Visit our visa eligibility page   to find out if you need a visa.

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Length of Program

8 weeks

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Payment Options

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Pay in full discount
In order to qualify for the discount, you’ll need to make your payment in full within 7 days of your program offer.
Less than 7 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of being accepted to the program.

Payment 1: 90% of the total program fee, payable at least 4 weeks before your start date.

7 – 10 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 90% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

11 – 14 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 2: 60% of the total program fee, payable within 8 weeks of your program offer.

15+ weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 2: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 8 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 3: 30% of the total program fee, payable within 12 weeks of your program offer.

Living in Barcelona as a Student and Young Professional 

"Allow me to state here how much I love Barcelona, an admirable city, a city full of life, intense, a port open to the past and future.” - Le Corbusier

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