USC Marshall has partnered with EUSA to provide students access to the internship opportunities in Madrid, as well as arrange housing and provide support while the student is in the country. Students will intern with a firm personally selected based on their interests, background and experience, as well as the needs and requirements of the company.
PROGRAM DATES: MAY 23 – JULY 21, 2018
- Students arrive in Madrid: May 23, 2018
- Orientation: May 23 – 25, 2018
- Internship: May 28 – July 19, 2018
- Last Day in Madrid Residence: July 21, 2018
- This is open to USC undergraduate students who will have completed 24 units by January 1, 2018. Of these units, 16 MUST have been taken at USC (for Freshmen and transfer students, you are eligible for the program is you brought in a minimum of 8 AP, IB, or transfer units, and have completed a minimum of 16 units during the Fall 2017 semester.)
- Applicants must have completed 3 semesters of college level Spanish (or the equivalent) or a score of 3 or higher on the AP Spanish exam in order to meet the minimum language requirement. The greater a student’s Spanish ability, the easier to find an appropriate placement.
- Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
- Applicants must possess a valid passport by January 1, 2018, which is valid until January 30, 2019.
- Applicants are recommended to have some course background in the field in which they wish to intern. For example, those wishing to intern in Financial Services should have completed at least BUAD 306 Business Finance or a related course. Those looking to go into any general business field should have completed BUAD 304 Leading Organizations, or at least 1 business course. Those looking to intern in event planning, advertising or for an entrepreneurial venture, etc need not have any business course background.
Students will reside in home stays with local families throughout the city of Madrid. The home stays will provide students with a unique cultural opportunity to experience life in Madrid immersed within the culture, as opposed to being segregated in student housing. During the duration of the orientation, however, you will stay overnight at a hotel.
|Program Costs (includes placement, interview(s), orientation in Madrid and housing in Madrid)||$6300|
|USC International Insurance||$310|
|Additional Costs (Estimated):|
|Living Expenses: food, local transportation, entertainment, etc. (estimated)||$800|
** Students are responsible for booking their own flights. Students must arrive in Madrid no later than May 23, 2018. Students must also not depart Madrid prior to July 21, 2018.
There will be a limited number of scholarships available to students of the program. The scholarship will be awarded based on need and merit, and require submission of an application and financial documentation. These items will be distributed upon admission into the program.
The application is all on-line. If you wish to apply for more than 1 location (ie, Prague and Madrid) you MUST file separate applications. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 21, 2017. You will need to upload a resume as well as a copy of your STARS report as part of the on-line application. Please be aware of all corresponding deadlines.
Please note: All students admitted into the program are guaranteed an internship.
Scholarship Application (only submit once if applying to multiple locations)
APPLICATION/ PAYMENT DATES:
|Application Due Date||November 21, 2017|
|Interview Notification||November 28, 2017|
|Admission Interviews||December 4 – 8, 2017|
|Admission Notification||December 15, 2017|
|Scholarship Announcements||December 15, 2017|
|Submission of Resume to AIC||Late January|
|Internship Placement Interviews with AIC||Late February|
|Internship Placement Results||Mid-March|
INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS: (SUMMER 2018)
As a world and European business capital, Madrid attracts businesses from every conceivable sector, including NGO’s, media and retail. For students interested in broadening their understanding of international business, there is no better city in which to study or work.
Participants will have access to research internship opportunities spanning a wide variety of businesses in a wide range of industry sectors in Madrid. From small tech start-ups to medium-sized corporations, appropriate placements are available based on the skills, interests and professional goals of the student and the project needs and work cycles of the internship sponsors.
All internships are unpaid. Internship placements in Madrid are full-time and for 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday).
If you would like more information on costs, placement process, which companies and what you will be doing in the internship, please download and read our Winslow-Maxwell Program FAQ’s
Please note: The internship placements are made by EUSA, and are based on the position and duties you wish to complete (as expressed in your internship essay and interview) during your internship, as well as your experience and skills, and the needs and requirements of the company you will be placed with. Students without a finance background, for example, should not expect to be the CFO of a company. In addition, sometimes smaller companies offer opportunities that are more in line with the student interests than larger companies. The goal of the program is to provide students with a quality learning experience, not necessarily for students to work for the biggest company.