Madrid & Barcelona

Spain is the jewel of the Mediterranean.

With its sun-kissed cities, laid-back lifestyle, and fiercely independent people, an internship in Spain is a unique experience.

Madrid, is the capital city, its cultural and commercial hub, and home to the Prado and the Royal family. Barcelona in the east was home to Antoni Gaudi and his amazing architecture, and is the centre of a growing club and festival scene.

IIS internship programs run monthly in Madrid and Barcelona, with demand being consistently strong all year round.

Intern in Sport – Life Changing Experiences

The Spanish are characterised as being friendly, passionate, and generally tolerant of others. With a recovering economy and a large young population, Spain is undergoing a period of transition.

One of Western Europe's largest country's by size, Spain borders Africa in the south, Portugal in the west, and France in the north, all of which can be reached within a few hours.

Ambitious, proud, and culturally unique, Spain is a great host country.

Country Stats
47.1 million
Languages spoken:
Spanish, Catalan
Hot summers and mild winters
Areas of note:
Las Ramblas, Chueca, El Retiro, La Latina, Raval
Main airports:
Madrid (Barajas), Barcelona (EL Prat)

Accommodation in both Madrid and Barcelona is inexpensive, compared to other European cities.

Despite offering a broad range of options that includes private rented flat-shares, city centre hostels, and a variety of different classes of hotels, demand is high during the summer months, and places fill fast.

Our team have relationships with a number of local providers and can advise on the most suitable options for your chosen program schedule, obtaining quotes and placing bookings on your behalf.

Typical costs per week in EUR
Flatshare - Private room:
€ 130.00 - € 220.001
Air b'n'b – Private room:
€ 150.00 - € 300.002
Budget to Luxury Hotel:
€ 180.00 - € 4,000.003
City centre hostel:
€ 160.00 - € 260.0044
1. Not available for internships of less than 4 weeks.
2. Payment is typically due in advance.
3. No deposit is typically required.
4. A deposit is typically required.
Language Courses

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world and demand for courses among interns is high.

Spain has numerous high quality language schools that offer intensive, refresher, and longer-term Spanish courses, that can be scheduled to run alongside your program.

Our team has relationships with a number of the best language schools across the country, and can provide advice, quotes and book courses on your behalf.

Typical course costs per week in GBP
1-week intensive course: £150.00 - £300.00
2-week intensive course: £200.00 - £400.00
4 week evening course: £150.00 - £300.00
6 week evening course: £250.00 - £400.00
Weekend study (4 weeks): £130.00 - £240.00
Weekend study (8 weeks): £200.00 - £400.00
Airport Transfers

Having an airport transfer arranged and waiting for you upon your arrival provides peace of mind, and convenience.

From limos and taxis, to rail and coach transfers we have relationships with reputable local providers who will meet you as you arrive and deliver you to your accommodation safely and quickly.

Our team is happy to assist with providing quotes and making bookings on your behalf as required

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not compulsory for interns, however it is highly recommended that some level of cover is taken out to protect against unforeseen accidents, and/or loss of property

For interns not covered by their own policy, we can introduce you to a number of reputable providers, provide advice about the various levels of cover available, and secure cover before your program begins.

Intern in Sport – Life Changing Experiences
2018 / 19 Program Start Dates
  • September 3rd 2018
  • October 1st 2018
  • November 5th 2018
  • December 3rd 2018
  • January 7th 2019
  • February 4th 2019
  • March 4th 2019
  • April 8th 2019
  • May 6th 2019
  • June 3rd or 24th 2019
  • July 1st or 29th 2019
What's Included
A professional internship
The program includes a guaranteed internship within a dynamic business that operates within your chosen sport or sports-related sector for the period requested.
Pre-departure Q&A session
The program includes a pre-departure Q&A session with your Program Manager, who will answer any questions that you have about your internship, host business or destination, and ensure that you have prepared everything necessary to get the most out of your trip.
Post-arrival orientation session with local coordinator
The program includes a post-arrival orientation session with your local coordinator who will answer any questions that you have about your chosen program, host business or destination, and provide you with local insight, advice and information to ensure you get the most out of your trip.
Welcome pack including local map and essential information
The program includes a welcome pack which includes a local destination map, guides to public transport, local attractions, restaurants, and cultural events. The pack also includes a list of important contact numbers, a short insider’s city guide written by our team, and information about your host company.
Flight and travel insurance advice
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who will answer any questions you might have about securing the most suitable flights to your destination, and sourcing the most appropriate insurance product.
Accommodation option advice and booking facility
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who can advise you on the best local accommodation options available, local prices, and importantly legal matters including tenancy agreements and deposit security (for private rentals). The team can also negotiate and make accommodation bookings on your behalf if necessary.
Why Intern in Sport?
  • We are the only specialist sport industry internship provider
  • Our data -driven approach is unique
  • 99% of our 2016 interns recommend us
  • We have access to the best host companies
  • Our service is professional and transparent