IIP Internships in Spain
IIP offers two types of summer international internships: IIP Placements and IIP-IN Programs.
IIP Placements: When you apply to an IIP Placement, you are applying to work at a specific organization within the parameters of the work responsibilities described on our website by the employer and past interns. Therefore, your personal statement should address why you are interested in that specific organization/placement.
IIP-IN Programs: IIP-IN Programs are our new internship programs managed by in-country providers. Each IIP-IN program offers placements in various areas of interest. When you apply to an IIP-IN program, you will not know which organization you will be paired with or the specific work responsibilities. Your personal statement should instead address why you want to work in that country, and in a general area of interest (listed under each IIP-IN description). You will then be interviewed by the in-country staff, and based on that conversation with you, they will find a placement that matches your skills and customize it to your interests.
IIP Placements and IIP-IN Programs both lead to internships in specific organizations abroad.
Please note that IIP Internships need to be 8 consecutive weeks. The dates will agreed upon by you and your employer. If you are interning in Europe, we strongly recommend that you plan on interning in June and July (August is a vacation month!).
IIP Placements in Spain
Fundación Salud por Derecho – Right to Health Foundation
Location: Madrid, Spain
Fundacion Salud por Derecho is a non-profit, independent foundation that uses a proactive approach to propose solutions and influence the design and implementation of public policies as they pertain to the right to public health and health care. The mission of Salud por Derecho is to encourage states to exercise their responsibility with people’s health in impoverished countries; to demand fulfillment of commitments undertaken by political representatives; to generate and promote solutions and influence and participate in the design and implementation of public policies to make them effective and to contribute to citizens’ being informed, involved and committed to making the right to health universal. IIP interns will be involved in the monitoring of the current global health situation through reading reports, writing briefings and translating any key documents and assist in the organization, logistical elements of events and working meetings. IIP candidates with interests in international relations, public health, human rights, politics, and advocacy are encouraged to apply. Spanish fluency in reading and writing as well as Spanish speaking skills would be an asset. Three placements have been established for IIP (International Internship Program) interns. This internship is offered in partnership with the Program in Global Health and Health Policy and can be used by GHP juniors for completion of the GHP Summer Research Requirement (please check the appropriate box on your application).
View PowerPoints (.pdf) by past IIP interns:
Article about OP Interns
|For UPDATED information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here: Fundación Salud por Derecho - Right to Health Foundation|
Location: Malaga, Spain
The Olive Press in Spain is a well established newspaper and website set up and run by a former national newspaper journalist from London. It is ranked as the number one news organization in English in Spain and covers a range of topics, including news, investigations, crime, features, health and sports. IIP intern responsibilities will include a range of writing tasks, interviewing and research for feature and news stories for the paper and will provide IIP interns with an excellent idea of how local/regional newspapers run in Spain. Spanish reading, speaking and writing skills would be an asset, as would reporting or writing experience. Two placements have been established for International Internship Program (IIP) interns.
View a PowerPoint (.pdf) by a past IIP intern:
|For UPDATED information on SUMMER 2016 and TO APPLY, click here: Olive Press|
IIP-IN Madrid (Cultural Vistas)
In partnership with Cultural Vistas, IIP is offering an increased number of opportunities in Madrid, Spain! Each IIP-IN Madrid placement provides an excellent opportunity for interns to gain work experience abroad, improve their Spanish language skills, and experience Spanish life and culture firsthand.
Possible examples of internship sites include:
ACNUR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)
The agency is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees worldwide. Its main objective is to safeguard the rights and welfare of refugees, ensuring that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum in another country and to enjoy, identify durable solutions for refugees, including voluntary repatriation in safety and dignity, integration into the host society or resettlement in a third country.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP-IN Madrid interns will analyze daily newspapers (print and online) on issues of asylum, immigration, gender and international cooperation, analyze press information to gather the data of arrival of boats on the coast of Spain, and translate news and/or audiovisual materials (videos, reports for international cooperation projects, etc.) from English to Spanish and vice versa. Additional responsibilities may include: Updating databases of audiovisual material and publications, helping organize advocacy and fundraising campaigns, participating in related events, and researching and summarizing relevant details for countries of origin of persons under the protection of UNHCR.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests international affairs, refugee issues and NGOs, are encouraged to apply. Advanced Spanish skills are highly recommended. Experience in writing and producing communications (audiovisual, print, web) would be an asset.
Fundación Altius Francisco de Vitoria
Fundación Altius Francisco de Vitoria promotes social action for the most vulnerable groups in society, combats social exclusion, the strengthening social and voluntary actions to help improve their situation and pursue their social, labor and cultural integration and, in another area, promote education and development cooperation. For their Yo Cocino Empleo program they develop different activities focused on staff training and professional job seekers growth.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP-IN Madrid interns will assist in career preparation projects such as helping write resumes and cover letters in English and Spanish, assist with job searches and applications, assist with creation of a visitor/client database, develop and prepare food packages that are distributed to center visitors, and provide customer service and delivery items to customers.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in community-based work and social welfare programs, are encouraged to apply. Intermediate or Advanced Spanish skills are highly recommended.
Grupo Cortefiel is one of Europe’s leading fashion retailers operating in the specialized chain segment. It is made up of four own brands: Cortefiel, Springfield, women'secret, and Pedro del Hierro and an outlet chain: Fifty Factory. Each brand has its own design team and sales and management structure.
Intern Responsibilities: IIP-IN Madrid interns will follow daily updates from treasury departments of Cortefiel subsidiaries, assist with inter-company loans, assist with Bank of Spain reports, learn about and utilize treasury department’s financial tools, analyze automation ratios for bank and company reconciliations, and provide general office support.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests/coursework in business, accounting, and finance are encouraged to apply. Intermediate or Advanced Spanish skills are highly recommended. Skills in MS Excel would be an asset.