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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Summer Global Internship

New for Summer 2025!

Full-Time Internship

Tentative Dates

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8 weeks

Credit

6 semester hours

9 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Overview

Spend your summer interning abroad in Palma de Mallorca, a dreamy island home to stunning scenery, unique Mediterranean cuisine and traditions, near-constant sunshine, and fascinating natural protected areas. During this eight-week summer internship, you’ll focus your education and skills on tourism, hospitality, business, and social and environmental responsibility. From gaining soft skills – like communication, problem-solving, time management, conflict resolution, creative thinking, and teamwork – to getting an inside look at how a European organization operates, you’re in for a life-changing international internship in Palma.

To complement your experience, you’ll enjoy living with a Mallorquin family, immersing you deeply in the local culture. While living like a local, you’ll adopt a sustainable and socially responsible lifestyle, giving you a unique perspective of and appreciation for island life. This experience will quickly transform you from a tourist into a member of the Mallorquin community, bringing even more value to your time abroad. 

When you apply to become a CIEE intern, our staff will work directly with you to match you with an internship opportunity that suits your unique needs and professional goals. While internships are competitive, CIEE will help you navigate the internship interview process to set you up for success. Our staff will offer constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview to ensure you are placed with the right opportunity. Learn more about our personalized placement process

Unique Experiences

Experience Saint John's Night

a typical Mallorquin festivity full of rites and legends connected to ire and demons

Experience Palma's nightlife and tapas

in old downtown every Tuesday at Ruta Martiana with local Spanish students

Enjoy Mallorca's white and turquoise beaches

scattered along 340 miles of coastline; you have nearly 300 to choose from

1,800+

HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATIONS

15+ M

TOURISTS A YEAR (2023)

70+

WINERIES 

Experience
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  • palma students arab baths

Your Destination

Founded by the Romans in 123 BC, the city of Palma is a mosaic of cultures and architectural styles. It is small enough to walk and bike everywhere, but with the flare of a modern and cosmopolitan European city.

The port city of Palma is dominated by an impressive Gothic Cathedral, the elegant Moorish Almudaina Palace, and the round Medieval Bellver Castle. Mediterranean in essence, Mallorca’s flavors are found in fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, and fish at the buzzing Mercat de l’Olivar or Santa Catalina market in the trendiest neighborhood of Palma. Art lovers can discover Spain’s contemporary art at Museo Fundación Joan March, Es Baluard Museum, the unique Miró Museum, or the many art galleries scattered around the old town.

Palma is filled with specialty coffee shops, which will delight coffee lovers. For a more traditional experience, visit Can Joan de S’Aigo where, for three centuries, typical savors from the island have been served, like ensaimada, the most international pastry from Mallorca.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Palma. 

The Culture

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Excursions & Activities

  • Experience Mediterranean food and culture in the Balearic Islands through a visit to the main food market, and a field trip to a traditional local family-owned winery and vineyards in the island’s countryside
  • Go on a guided tour of different art galleries, museums, and outdoor urban art spots to learn about contemporary art and social cultural movements
  • Bike along the bay of Palma with other Spanish students, passing in front of the Cathedral, the harbor, along Palma beaches, the old fisherman villages, and ending at the long sand beach of Arenal
  • Day trip to Cap de Formentor, a breathtaking viewpoint in the northernmost part of the island, visit Alcudia to wander on top of the old walls of the city, discover the traditional flea markets, and visit Pollentia Roman ruins
  • Enjoy the buzzing market of Santanyi, a mix of art, artisanal souvenirs, and fresh local products; soak up the sun on the white beaches of Mondragó Natural Park

Program Blogs

From CIEE

The Ultimate Guide to Studying Abroad in Spain

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

If you're considering studying abroad in Spain , you're in for a treat. Home to mouthwatering tapas, captivating Flamenco dancing, entertaining bullfights, and rich art, literature, and architecture, this warm... keep reading

From CIEE

Valldemossa: A Peaceful Town in Mallorca (by Clara Copano)

By CIEE Palma at CIEE

Nestled in the beautiful Serra de Tramuntana (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Valldemossa is a town that combines history, culture, and natural beauty. From its famous Coca de Patata to its... keep reading

From CIEE

Exploring the Magnificent Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca (by Clara Copano)

By CIEE Palma at CIEE

The Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca, or La Seu, as it's locally known, is a majestic structure on the Spanish island of Mallorca that offers an awe-inspiring journey through time... keep reading

Housing
Academics

Academics

As a global intern in Palma, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Extracurricular cultural activities in and around Palma complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.  

This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic course. 

GPA

2.5 

Additional Requirements

Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. 

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in a hybrid learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants. 

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits   

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours   

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.   

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city during the work week. 

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.   

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Internship Opportunities

Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at human resources organizations, accounting firms, hotels, event planning agencies, and more in Palma. Search here for a more detailed list of internship opportunities. 

Business 
Business services, business development, recruitment, human resources, operations, accounting, general business, and sales. 

Consulting 
Human resources, market research, hotels, and finance. 

Hospitality, Travel, & Tourism 
Hotels, operations, human resources, event planning agencies, travel & tourism companies, food & beverage services, and transportation agencies. 

Marketing & Business 
Social media, market research, and tourism marketing. 

Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.

Courses

Course Information

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship
  • Trailblazer Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Summer 2025 8 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city

On-site Staff

Full-time program leadership and support in your city

Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities

Excursions and/or Study Tours

Travel Protection

CIEE iNext travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Antonia Ferriol, PhD

CENTER DIRECTOR

Antonia brings a great passion for teaching and a wealth of educational experience, having taught Spanish language, linguistics, literature, and culture at Pennsylvania State University, Middlebury College, Denison University, and...

Clara Copano

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Clara worked as a Spanish Teacher at the Instituto Cervantes in Munich (Germany) and has over 3 years of experience teaching at University level and project management. She is passionate...

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