Seville, Spain

Global Internship

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Gain hands-on work experience in southern Spain’s most happening hub - with Game of Thrones film locations and the world’s largest Gothic cathedral as your backdrop. You’ll spend four days a week immersed in an internship (fields range from finance to architecture to app design) and two more engaged in professional development to build up your resume. With a full calendar of cultural activities and side trips on top, you’ll never be bored. Trust us. Those looking to boost language proficiency can also take Spanish classes for an extra fee.

Outside of work and class time, get ready for Spanish and Moroccan cooking classes, visits to the bullring, museum trips, architecture tours, and lots and lots of tapas! With a local homestay as your home base, you’ll have a truly authentic experience over breakfasts, dinners and everyday activities like catching football (soccer) games on TV or shopping at the local market. With new friends you’ll soak up the sunshine and culture of the city-a beloved place that will soon be on everyone’s bucket list.


Every placement is unique. In the months leading up to your program, our Seville-based team will work with you to find a perfect match within our large network of local businesses and nonprofit organizations. Our team will support you during your preparation through the following steps:

  • Pre-placement meeting, personalized matching, and coaching for each intern throughout the internship placement process
  • Providing materials to guide creation of a résumé appropriate for the local business culture, as well as guidance on application materials relevant to industry area of interest
  • Interviewing skills session based on local business culture, plus feedback for individual interns to help prepare for Skype interviews with potential internship supervisor

Every year we find internships for students like you in fields as varied as technology, communications, and urban planning. Available organizations vary each semester, but here are just a few where CIEE has placed students in the past:

Technology Communications Consulting
Telefónica – Andalucía Open Future
Instituto Andaluz de Tecnología
E-commerce Infrastructure
Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
MailBoxes Etc.
Wellness Telecom

Note: While we always do our best to match your internship request or preferred theme, we ask you remain flexible as the actual fields and companies may differ depending on many factors out of our control, such as availability or activity cycle.


  • Professional Development

    CIEE knows that interns need a balanced experience that includes correlating activities, workshops, and seminars.

  • Growth

    Have a better sense of what you want to study in college or even pursue as a career.

  • Certificate

    A certificate of CIEE’s Global Competence Course, verifying a strong foundation in the core components of intercultural learning.

  • said it made them more mature young adults

  • said they learned to interact with different cultural backgrounds

  • said their level of independence increased


Location & Culture

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Famous for Flamenco dancing, Seville also features a rare fusion of Christian, Jewish and Muslim influences.

Old-world charm, quirky buildings, and cobblestone streets give Seville a flavor all its own. Here’s a unique opportunity to live in a historic, traditional Spanish city without tons of tourists. Although large enough to support lots of business, culture and art, it still retains a small-town community feel. It’s pedestrian-friendly and easy to navigate.

What can you do for fun? Bike along the scenic Guadalquivir River. People-watch in sidewalk cafés. Stroll through grand outdoor plazas. Visit exotic food markets and artisan fairs. Catch some shade — or perhaps a siesta? — under groves of orange trees in the lush Parque de María Luisa gardens. Tour historic landmarks with classmates and in your free time.

Striking architecture is all around, but certain landmarks anchor with city center. The Real Alcázar is the real deal — a royal palace complete with fountains and fancy gardens. Built in the 7th century, it still hosts the royal family when they’re in town. The sprawling landmark has been built up over the ages, with architectural styles ranging from Gothic to Baroque to Mudéjar, a fusion of Muslim and Christian artistic embellishments unique to Andalusia.

Hosting a range of popular activities from the Flamenco Biennial to the European Film Festival, Seville lives up to its reputation as a cultural mecca.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"After my trip with CIEE I have definitely grown in ways I never could if I had stayed in the US."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog.


  • Housing

    Private bedroom in home of carefully screened homestay.

  • Local Support

    CIEE resident staff available 24/7


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Sample Activities & Excursions


Take a daytrip to Cadiz, the oldest city in Western Europe. Hike to a hilltop cathedral, visit a traditional market, and hang out on the beach.


Head to the northwest side of the province of Málaga and find yourself surrounded by mountains. You’ll take a walking tour around the old town, visit the Jardines de la Alameda, and take in popular sites like La Colegiata and the City Hall.


Head to Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dating to the Middle Ages, to view Roman bridges, Mudéjar architecture, and famous synagogues and churches.


Soak up the scenery on a multi-day trip to Lisbon, a stunningly beautiful 2,000-year-old city. Visit medieval neighborhoods and café lined streets in the heart of Portuguese culture.


Travel to Granada to tour the Alhambra/ Albayzín region. You’ll marvel at the spectacular medieval architecture and the grandeur of the Alhambra, a massive Moorish castle.


This day trip will take you to Aracena, a historic Spanish town located in the province of Huelva. Here you’ll explore traditional Spanish architecture, as well as a castle and museum dedicated to ham! Museo del Jamón Ibérico has seven rooms dedicated to the delicious ham native to this region. While you’re in town, you’ll also visit the Gruta de las Maravillas and Castillo de Aracena.

Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

Eligibility & Fees

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Eligibility & Fees


  • High school graduates in good academic standing.
  • Students must be 18 years or older at the time of their departure.
  • Language Experience:
    • For English speaking internships 2 Years Spanish Experience Preferred. Most companies look for interns who speak some Spanish. If you have no Spanish experience, but are interested in interning in Seville, please contact CIEE to discuss your options.
    • For Spanish speaking internships  Advanced proficiency required. Students interested in a Spanish speaking internship will take the STAMP language assessment during the application process and must score a minimum of “Advanced Low” in all four language competencies (reading, writing, listening and speaking).  CIEE will include the cost of the test in the program fee and will provide a virtual test proctor. 

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