Barcelona is one of Western Europe’s most vibrant business and cultural hubs.

It is a fantastic destination to enjoy the CIS Australia Internship in Spain program. It’s the best of both worlds. You get a career-based experience in your chosen field to boost your professional development, plus you get to sample life in Barcelona – the culture, people, scenic beauty and of course the nightlife in a city that never sleeps.


Internship opportunities are available in the following sectors: 

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Event Planning and Management
  • Finance
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Sports Management
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Health Science
  • Nutrition
  • Food Studies
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Law
  • International Relations
  • History
  • NGO
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology 
  • Information Technology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Music Theatre Dance

Participants are also able to add on an optional language course. 

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact CIS Australia for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

 Apply to UQ Apply to host


The program fee varies depending on inclusions. The program fee ranges from $6,399 -$6,999 AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website


Housing is included in the program fee.

Some Faculties allow students to receive credit towards their UQ program for internships or other non-study activities. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, you must contact your Faculty/School directly for more information regarding your eligibility:

Contact your faculty:

Please note: If you are granted permission to receive credit for your participation in an internship program:

  • You may be responsible for paying UQ tuition fees in addition to the internship program fee
  • You may be eligible for funding provided through the OS-Help loan scheme

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 15 October
Host: 02 October

Program Dates

Start date: 02 January 2020
End date: 02 February 2020


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Credit: Not-for-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​