Overview

In an age where the world’s economies and governments are becoming more connected through modern technology and industry, it is crucial for students to study and immerse themselves in cultures outside their own. In this current climate of global conectedness, majors like Global Studies and International Relations are among some of the most popular in colleges and universities all over the US.  These majors increasingly require and reward an international perspective, which you can obtain by serving as an intern in a local business of Sevilla.  You should not enter the world of international business without any prior experience.  Allow CINECU to help you balance your classroom learning with on-site job experience as an intern in Sevilla.

Program Description

As the capital city of Andalucía, Sevilla is linked to some of the country’s most important industries. The city attracts both national and international businesses with several opportunities for our interns.  CINECU is equipped with the necessary resources to discover unique internship positions that meet the academic and professional interests of every student.

Since its founding in 1996, CINECU has been an active program on the EUSA campus. One of its on-campus partner programs is the academic branch of the Cámara de Comercio de Sevilla (Sevilla’s Chamber of Commerce), a board of directors that supports and promotes growth of the businesses in Andalucía. Through its close relationship with EUSA and Sevilla’s Chamber of Commerce, CINECU can connect students with hundreds of placement opportunities throughout the region. Let CINECU help prepare you for a career in the professional world by placing you in one of these internships.

Information and Application

  • Duration: Six weeks / 20-25 hours of internship work per week
  • Requirements: Sophomore standing and minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major
  • Placement: Businesses and institutions based in Sevilla in the fields of communications, politics, finance, journalism, publishing, media, arts, architecture, engineering, fashion, sports, legal, hospitality, non-profit, governmental, scientific, healthcare, educational, and academic institutions.
  • Housing: Homestay with Spanish host family or in a single room in a residence hall for a slightly higher fee
  • Number of Students Accepted: 5-10
  • Academic Credit: Arranged by each participant with home institution
  • “Tentative Program Dates for 2018”
    • May 17: Arrival and welcome dinner
    • May 18: Moving to host families or residence hall & orientation program
    • May 21–June 26: Internship
    • June 27: Goodbye dinner
    • June 29: Departure

The 2018 program fee will be 4,500€ per student, which includes:

  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Orientation and internship-prep workshop
  • Weekly follow-up lunch meetings with internship coordinator
  • Welcome and goodbye dinners
  • All activities and excursions (see below)
  • Tickets to a flamenco show in Seville
  • Full room and board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Spanish host families
  • Health insurance for the duration of the program
  • One night hotel stay upon arrival in Sevilla
  • Local transportation to and from internship sites

The cost does not include:

  • Airfare (flights to and from Seville)
  • Personal expenses

Payments:

  • February 16th: 300€ non-refundable deposit due.
  • March 31st: First program payment of 2,100 € due.
  • April 15: Final program payment of 2,100 € due.

Program Withdrawal and Refund Policy:

  • If a student withdraws 45 days before a program begins, the student will receive a full refund.
  • If a student withdraws between 44 and 30 days before the program begins, the student will be liable for 25% of the cost.
  • If the student withdraws between 29 and 14 days before the program begins, the student will be liable for 50% of the cost.
  • If the student withdraws within the period of 14 days before the term begins, or any time after the term begins, the student will be liable for 100% of the cost.

The application deadline is February 16th, 2018.
Finalists will be selected and contacted by March 15th to set up a Skype interview.
Accepted students will be notified by March 31st.

  • A complete application must include:
    • 300 euros application fee (non-refundable)
    • General application form
    • Internship profile form
    • Academic recommendation form
    • General recommendation form
    • Language recommendation form
    • Housing questionnaire form (only if you choose to live with a Spanish host family)
    • Cover letter stating your objective in doing the Sevilla internship.
    • An electronic version of your resume.
    • A scanned copy of passport information page.

CINECU´s webpage and hosting is property of Languages Studies Abroad S.L (LSA), but our Internship Program is managed by Connecting Worlds Abroad S.L   (COWA) a partner company of LSA since 2015.  All corresponding invoices, receipts and credit card statements for any transaction made through this website, will show “Connecting Worlds Abroad” as the billing company.

All applicants are responsible for paying a 300 euro non-refundable application fee through our online payment system on this website by the program´s application deadline. Those students who submit their application without paying the mentioned fee, will not be considered for the program.

Once a student´s application is complete, and the candidate is officially accepted into the Internship Program, he/she will only be able to pay the appropriate program fees by credit card and through our online payment portal.  No personal checks or wire transfers will be accepted.

Please click here so you can be directed to our online payment site, where you´ll be able to pay your application fee as well as your program fees once you´ve been accepted.

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Internship Possibilities

The following is a list of possible companies and organizations where our students could do their internships.

  • City Sightseeing: City Sightseeing was created in Sevilla in 1999 as a joint venture between UK-based Ensign Bus and newly-established City Sightseeing Spain. Starting with just four tours in 2000, it is now the largest open-top double-decker sightseeing tour bus operator in the world with tours in more than 100 locations worldwide. Their bright, cheerful and fun-filled red open top buses are sought after by tourists and visitors to some of the world’s top destinations.
  • Real Club de Tenis Betis: This club attracts some of Spain’s best tennis players. Its members have won over 50 tennis championship titles, making it one of Andalucía’s most well regarded training centers for players looking to up their game. The club also hosts the annual “Copa Sevilla Challenger,” a tennis championship that continues to draw talented athletes every year. Not only does the club feature a prominent tennis school, but it also offers other athletic activities including pilates and yoga. Business interns interested in the world of sports can boost their skills in the world of digital marketing, sales, and bilingual website design as they seek to help the club serve current members and gain new ones.
  • Glamping HubThe unusual name of this company is a combination of “glamorous” and “camping,” and this agency focuses on camping and outdoor experiences involving more luxury and fewer bug bites. In other words, they help customers find sites that keep one foot in the woods and the other in the four-star world. This is a new way to experience the wild, and Glamping Hub is a company that works with the newest tools to improve and market itself.
  • Grupo AlentaGrupo Alenta is a business consulting company that helps entrepreneurs transform their ideas into successful businesses. They have a trained team of professionals offering assistance in the areas of business administration, accounting, marketing and web development. Understanding that productivity and strategic planning are fundamental pieces to ensure the success of a new business in today’s complex and competitive market, Grupo Alenta provides the experience and infrastructure to help start-ups reach their full potential.
  • Fundación ProdeanFounded in Sevilla in 1990, Fundación Prodean is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion and protection of human dignity. It encourages the participation of all citizens in the social construction of their environments, through volunteer work and community engagement. Some of the organization’s objectives include the promotion of educational and professional development, the protection and defense of women’s rights in all sectors, and eradication of poverty through promotion of projects that support sustainable human, economic and social development.
  • Fundación Valentín MadariagaFundación Valentín de Madariaga y Oya is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003. Its objectives are to promote and coordinate educational, business, environmental, cultural and social initiatives and activities. To achieve these objectives, the foundation organizes seminars, conferences and programs designed to encourage entrepreneurial, technological and business-related development. It also holds specific courses aimed at groups who may face exclusion from or difficulty entering the workforce, such as people with disabilities, immigrants, the unemployed, seniors, etc. The foundation promotes and supports acts of sustainability, taking a socially responsible approach to environmental protection. Finally, it organizes a permanent art exhibit as well as additional activities aimed to disseminate historic, artistic, documentary and cultural materials, with a focus on avant-garde and contemporary art.

  • Barenboim-Said FoundationThe inspiration for the Barenboim-Said Foundation came to life in August 2003 during the fifth edition of the West-Eastern Divan Workshop. After two years of work in Andalusia, Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said accepted a proposal by the Junta de Andalucía (Andalusian Government) to launch a broad-reaching project that would be financed by the Junta and would serve to promote intercultural conciliation. One of the principles inspiring the new Foundation is that music cannot be isolated from society. Based on this premise, the main objective of the Barenboim-Said Foundation is to integrate music into the fabric of society.
  • Code AbogadosThey are one of Andalusia’s notable young law offices, and their services cover well-established areas of the law while also searching for innovative approaches to areas that are currently changing and developing.  Interns at Code usually work with one of the partners who’s mainly interested in evolving areas of the law such as telecommunication, IT, social media, and intellectual property.  Your research skills would be put to good use on assignments connected to these constantly-shifting fields.
  • Abengoa: Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB) applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from seawater.
  • Sangreespañola: Sangrespañola is a small clothing retailer that generates its own lines of fashion products. Driven by the philosophy that fashion should come from and reflect the relationship we have with our surroundings, each item is designed and created in-house entirely by hand using traditional artesian techniques and materials from Andalucía. Not only does this company employ local Spanish artisans, but creates an end product that is unlike anything that can be purchased outside of Seville. The company name, a melding of the phrase “Spanish blood” reflects the local nature of its products created using techniques passed from generation to generation. Sangrespañola has been around for more than 10 years and currently operates two stores in the historic center of Seville.
  • Club Náutico de SevillaOne of Seville’s most renowned country clubs, Club Náutico offers members a wide array of athletic activities and social events. Members can go sailing, kayaking, rowing, and more on the beautiful Guadalquivir River. The club seeks to be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can socialize and interact over a love of nautical sports. You can help make activities accessible for all by creating bilingual activities for club members. There are also exciting opportunities to get creative with the promotion of sporting events through online marketing and bilingual website design!
  • PSF Consulting and Traveling ServicesPSF Consulting and Traveling Services specializes in the creation and management of businesses in the e-tourism sector. Comprised of a team of dynamic and professional individuals, PSF’s personalized service offers customers more than just a trip-it offers an experience. The company’s current projects include secretosdeviaje.com, a travel agency specializing in trips to Morocco; guide4tours.com, a tech start-up that allows users to search for and hire tour guides in any part of the world; and besthalaltrip.com, a multicultural travel agency offering trips in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. At PSF, interns will not be selling trips, but rather will focus on the internationalization and reach of the company’s products.

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Centuries of History are waiting for you!

Student Life

You can choose to live with a Spanish host family or in a residence hall with other students.

Spanish host family:
Your room and board, including meals and laundry, are taken care of by your hosts. Your family will only speak Spanish, which will help you polish your Spanish language abilities. Living with a Spanish family also allows you to learn about Spain and Sevilla from the personal experiences and perspectives of your hosts.

Estanislao del Campo student residence hall.
You will live in the modern Estanislao del Campo student residence hall. Estanislao del Campo houses students both international and Spanish students, so you will have the unforgettable experience of living in a uniquely multicultural environment. Each student will live in a single room (bachelor style) apartment that will be cleaned every day and includes a private kitchen, A/C, TV, and in-suite bathroom. In-room internet access can be purchased for a small fee.

CINECU staff members interview all host families and personally visit their homes in order to ensure that the locations are safe for students and that all homes are in order.
If you choose to live in Estanislao del Campo residence hall, you will be able to access your building 24 hours a day, and facility staff members are always available.

CINECU staff is also available 24/7 to help students deal with any problems that may arise during your stay.

During your time in Sevilla, you will also have access to CINECU´s libraryand EUSA´s facilities, which includes a computer lab with high-speed internet access, free Wifi all over campus and free printing. There is also an on-site café where you can get a quick snack or recharge your batteries with a café con leche.

If you live with a host family, all your meals will be prepared, unless previous arrangements are made. This allows you to personally experience the Spanish diet and eating schedule. Of course vegetarians and vegans will be accommodated.

However, be sure to communicate any dietary restrictions or requirements to CINECU´s staff as early as possible to ensure that your needs are met. In Estanislao del Campo´s residence hall each student’s room has a private kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, pots, and cutlery, where you will be able to prepare food whenever you want to.

Alternately, the dining hall provides homemade Spanish food 3 meals a day. The residence hall also has an on-site convenience store and is only several blocks from a local supermarket.

Activities and Trips

During your six weeks in Sevilla, you can choose to participate in the following site visits and trips that highlight different facets of Andalusia and its history.

Itálica

Just 20 minutes outside of Sevilla, the Roman city of Itálica gave the Roman world two emperors: Trajan and Hadrian. These days, it is an area of well-preserved Roman ruins, which include the remains of dwellings and a large amphitheater. Students will walk inside the amphitheater on the same ground where gladiator competitions took place while spectators looked on from above.

Beach

There are several beautiful beaches along Spain’s southern coast that are a short drive away from Sevilla, and if the weather permits, we will spend an afternoon enjoying one of them.

Córdoba

Students will take a day trip to the city of Córdoba, where they will visit the city’s Jewish quarter, which includes a synagogue from the 14th century, and the Mezquita-Catedral, a unique building whose beautiful architecture and complex history illustrate the multicultural history of Andalusia.

Granada

We will take an overnight trip to visit this beautiful mountain city. Students will visit the city’s cathedral and Capilla Real, where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel are buried. There will also be a tour of La Alhambra, Spain’s most famous Moorish castle, and one of the most visited monuments in Spain.

Madrid and Segovia

Students will take a long weekend to explore the cities of Madrid and Segovia.  In Madrid, they will visit the country’s stock market as well as world famous historical sites, such as the Prado Museum and the incredible Spanish royal palace.  During their day trip to Segovia, they will visit the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja, in which they will observe the fascinating and intricate techniques of glass production. Students will also take a tour through Segovia’s historical center where they will learn about the impressive Roman aqueduct that has served as the city’s most important landmark for over 2,000 years.

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