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Madrid Spain Summer Global Internship Program

Weekly Walk-In Information Sessions

225 Mason Hall

Tuesdays, 10:30 - 1:30 pm

Thursdays:  1:30 - 3:30 pm

 

Madrid Application CLOSED

Madrid is a major centre for international business and commerce. It is one of Europe's five largest financial centres and the largest in Spain.

Madrid has become the 23rd richest city in the world and third richest in Europe in terms of absolute GDP; the economic output for the year 2005 was of $201.5 billion, behind the considerably larger cities of Paris ($460 billion) and London ($452 billion).

Madrid is a global financial leader, rising to the top five Centres of Commerce in Europe. Madrid continues its upward trajectory as a key European city, rising from its 2007 spot at number 16 to number 11 globally and from number 6 to the number 5 spot in Europe. Madrid's stable GDP, exchange rate and strong bond market, coupled with a high standard of living, place this city in the company of Europe's most prominent cities.

The 8-week program combines a Global Skills class with 8 weeks of internship placement. You'll spend the first few days in class that help you better understand how to do business in this region, and enable you to begin your internship better prepared. 

Students will intern full-time Monday through Friday during the 8-week internship component. These unpaid internships will give you an invaluable opportunity to enhance your global competencies, network internationally, and build your resume.

Program OverviewApplication ProcessPre-Departure InformationInternship Placement

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Program Cost

Program cost for the Madrid Summer Global Internship Program is $5,490 USD.  

  • $1,000 Non-Refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.
  • Deadline for Deposit Program Payment is immediately upon acceptance into the program.
  • Final Payment payable no later than February 15, 2014.  
  • $100 late fee will be assessed if students fail to pay by the established deadlines.

INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

Accommodations

  • Shared accommodations in Madrid's central city district
  • Safe environment
  • Housekeeping
  • No smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi area
  • Shared Entertainment Areas

Transportation

  • Arrival in Madrid:  Pick-up at airport and transport to accommodations
  • Departure from Madrid:  Return to airport at end of program

Orientation Program and Activities

  • Welcome Event, Orientation meeting, and Global Skills Training
  • Distribution of European Cell Phones
  • Excellence Certificate
  • Awards
  • Farewell Event

Internship Placement

  • Placement in a eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, 
  2. quantity of core business courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with Program Application.  Will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to host a particular student.  
  • Online Resume Profile Form link will be sent to accepted students to identify your ideal internship experience in alignment with your major, specialization, career goals, and particular industry or sector. Additionally, it will assist our placement team to find the best internship fit for you. 
  • For example, if you are seeking a marketing internship, do you want to market a new brand of soft drink or be involved in the creative side of marketing, working in an advertising agency hired to develop a branding strategy? Given your major, please provide similar details for your specialization as well as considering company size, multinational, or domestic.  Is a big name company crucial or is the substance of your internship more important?  Many times smaller companies yield greater responsibility to the intern.  
  • This Resume Form is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure you consider your career goals and provide as many details as you can. 
  • Internship Interview:  Every attempt will be made to provide the optimal internship experience.  If you apply early, you will have an actual interview with our Madrid placement team who will travel to campus to discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an interview spot. If you apply after that time, you will interview via Skype or by phone.
  • Internship placements will be disclosed at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

Visa

  • Processing assistance for Spain visa

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

  • Roundtrip Airfare to and from Madrid
  • Transportation in city (bus, cab, ferry, or train, approximately $30 per week, will vary with internship placement location)
  • Required International HTH Student Health Insurance (approximately $75)
  • Food in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Entertainment in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Weekend excursions (varies per individual)

Bullet Course Description

Doing Business in MADRID

A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be required of all global internship students. Graded as P/F, the Doing Business in Madrid course will prepare students to better understand the dynamics of doing business in this region, as well as insight on how to assimilate into the European Union/Spanish  culture. Additional content will cover pre-departure information to prepare students to depart.

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Eligibility

The Madrid Summer Global Internship Program is available to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Fully Admitted to Fisher College of Business prior to going in-country
  • Rising Juniors or Rising Seniors
  • Have GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Valid Visa:  to apply or renew your passport, go to Travel.State.Gov (passport expiration date must be after December 31, 2014)

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Schedule

  • Program Start Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
  • Program End Date: Friday, July 24, 2014

Bullet STEP 1: Read Deadlines:

  • Application OPENS: November 15, 2013
  • Application CLOSES: January 15, 2014
  • Deposit Program Payment Deadline: Immediately upon acceptance into program
  • Deadline for Final Program Payment: February 15, 2014, MUST BE PAID IN FULL

*100 late fee will be assessed if students fail to pay by the established deadlines.

Bullet STEP 2: Update Resume:

You must attach your current Resume as a PDF to your submitted application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Bullet STEP 3: Submit Application:

YOU CAN ONLY APPLY TO ONE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

After clicking on the link below, 

  • start by Creating an Account,
  • click on "Search Programs" tab, 
  • select "Summer 2014" in the "Term" field and select your desired location. 

Bullet Depositis and Payments

  • Payment Option: 
    • Online payment details and link will be sent via your Acceptance Email
    • $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due AFTER you have received an acceptance email with payment instructions
    • Final program payment due no later than February 15, 2014

     

Bullet Embassy Registration

  • As an added precaution, we request all students register with the US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • Students enter their travel information so that the Department of State can better assist in emergencies.

Bullet Group Flight Information

  • Do not purchase your airfare until you have been officially accepted into the program.
  • Information to purchase your group airfare will be sent via your Acceptance Email

Bullet Insurance

  • All students participating in study abroad programs offered through the Fisher College of Business are required to enroll in supplemental travel insurance. Students should carry their insurance card with them at all times while traveling in-country.
  • The Ohio State University supplemental travel insurance is provided through HTH Worldwide Services. This supplemental insurance includes a policy covering accident and sickness and for emergency assistance, evacuation and repatriation.
  • To register for HTH Supplemental Insurance, please consult "Applying Online for Supplemental Travel Insurance" found at the Office of International Affairs insurance website.

Bullet International Students

In order to participate, international students must be able to obtain all required travel visas and confirm their eligibility to return to the US after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa).

Bullet Passports

  • If needed, the costs associated with applying for or renewing a passport are not included in the total price of the program.
  • All students (international and domestic) must have passports valid at least six (6) months past the dates of travel.
  • If you are a US citizen but do not currently have a passport and you are selected to participate in the program, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible. You must have your passport at least three (3) months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa if required.

 If you are a US citizen, please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport.

Bullet Vaccinations

  • If needed, vaccination costs are not included in the total price of the program.
  • Vaccinations vary by individual and location. As it may be a substantial cost, please consider this expense before registering.

 Students should visit the Center for Disease Control website for suggested vaccinations and related health information for travel in their destination country.

Bullet Visas

  • You will need a valid Visa.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive an email stating the type of VISA to obtain. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE EMAIL BEFORE OBTAINING YOUR VISA.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT JOYCE STEFFAN AT steffan.10@osu.edu
  • Obtaining a visa can be a complex process, however, in-country managers will assist you through the process to ensure that you are securing the correct visa. However, you will have to do all the necessary work to complete the actual end result.
  • The costs associated with applying for a visa to your program country is not included in the total price of the program.
  • Visas vary by destination and student nationality. To better understand visa requirements, students should consult the embassy of the country where they will be located.
  • As it may take some time to process a visa, please prepare in advance, applying for a visa at least two (2) months before your departure date.
  • For United States citizens, please consult the U.S. Department of State for specific visa requirements.
  • International students must confirm their eligibility to return to the U.S. after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa). The costs associated with U.S. visas are not covered by the program.

Bullet Internship Placement

Placement in a eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your interest. Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:

  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, 
  2. quantity of core business courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with Program Application.  Will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to host a particular student. 
  • Online Resume Profile Form link will be sent to accepted students to identify your ideal internship experience in alignment with your major, specialization, career goals, and particular industry or sector. Additionally, it will assist our placement team to find the best internship fit for you. 
  • For example, if you are seeking a finance internship, are you interested in corporate finance, risk managmeent, or investment management ? Given your major, please provide details about your specialization as well as considering company size, multinational, or domestic.  Is a big name company crucial or is the substance of your internship more important?  Many times smaller companies yield greater responsibility to the intern.  
  • This Resume Form is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure you consider your career goals and provide as many details as you can. 
  • Internship Interview:  Every attempt will be made to provide the optimal internship experience you've requested.  If you apply early, you will have an actual interview with our Madrid placement team who will travel to campus to discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an interview spot.  If you apply after that time, you will interview via Skype or by phone.
  • Internship placements will be disclosed at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.