Biology Internships in Spain is a 6 to 10-week intensive program taking place in Madrid, Spain, designed to provide both professional and international experience to biology majors. With this highly participative experience-based program, students will have the chance to compare and contrast the career opportunities in Spain and in the home country. This learning objective will be accomplished through group research visits and individual observations. The choices of company and laboratory visits will align with the home institutionÂŽs criteria and may include visits to the world leading cancer research center CNIO or the most important archaeological site in all of Europe, Atapuerca.
The goal of this program is to show students the broad range of career paths you can follow as a biologist. The choices of company visits and hosts companies for internship and shadowing will be very diverse.
6 to 10-week long program in Madrid, Spain combining coursework and internships.
After an intensive course on Spanish for science, students will start work on their selected internship site. Pairing of students and internship sites will precede arrival in Spain.
Students take part in a weekly Internship Seminar once a week supporting the on-site practical experience.
Students will live with local families or university residence halls to emphasize the immersion.
Cultural activities, excursions as well as visits to business sites complete the program.
STEP 1 – CHECK EGIBILITY
We highly recommend an intermediate level of both Spanish and English to participate in this program, although the level required will be defined by each position.
STEP 2 – SKYPE INTERVIEW
The purpose of this interview is to provide you with more information about the program and answer as many questions as possible. After this interview we will have more detailed information about your expectations and preferences to start the personalized search.
We will also contact your culinary school to set up an educational agreement
STEP 3 – CONFIRMATION & DEPOSIT
Once you decide to participate, you are required to submit a $500 deposit (deposits are refundable if a placement commensurate with your background, skills and experience is not secured). The deposit is part of the total fee, not an additional cost.
Once the deposit is received, we still start the research for your custom internship placement.
STEP 4 – RESEARCH PROCESS
The research process usually lasts about 2-4 weeks until we have found you a list of placements based on your profile and personal preferences (5-10 offers). However, if are not happy with our list, we will continue to send you placements until we´ll find an offer that suits you well.
You will select up to 3 choices and we will send your resume to the host properties and get back to you to inform you where you have been accepted.
Once a placement has been accepted, we will inform the host property of your decision and it will be time for you to book your flight and begin your personal pre-departure preparations. We will either arrange for or assist you with the procurement of your legal documents (NIE, Foreigner Identification Number) and send you pre-departure information to help you get prepared for your new adventure.