Since 2005, participants on the Inside Programs have the chance to carry out summer internships in various public institutions and private businesses in the USA and China. The aim of this internship program is for our students to be able to open the doors of the international labor market.

The bodies who already collaborate are:

  • Consulate of Spain in Shanghai (China)
  • United Nations in New York
  • BBVA in New York
  • UNICEF in New York
  • Management Solutions (Financial Consultancy) in New York
  • Consulate of Spain in New York
  • Embassy of Spain in Washington DC
  • Georgetown University (CIED) in Washington DC
  • Arent Fox (Law Firm) in Washington DC
  • Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Washington DC
  • EADS-CASA North America in Washington DC

"Every year we work hard to expand opportunities."

The fundamental aim of international internships is for students or recent graduates to obtain work experience which enhances their resumés before they join the job market, as well as for them to obtain work experience in another country, thus learning about different cultures, and increasing their real and functional language level.
The main Grants and Programs for working in international companies are:
 
These are internships of 2 to 3 months (in exceptional cases 2 months will be financed) in European companies, financed by the European Commission.
 
Other Internships
BECAS FARO – The application period is currently OPEN – For Information and Application Forms, please visit the following web page: https://www.becasfaro.es/home.php
Faro is a program promoted and sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in Spain (hereinafter referred to as the Ministry of Education), whose purpose is to foment the mobility of students in their final years of studies from all Spanish universities by providing participation in educational internships for quality training in companies located in Europe, the United States and Canada, as well as in Spanish companies or multinational companies in Asia and the Pacific Rim.  The ultimate objective of the program is to foment the transition from the educational system to the job market through improving competencies, aptitudes and attitudes.
Grants are awarded continuously for the duration of the program, with 31 December 2017 as the deadline to begin internships.  The average duration of internships is six months.
To be able to request these grants, the requirements are the following:
  • To be a student, Spanish or foreign, less than 30 years old, with legal residency in Spain and to be studying at a Spanish University
  • To be enrolled in university studies which lead to receiving an Undergraduate Degree, Licenciate Degree, degree in Engineering, Technical Engineering, Architecture, or Technical Architecture, and to have passed a minimum of 70 percent of the credits necessary to obtain the degree.  Additionally, students who are carrying out an end-of-studies final project established in study plans for officially recognized university studies, may also participate.
  • To comply with the entry requirements and requirements to reside in the country of destinattion prior to the beginning of the stay.
  • Not to have received previously a Grant for Mobility (Argo, Faro, Integrants), nor any other financial aid from the Ministry of Education with the same purpose or aim.
The economic stipend will vary according to the country of destination in which the internship will be carried out.
 
VULCANUS- (Internships in Japan)
The VULCANUS program is aimed at students who are EU nationals in the third year of their degree or at Postgraduate level, from the branches of Science or Engineering, who are enrolled in a European university during the academic year in which the grant is requested. It involves carrying out an industrial internship in companies in Japan for a period of a year. Call proposal has been completed.  

OAS Internship Program (Organization of American States)

TheOrganization of American States (OAS) is the main political forum of the Region which promotes and supports Democracy, Human Rights, Multi-Dimensional Security and Integral Development in the Americas. The OAS seeks to prevent conflicts and to bring political stability, social inclusion and prosperity to the region through dialogue and collective action. The internship program of the OAS is not remunerated.
What are the requirements to participate?
  • To have a GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (American scale) or equivalent.
  • To be proficient in two of the four official languages of the Organization: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • To fill out the electronic application form (www.oas.org/internships) along with:
               - Two letters of recommendation (from professors or employers)
               - Academic transcripts
               - Curriculum Vitae /
Resume
 
ARGO PROGRAM - ARGO call proposal has been completed
ARGO is a mobility program funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The aim is to promote practical internships for Spanish University graduates in companies in Europe, USA, Canada and Spanish or Multinationals companies with office in Asia and Oceania. The call for applications will finish on 31st December 2017. Graduate applications and Internship offers from European companies deadline is 1st September 2017. The finalization and return deadline of the ARGO Interns is August 31th 2018.
To be eligible under the ARGO scheme you should meet the following pre-requisites:
  • To hold a University Degree from any public or private Spanish university obtained in the past three years. To be under 35 years of age with legal residence in Spain.
  • At the time of submission, it is necessary to have obtained one of the following qualifications: Graduate, Engineer, Architect, Technical Engineer, Technical Architect, Diploma, Degree or Masters Degree and demonstrate working knowledge of the language required by the company.
  • To meet the visa and residence requirements, required by destination countries.
The average length of the internships is 6 months. All internships must start either the 1st of every month.
 
ICEX- (Theoretical and Practical Training and Internships in Spanish companies or international institutions)
The objective of the ICEX Grants (Institute of Foreign Trade/Commerce) is to train young professionals who specialize in providing companies with services for internationalization.
These programs, intended for university graduates, offer theoretical training in international trade and practical training in the different offices of the Foreign and Domestic Network of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, in Spanish companies with international activity or in international institutions.
 
The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.
You can register for the European Solidarity Corps when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start a project until you are over 18. European Solidarity Corps projects will be available to people up to the age of 30 years old.
Also you must be legally resident in or have the nationality of one of the European Union Member States, or of the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The European Solidarity Corps brings together two complementary strands:
·         Volunteering activities. The volunteering strand offers young people the opportunity to carry out full-time voluntary service of between two and twelve months in another country. It builds on the European voluntary Service (which part of ERASMUS+) as well as other EU funding programmes.
·         Occupational Activities: The occupational strand will provide young people with the opportunity of a job, traineeship or apprenticeship in a wide range of sectors which are engaged in solidarity-related activities, and which need highly motivated and socially-minded young people. Young people engaged through the Occupational part of the European Solidarity Corps for a job will have an employment contract and will be paid for the job they do in accordance with the respective national wage laws and collective agreements that are in force. 
 
The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a project of the EU that aims at helping new entrepreneurs to acquire relevant skills for managing an Enterprise by spending time with an experienced entrepreneur in another participating country. The program will improve their know-how and pursues cross-border transfers of knowledge and experience between entrepreneurs.

  • Present a viable business plan
  • Be a resident of one of the participating countries
 
Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter – American Development Bank provides students with the opportunity of learning about development work and corporate management at the IDB at their headquarters in Washington DC. The internships are paid and have a duration of 2 months. It is required for the students to:

  • Be 25 years old or younger or undergraduate student; 31 years old or younger for graduate students.
  • Be a citizen of one of the IBD member countries.
  • Have no working experience.
Students will have to apply before the end of March and in case of being selected, the internships will take place from June 16th to August 15th.
 
 
Other European institutions, entities, organizations and offices which also organize periods of internship are:
INTERNSHIPS AT THE UNITED NATIONS:The United Nations and its different agencies organize periods of internship, normally without remuneration and for university graduates. In the youth section on the United Nations website there is a full list of the different internship programs offered by the agencies of the United Nations. You may access this information by clicking here.
 

Accepting or rejecting the grant

The student must accept the grant at the International Relations Service within a maximum of 10 days counting from when the interested party is informed.

If after the period indicated, the student withdraws without good cause, he or she can be penalized by preventing future participation in Erasmus calls or other exchange programs and, if appropriate, with other sanctions which each center deems relevant.

If the internship does not take place or is shorter than agreed, the student must return the full amount received (in cases of force majeure, partial return for the period of work experience not completed can be requested).

What steps do I have to take to receive the grant?

The recipient of the grant, before starting the internship, must sign the Support Agreement.

The recipient must also complete and sign the Learning Agreement which will be agreed between the company, the student, and the University before starting the internship.

80% of the value of the grant will be paid into the bank account of the student doing the internship in the month following receipt of the documents mentioned above.

Before starting the internship, it is compulsory for the student to perform an on-line language level test which must be repeated at the end of the internship.

Said test will be taken once the final part of the Learning Agreement has been submitted to the International Relations Service and the on-line EU Questionnaire has been completed within 30 calendar days of the invitation to complete it.

When are the grant awards published?

The grant awards will be publicly announced within a period of no more than 30 days from the end of the application period, on the notice boards of the International Relations Service and the center in question, and on this website in the “Documents” section, including the list of holders and substitutes, in order of points.

Are the internships recorded on my academic record?

Comillas Pontifical University will give full academic recognition for the foreign internship period completed in accordance with the conditions of the call, through recognition of credits and/or, if appropriate, the European Diploma Supplement.

What documentation is required?

To apply for the grants

Complete the Erasmus Work Experience Grant Application form or Appendix I and present it in the manner and place stated on the application.

What are the obligations of the student, the company, and the University?

These obligations are contained, in general, in the “Quality commitment” which is submitted along with the Support Agreement and are, primarily, as follows:

THE STUDENT UNDERTAKES TO:

  • Comply with all negotiated provisions with regards to his or her internship and do everything possible to ensure that the internship is fruitful.
  • Respect the rules and regulations of the host organization, its normal working day, its code of conduct, and its confidentiality policy.
  • Inform the center of origin of any problem with or change to the internship.
  • Present the documentation requested by the University, during and at the end of the internship.
  • Before joining the company, obtain the European Health Insurance Card to cover the risks of illness and accident and take out, through the University, insurance to cover accidents and civil liability if the company does not provide it.

THE HOST ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY UNDERTAKES TO:

  • Assign tasks and responsibilities to the students (in accordance with what is set out in the training agreement) which are appropriate to their knowledge, skills, and learning objectives, ensuring that they have adequate equipment and support.
  • Draw up a contract or another equivalent document which directs the internship, in accordance with the requirements of their national legislation.
  • Name a mentor, who will advise the students, help them to integrate into the host surroundings, and supervise the development of their training.

THE UNIVERSITY UNDERTAKES TO:

  • Help the student to choose an appropriate host organization, and decide on the duration of the project and content of the internship, to achieve the learning outcomes.
  • Select students based on transparent and clearly defined criteria and procedures, and sign an internship agreement with the chosen students.
  • Grant full recognition for the activities completed satisfactorily by the student in accordance with the training agreement.

What are the selection criteria?

If the number of applications is greater than the number of grants available, they will be assigned according to the following criteria which will be evaluated by the International Internships Commission.

  • Academic record of the candidate (maximum of 10 points).
  • The necessary knowledge of the working language in the host organization, which will be evaluated with the tests which each center deems appropriate (maximum of 5 points).
  • Other supporting factors can be taken into account such as participation in courses, participation in exchange student associations, conferences, and research projects (maximum of 1 point).

When awarding the grants, priority will be given to students whose internships are offered through the faculty or school, through the International Relations Service, and through the Internship and Careers Office of the University.

How do I apply for the grant?

To apply for the grant the student must carry out the following steps:

  1. If you do not have an internship, complete the Erasmus Work Placement Grant Application form or Appendix I of this call and send it by email with your resume in the language in which you wish to do your internship to the following address rroncero@upcomillas.es
  2. If you already have an internship, submit this signed application, with the approval of the International Internship Coordinator, to the International Relations Service, Alberto Aguilera 23, Ala Este, 4th floor, along with the following documentation:
    • Photocopy of the enrollment slip and the statement from the academic record.
    • Proof of knowledge of the language in question in the form requested by each center.
    • Acceptance from the company with a description of the duties and dates of the internship.

The International Relations Service will inform you of the documentation and remaining steps necessary to attain the grant.

Students who participate in this call give their express consent for their personal and academic data to be provided by the University to the host company.

Who do I contact if I have been offered an internship?

You must contact the International Internship Coordinator of the course or center, who will check the appropriateness of the internship, that the company meets the requirements for taking part in the program, and the internship is appropriate for the student's training and academic record.

Furthermore, the student must go to the International Relations Service which will provide information about the documentation and steps to follow to attain the grant.

Which companies can I go to and how do I contact them?

The grants are issued for carrying out internships in companies, training centers, research centers, and other organizations located in the 27 member states of the European Union, in the three countries which are part of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway), and in Turkey and Croatia.

The following types of organization are not considered eligible host bodies:

  • European Union institutions and other European Union bodies, including specialist agencies.
  • Organizations which manage community projects.
  • National diplomatic representations (embassies and consulates) of the student's country of origin.

Business internships can be found in two ways:

  1. Students can contact a company by their own initiative and be selected.
  2. Students can apply for an internship from those offered by the companies to the Faculty/School, to the Internship and Careers Office, and to the International Relations Service. This offer of places is announced on the notice boards of each center and on this website in the “Internship offers” section.

Once an offer of an internship has been obtained, the student will request approval for the internship, before the end of the grant application period, from the International Internship Coordinator of his or her center.

Can they be combined with other grants?

During their studies, students may spend a maximum of twelve months on Erasmus Study and Erasmus Work Placement grants.

Students can benefit from an Erasmus Study Grant and an Erasmus Work Placement Grant in the same academic year, on condition that they are not carried out simultaneously.

The Erasmus Work Placement Grant can be combined with other possible national or regional co-financing, but cannot be combined with the Erasmus.es support from the Spanish Ministry of Education which finances internships. It can also be combined with any other payment in money or in kind provided by the company.

 

How much is the grant worth?

The purpose of the support is to contribute to covering the additional costs deriving from the student's mobility on placement, principally travel and maintenance costs, and during their stay in the destination country.

The value of the grant depends on the destination country. There are 3 groups of countries with support which varies between 300 and 400 euros.

How long do the internships last and in what period are they carried out?

The internships will, in general, have a duration of 3 months, and must be completed before September 30, 2015.

What is the time period for submitting applications?

The application period is open, in other words you can obtain an Erasmus Work Placement Grant as long as there are grants available. Until November 30, 2014 the quota of grants assigned to faculties will be respected. From that date, any student on any course with an internship in line with this call can obtain the grant, in order of application.

Who can access these grants?

The student must fulfill the following prerequisites:

  • Have Spanish nationality, or the nationality of any other EU member state or any state which participates in the Lifelong Learning Program, or have refugee status, be stateless, or be a permanent resident.
  • Be enrolled for any official qualification from Comillas Pontifical University, whether at bachelor's level (1st or 2nd cycle) or postgraduate (official master's and PhD courses).
  • Bachelor's degree students can also carry out an internship in the year immediately following completion of their course, on condition that they were selected in their final year of studies. (However, they will not receive academic recognition).
  • In the case of having previously received an Erasmus grant, whether to study or for work experience, it must not exceed 12 months for each study cycle.
  • Students may receive an Erasmus study grant and an Erasmus work placement grant in the same academic year, on condition that they are not simultaneous and do not exceed 12 months in total.
  • Possess knowledge of the language demanded by the company in the internship offer.
  • Students who are going to carry out internships in their countries of origin cannot obtain an Erasmus grant.

What are Erasmus work placement grants?

The objective of these grants is to complete a period of residence and work experience for 3 months (2 months in exceptional cases) in a company or organization in another participating country, to help students adapt to the demands of the labor market at a European level by acquiring specific aptitudes, and improving their understanding of the economic and social context of the country in question, at the same time as acquiring work experience.

Internship offers

 

These are internships of 3 months in European companies and are financed by the European Commission.

Contact details

To request more information, contact:

International Relations Service
Raquel Roncero
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    Internship offers
  • What are Erasmus work placement grants?

    The objective of these grants is to complete a period of residence and work experience for 3 months (2 months in exceptional cases) in a company or organization in another participating country, to help students adapt to the demands of the labor market at a European level by acquiring specific aptitudes, and improving their understanding of the economic and social context of the country in question, at the same time as acquiring work experience.

    What are Erasmus work placement grants?
  • Who can access these grants?

    The student must fulfill the following prerequisites:

    • Have Spanish nationality, or the nationality of any other EU member state or any state which participates in the Lifelong Learning Program, or have refugee status, be stateless, or be a permanent resident.
    • Be enrolled for any official qualification from Comillas Pontifical University, whether at bachelor's level (1st or 2nd cycle) or postgraduate (official master's and PhD courses).
    • Bachelor's degree students can also carry out an internship in the year immediately following completion of their course, on condition that they were selected in their final year of studies. (However, they will not receive academic recognition).
    • In the case of having previously received an Erasmus grant, whether to study or for work experience, it must not exceed 12 months for each study cycle.
    • Students may receive an Erasmus study grant and an Erasmus work placement grant in the same academic year, on condition that they are not simultaneous and do not exceed 12 months in total.
    • Possess knowledge of the language demanded by the company in the internship offer.
    • Students who are going to carry out internships in their countries of origin cannot obtain an Erasmus grant.
    Who can access these grants?
  • What is the time period for submitting applications?

    The application period is open, in other words you can obtain an Erasmus Work Placement Grant as long as there are grants available. Until November 30, 2014 the quota of grants assigned to faculties will be respected. From that date, any student on any course with an internship in line with this call can obtain the grant, in order of application.

    What is the time period for submitting applications?
  • How long do the internships last and in what period are they carried out?

    The internships will, in general, have a duration of 3 months, and must be completed before September 30, 2015.

    How long do the internships last and in what period are they carried out?
  • How much is the grant worth?

    The purpose of the support is to contribute to covering the additional costs deriving from the student's mobility on placement, principally travel and maintenance costs, and during their stay in the destination country.

    The value of the grant depends on the destination country. There are 3 groups of countries with support which varies between 300 and 400 euros.

    How much is the grant worth?
  • Can they be combined with other grants?

    During their studies, students may spend a maximum of twelve months on Erasmus Study and Erasmus Work Placement grants.

    Students can benefit from an Erasmus Study Grant and an Erasmus Work Placement Grant in the same academic year, on condition that they are not carried out simultaneously.

    The Erasmus Work Placement Grant can be combined with other possible national or regional co-financing, but cannot be combined with the Erasmus.es support from the Spanish Ministry of Education which finances internships. It can also be combined with any other payment in money or in kind provided by the company.

     

    Can they be combined with other grants?
  • Which companies can I go to and how do I contact them?

    The grants are issued for carrying out internships in companies, training centers, research centers, and other organizations located in the 27 member states of the European Union, in the three countries which are part of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway), and in Turkey and Croatia.

    The following types of organization are not considered eligible host bodies:

    • European Union institutions and other European Union bodies, including specialist agencies.
    • Organizations which manage community projects.
    • National diplomatic representations (embassies and consulates) of the student's country of origin.

    Business internships can be found in two ways:

    1. Students can contact a company by their own initiative and be selected.
    2. Students can apply for an internship from those offered by the companies to the Faculty/School, to the Internship and Careers Office, and to the International Relations Service. This offer of places is announced on the notice boards of each center and on this website in the “Internship offers” section.

    Once an offer of an internship has been obtained, the student will request approval for the internship, before the end of the grant application period, from the International Internship Coordinator of his or her center.

    Which companies can I go to and how do I contact them?
  • Who do I contact if I have been offered an internship?

    You must contact the International Internship Coordinator of the course or center, who will check the appropriateness of the internship, that the company meets the requirements for taking part in the program, and the internship is appropriate for the student's training and academic record.

    Furthermore, the student must go to the International Relations Service which will provide information about the documentation and steps to follow to attain the grant.

    Who do I contact if I have been offered an internship?
  • How do I apply for the grant?

    To apply for the grant the student must carry out the following steps:

    1. If you do not have an internship, complete the Erasmus Work Placement Grant Application form or Appendix I of this call and send it by email with your resume in the language in which you wish to do your internship to the following address rroncero@upcomillas.es
    2. If you already have an internship, submit this signed application, with the approval of the International Internship Coordinator, to the International Relations Service, Alberto Aguilera 23, Ala Este, 4th floor, along with the following documentation:
      • Photocopy of the enrollment slip and the statement from the academic record.
      • Proof of knowledge of the language in question in the form requested by each center.
      • Acceptance from the company with a description of the duties and dates of the internship.

    The International Relations Service will inform you of the documentation and remaining steps necessary to attain the grant.

    Students who participate in this call give their express consent for their personal and academic data to be provided by the University to the host company.

    How do I apply for the grant?
  • What are the selection criteria?

    If the number of applications is greater than the number of grants available, they will be assigned according to the following criteria which will be evaluated by the International Internships Commission.

    • Academic record of the candidate (maximum of 10 points).
    • The necessary knowledge of the working language in the host organization, which will be evaluated with the tests which each center deems appropriate (maximum of 5 points).
    • Other supporting factors can be taken into account such as participation in courses, participation in exchange student associations, conferences, and research projects (maximum of 1 point).

    When awarding the grants, priority will be given to students whose internships are offered through the faculty or school, through the International Relations Service, and through the Internship and Careers Office of the University.

    What are the selection criteria?
  • What are the obligations of the student, the company, and the University?

    These obligations are contained, in general, in the “Quality commitment” which is submitted along with the Support Agreement and are, primarily, as follows:

    THE STUDENT UNDERTAKES TO:

    • Comply with all negotiated provisions with regards to his or her internship and do everything possible to ensure that the internship is fruitful.
    • Respect the rules and regulations of the host organization, its normal working day, its code of conduct, and its confidentiality policy.
    • Inform the center of origin of any problem with or change to the internship.
    • Present the documentation requested by the University, during and at the end of the internship.
    • Before joining the company, obtain the European Health Insurance Card to cover the risks of illness and accident and take out, through the University, insurance to cover accidents and civil liability if the company does not provide it.

    THE HOST ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY UNDERTAKES TO:

    • Assign tasks and responsibilities to the students (in accordance with what is set out in the training agreement) which are appropriate to their knowledge, skills, and learning objectives, ensuring that they have adequate equipment and support.
    • Draw up a contract or another equivalent document which directs the internship, in accordance with the requirements of their national legislation.
    • Name a mentor, who will advise the students, help them to integrate into the host surroundings, and supervise the development of their training.

    THE UNIVERSITY UNDERTAKES TO:

    • Help the student to choose an appropriate host organization, and decide on the duration of the project and content of the internship, to achieve the learning outcomes.
    • Select students based on transparent and clearly defined criteria and procedures, and sign an internship agreement with the chosen students.
    • Grant full recognition for the activities completed satisfactorily by the student in accordance with the training agreement.
    What are the obligations of the student, the company, and the university?
  • What documentation is required?

    To apply for the grants

    Complete the Erasmus Work Experience Grant Application form or Appendix I and present it in the manner and place stated on the application.

    What documentation is required?
  • Are the internships recorded on my academic record?

    Comillas Pontifical University will give full academic recognition for the foreign internship period completed in accordance with the conditions of the call, through recognition of credits and/or, if appropriate, the European Diploma Supplement.

    Are the internships recorded on my academic record?
  • When are the grant awards published?

    The grant awards will be publicly announced within a period of no more than 30 days from the end of the application period, on the notice boards of the International Relations Service and the center in question, and on this website in the “Documents” section, including the list of holders and substitutes, in order of points.

    When are the grant awards published?
  • What steps do I have to take to receive the grant?

    The recipient of the grant, before starting the internship, must sign the Support Agreement.

    The recipient must also complete and sign the Learning Agreement which will be agreed between the company, the student, and the University before starting the internship.

    80% of the value of the grant will be paid into the bank account of the student doing the internship in the month following receipt of the documents mentioned above.

    Before starting the internship, it is compulsory for the student to perform an on-line language level test which must be repeated at the end of the internship.

    Said test will be taken once the final part of the Learning Agreement has been submitted to the International Relations Service and the on-line EU Questionnaire has been completed within 30 calendar days of the invitation to complete it.

    What steps do I have to take to receive the grant?
  • Accepting or rejecting the grant

    The student must accept the grant at the International Relations Service within a maximum of 10 days counting from when the interested party is informed.

    If after the period indicated, the student withdraws without good cause, he or she can be penalized by preventing future participation in Erasmus calls or other exchange programs and, if appropriate, with other sanctions which each center deems relevant.

    If the internship does not take place or is shorter than agreed, the student must return the full amount received (in cases of force majeure, partial return for the period of work experience not completed can be requested).

    Accepting or rejecting the grant