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Internship Opportunities and Requirements

If you are a permanent student at SLU-Madrid with more than 60 credits, you may qualify to participate in an internship.

An internship allows you to test-drive a career path as you acquire real-world experience, develop your résumé and gain confidence.

If you are interested in applying for an internship at SLU-Madrid, you must meet all the requirements to apply, and submit all required documents to to get accepted into the internship search program. The most recent internship listings can be found on Interstride, on your Handshake account, and on the SLU-Madrid Career Services LinkedIn Group.

Rules and Required Documents

Internship Policies

To be eligible for a SLU-Madrid internship, the student must meet the following requirements throughout the internship:

  1. The student must have completed at least 50% of their Saint Louis University degree program* and be currently enrolled as a Saint Louis University-Madrid student.
    The University’s sponsorship of an internship ceases on the degree-conferral date.
  2. The student must be in good academic and financial standing with Saint Louis University.
  3. The student must have completed at least one semester successfully as a registered full-time student at SLU-Madrid.
  4. The student must be a permanent student at the SLU-Madrid campus. Eligible visiting students can only apply to participate in an internship for their second (or subsequent) consecutive semester on campus.
  5. The student must have a valid DNI, student visa, student residency card or European Union documentation proving he/she has the legal right to study and carry out an internship in Spain. Any student not from Spain must have an NIE. This includes students from EU countries.
  6. The student must be registered for one or more credit-bearing courses at SLU-Madrid.
  7. The student must be registered for an internship for the semester or summer session that directly corresponds to the maximum duration of the internship.
  8. The student must meet all requirements outlined for the specific internship in which they are registered, including minimum GPA requirements.
  9. The student must provide proof of medical insurance for the duration of the internship.
  10. If the internship is to take place outside of Spain, the student is responsible for arranging personal medical insurance valid in the internship country for the duration of the internship and must provide proof of insurance to the Career Services Office.

In addition:

  1. SLU-Madrid may limit internship periods to corresponding academic time frames (i.e. semesters and/or summer sessions).
  2. Within a given Spanish academic year (October-September), a student intern's total internship work hours should not exceed the equivalent of 6 months of full-time or 12 months of part-time employment.*

* SLU-Madrid application of the Real Decreto 592/2014 de julio.

Required Documents, Procedures and Application

To be considered for an internship, you must meet all requirements outlined on the Career Services webpage and submit the documents listed below. Only complete applications containing all required documents will be considered.

Documents required upon application:

  1. Your impeccable resume in English or Spanish. Your resume must be ready to send to companies. If yours is not perfect, you will need to revise it until it is.
  2. A photocopy of your valid DNI or TIE. If you are an EU citizen, you must submit a copy of your green NIE card.
  3. If your TIE is expired, you must provide proof that you are in the renewal process.

Submit Documents Here

Once you have obtained an internship and are ready to begin work, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit proof of insurance that covers the length of the internship and is valid in the country where your internship will take place.
  2. Submit a signed convenio and anexo.
  3. Register for the internship course.
  4. You may need to obtain a Spanish Social Security number. This will depend on the organization where you work. 

No student will be allowed to begin work at a SLU-sponsored internship until he/she has submitted all the documents listed above.

Application Deadlines

  • For fall semesters: May 15.
  • For summer sessions: April 1.
  • For spring semesters: Nov. 15.

Required Work for Credit Internships and Practica

For information about field experiences and practica in psychology, contact Psychology Department Practicum Coordinator Eduardo Fernández-Cruz at