Although Trinity in Barcelona does not offer internships at this time, students can opt to participate in an optional externship program designed to fit their interests. Interested students should sign up during the Trinity in Barcelona on-site orientation in Spain. Please note that the externship program is an optional, not for credit option. For more information regarding externships, please contact the Office of Study Away. Examples include:

Economics/Global Business Externship

A unique feature of the Trinity in Barcelona program, students can participate in a variety of optional Business Experience externships in which they visit companies representing the best of Spanish success stories, shadowing employees and interacting with directors. Each visit centers on a particular area of the company with the aim of giving students a concentrated dose of the professional experience they might otherwise gain through a traditional internship, all in a single day. Examples of these activities include:
  • Customer service at La Caixa Bank
  • Sports tourism at Camp Nou, home of F.C. Barcelona
  • Human resources at PortAventura World, a theme park and resort
  • Management at Hewlett Packard Spain

STEM/Pre-Med Externship

The Trinity College in Barcelona program offers a series of pre-med learning experiences, unique medical externships that provide students with valuable know-how. This opportunity to study health care issues in Barcelona takes the form of one-time visits to public and private hospitals throughout the semester. Students shadow doctors, meet with researchers, speak with patients, and more. Previous opportunities have included:

•    Shadowing cardiology researchers at the Institut Català de Ciències Cardiovasculars

•    Shadowing a pediatrician at Dexeus Hospital

•    Visiting the oncology laboratory of the children’s hospital Sant Joan de Deu

•    Touring the medical school of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and shadowing a trauma doctor at Hospital General

•    Shadowing a doctor at Serveis Clinics, a reference center for TB and other contagious diseases