Internships in companies

IE University encourages students from all degree programs to participate in high-quality internships to gain valuable professional experience in their chosen area.

Collaborating with companies and organizations in a variety of sectors builds students’ professional connections and gives them a competitive advantage in terms of their future employment.

Each degree program considers different internship options and/or requirements. In general, most students can take part in one or more internships throughout their degree.
Approximately 80% of our students participate in an internship program before they graduate, and gain international work experience, or the opportunity to work in international corporate.

The type of internships that students participate in vary; from working in companies and organizations, to doing research projects and working with a professor. In some degree programs, the internships can count as credits towards the degree. The duration and type of internship will determine how many credits are given.

Online period

The Online Period allows students to continue with their studies while doing certain internships. In some Bachelor programs, one of the semesters may consist of online courses, allowing students to participate in internships and professional experience, while still studying.

Planning your internship

Your advisor will discuss with you the types of internships that correspond to your professional goals.

Students must find their own internship placements in companies and organizations. In some degrees, where an internship is a required part of the program, IE University will assist students in finding internships, and offer a number of options. IE University provides a few placements based on academic excellence.

Throughout the internship periods, an advisor will be in contact with students to monitor their performance, and help them get the most from their professional experience.