Key information

Internship provider: Absolute Internship

Location: Madrid, Spain

Dates: 3 January – 13 February 2025

Duration: 6 weeks

Academic credit: International Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units

Cost: EUR €4,149 (approx. A$6,900). Inclusions and exclusions can be found below.


  • A$2,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available
  • A$7,921 OS-HELP loans are available for eligible students

Application deadline: 5 August 2024

** Limited to 20 places **

Study areas


  • Business (Most majors available. Limited: Financial Planning and Sports Management)
  • Information Technology (Majors not available: Systems Analysis, Internet of Things and Network Design)
  • Law 
  • Arts (Majors available: Climate and Social Justice, Criminology and Literature and Creative Writing. Limited: Global Studies, Politics and International Relations and Sociology)
  • Media and Communication (Most majors available. Limited: Digital Advertising Technology)
  • Film and Television (Most majors available. Limited: Screen Media)
  • Games and Animation (Study areas limited and competitive)
  • Design (Available: Architecture, Visual Arts, Interior Architecture and Design and Industrial Design. Not available: Visual Merchandising, Photomedia, and Digital Media Design)
  • Engineering (Available: Civil, Electrical and Electronic, and Mechanical. Not available: Architectural, Construction and Product Design)
  • Science (Limited: Environmental Science and Laboratory Technology)
  • Health (Available: Biomedical Science, Clinical Technologies, Health Promotion)

Note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Sourcing internships for some study areas and majors may be more challenging than others. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.  

Note for postgraduate students: Unfortunately, internships are not available for postgraduate students unless they have course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience, given the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. Postgraduate students should inquire with Swinburne Abroad's Overseas Internships Advisor before applying for a program to confirm availability.


Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet the minimum program eligibility criteria:


  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units), 150 CP if you want to use the international internship unit
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50–60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)


  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have a course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience (e.g., EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).  

Spanish Skyline

Program cost

EUR €4,149 (~A$6,900)


  • Internship Placement in the chosen sector
  • Accommodation
  • Pre-departure Orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • Welcome event
  • City tour or scavenger hunt
  • Career Development Workshop
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Academic tuition fees
  • Flights and transportation
  • Daily living expenses
  • Visa fees


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

Swinburne Abroad Travel Grant

This program has A$2,000 Swinburne Abroad Travel Grants available.

This grant can help offset travel and living expenses for your overseas internship and is available to both Domestic and International UG or PG students.

OS-HELP loan

Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$7,921 (depending on your program location) to help cover the costs associated with this overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility see Fee Help and Scholarships.


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.  

Note: You can only submit an application for one overseas internship program per application cycle.

Final deadline for applications: 5 August 2024 
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Information sessions

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