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Graphic & Web Design Internships in Valencia

Graphic & Web Design Internships in Valencia

Graphic and Web Design internships enable creative interns to grow their portfolio of real-world design work and experience. Internships are customized specifically to you, and involve website design, marketing, content creation and graphic design in a wide range of industries.

Internship Highlights:
  • Gain hands-on creative design skills in exciting companies that match your own interests
  • Contribute customized content that satisfies the strategic objectives of your placement company and builds your own comprehensive portfolio
  • Enjoy traveling and living in Valencia, with easy access to wider Spain and the Mediterranean
Type of host organizations:
  • Marketing agencies
  • Design studios
  • Software development companies
  • E-commerce companies
Fully hosted experience from $2640
Includes accommodation & meals
Typical schedule: Approx. Monday to Friday, 8 hours
Minimum duration 2 weeks, up to 24 weeks maximum
Internships in Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid & Seville
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Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Undergraduate Degree (or currently enrolled) in a related field, including a working knowledge of any relevant design and programming software. For example, Illustrator, XD, Photoshop (design), Java, Swift, Mongodb, Angular (programming), etc.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English. However, interns should expect that a language barrier can still be encountered to a certain extent. With the exception of fluent or native Spanish language speakers, all interns are required to attend 5 (complimentary) Spanish language lessons, within the first 2 weeks of their internship.

Associated career paths

Applications Developer, Multimedia Programmer, SEO Specialist, UX Specialist, Web Content Manager, Web Designer/Developer, Database Administrator, Information Systems Manager, Technical Author, Software Engineer, System Administrator

Internship details

Graphic and Web Design internships enable creative interns to grow their portfolio of real-world design work and experience. Internships are customized specifically to you, and involve website design, marketing, content creation and graphic design in a wide range of industries.

This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided. You can explore remote Marketing & Communications internships, if you are looking for an internship program that you can undertake from home.

Graphic and Web Design interns are matched to engaging placements, where experienced supervisors are prepared to provide guidance, as well as meaningful tasks and objectives. Internships are allocated based on your own skills and interests, and can focus on app development, cloud platforms, web development, e-commerce, and more. Examples of Graphic and Web Design internship placements include:

  • A startup developing software for human resources management. Design internships relate to marketing, front-end and back-end development.
  • A design studio which focuses on logos and brand consultancy. Design internships relate to marketing, design, web development and content writing.
  • A robotics startup specializing in underwater drones, which provides design internships related to marketing, graphic design and community management.
  • A business dedicated to the manufacture, sale and distribution of healthcare products, which provides design internships related to marketing, graphic design and web design.
  • A digital marketing agency which provides design internships related to journalism, communications, advertising, marketing, web design and information technology.
  • An elite training academy for motorsport drivers and riders which provides design internships related to graphic design, video business and design.
  • A property management company which provides short-to-long-term rentals, along with experiences and events for clients. Design internships relate to marketing, content development, management assistance, graphic design, and SEO.
  • An English speaking magazine which covers subjects such as food, culture, entertainment, sports, history, events and more. Design internships relate to journalism and communications, digital marketing, social networks, content creation, graphic design, and web development.

Further placements are also available, and interns with specific requests should include as much detail as possible in applications or enquiries. If there is a particular industry or sector that you’re interested in, let us know. In all cases, interns should expect that the first week of your experience will focus on settling in and gaining some introductory knowledge, as you will not “hit the ground running”. Rather, you should start with learning about the placement to gain an understanding of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary, as the specific placement that you’re assigned will depend on review of your resume and your current level of studies and experience. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Spanish language proficiency is not a requirement to join. However, interns should expect that a language barrier can still be encountered to a certain extent. Interns should be prepared for the very natural and normal frustration of not always understanding what is being said around them. Come prepared and willing to surmount a language barrier (and ask for help when needed), as opposed to being intimidated by it.

This internship includes five complimentary Spanish language lessons, which must be scheduled within the first two weeks of the internship. These should be considered mandatory for anyone who is not already a fluent Spanish speaker. Any additional Spanish language lessons must be coordinated and paid for separately. We encourage all interns to take advantage of the opportunity to learn some Spanish skills during their program (or develop their existing vocabulary).

Career Benefits

Graphic & Web Design interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Create graphics, unique designs, and layouts for websites and marketing material

  • Managing social media accounts and contributing original, engaging content

  • Conducting market analysis to inform marketing campaigns and new opportunities

  • Creating and editing photos and videos

  • Designing apps and website features

Professional development opportunities:
  • Build your portfolio by creating designs and websites to deliver on your placement’s strategic objectives

  • Use industry standard design tools such as Adobe suite software

  • Develop written and oral communication skills in a range of mediums, including websites, newsletters, blogs, videos and social media

  • Gain development skills building websites, online functionality and apps

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

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What recent interns said about their experience

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Tess Larson
September 2022

I feel more empowered to be successful in my field after this internship because I have gained more perspective living in a different culture for 4 weeks. To me, this is priceless because it is something I have actually experienced and lived through instead of just reading out of a textbook or a manual — it is now a part of me. Living, working, eating, and travelling like a Valencia has definitely helped me work toward my goals. I was pleasantly surprised at how patient everyone was with my broken Spanish. They were extremely kind as I slowly tried to communicate things, which was much appreciated. I also didn’t think I would enjoy the food so much, but I have LOVED it! I worked in the Design & Marketing sector for an accommodation platform for university students. I helped edit photos and video tours of apartments, and displayed them on websites that helped the apartment sell as fast as possible. In addition, I also designed merchandise for the customers and prospective clients. I also served as a translator for marketing materials in English for the company's ambassadors, who only speak and read English.

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Stephany Rivera
June 2022

As a design intern, I was responsible for helping design websites, landing pages, posters, application forms, as well as helping to translate documents, help formulate marketing strategies for specific campaigns, and more. I have gained so much more confidence in my design work. I think that learning more about working as a team and with a team, can directly apply to my career path, as I would like to work in a design company in the future.

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.

Duration
Program Fee (USD)
2 weeks $2,640 Equivalent to $188 /day
3 weeks $2,939 Equivalent to $139 /day
4 weeks $3,287 Equivalent to $117 /day
5 weeks $3,586 Equivalent to $102 /day
6 weeks $3,910 Equivalent to $93 /day
8 weeks $4,507 Equivalent to $80 /day
10 weeks $5,160 Equivalent to $73 /day
12 weeks $5,757 Equivalent to $68 /day
16 weeks $7,062 Equivalent to $63 /day
20 weeks $8,257 Equivalent to $58 /day
24 weeks $9,451 Equivalent to $56 /day
  • Airport pick-up
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • Program orientation
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • In-country guidance for social and tourist activities
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Coaching from your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • All in-country transportation
  • Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
  • Personal spending money for snacks, drinks, public transport, laundry, and leisure activities during your free time.
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • European students who wish to receive Erasmus funding for their internship in Spain are encouraged to apply and outline their specific requirements.
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due 60 days before your internship start date.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.

Arrival and Orientation

Internships in Spain begin every Monday. Exceptions may be made to this when start dates are shifted to avoid public holiday disruptions or closed when the program has already reached capacity. The minimum duration requirement is 2 weeks up to a maximum duration of 24 weeks.

Airport pick up and accommodation are included in the Program Fee. The accommodation is covered from the Sunday night before the Monday start date - interns are required to arrive no later than the Sunday before their Monday start date, as all orientations are held on Mondays.

The typical port of entry is the Valencia Airport (VLC). If you are planning to spend time independently in Spain prior to your internship and will not require an airport pick up, we can discuss alternative arrival logistics with you.

Upon arrival, interns will be met, greeted, and transferred to the accommodation. The last night of the accommodation is the Saturday night of the final week, leaving interns free to depart on Sunday. Extra nights of accommodation can be arranged in advance, if requested, and are subject to availability.

Orientation covers important details for your internship, including introductions, information about culture, customs, rules, expectations, safety, language lessons, cultural excursions, and more. Your specific internship placement orientation will follow the general orientation, as you’ll be shown how to travel to and from your internship and be introduced to the team you’ll be joining.

The Orientation also includes five introductory Spanish language lessons which are provided as a way of boosting confidence and assisting with social and cultural integration. Any additional Spanish language lessons must be coordinated and paid for separately.

Please note that all participants are advised not to book flights until they have first registered to confirm their internship placement.

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Accommodation and WiFi

All interns in Valencia are hosted in various homestay accommodations (which are typically located within apartment buildings). These are usually situated around the city centre, where it is easy to access both the central office of the local team (where Spanish language lessons also take place) and the designated internship placement.

In most cases, interns will receive their own bedroom. However, some bedrooms may be shared with another program participant of the same gender. Any given homestay may accommodate up to 2 to 3 interns at any given time. Bathrooms and common areas are shared. Living is comfortable and WiFi is provided in most of the home-stays, although it is not guaranteed. Laundry is included - usually it will be done once a week.

If a commute is required (to either the internship placement or the central office) then the travel time is usually between 45 to 60 minutes, maximum. There are ample public transportation options to utilize (including mobile phone apps, which can be downloaded at the program orientation) such as buses, subway, trams, and taxis. The city is flat and the climate is typically very pleasant, so public bicycles are also available. Interns may also opt to simply walk during the daytime and enjoy the sights of the city!

Please note that the accommodation pictured in the photo gallery of this webpage is provided as an example. Since we work with more than one apartment, the exact accommodation that you’re assigned may differ from the photos. Rooms sizes vary.

Meals

Internships in Spain include three meals per day provided by the host family (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Please be sure to let us know of any specific dietary requirements that you have in advance (i.e. allergies and intolerances), so that we may ensure your hosts are aware and make recommendations. Adaptability is encouraged, as the meals provided are unlikely to reflect what you’re used to eating at home. If there are special snacks you like to have, please budget for them, so you can supplement the meals that are included with your own preferences for snacks and treats.

Locals do not typically have a heavy breakfast, so interns can expect items such as bread/pastries, spreads, fruit, and coffee (you may even try a delicious local espresso, served with condensed milk to sweeten it).

Lunch time in Valencia is typically between 2 and 4 pm. This time is in line with the concept of “la siesta”, allowing time to rest and enjoy a relaxed mealtime - preferably with some pleasant company and conversation. Meals are relatively lighter in size than what you may be used to back home, as is the custom of a mediterranean diet. Lunch usually consists of a sandwich, fruit or salad and may be served at your homestay, or packed ahead of time for you to take to your placement.

Dinner time in Spain is typically served later in the evening, usually between 9 pm-10 pm, due to eating a late lunch. Typical dishes may include ingredients such as noodles or pasta, seafood, rice, and in-season salads/vegetables.

If you choose to opt out of lunch or dinner, any day of the week, you should communicate this back to your host family. There are many excellent restaurants to choose from in Valencia and they typically offer special lunch menus in the afternoon, which are designed to provide an affordable set meal option (they could range anywhere between €5.00 and €12.00). One of the most famous dishes in Valencia is paella - a must try!

Spanish lessons

Fluency in Spanish is not a requirement for interns in Valencia, however basic Spanish skills are strongly recommended. Your program fees include five introductory Spanish language lessons which are provided in order to boost confidence and assist with social and cultural integration. However, any additional Spanish language lessons must be coordinated and paid for separately.

We encourage all interns to take advantage of the opportunity to learn some Spanish skills during their program (or develop their existing vocabulary) to maximize the impact of the internship experience. The language lessons are tailored to each interns current level of Spanish, run from Monday to Friday and can be accommodated around your internship schedule. Classes are run in small groups by certified native speaking Spanish teachers.

Weekends and travel

Most internship placements in Valencia have a morning schedule and require a commitment of between 25-30 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Interns have the weekends free and there is no shortage of wonderful things to see and do in Valencia! Cultural activities, excursions and weekend trips are frequently organized by our local team in Valencia, who will communicate to interns in-country when fun plans are being made. Interns staying for longer durations, or who wish to travel before or after their internship program, can visit other regions of Spain (or even Europe). The local team will be happy to make travel and tourism recommendations. However, while you’re in Valencia, these are just a few examples of the attractions you won’t want to miss:

  • City of Arts and Sciences / Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias: This state-of-the-art science, cultural and architectural complex is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and counts as one of the “12 Treasures of Spain”. It encompasses the Museu de les Ciències Príncipe Felipe and Hemisfèric (for IMAX, 3D and other screenings).

  • L’Oceanogràfic: L’Oceanogràfic is an impressive aquarium, designed by the architect Félix Candela and the structural engineers Alberto Domingo and Carlos Lázaro. You’ll see 500 species in versions of the world’s main marine ecosystems.

  • Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia: If you love arts and theater, don’t miss an event at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia - Valencia’s beautiful performing arts and cultural centre.

  • Mercado Central, Valencia: Strolling through this indoor public market will inundate you with colorful sights and interesting produce. It’s located in the city center across from the Llotja de la Seda (a Gothic-style civil building) and the church of the Juanes.

  • Plaza de la Virgen: This lively plaza is central to Valencia, where it is surrounded by iconic historic buildings and outdoor cafes. You’ll see the Apostle Doors of the Valencia Cathedral, the Miguelete tower, and Neptune relaxing in la Fuente del Turia. From the plaza, you can also enter the Barrio del Carmen at Calle Caballeros - this is a trendy part of the medieval Valencia Old Town, from where you can also check out the Gothic-style Torres de Serranos, part of the old city walls, which mark the entrance to the Old Quarter of Valencia.

Essential country information

Capital Madrid
Population 46.5 million
Languages Spanish (official), Catalan, Galician, Basque, Occitan (co-official languages)
Currency Euro (€ - EUR)
Time zone UTC+01:00
Weather and climate:

Spain has a very varied climate, according to the geographical situation of different regions. Most of the country is considered to be within a Mediterranean zone, which is characterised by warm/hot and dry summers. However, areas with relatively high rainfall are considered to be oceanic climatic regions, rather than Mediterranean. The northern quarter of Spain, which is within the Atlantic region, falls within this oceanic climate category, where winter and summer temperatures are influenced by the ocean. The southeastern quarter of Spain has a semi-arid climate, where the dry season can extend beyond the typical summer season.

In Valencia, where the Intern Abroad HQ internship program is based, it is dry year round. The summers are warm, muggy, and mostly clear. The hot summer season runs from June through September, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F (27°C). The winter months, from November through March, are cold, windy, and partly cloudy. During this time, the average daily high temperature is below 65°F (18°C). The average low of the coldest day of the year (around early January) is 43°F (6°C).