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Legal Practice

Legal Practice

Remote Legal Practice internships in Spain involve assisting local lawyers in all aspects of their legal work. Placements are available in a wide range of legal specialties, and internships are customized to suit your specific skills and interests. Interns support legal professionals in their daily work, gaining exposure to real-world application of the law in Spain.

Internship Highlights:
  • Gain practical law experience in an area of law relevant to you
  • Experience the application of Spanish law in a range of real life circumstances
  • Learn from practicing local lawyers in Spain
  • Gain international experience while interning remotely from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Law firms
  • NGOs
  • A professional soccer/ football club
  • Private companies
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Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
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Internships align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

At least one year of relevant college/university study in law, or a related field. Knowledge of social media and digital communications is also required. Spanish proficiency is a plus.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Attorney, Barrister, Barrister's Clerk, Chartered Legal Executive, Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Solicitor, Licensed Conveyancer, Chartered Accountant, Civil Service Administrator, Human Resources Officer, Data & Research Analyst, Human Rights Officer, Child Protection Advisor

Internship details

Remote Legal Practice internships in Spain involve assisting local lawyers in all aspects of their legal work. Placements are available in a wide range of legal specialties, and internships are customized to suit your specific skills and interests. Interns support legal professionals in their daily work, gaining exposure to real-world application of the law in Spain.

This is a remote internship you can undertake from home. Click here to view in-country Law & Human Rights Support internships, if you would prefer to intern abroad.

If you’re an aspiring lawyer looking for international experience in a specific area of law without having to leave home, then this is the internship for you. There is a broad portfolio of placements available on this remote law internship out of Spain, and internships are customized to suit you. Interns can request placements in a range of legal fields, including tax, accounting, labor, mediation, criminal, family, civil, technology, immigration, gender violence, youth offending, wealth planning, and corporate law. These requests will be accommodated wherever possible, but are not guaranteed.

As a virtual law intern, you’ll be placed in a local law firm, NGO or other company, assisting a local lawyer with all aspects of their work. Due to the breadth of possible placements, the nature of interns duties can vary greatly. General duties can include (but may not be limited to):

  • Researching existing court cases and preparing for trials
  • Reviewing and drafting legal documents
  • Assisting in online interviews

While interns may not play an active role in advocacy or court hearings, you can gain an understanding of the legal process and how to prepare for court proceedings. You’ll be able to reflect on hearings with your supervisor afterwards to ask questions and further understand the process. You’ll be in regular contact with your supervisor through virtual meetings, where you’ll report back on your progress, receive feedback, updates and new tasks. One popular law internship is with a top tier professional football/soccer club in Valencia, where interns can gain experience applying copyrighting law to product licencing situations. If you want to intern in a particular legal field, please let us know when applying.

This internship is conducted in English, or in Spanish by agreement with your internship supervisor. Online Spanish language lessons can be arranged in conjunction with your remote internship if you’d like to further develop your language skills.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview 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. 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.

Career Benefits

Legal Practice interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • A range of legal procedures and work specific to an area of law that interests you

  • Assisting lawyers in Spain with daily tasks

  • Preparing legal documents and reports

  • Preparing for court hearings

  • Assisting with interviews and legal research

  • Conducting legal analysis and providing advice

Professional development opportunities:
  • Gain an understanding of the daily duties of a lawyer in Spain

  • Experience court processes and formal legal writing

  • Understand how to conduct formal legal analysis

  • Learn about Spanish law and how it differs to your home country

  • Practice and hone Spanish language skills

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

What recent interns said about their experience

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Brooke Campbell
May 2023

I enjoyed most of my internship. The internship contributed toward my personal development, my learning areas of the law I was not educated on, and it broadened my view of legal intricacies of the law. This internship has been helpful in expanding my portfolio and demonstrating my drive towards a career in the legal profession. An aspect to keep in mind is to have Intern Abroad HQ approve the placement tasks, to prevent disorganization. Sarah at Intern Abroad HQ was amazing in always keeping in touch with me and making me feel very welcomed and comfortable throughout the process. Sarah answered any questions I had promptly and was very helpful. Intern Abroad HQ did an amazing job at keeping everything organized so I could easily follow the process.

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Kiersten Luger
May 2022

I chose to intern in Italy because I wanted to live in another country, learn more about and experience another culture, and learn Italian. I learned a lot through this internship. I would say the most important skill I learned is how to better communicate with people. Until this internship, I had never really thought about how difficult it might be to communicate with others who do not speak the same language as you. Most people in the United States either speak English or Spanish, and I speak both of those. This internship has taught me how to use my resources, such as hand gestures, charades, pointing at objects, and Google Translate to effectively communicate. I had to communicate with people from across the world in a mix of languages and hand gestures to ascertain their needs, such as clothes, hygiene products, and more, and do my best to provide what we could. My biggest piece of advice would be to keep an open mind and be willing to be adaptable. Showing that you are trying and want to learn about the different cultures shows respect, and often in turn others will respect you more and have more patience with you while trying to communicate.

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Olumide Akindolire
August 2021

My internship contributed to my long-term goal of pursuing legal practice and becoming a lawyer. I learned that you need to demonstrate that you can work independently and critically analyze your own work. In particular, doing the internship remotely allowed me to enhance my communication skills and to approach tasks in new ways. Applying these valuable skills has made me more proactive and detail oriented with my work. I was able to get a head start against my peers to go into the field of my choice.

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Academic credit available for all internships

Gain course credit from your college or university and meet your academic requirements when completing an internship abroad or remote internship program with Intern Abroad HQ.

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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 within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Duration
Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.