Institution: Cesine Design & Business School

Experience the most influential semester of your life!

Our International Internship Programs in Spain are anything but a typical college experience. They are an active and engaging immersion into the study area of your choice. Taking advantage of the exceptional resources of CESINE Design & Business School and with the guidance of dedicated faculty members, students from colleges and universities around the world work alongside each other in premier programs of study; featuring internship in leading multinational companies, as well as lectures, conferences and presentations given by global experts.

The networking, skills, knowledge, and experience that you will gain from these programs will help you to develop your ability to create meaningful change throughout your career. Established over 20 years ago, the International Internship Program enables students from all over the world to acquire highly relevant professional experience in Spain, combined with an elite education from a top ranked institution.

International institutions, such as the UNESCO, Nestle, Movistar, Santander Bank, Repsol and influential organizations such as the Spanish Congress, are just some examples of the places that students will be able to visit and gain work experience in.

As an International Internship Program student, you will be part of the CESINE Design & Business School, a private higher education institution established in 1993. CESINE Design & Business School is ranked as the 3rd best university in Spain for International Experience by Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Education First. CESINE also has the QS Stars Accreditation, with 5 stars rating in teaching staff and campus facilities, becoming the second university in Spain to receive this recognition.

Spend an intensive, career-building semester in Spain

The International Internship Programs are specifically designed to be unlike any other semester in your college career. Lecturers with extensive professional experience in their fields make use of both their contacts and the exceptional resources at their disposal in order to provide you with a 360-degree, global perspective of your chosen area of study.

Gain experience and valuable networking through internships

CESINE Design & Business School offers a unique synergy between theory and practice. You will be able to apply what you learn in class to your professional development.

Your internship search process begins before you even arrive on campus. Explore our job database with hundreds of internships available every semester at a wide range of national and international companies. Our Internship Department advisors will help you to find the most suitable
area to fit your professional needs. CESINE has one of the largest internship networks in Spain with over 2.500 internship opportunities every year.

Furthermore, 97% of these are paid internships.

Here are just a few of the organizations in which our students are carrying out their internships:

  • Bosch Siemens
  • PWC
  • Nestle

Work, learn, discover

A first semester of intensive academic training that takes place on the CESINE campus, followed by a semester of professional internship undertaken abroad in cities such as London, Paris, New York, Boston, Shanghai, San Francisco, Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin and Toronto; to name but a few.

Companies and institutions such as UNESCO, Bloomberg, Hilton Hotels, JCDecaux, The New York Times, Marriott, Ogilvy and Unilever are among the international organisations in which CESINE students are able to carry out internships and obtain first-rate professional experience.

Santander is famous for its beaches, picturesque landscapes, surfing and skiing tradition. Moreover it is a city steeped in history and cultural activity. It has a great college tradition and offers an excellent student environment, abundant extracurricular activities and a lively social scene.

CESINE Design & Business School is located in the university area of Santander (northern Spain), close to the city center and only 500 metres from beaches, parks and golf courses. Santander is also a member of the French club: “Le club des plus belles baies du monde”

The program strives to obtain the following learning outcomes:

  • Develop the creativity of students in order to improve their skills as professionals of commercial conception.
  • Analyse the most important current trends of corporate and advertising design, implementing product improvement ideas in the sector.
  • Understand the different visual communication strategies and the flow of ideas in the field of design.
  • Develop the necessary communication skills to be successful in the defense of ideas, products and portfolios in order to increase their likelihood of success.
  • Evaluate student capacity when applying the principles learned in this
    program in a simulated environment.

Intakes: Fall (September – December) and Spring (Jan – May)

Number of credits: 30 ECTS

Language of Instruction: English (minimum level B2)

Award: Certificate in Visual Communication


Our student accommodation is located in a unique and privileged environment, with spectacular views of the Bay of Santander. It has the most modern facilities and a few minutes walk from our university campus, the Sardinero beaches and the city center.

  • Single room
  • Double room
  • Shared apartment


  • High speed internet access
  • Housekeeping Laundry service (optional)
  • Food service (optional)
  • Security
  • Study rooms
  • Access to common areas
  • Outdoor spaces

Types of accommodation


Double room

All shared rooms are en-suite and fully equipped with comfortable beds, desks, and storage space. You can have meals or cook individually or with friends. They include weekly cleaning service.

This type of room is the most recommended, since it facilitates the integration of first-year students and avoids risks of exclusion. Thanks to an analysis of personality we seek affinities between them to accommodate them with whom they share tastes and hobbies.


Single room

If you are looking to have your own bedroom, we have a limited number of single rooms available. They have study space, desk and chair, a private bathroom and storage space.

Includes weekly cleaning service, as well as bed linen upon arrival, pillow, set of sheets, blankets and towel set.


Shared apartment

If you are looking for an extra independence, we have shared apartments for students. All of them completely renovated with the maximum comfort. They have study spaces, desks, bathroom and storage spaces, living room with television, high speed internet, kitchen with dining room, etc.

Includes weekly cleaning service, as well as bed linen upon arrival, pillow, set of sheets, blankets and towel set.

All students have access to our classrooms, common spaces, study rooms, outdoor areas and social events so it is easy to meet and connect with other students.

Admission Requirements

1. The application form completed in detail, with examination records certified
by school authorities, attested photocopies of all additional educational
qualifications already obtained and English or Spanish language translations of qualifications not issued in English or Spanish.

2. Letter of recommendation, signed by academic referee and sealed in an
envelope marked “Confidential”.

3. Detailed Curriculum Vitae (If the student has professional experience).

4. Three recent passport size photographs, signed on the back.

5. Photocopy of original passport or birth certificate.

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this program at the moment


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