Scholarship for Immersive Internships in León Spain

The Scholarship for Immersive Internships in León, Spain provides UW students the opportunity to work, live, and learn while abroad. In partnership with the UW León Center, UW Study Abroad, and the UW Career & Internship Center, this scholarship provides support for students who want to work in Spain and are interested in careers outside the U.S. Selected scholars conduct immersive internships in León during winter quarter. See the sections below for information about available internships, program eligibility, program requirements, financial details, and the application process.

Funding for this program has been made available through the Gerald J. Baldasty and Randal A. Beam Career Internship Endowed Fund for Students and generous donations from UW alumni, donors, and staff.

Applications for the winter 2023 program will open in April 2022.

  • Available Internships

    • Internships for winter 2023 will be available soon.
  • Program Eligibility

    • Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the scholarship:
      • Enrolled undergraduate student at UW-Seattle in good academic standing.
      • Strong and clear interest in conducting an internship in León, Spain during winter quarter.
      • Must be eligible for international travel and have familiarity with the Spanish language.
      • Preference will be given to applicants who have studied abroad previously or are familiar with living and working in Spain.
  • Program Requirements

    • Recipients of the scholarship are required to:
      • Meet with UW Career & Internship Center staff for their program orientation.
      • Notify UW Study Abroad of their travel and complete an Independent Learning Abroad program for credit.
      • Arrange air and ground transportation to Spain (scholars will be reimbursed for these costs).
      • Read and complete the Student International Travel Policy requirements as outline by the Office of Global Affairs.
      • Enroll in GEN ST 350, our distance learning internship reflection course, during the winter quarter of their internship.
      • Complete a program evaluation survey at the conclusion of their internship experience.
  • Financial Details

    • Selected scholars will receive approximately $3,000 (split into three installments) disbursed to their student account. This funding covers air and ground transportation and living expenses while in León. The program will also cover the fees for UW Study Abroad, the UW León Center, and housing costs in Spain. Students are required to purchase UW Student Abroad Insurance during their time in the program ($1.72 per day).
  • Application Information

    • The application for winter 2023 will open in April 2022

      Complete the application Google Form here including:

        • Essay question about your interest in conducting an internship in León, Spain
        • Essay question about your experience with living and working outside the U.S.
        • Essay question about how this experience relates to your longer-term career goals
        • Current resume

      All applicants will be notified in May 2022 of their application status.

  • Questions

    • Contact Dan Herb, Internship Success Manager, at dherb@uw.edu

Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Winter 2022

    • Coming soon!