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        2022 Business Consulting Internships

        Want to really stand out from your peers when it comes time to look for a job? Make a huge difference upgrading your résumé by becoming a part of a Business Consulting Internship in Italy or Spain this summer. Each Business Consulting Internship is 9+ weeks long, including 8 weeks of consulting work for an international client, a week of summer break for travel, and time for overlapping coursework and cultural activities. Consulting projects will be guided by experienced consultants who will provide instruction on the purpose, methods, and outcomes of formal consulting projects.

        Be on the lookout for more details on our 2022 plans for Business Consulting Internships.

        Business Consulting Internship in Rome, Italy

        While in Rome, Italy, not only will you have the opportunity to earn college credits and experience in a global business environment but you will also get to travel to some of the most famous attractions in Rome, such as the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, Vatican City, the Pantheon, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Centro Storico & the Spanish Steps, and many more. Tours will be announced prior to departure from the U.S. and are subject to change.

        Business Consulting Internship in Madrid, Spain

        While in Madrid, Spain, not only will you have the opportunity to earn college credits and experience in a global business environment but you will also get to travel to some of the most famous attractions in Madrid, such as the Royal Palace, Prado National Museum, Retiro Park, Cybele’s Fountain, Las Ventas bullring, Madrid Rio, Santiago Bernabeu stadium, and many more. Potential visits to nearby cities like Toledo, Valencia, Granada, or Cordoba are also possible. Tours will be announced prior to departure from the U.S. and are subject to change.

        Program Objectives

        This 9+ week program will provide you with hands-on work experience combined with a unique cultural experience.

        During the program, you will work with a team on a consulting project for a business client. At the end of the project, you and your team will prepare a written report, completed in English, and make a formal presentation to the client with their proposed solutions and/or advice.

        You will solve real business problems through teamwork in an international setting under the direction and supervision of experienced consultants and Auburn Harbert College faculty.

        Academic and Travel Requirements

        • Academic Requirements

          Before you can qualify to be a part of a Business Consulting Internship, you must have completed MNGT 3100, MKTG 3310, and FINC 3610 at least one semester before participation. Additionally to qualify, you must be a business major (those with a 3.0 GPA and Senior standing at the program start will be given priority). While not required, it is recommended that you participate during the summer after your Junior year and before your Senior year.

          During your participation, all courses are 3 credit hours each.

          There are two courses (6 credit hours)  required for all students to be taken as part of the program:

          1. Strategic Management—MNGT 4800
          2. International Consulting—MNGT 4610 or Internship Course by Major—XXXX 3920/4920

          Additional electives are available but are not required. Please note that elective courses are subject to change by semester.

          • Money and Banking—ECON 3200
          • International Marketing—MKTG 4400
          • Financial Markets & Institutions—FINC 3700
          • Project Management—SCMN 4970
          • International Business Operations—BUSI 3250
        • Travel Requirements

          Visa and Passport

          In order to be eligible to participate in a Business Consulting Internship, you must ensure that you have obtained the appropriate documentation.

          In order to travel anywhere outside the U.S., you must have a valid Passport, good for 1 year after you return to the U.S. after your program. Additionally, you must meet any other Spanish or Italian immigration regulations, such as acquiring a visa.

          Note: Currently, Spain and Italy do not have any visa or special requirements for U.S. citizens. We will inform you if requirements change. International students will be responsible for determining and meeting any Spanish or Italian immigration rules applicable to their specific situation.

          Contact Auburn Abroad at for more information.


          During the course of the program, you will be required to live in student apartments with a roommate.

          Housing in Italy and Spain is professionally managed student apartments located in central, safe locations. They will typically include laundry facilities, a kitchen, and Internet access.

          If you so desire, you may request a roommate; however, all students are required to share a student apartment with one other student in the program.

          Specific housing location and details will be provided prior to departure from the U.S. If you have any further concerns or questions about housing, please contact Auburn Abroad at

        Cost and Fees

        • Program Fees
          Program fees total $8,979 and include AU coursework credit hours (typically 6–12); consulting placement; housing in Spain or Italy for the duration of the program; a transportation pass for the duration of the program; cultural and professional programs; a walking tour of Madrid, Milan, or Turin; welcome and farewell receptions; trip cancellation insurance; and emergency evacuation insurance (does not replace major medical).
        • Estimated Additional Costs

          Estimated additional costs (not included in program fees) total $3,619 and include: a roundtrip flight to Madrid, Milan, or Turin; most meals; passport and visa (if needed); optional tours and entrance fees to some sights; Auburn Abroad fee ($691); and Harbert College of Business Professional fee ($150) for Harbert College majors.

          If you have any further questions or concerns about the costs and fees of the trip, please contact Auburn Abroad at

        Important Dates

        Be on the lookout for upcoming dates!

        Start Your Application Early

        We have limited space for our Business Consulting Internships, so be sure to submit your application as soon as possible.

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