AFfiliate program OVERVIEW

The Hinckley Institute of Politics has partnered with Barcelona SAE to increase the number of internship opportunities and in-country amenities for students. Barcelona SAE specializes in finding custom internships for students of all majors throughout Spain.


Barcelona Study Abroad Experiences has connections throughout Spain. Partnering with a range of first-class companies and NGOs, their program offers comprehensive personal and professional development. The Intern Group offers internships in London across all career fields.


There is no language requirement


Amenities provided by Barcelona SAE include:

  • Intensive Spanish Classes
  • Cultural activities
  • International business coaching
  • professional development
  • Career coaching
  • Airport transportation
  • Housing
  • 24/7 support
  • Comprehensive medical and accident insurance
  • Orientation and re-entry workshops
  • Optional: provision of meals and laundry services


Costs include:

  • Discounted Barcelona SAE affiliate program fee ( ~$7,000)
  • University of Utah tuition
  • Academic Fee: $300
  • Travel Expenses


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then email Global Internship Manager Courtney McBeth to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.