The U.S. Department of Commerce strives to strengthen the United States’ international economic position and to facilitate global trade. Interns will have the opportunity to experience the inner-workings of the U.S. Department of Commerce abroad.  


Interns should be prepared to perform duties dealing with international market research and analysis, and international commerce between Spain and the U.S.



Spanish is required.


Interns are responsible for finding their own housing, but the Program Manager and host office will provide assistance. 


Costs include:
        Travel, Housing, and Living Expenses: $5000-$7000
        University of Utah tuition
        Academic Fee: $300


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.