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Richmond Healthcare Internships in Seville

This is an official University of Richmond program, so you may qualify for scholarship and/or financial aid money.
Please check with the appropriate office on campus or talk to your advisor.

Program Description

Richmond Healthcare Internships in Seville

We offer University of Richmond students the ability to complete healthcare-related internships in during the summer in Seville. As the capital city of Andalusia, Seville has one of the best public healthcare systems in the world. The city attracts both national and international healthcare professionals, resulting in an array of internship opportunities for students interested in the healthcare professions.

The internship experience, coupled with a series of site visits and seminars, will allow students to directly observe the structural and functional organization of the healthcare system in Andalusia.

COWA is in a unique position to find health related internships for Richmond students as it has established excellent working relationships with a variety of medical centers around the city since its founding in 2015.

Through this program, you can gain experience that will set you apart and prepare you for a career in the healthcare sector.

Healthcare Internships

You can complete a healthcare-related internship at one of Andalusia’s different types of hospitals and healthcare centers:

Program Information and Application Process

  • Duration: Five weeks / 20-30 hours of internship work per week
  • Requirements: Sophomore standing and minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major and preferably advanced Spanish level
  • Placement: NGOs, Hospitals and/or clinics based in Seville, allowing students to gain mostly cultural and linguistic knowledge within a Spanish Healthcare context
  • Housing: Nodis Residence hall
  • Number of Students Accepted: 5-10
  • Academic Credit: Arranged by each participant with the appropriate U of R faculty and/or department.

The 2024 program fee will be 3,600 € , which includes:

  • Internship placement and supervision
  • Orientation and internships-prep workshop
  • Weekly follow-up meetings with internship coordinator
  • Welcome and goodbye dinners
  • All activities and excursions (see our University of Richmond page for details)
  • Tickets to a flamenco show in Seville
  • Single room with half board (breakfast, lunch OR dinner) M-F at Nodis  Residence Hall. All single rooms have a full kitchen and private bathroom.
  • Local transportation to and from internship sites

The cost does not include:

  • Airfare (flights to and from Seville)
  • Personal expenses

Please refer to U of R’s Internships Abroad webpage for additional information, or contact Ms. Cheryl Genovese (cgenoves@richmond.edu) if you have any questions.

  • February 15th: UR Register participation form and deposit ($300 non-refundable deposit paid directly to the University of Richmond)
  • February 15th: COWA application materials due
  • April 15th: First program payment due.
  • May 1st: Final program payment due.

To pay online, please go to our Online Payments page (also linked below).

The application deadline is February 15th.
Finalists will be selected and contacted by March 15th to set up a Skype/Zoom interview.
Accepted students will be notified by March 31st.

  • A complete application must include:
    • $300 non-refundable application fee (paid directly to the University of Richmond)
    • Internship General application form
    • Internship profile form
    • Academic recommendation form
    • General recommendation form
    • COWA internship questionnaire form (only for homestays)
    • Cover letter stating your objective in doing the Seville internship.
    • An electronic version of your resume.
    • A scanned copy of passport information page.

Program Dates for 2024

Thursday, May 16 Arrival in Sevilla

Taxis Directly to NODIS Residence Hall 

(Avenida de Ramón Carande, 6)


8:00 pm: Welcome Dinner at Barrabar’s 

(Cardenal Bueno Monreal, 33)

Friday, May 17 10:00 am Health & Safety Orientation Meeting at EUSA
Sat-Sun, May 18-19 Free weekend
Monday, May 20 First day of internship
Thursday, May 30  Corpus Christi (Local holiday)
Week of June 17 Last week of internship 
Friday, June 21 5:30 pm Flamenco Show

8:00 pm Farewell dinner at Picantón 

(C. Cuna, 5, Casco Antiguo)

Saturday, June 22 Departure from Seville


Las siguientes visitas son obligatorias para todos los alumnos:

Saturday, May 18 Visit to Metropol-Parasol (Las Setas) and Antiquarium

Meeting Point: Plaza de la Encarnación

10:30 am
Thursday, May 23 Visit to Real Alcázar

Meeting Point: Plaza del Triunfo

4:15 pm
Monday, May 27 Visit to Catedral de Sevilla

Meeting Point: Plaza Virgen de los Reyes

4:15 pm
Wednesday, June 5 Basilippo Olive Oil Factory

Meeting Point: COWA

3:30 pm
Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9 Trip to Córdoba and Granada

Meet in front of COWA

8:00 am
Wednesday, June 12 Cooking Class

Meeting Point: Plaza del Altozano

10:15 am
Saturday, June 15 Trip to Itálica Roman Ruins and beach

Meeting Point: COWA

8:15 am
Friday, June 21 Flamenco Show 5:30 pm

Download Application Documents

Click below to access the Dropbox folder with all the appropriate application documents. Please start with the file titled ``ReadmeFirst``.

Online Payments

Click below to go to the Online Payments page. There are two program payments of 1,750€ (total of 3,500€).