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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: Six 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: Livensa 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 2023 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)
    • General application form
    • Internship profile form
    • Academic recommendation form
    • General recommendation form
    • Housing questionnaire form
    • 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 2023

Thursday, May 25 Arrival of students to residence hall in Seville & Welcome Dinner
Friday, May 26 Health & Safety Orientation Meeting at COWA
Sat-Sun, May 27-28 Free weekend
Monday, May 29 First day of internship
Thursday, June   Corpus Christi (national holiday)
Week of June 26 Last week of internship (number of days might vary)
Thursday, June 29 Farewell dinner
Friday, June 30 Departure from Seville


Las siguientes visitas son obligatorias para todos los alumnos:

Saturday, May 27 Visit to Parasol-Metropol Lookout (Las Setas) and Antiquarium TBD
Wednesday, May 31 Visit the Cathedral 4.00 pm
Tuesday, June 6 Cultural Visit to the Royal Palace 5.00 pm
Friday, June 16- Sunday, June 18 Trip to Córdoba and Granada TBD
Thursday, June 22 Olive Oil Factory 5.00 pm
Saturday, June 24 Trip to Roman Ruins and beach 9.00 am
Tuesday, June 27 Flamenco Show 7.30 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€).