Madrid

Madrid is the Jewel of Spain and the Mediterranean..

With its sun-kissed streets, laid-back lifestyle, and fiercely independent people, an internship in Madrid is a unique experience. Madrid, is the capital city of Spain, its financial hub, and home to the Prado, the Royal family, and of course Madrid Fashion Week.

Smaller in size than London, or Paris, MFW is host to Spain's top up and coming, and established designers, from Agatha Ruiz de la Prada to Moisés Nieto.

FWI internship programs run monthly in Madrid, with demand being consistently strong all year round. During Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter Fashion Week events, demand is exceptionally high, and applications for these programs should be made as far in advance of the show dates as possible.

Fashion Week Internships - Life Changing Experiences
General

Madrilenos are characterised as being friendly, passionate, and very tolerant of visitors. With a recovering economy and a population of over 3 million, Madrid is undergoing a period of transition.

One of Western Europes largest country's by size, Spain borders Africa in the south, Portugal in the west, and France in the north, all of which can be reached within a few hours, making it a great destination for those with an eye to seeing more of Europe.

Ambitious, proud, and culturally unique, Madrid is a great host city.

Industry Stats
Industry size:
£11billion per annum
Employed in the industry:
168,000 people
MFW visitors:
3,000+
Climate:
Hot summers and cool winters
Best known brands/designers:
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Inditex Group, Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Mango, del Pozo, Paco Rabanne, Felipe Varela
Main airports:
Barajas
Accommodation

Accommodation in Madrid is inexpensive, but prices rise markedly during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events.

Despite offering a broad range of options that includes private rented flat-shares, city centre hostels, and a variety of different classes of hotels, demand is high and places fill fast.

Our team have relationships with a number of local providers and can advise on the most suitable options for your chosen program schedule, obtaining quotes and placing bookings on your behalf.

Typical costs per week in EUR
Flatshare - Private room:
€ 130.00 - € 320.001
Air b'n'b – Private room:
€ 150.00 - € 300.002
Budget to Luxury hotel:
€ 240.00 - € 4,000.003
City centre hostel:
€ 140.00 - € 260.0044
1. Not available for internships of less than 4 weeks.
2. Payment is typically due in advance.
3. No deposit is typically required.
4. A deposit is typically required.
Language Courses

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world and demand for courses among interns is high.

Spain has numerous high quality language schools that offer intensive, refresher, and longer-term Spanish courses, that can be scheduled to run alongside your program.

Our team has relationships with a number of the best language schools across the country, and can provide advice, quotes and book courses on your behalf.

Typical course costs per week in GBP
1-week intensive course: £150.00 - £300.00
2-week intensive course: £200.00 - £400.00
4 week evening course: £150.00 - £300.00
6 week evening course: £250.00 - £400.00
Weekend study (4 weeks): £100.00 - £240.00
Weekend study (8 weeks): £200.00 - £400.00
Airport Transfers

Having an airport transfer arranged and waiting for you upon your arrival provides peace of mind, and convenience.

From limos and taxis, to rail and coach transfers we have relationships with reputable local providers who will meet you as you arrive and deliver you to your accommodation safely and quickly.

Our team is happy to assist with providing quotes and making bookings on your behalf as required

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not compulsory for interns, however it is highly recommended that some level of cover is taken out to protect against unforeseen accidents, and/or loss of property

For interns not covered by their own policy, we can introduce you to a number of reputable providers, provide advice about the various levels of cover available, and secure cover before your program begins.

Fashion Week Internships - Life Changing Experiences
2017 / 2018 Program Start Dates
  • November 6th 2017
  • December 4th 2017
  • January 8th 2018
  • February 5th 2018
  • March 7th 2018
  • April 2nd 2018
  • May 7th 2018
  • June 4th or 18th 2018
  • July 2nd or 23rd 2018
  • August 6th 2018
  • September 3rd 2018
  • November 5th 2018
  • December 3rd 2018
What's Included
A professional internship
The program includes a guaranteed internship within a dynamic brand/business that operates within the fashion industry for the period requested.
Pre-departure Q&A session
The program includes a pre-departure Q&A session with your Program manager, who will answer any questions that you have about your internship, host brand/business or destination, and ensure that you have prepared everything necessary to get the most out of your trip.
Post-arrival orientation session with local coordinator
The program includes a post-arrival orientation session with your local coordinator who will answer any questions that you have about your chosen program, host brand/business or destination, and provide you with local insight, advice and information to ensure you get the most out of your trip, including information on events, and after-parties.
Welcome pack including local map and essential information
The program includes a 'fashionista welcome pack' which includes a local destination map, guides to public transport, local attractions, restaurants, and cultural events. The pack also includes a list of important contact numbers, a short insider’s city guide written by our team, and information about your host company.
Flight and travel insurance advice
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who will answer any questions you might have about securing the most suitable flights to your destination, and sourcing the most appropriate insurance product.
Accommodation advice and booking facility
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who can advise you on the best local accommodation options available, local prices, and importantly legal matters including tenancy agreements and deposit security (for private rentals). The team can also negotiate and make accommodation bookings on your behalf if necessary.
Program Fees in GBP and USD
1-4 weeks £650.00 $950.00
6-8 weeks £750.00 $1,080.00
12 weeks £850.00 $1,200.00
16 weeks £900.00 $1,280.00
20 weeks £1,050.00 $1,450.00
24 weeks £1,250.00 $1,700.00
48 weeks £1,600.00           $2,150.00
i. Programs of less than 4-weeks are only available during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events.
ii. Accommodation and Travel costs are not included in the program price
iii. USD/Dollar prices quoted are subject to change.
Why Fashion Week Internships?
  • We are the only specialist fashion industry internship provider
  • Our data -driven approach is unique
  • 99% of our 2016 students recommend us
  • We have access to the best industry businesses
  • Our service is professional and transparent