COWA Healthcare Internships in Seville

Locations, costs and deadlines listed on this page have been updated for Summer 2024. Ongoing pandemic responses and policies may affect these arrangements. Please revisit this page regularly for updates.

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The University partners with Connecting Worlds Abroad (COWA) to offer healthcare internships in Seville, Spain. COWA is responsible for securing placements and housing assignments. Students interested in applying for an internship through COWA should complete the COWA application materials and the UR participation form (link available in January).

Students from all majors are eligible to apply. Placements are available in a variety of Andalusia’s hospitals and healthcare centers and organizations, including:

  • Victoria Eugenia Hospital
  • Fátima Hospital
  • Hospital Sagrado Corazón
  • CRECER Rehabilitation Center
  • CERCO – Diagnostic Imaging Center
  • Various local NGO’s such as Save the Children, ADIMA, Cruz Roja Voluntarios, Médicos en el mundo, and more

Internships are open to students with at least sophomore standing maintaining at least a 2.75 GPA in major coursework. Continuing UR students may be eligible for funding from the UR Summer Fellowships or Weinstein Summer Grants programs.

Application Overview

  1. Submit COWA application materials online
  2. Submit UR participation form
  3. Contact Cheryl Genovese in the Summer School Office to submit $300 deposit

Application Deadlines

  • COWA application materials: February 15
  • UR Register Participation form & deposit: February 15
  • Initial payment: April 1
  • Final payment: May 1


  • UR Deposit: $300 (paid to UR in USD)
  • Program: €3,600 (paid to COWA in euros)
    • 1st payment: €1,800
    • Final payment: €1,800

Program Information

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 healthcare students.

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, a company run by a former UR professor and currently managing two other summer study abroad programs for the University of Richmond, is in a unique position to find health related internships for Richmond students. Since its founding in 2015, COWA has been an active program on the EUSA campus and has established excellent working relationships with a variety of medical centers around the city.

Questions about the Seville Internship? Email