Gain professional skills in an internship-like experience

IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional work placements. They provide hands-on, internship-like experience on campus to first and second year students that wish to start gaining professional practice. There are many IEU Labs for you to choose from, and by joining one you will not only get to build your professional profile and gain valuable practical knowledge of different sectors, but you will also have direct contact with managers and directors of leading companies, extending your professional network.

What are the IEU LABs?

Fully-tutored working spaces where students develop professional projects and work closely with companies and institutions. An excellent opportunity for students who want a hands-on experience, to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and professional skills.

Who can join?

All students from any program are welcome to apply to any IEU Lab, although they are specially aimed to 1st and 2nd year students.

How much work?

IEU LABs require your commitment to work hard and enjoy a full hands-on internship-like experience on campus.

  • Second semester: Work during 5 continuous months (workload: 4 to 6 hours per week).
  • Intensive period: After final exams until the end of June (workload: 4 to 6 hours per day).

The rules of the IEU LABs

Enroll in a maximum of 1 Lab each year.Each Lab will count for 3 ECTS credit, offered at no extra cost.

Consultancy Labs

Communication Lab

Create blogs, videos & other media content according to the clients needs.

Legal Clinic

Offer legal advice and counselling to NGOs and startups.

Strategy Lab

Connecting businesses with bright new minds

Tech Lab

Design innovative solutions for real life technology challenges.

Finance Lab

Analyze financial markets to optimize investment strategies.

Econ Datalab

Dive into the data and make economics relevant

Slow Fashion Lab

Shape the future of Fashion. Join us.

Marketing & Consumer Insights Lab

Develop brand building & strategy and prepare marketing plans for your clients.

Policy Lab

Develop professional projects for private companies, public organizations and non-profits.

Food Culture Lab

Designing future food scenarios

D(esign) Lab

Approach the world of design and architecture

Entertainment Lab

Join the revolution that impacts music, film, series, videogames and digital content

Branding Lab

Get your brand across to your audience

Social Project Labs

Social Impact Lab

Work in social development consultancy to help people and communities.

Entrepreneurship Labs

Start-up Lab

Study the needs of your business idea. Develop a feasible business plan in order to pitch it to possible investors.

2021-22 LABs Calendar

Calendar 2021-2022

You will find the TIMETABLES of each Lab for the EXTENSIVE period on the online enrolment platform

Carlos Díez

Director of Talent & Careers department

From the Talent & Careers department, we would like to reinforce the importance of the experience that students can gain while participating in the LABs provided by IE University. Early contact with the business world is highly valued by recruiters, and in many cases, Lab experience marks the difference in the selection processes of companies looking for interns during students’ senior academic years.

The Lab experience allows students to start structuring a professional career, giving them the opportunity to gain real experience in companies, which will be of great value in IEU students’ professional development.


LABs Gallery

Welcome to the IEU LABs

Online ceremony celebrates the stratospheric success of IEU Labs

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IEU LABs hold a
Social Hackathon to address
the planet’s environmental crisis.

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Visit Campus online, under / Organizations/ IEU LABs&Entrepreneurship

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