Fundación Alzheimer España (FAE)

PUBLIC HEALTH: Administrative and Special Services Assistant

The Spanish Alzheimer's Foundation (FAE) is a national and state entity with the objective of aiding, respecting, and improving the quality of life of not only people experiencing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, but also of their caretakers and families. It is an independent NGO without any affiliation with pharmaceutical laboratories, political parties, or religious entities.

Location: MADRID


  • Observe and help with all types of therapy at the center
  • Help organize and promote activities and workshops
  • Help in the day center by socializing with the patients
  • Office assistance
  • Conduct research
  • Collect and analyze data for the association’s projects
  • Translate documents and articles

Contact Details:

Avenida de Daroca, 80, local
28017 Madrid

Tel.: 91 343 11 65 y 91 343 11 75
Fax: 913-595-450.

Metro: La Elipa. Línea 2

Hours per week: 8



Resume: Spanish
Interview Required: yes
Coverletter: N/A

Deadline: June or November


At my internship I participate in one of the first lectures of the day where the main focus of the class is to work on the patients memory and recall abilities. I then work with the same group during music therapy where we sing songs, play instruments, and dance together. I have had an amazing experience getting to see how Alzheimer’s affects the lives of so many people and being able to connect with them on a personal level; as someone who wants to be a Psychiatrist in the future, it has made me so much more excited to study mental disorders and especially those that have a larger effect on the older population. Sofia Pelayo, Swarthmore. Fall 2022
Sofia en FAE. Fall 2022       Taller de Musicología
This Spring, I interned at the Alzheimer Foundation of Spain. I decided to enroll in this internship because it provided a unique opportunity to apply concepts that I learned in the classroom to real people. My responsibilities involved supporting therapists during patient therapies, and conducting independent research to think of novel therapies. Overall, it was a great experience that will play a role in the direction of my career, and I am very thankful for having had the opportunity to work there. Santiago Noriega, Tufts. Spring 2020
Working with the Alzheimer Foundation did not only allow me to have a better understanding of a common chronic disease, but also develop a greater passion for my Community Health degree. I was lucky enough to work with strong spirited women who taught me how to genuinely care for patients in a professional setting. Moreover, having an internship allowed me to integrate further into Spanish culture. I was able to socialize with patients who lived through some of Spain’s most crucial moments in its history and having them share their experiences with me was enlightening. The Alzheimer Foundation was an excellent place to intern and I hope that one day I will be able to return to Madrid and find that they continue to impact not only the lives of Alzheimer patients, but of their family members as well. Melissa Quiros, Tufts. Spring 2020
          Katie Walsh en FAE, Tufts. Fall 2019  
I’ve really loved my time at the foundation, the classes are fun and I’m practicing Spanish there more than anywhere else. It’s also been very informative, great experience, and recently we’ve added in a small research project to bring some treatments from the US to the foundation here in Spain which is extremely useful experience for my future in the medical field and I definitely feel that this internship has been phenomenal for someone who is pre-med and focused on neuromedicine/neurobiology. Overall I’ve really liked my time there and feel I’m getting invaluable experience!. Rich Rosato, Tufts. Fall 2019
         My experience at the FAE was even more fantastic than I could have ever imagined. I was able to assist in the different therapies (cognitive, musical etc.) and even develop my own activities. I was able to see many different psychological principles in action and watch how they developed over the course of my internship. It was always a highlight of my week to go spend time with such and incredible group of welcoming people! Paige Didier, Swarthmore. Spring 2019
           Paige Didier y el equipo de la Asociación