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Overview of Internship Programs in Spain

The World Endeavors Intern in Spain program is perfect for those looking to truly discover Spanish culture—this will give participants the opportunity to learn the ropes of their future career while gaining a unique perspective of their field. The program is designed to give interns a meaningful professional experience in their career field while strengthening their Spanish language skills. And, during their free time, interns have abundant opportunities to explore Spain’s many unique regions and cities or travel farther afield to other European destinations.

World Endeavors offers internships in a wide range of professional fields in Spain, and our advisors are proud of their ability to find great opportunities in unique and highly specialized fields.

WHY DO AN INTERNSHIP IN SPAIN

Opting for an internship in Spain offers a remarkable blend of professional advancement and cultural enrichment. Spain’s robust economy spans industries like tourism, technology, finance, and renewable energy, presenting a diverse array of internship opportunities. By interning in Spain, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience, honing your skills within a dynamic international setting, and building a strong professional network that can pave the way for future career opportunities.

From the architectural marvels of Barcelona to the historic charm of Seville, you’ll immerse yourself in a captivating blend of cultures. Embrace the leisurely Spanish lifestyle, indulge in delectable cuisine, and engage in local festivities to foster cross-cultural understanding and broaden your global perspective. Ultimately, an internship in Spain promises a unique and enriching experience that seamlessly weaves together professional growth and cultural discovery, leaving you with lasting memories and a broader worldview.

SPAIN INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

Here are just a few of the best things about interning in Spain:

  • Spain’s thriving economy and global connections provide a platform to gain practical experience and insights within your chosen field, setting you up for a successful career.
  • From exploring historic landmarks like the Alhambra to experiencing lively local festivals such as La Tomatina, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in Spain’s dynamic traditions, art, and lifestyle, enhancing your global perspective and cross-cultural skills.
  • During your free time, you can embark on adventures like hiking the Camino de Santiago, relaxing on the Costa del Sol, or exploring charming villages nestled in the countryside.
  • Engaging with locals and colleagues in their native language not only enhances communication but also facilitates networking, enabling you to forge meaningful connections that can extend beyond your internship experience.

Our Spain Internship Programs

Browse all of our internship programs in Spain below. If you can’t find a suitable internship, check out our main program finder to continue your search for internships beyond Spain.

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Wine Internship in Spain

Wine interns in Spain work in a winery learning about the process of making wine, developing their wine business acumen, assisting in leading enology tours, and honing their marketing and sales skills specific to the wine industry.

Wine Internship in Spain

Wine interns in Spain work in a winery learning about the process of making wine, developing their wine business acumen, assisting in leading enology tours, and honing their marketing and sales skills specific to the wine industry. The vineyard sells wine as well as sparkling wine, cherry wine, cava and spirits. In addition to vinification, the winery also specializes in providing a holistic wine tourism experience, including wine education, guided tours, wine and food pairing, and tasting courses.

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Occupational Therapy Internship in Spain

In Spain, the realm of Occupational Therapy presents a captivating opportunity for interns to embark on a transformative journey. Within this dynamic landscape, they find themselves in the heart of clinics and hospitals, collaborating closely with experienced occupational therapists.

Occupational Therapy Internship in Spain

Through this immersive experience, they not only gain insights into patient care but also explore various facets of their field. From understanding therapeutic interventions to honing their skills in assessment and treatment planning, these interns acquire invaluable practical knowledge that lays the foundation for their future in the realm of Occupational Therapy in Spain.

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Human Resources Internship in Spain

Human Resources interns stationed in Spain contribute to the smooth functioning of HR departments, assisting professionals in tasks like reporting, evaluations, interviews, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative responsibilities.

Human Resources Internship in Spain

Human Resources interns stationed in Spain contribute to the smooth functioning of HR departments, assisting professionals in tasks like reporting, evaluations, interviews, orientations, record-keeping, and other administrative responsibilities.

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Wine Internship in Spain

Engaging in wine internships in Spain opens doors to a world of vineyards and wine companies. Interns contribute to various aspects of the industry, from production to marketing, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the wine-making process.

Wine Internship in Spain

Engaging in wine internships in Spain opens doors to a world of vineyards and wine companies. Interns contribute to various aspects of the industry, from production to marketing, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the wine-making process. This immersive experience also allows them to develop a deep appreciation for the unique wine and cultural heritage of the region.

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Social Work Internship in Spain

Social Work interns working in Spain collaborate with nonprofit or government organizations, assisting individual clients and actively contributing to community outreach initiatives, as well as playing a part in the implementation of public health and safety programs.

Social Work Internship in Spain

Social Work interns working in Spain collaborate with nonprofit or government organizations, assisting individual clients and actively contributing to community outreach initiatives, as well as playing a part in the implementation of public health and safety programs.

Location

About Valencia

Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain, is nestled along the eastern mediterranean coast. Its streets echo with notes of a Moorish past, such as architectural wonders like the Silk Exchange (La Lonja). Valencians take pride in their vibrant festivals, notably Las Fallas, where massive sculptures are paraded and then set alight. The city’s Mediterranean climate brings balmy summers, making its beaches like Malvarrosa a popular escape. Daily life is punctuated by leisurely siestas, paella feasts, and the melodic strumming of Spanish guitars in its bustling plazas.

Dates & costs

Internships are available year-round, with flexible start dates and durations. Public holidays and seasonal work availability may impact certain start dates in some locations.

Please wait until after you are accepted into the program and you have received the confirmed arrival and departure dates before you book your flight.

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors interns should be 18 years or older and should have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • It is recommended to have a background in your desired internship field, but not absolutely required. Internship placement opportunities increase with experience or relevant coursework.

Housing

World Endeavors interns in Valencia will live their first 2 weeks with local host families. This is a great way for interns to acclimate to the local culture, establish a connection with a local family, and brush up on their Spanish skills. The rest of the time will be spent living in a shared apartment. Apartments have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities, and interns can purchase groceries and prepare meals at home. Apartments are located in close proximity to public transportation, and interns walk or take public transportation to reach their internship site. Other housing types may be available for an additional fee.

First Month: $3,790 | Each Additional Month: $1,490

Why Intern Abroad?

Embarking on an internship abroad is a transformative experience that blends professional growth with cultural immersion. It opens doors to a world of opportunities, offering a unique blend of personal development and global perspective.

Global Networking Opportunities

Interning abroad exposes you to an extensive network of professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. By working alongside international colleagues, you can forge valuable connections that extend beyond borders. This network not only enhances your career prospects but also opens doors to future collaborations and global opportunities.

Cross-Cultural Competence

Interning abroad nurtures cross-cultural competence, a skill highly valued in today’s interconnected world. By immersing yourself in a different cultural setting, you develop a heightened sensitivity to diverse perspectives, communication styles, and work practices. This adaptability and cultural intelligence enable you to thrive in multicultural work environments throughout your career.

Enhanced Language Proficiency

Interning abroad presents an ideal opportunity to improve your language skills. By working and interacting in a foreign language, you can sharpen your linguistic abilities and gain confidence in communicating effectively across language barriers. This increased language proficiency not only enhances your resume but also opens doors to international job opportunities.

Personal Growth and Independence

Interning abroad pushes you out of your comfort zone, encouraging personal growth and independence. By navigating new cities, customs, and challenges on your own, you develop resilience, self-reliance, and problem-solving skills. This transformative experience equips you with the confidence to adapt to new situations and take on future professional endeavors with a sense of fearlessness.

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN SPAIN

Spain offers a plethora of activities to enjoy during your spare time, ensuring a fulfilling and memorable experience. Here are some exciting things to do:

  • Explore Historical Sites: Visit iconic landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Alhambra in Granada, and the Royal Palace in Madrid. Immerse yourself in centuries of culture and architecture.
  • Visit Art Galleries and Museums: Explore the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, and contemporary art centers like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
  • Attend Sporting Events: Experience the passion of Spanish sports by attending a soccer match at renowned stadiums like Camp Nou in Barcelona or Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid. Soccer (football) is deeply ingrained in Spanish culture.
  • Indulge in Culinary Delights: Participate in wine and food tastings to experience the diverse flavors of Spanish cuisine.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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Academic Credit

Do you want to earn academic credit for your international internship? Nearly half of World Endeavors participants earn credit while interning abroad. Many students are required to participate in an internship to fulfill a requirement for their degree program. World Endeavors works closely with students and their academic advisors to ensure that our program meets those requirements. If you don’t fall into that category there is another exciting option for you. Through our collaboration with University of California Berkeley, students can earn UC Berkeley credit by taking one of two online courses while interning abroad.

INTERNSHIP CREDIT INFORMATION

Recent Testimonials

TrentIntern in Australia

I gained a stronger sense of independence. I have always been self-motivated but this program gave me the reassurance to take on new experiences.

MeganIntern in Australia

I’m now better prepared and excited for my upcoming classes because my internship provided me with relevant experiences. Being an international intern helped me step out of my comfort zone and gain self-knowledge, which was my goal.

NidishIntern in Argentina

I’m very happy with how the program went. It was such a great experience -
I want to go back.

BrittanyIntern in Czech Republic

It was so empowering for me - a huge boost to my self esteem!

AltairIntern in Costa Rica

“It was way more than I ever expected. I wanted to do this because I’m applying to med school - It’s been life-changing and so worth my time. I feel like I got so lucky.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

WhitneyIntern in Costa Rica

Absolutely amazing. I learned so many new things I had never learned before and I’m still in touch with my host family.

BridgetIntern in Czech Republic

I went into it having high expectations and everything was completely fulfilled. I learned a lot - it was amazing.

CourtneyIntern in Ecuador

Oh my goodness, it was incredible! It was so cool! I got to travel and see and do much more than I was anticipating! My Spanish improved so much while I was there! I definitely got a lot of experience in OT, and was able to clock all of my shadowing hours for OT school.

Spain FAQs

What Part of Europe is Spain in?

Spain is located in the southwestern corner of Europe, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Biscay. It also shares land borders with Portugal, France, Andorra, and Gibraltar.

Is it Safe to Travel to Spain?

Spain is generally considered safe for travel. It offers diverse cultural experiences, historic sites, and beautiful landscapes. However, travelers should remain vigilant against petty theft, especially in crowded tourist areas, and follow local laws and customs. Staying informed about the current travel advisories and COVID-19 guidelines is recommended for a safe and enjoyable trip to Spain.

Is Catalonia Part of Spain?

Yes, Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain located in the northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and many other famous cities. It has its language and culture and is considered one of the most prosperous regions of Spain. Although it has its regional government, it remains a part of Spain and is represented in the Spanish Parliament.

How Much Does it Cost to go to Spain?

The cost of going to Spain will depend on several factors, including the length of stay, type of transportation, accommodations, and activities. Planning a trip to Spain on a budget is possible, but the exact cost will vary depending on the individual’s preferences and budget.

How Long Can You Stay in Spain Without a Visa?

Most visitors can stay in Spain for up to 90 days without a visa. After that, they must apply for a visa or leave the country. However, the type of visa required will depend on your purpose of traveling to Spain.

If you decide to go on a World Endeavors program in Spain, you’ll have our helpful advisors to guide you through every step of the visa process.

How Hot Does it Get in Spain?

The average temperature in Spain varies depending on the season and region. In the summer months, the temperatures in the south can reach up to 40°C (104°F), while in the north, it is more relaxed with temperatures around 20°C (68°F).

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How to apply for an Internship Abroad

You’ve decided to intern abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to gain skills and grow your network abroad!