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Welcome to Internships in Spain

Make sure you take the opportunity to involve yourself in a nonprofit internship in one of the most culturally rich countries in the world!

Spain offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and social dynamics that make it an ideal destination for your summer internship! Spain is located in the heart of Europe and offers a rich heritage combined with diverse communities that provide a unique backdrop for those looking to make a positive impact. With its diverse regions, warm and welcoming people, amazing cuisine, and a commitment to social change, internships in Spain promise to be an enriching and rewarding experience for anyone eager to make a positive difference.

As an intern, you will find yourself on a journey that offers the incredible opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant Spanish lifestyle while contributing to meaningful projects within nonprofit organizations, each passionately dedicated to essential areas of social improvement. Moreover, you will have the chance to explore the various opportunities with our partners for internships in Barcelona, where you will be fully immersed in the city’s dynamic and multifaceted culture, forging connections with its warm and welcoming people, and, most importantly, leaving a positive mark on the local community. Doing an internship in Spain will not only motivate you to make a difference but also provide you with cultural insights from one of the most culturally rich places in the world, effectively enhancing your personal growth, broadening your horizons, and providing you with substantial strides in your professional journey.

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Spain Highlights

Rich Culture

Spain has a rich cultural heritage with a blend of many other cultures, providing an immersive environment for you to explore and learn from! During your internship in Spain, you will find yourself surrounded by the tangible remains of these diverse cultural influences in the form of stunning architecture, art, and traditions.

Language Learning

Doing internships in Spain offers you a golden opportunity to improve your Spanish language skills. This may benefit you later in your career as it is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.

Beautiful Landscapes

The country offers you a wide variety of landscapes, for example, if you are going to be doing an internship in Barcelona, you could visit its stunning beaches along the Mediterranean. The opportunities for outdoor adventures in Spain are endless!

NGO Presence

For Spain, internships that are done with nonprofit organizations and NGOs dedicated to causes related to education, environmental conservation, healthcare, human rights, and social welfare are very much embraced. This makes the country a perfect choice for anyone wanting to make a positive impact!

Browse All Internship Opportunities in Spain

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Open for applications

Shelter And Support For Migrants Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Facilitation, Evaluation, Coordination, Communication
Make an impact helping offer activities designed to support and uplift young migrants.
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Available from July 2024

Business Analyst Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Data Analysis, Market Research, Business Development, Stakeholder Management
Begin an exciting journey to uncover the insights of business growth and development.
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Important information about Spain

Internship locations in Spain

Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain: Internships in Barcelona can be very captivating for many reasons. Located along the northeastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Barcelona offers a unique blend of rich history, beautiful architecture, and a dynamic cultural scene. The city also offers you a vibrant arts and music scene, world-class cuisine, and beautiful Mediterranean beaches. People typically decide to do their summer

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Weather and Climate

Internships in Spain can have varying climates and weather conditions, depending on which city you ultimately choose. If you are going to be doing an internship in Barcelona, you will experience a Mediterranean climate, which can be characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In Central Spain (Madrid, Sevilla, etc.) , the climate can be characterized as having very hot summers and chilly winters. The northern regions of Spain (Bilbao, Cudillero, etc.) have a maritime climate with mild, wet winters and cooler, less humid summers. In Southern Spain (Granada, Cadiz, etc.) a hot-summer Mediterranean climate is present, characterized by

Safety and Support

Throughout your internship abroad we’re here to support you. For travel and internships, Spain is generally considered a safe destination. It has a low crime rate compared to many other countries, and violent crime is relatively rare. However, like any other destination, it’s important to be aware of potential safety concerns and take precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Barcelona Travel Requirements

  • Visa – If you are a citizen of an EU or EEA country, you do not need a Visa to enter and do internships. Spain has a very strict policy, so if you are not a citizen from one of those countries, you will need to apply for a Schengen Visa.
  • Travel Insurance – You want to have a carefree experience during your internship abroad, so it’s important to get the right travel insurance; a package that is suited for your upcoming trip. Check out our page with more information on flights and insurance.
  • Police Clearance / Background Check – This is a standard policy for most of our internships, as you are often working with vulnerable individuals. The procedure on how to obtain a police clearance/background check varies per country.
  • Vaccinations – Getting the country’s recommended vaccinations is important when doing an abroad internship. Spain generally recommends the following vaccines: routine vaccines, COVID-19, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, and rabies.

BARCELONA FAQS

Is it safe to do an internship in Spain?

For internships, Spain is widely known to be a safe destination. It is a well-developed country with a low overall crime rate compared to other countries. Despite this, it is still necessary that you take necessary precautions such as knowing emergency numbers, being vigilant with your belongings, and learning about Spain’s cultural norms.

Do I need to speak Spanish to be an intern in Spain?

While most internships in Spain can be done just by communicating in English, some of them may require you to be able to communicate effectively in Spanish. There are multiple courses that you can take by yourself, or with the organization that you intern in.

What are the living costs in Spain?

he cost of living in Spain can vary significantly depending on the city or region you choose to live in. Generally, Spain offers a relatively affordable cost of living compared to many other Western European countries, but expenses can still vary widely. For example, rent for a one-bedroom apartment could cost you between €600 and €1,200 per month, while groceries for one person could be between €150 and €250 per month, but, once again, this varies by city. Keep in mind that most of our Spain internships are in Barcelona, so the living costs will most likely be on the expensive side.

When should I start planning my internship in Spain?

We recommend you to start planning your internship at least 3 months in advance just so you can get all your official documents organized, your flights booked, your accommodation arranged, and have all the necessary vaccinations for your internship in Spain.

How do I apply for an internship in Spain?

You can browse through all our offered opportunities for internships in Spain (this is a relatively new location for us, so there are a limited number of opportunities). Once you find the one that suits your interests, you can apply by filling out the application form online. After we have revised your application, we will contact you in order to schedule an online interview to give us a better idea of your internship goals. You will also be able to ask any questions that you may have. If everything goes well, we’ll send your application to the host organization.

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HOW TO APPLY

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

APPLY

Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us

SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR

We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.

INTERNSHIP MATCHING

If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.

PAYMENT

If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.

CONFIRMATION

Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

NEED TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY FIRST?

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!