How can I find internships in Spain?

I am studying Spanish, and would like to do a work placement in Spain during my year abroad. I would like to know how I can find internship opportunities and how to apply for them.

This question was asked on 2nd October 2014 and has been read 3438 times.

  • Anonymous Answer · 8 years ago

    I found my placement through my university. If you have a careers adviser go and talk to them and ask if they have any links with any companies out in Spain. Otherwise the internet is probably your best bet. infojobs is probably the most well-known Spanish job searching website. Hope that helps and good luck!

  • Tim Salinger · 8 years ago

    The internships offered by my uni were all pretty awful, and mostly irrelevant to any potential career a student would likely go into after studying... So I did it the old fashioned way, wrote my CV in Spanish and sent it off to about 50 NGOs, which I had found on various NGO-related websites, Wikipedia etc. About half replied and then from there I began to whittle them down; some I couldn't have worked for because their working days were too short/ too long, or the kind of work they offered didn't interest me. In the end I had a choice between an environmental NGO in Barcelona or a human rights and development NGO in Soria, of which I chose the latter as I wanted to live in 'real' Spain and completely throw myself into the deep end. 

    My advice - write a relevant CV and have one or more of your Spanish tutors check it over, write a good cover letter and then be persistent. If you don't get a reply at first, send another email and they'll usually respond. 

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