Spain: Paid Hospitality & Culinary Internship
Our hospitality internship program in Spain will give you the opportunity to explore one of the oldest hospitality sectors in the world. This experience will allow you to learn high standard service levels through various operational positions and practice your Spanish language skills.
Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Marbella and Mallorca are some of the destinations where you can do your internship. We expect you to be flexible on the location as Autumn and Winter are low seasons and the majority of the hotels close. Important aspects as visa assistance, communication with your university for credits, housing and meals are taken care off, so those are details you don’t have to worry about.
– Housing: We will place you in hotels that will give you housing during your entire internship. You will be living in hotel dorms with other international and local interns as well as hotel full-time employees that will help you perfect your Spanish skills and adapt to the city and culture easier. This accommodation is hostel-type so you will be sharing your room with 3 or 4 other staff members, and that is a good part of the program, just because of the experience and friendships it can bring.
– Cash compensation: We work with hotels that provide interns a monthly allowance that goes from 100 EUR to 300 EUR per month. This pocket money will allow you to cover some of your daily expenses.
– Meals: Meals during working hours will be provided by the hotel based on your schedule. Usually 2 meals are the ones included, but some hotels include from 3 to 4 meals during the day. It will all depend on your working hours, the hotel and the position that you have.
– Full support: You will be assigned a mentor inside the hotel who will assist you to adapt to the hotel processes and service standards. We will also help you to gather all necessary documents for your visa and assist you throughout your internship. Also, as we know, university plays an important role in this internship programs, therefore, we will communicate with your university if you need to, to sign agreements or evaluations before, during and after your internship. This will allow you to get credits and accomplish your studies or subjects related to the internships.
Typical positions available:
Past interns have secured positions at:
Am I eligible?
Please apply just if you meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled at a university or MBA program or have less than 12 months of being graduated.
- Only hospitality, tourism and culinary related majors.
- Be between 18 to 27 years old.
- Be fluent in English.
- Conversational Spanish is required.
- If you speak any European language is a plus.
- Be open-minded, willing to learn new things and meet new people.
When should I apply?
- Deadline to apply: 3 months before your starting date.
- Apply 3 to 12 months before your starting date.
- Program start every Monday of the month.
- Placement process takes around 2 to 3 months.
- In some programs we can find internship within 4 weeks.
- Guaranteed professional internship placement.
- Cash compensation from 100€ to 300€ per month.
- Shared housing inside our outside the hotel (hostel type).
- Meals during working hours.
- Visa assistance.
- Support before and during your internship.
- Assistance and communication with your university for internship accreditation.
What's not included:
- Airport pick-up.
- Local support.
- Flight to and from Spain.
- Daily living expenses.
- Others not specified.
How about the visa?
The NIE (Número de Identificación de Extranjero) is a Spanish tax identification number assigned by the Spanish authorities to any foreigner. The number is unique and personal and is used as a way of tracking an individual's financial and official activities in Spain. It is a legal requirement for all resident and non-resident foreigners with financial, professional or social affairs in Spain - regardless of whether they are EU citizens or from a non-EU country.
The NIE is essential for any fiscal transactions in Spain where money is paid to the Spanish Inland Revenue office. The NIE should be quoted in all dealings with tax authorities. The number appears on all documents issued in Spain and always starts with an ‘X’ followed by seven numbers and a letter. It is needed for various activities including doing an internship in any city of Spain.
Applying for an NIE if you are not a Spanish Resident. Those intending to stay in Spain for less than 3 months not planning to apply for a Residency Certificate can make an application for an NIE number separately. It number comes in the form of an A4 sheet of paper.
The following documents are required:
- A filled-in application form, and two photocopies. The form is the Solicitud de Número de Identidad de Extranjero (NIE) y Certificados. Note: Do not sign the completed application form until an official is present.
- Receipt for payment of the fee, stamped by the bank. Doing this before the application can save time.
- Identity card or original passport and photocopy.
- Two passport photographs.
- Proof of current address in Spain.
- Certified documentation stating the reasons for applying for the NIE may be required. This can be a personal statement, or a letter from a future employee, bank manager, accountant, notary, agent etc.
Once the application is made, processing may take a month or more. Usually, the office will issue a date to collect the NIE which should be done in person; notification is not made by post or telephone. In some locations (Madrid is one such) the NIE may be issued immediately.
What's the next step?
The process is really easy and it is divided in 3 simple steps:
1 - BOOK YOUR INTERVIEW:
- Fill out the application form.
- Choose a time and date to have an interview with one of our internship agents.
- The interview objective is to confirm your eligibility and explain in detail the program of your interest.
- If you successfully complete it, you will receive your acceptance letter to enroll into the program.
- Submit the necessary documents requested during the interview.
- Choose your program and 3 positions you want apply for.
- Pay the Enrollment Fee of 350 USD.
- Receive your welcome letter and start the placement process.
- We will arrange interviews with potential hotels offering positions that match your profile.
- Once a hotel accepts you, we you will receive a draft internship offer including the position, hotel, working hours and compensations included.
- Accept your internship offer and pay the program fee.
- You are ready to start your visa process and prepare for a life-time experience.
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