Hospitality & Culinary Internship


Are you hungry to boost your culinary skills in a global food hotspot? Rub shoulders with pro chefs and master European culinary tricks? With countless roles up for grabs, we’ve got the right fit for you, even if you’re just starting out!

This 6-month internship in Spain’s bustling hospitality and culinary scene is perfect for students or recent grads and presents an exciting opportunity to hone your skills in a lively culinary environment.

Spain is home to some of the most exciting culinary stars in the world, and Alliance Abroad is proud to partner with elite hotels, top-notch restaurants (including some with Michelin stars), lavish resorts, and chic boutique hotels.
Interested? Get in touch today to start your journey.

What the program includes


Position secured before arriving in Spain. You will know exactly where you’re going and your specific position and wage.

Resume and Interview Preparation

We help you with your resume and interview preparation, so you make a great first impression and land the right job.


We work with you in advance to prepare you for your adventure in Spain and provide an orientation about what to expect.

International Requirements

We will provide helpful guidance on visa requirements and travel medical insurance.

Housing and Meals

Housing is provided by Host Employer free of charge during the whole duration of your program, in a fully furnished, shared apartment. Meals are also provided by your employer.


24/7 emergency support from our support teams

Fees &

You may be eligible to participate in this program if:

  • Currently studying gastronomy or tourism OR
  • Have a degree in gastronomy or tourism (within 2 years of graduation)
  • Between the ages of 19 – 33

Step 1

Submit Your Application

Our team will reach out to you, and together, we’ll review your eligibility, answer some questions, and see what positions you are interested in.

Step 2

Choose Your Position

Explore open positions that suit your interests. Participate in a host company interview to find your perfect match.

Step 3

Complete Your Application

If you’re hired, congrats! Now you’ll need to submit the full application and program fee.

Step 4

Schedule Your Visa Appointment

We will organize your residency permit and all paperwork to request your visa.

Step 5

Start Planning Your Arrival in Spain

Once your visa is approved, it’s time to book your flight and start planning. Our pre-departure orientation will tell you everything you need to know. You’re set for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience!


The Training/Internship Placement Plan (T/IPP) is an official document signed by you, your host company representative, and your sponsor. The plan outlines what you will learn and the hands-on experience you will gain while participating in the program. It includes phases of learning, skills and tasks, information on your supervisor, and examples of cultural exchange activities available to you.

Alliance Abroad works closely with our host companies to ensure that safe, affordable housing and transportation is available near the site of training. Some of our host companies provide housing, and payroll deduct the cost of it from your paycheck. Some host companies work with us to provide housing leads of apartments or houses that have worked well for participants in the past. When reviewing housing, we always look at the monthly cost, furnishings, cost of utilities, proximity to the site of training, safety, and available transportation options to ensure it is a suitable option.

No. In fact, if looking for a placement in the field of hospitality, it can only be 6 months or less. Typically, participants request at least a minimum of 6 months. We will work with you to determine the length of program that meets your needs and program requirements.

If you were an Intern but now qualify as a Trainee, you may participate again after living outside of the U.S. for at least two years. If you completed a Trainee program and have been outside of the U.S. for two years, you may come on a new Trainee program. In any of these situations, your second program must demonstrate an enhancement of learning that builds upon the experience you received on your first program.

Alliance Abroad offers a Deferred Payment Plan to eligible participants. This allows you to pay a lower program fee in the beginning, and then continue to pay the remainder of your program fee after you start your program and start earning a stipend from your training. We also work with host employers who are willing to pay the sponsor fee in full and then payroll deduct once you are on your program. Please share any concerns regarding the fees with your Alliance Abroad contact to find out what options might be available for you.

Yes. Even though a stipend is not required by the program regulations, Alliance Abroad only works with host employers who agree to pay an hourly salary to their Interns and Trainees. We ensure this stipend is the higher of state or federal minimum wage and explain any other benefits provided by the host employer in a detailed offer letter provided to you during the interview process for your review. We want to ensure you have enough money to cover your expenses during the time you are here.

The Intern and Trainee programs require a mid-point and final evaluation. These should be completed with your supervisor. Our evaluation can be done online and asks basic questions regarding your training experience to ensure your program is progressing according to your Training/Internship Placement Plan and achieving the objectives of the program

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