Yes. Because your safety is our primary concern, you will be required to check-in with us every month while you are abroad. But we are also here whenever you need us! We provide you with 24/7 support from our dedicated team of staff.
Hospitality and Culinary Internship
Length: 6+6 Months
About This Program
This option offers a 6-month hands-on professional experience opportunity framed as a non-work-related internship. Current students or recent graduates get trained in a Hospitality or Culinary arts position as part of a progressive experiential education process. This program option would require an administrative procedure with the “Oficina de Extranjeria” to obtain a Residence Permit and request a Student Visa in the local consulate. Placements are available year-round.
*The program can be extended while in country, to up to six additional months for a total of 12. Interns need to apply for a residency permit extension at an extra cost.
What will I be doing?
We work with Top-level employers across Spain and help you find internship positions with various types of hospitality companies:
- Renowned and Exclusive Hotels
- Top Level Restaurants (Some Michelin Awarded)
- Luxury Resorts
- Exclusive Boutique Hotels
Improve your culinary skills in Spain – One of the world’s leading food destinations. Learn alongside seasoned professional chefs and discover the latest techniques and trends in European cooking. There are hundreds of opportunities and positions available with many different types of qualified businesses – no experience is necessary; we can find something that is a perfect match for you!
- - Juan Rodríguez (México)
This has been the best 6 months of my life! I worked at a really good restaurant in Madrid and learned so much. Nowadays, Spain is the number one country in gastronomy and I learned and enjoyed a lot this experience. Also, I was able to travel to Barcelona, Mallorca, and Ibiza.
What This Program Includes
Position secured before arriving so that you know exactly where you are going and begin earning right away.
Receive from 300 to 500 Euros.
Housing is provided by Host Employer free of charge during the whole duration of your program. It is a shared appartment fully furnished.
Meals are provided by Host Employer. Minimum of two meals per working day.
International Requirements Guidance
The legal process to file and obtain the residency permit is included in the program. AAG will then provide guidance and paperwork necessary for your visa processing at your local consulate as well as for the travel requirements and immigration processes in Spain.
We secure full health coverage for you for the entire duration of your program while in Spain.
No limits – Zero co-copy – Repatriation – Liability. Everything to comply with government requirements for your stay.
24/7 emergency support from our support teams based in Spain
It’s true, Spain knows hospitality as its best! Our Hospitality & Culinary Internship Program in Spain provides you with everything you need to make your stay rewarding. This program will offer you a unique opportunity to expand your future career opportunities and a chance to enjoy the rich diversity of modern Spanish culture.
Spain is spectacular! Come experience its thriving economy and rich cultural heritage that is both modern and historic, offering a lifestyle that distinctly Spanish. While you are here, plan to travel around Spain’s many cosmopolitan cities, small and magic timeless towns, or its Mediterranean beaches, and enjoy its world-renowned cuisine in every corner – there are millions of ways to experience the beauty of this warm, friendly country.
Our Spain internship program provides you with everything you need to ensure your stay is rewarding.
Please note that you must be pursuing academic studies that are related to the field of your internship.
- Must be 18-35 years old at the start of the program
- Must be a current university student or recent graduate (No more than 12 months by the program start date).
- Must demonstrate intermediate level of Spanish (English is a Plus)
How does it work?
The process to get you to Spain would take approximately 17 weeks. You are encouraged to start your process with enough time.
Frequently Asked Questions
There is a 6 month maximum
Professional internships in Spain’s hospitality sector are usually paid. Accommodations and meals are generally provided. Typically there is a stipend of about 300 EURO a month.
However, depending on your CV, your field of internship, and program duration, monetary compensation might be different. We will work with you to ensure you understand exactly how much you will be earning and exactly what your living expenses will be.
Many positions offer housing, but some do not. We will always provide you with viable housing options that are affordable and a reasonable distance from your worksite.