FAQ - Internship in Spain

1. Will I get paid for my internship in Spain?

There is the possibility of receiving remuneration for your internship. However, this is not guaranteed and depends on the respective company.

2. Do I need a Visa?

If you are a citizen of a state of the European Community, you do not need a Visa for Spain. If you are of a different nationality, please contact the Spanish Embassy in your country of origin.

3. Do I need international health insurance?

European citizens should get in touch with their respective health insurance company as those usually cover certain stays abroad. If your internship abroad is for a longer period of time, you should get international health insurance. We recommend StaTravel. 

4. How high are the general costs of living?

In general, the costs of living are approx. 15% less than e.g. in Germany. However, the price range in big cities like Barcelona and Seville is about the same as in other big European cities. Of course, it all depends on your lifestyle as well.

5. Can I withdraw money in Spain?

You can withdraw money with your EC card without any problems. The fees depend on your bank. Usually banks charge between 2 and 5 € per withdrawal. Some credit card companies offer cards with no charges.

6. What about the temperatures and climate?

Spain is a popular travel destination because of its climate. Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate and the summers are usually very warm and humid. The average temperature is 21 degrees Celsius in May already. The winters are mild, but rainy.

Seville is one of the hottest cities in the whole of Europe with an average of 300 sun days a year.  Even in winter, temperatures hardly fall beneath the freezing point.

7. Do i need special vaccinations?

In general you do not need any special vaccinations. Normal vaccinations like Tetanus, Diphtheria and Hepatitis should always be freshened up.

8. Can I use my mobile phone?

You can use your mobile phone and card in Spain. But please remember that you will be charged so called roaming costs for every call and text message. Ask your provider for more information. If you are planning a longer stay in Spain we recommend buying a Spanish Prepaid card. You can get these from different providers in Spain, e.g. Vodafone, Movistar or Armena.

9. Can I take the bus to work?

Public transport in Barcelona is good and rather cheap. You can get to work by bus or Metro. These drive every 2 to 5 minutes during rush hours. It is also the easiest and cheapest way to get around in Seville.

10. What kind of leisure activities are there?

Barcelona does not only offer obligatory sightseeing, a great cultural and night life and beautiful beaches but also many gyms and parks to stay fit and do some sports.  Seville does not rank behind.