Student Placements in Barcelona, Spain - The Business Centre of Catalonia


Barcelona is the second-largest city in Spain. It is the capital of Catalonia. Its population in the metropolitan area rises up to 3.1 million people and the city itself exceeds 1.6 million inhabitants. Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean sea and it is the largest metropolis in the Mediterranean area.


Internship in the “Place-to-Visit”

Doing an internship in Barcelona is a wonderful opportunity for your career as it is one of Europe’s leading centres in commerce, education, media, fashion and science. It is a major economic and cultural centre in the Iberian peninsula. Barcelona is also the fourth most visited city in Europe with only Paris, Rome and London ahead of it.

Barcelona is the fourth richest city in the European Union and it is also ranked as the fourth-best city of business in Europe. So all this makes Barcelona a very attractive place when thinking about placements abroad or internships in Spain.

If you wish to view all of our available internships please click here: Internships in Barcelona.

Below you will find further information relating to internships in Barcelona.


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Internship Fields Available in Barcelona

Spain Internship offers a wide variety of placements in a lot of different fields in Catalonia. Our positions are most frequently in the areas of:


Benefits of the Placements

The vast majority of our placements in Barcelona are paid positions. Only a small number of them are unpaid. However, all of our positions offer a great opportunity to gain practical experience and knowledge essential for anyone's CV. It also provides a great opportunity to immerse yourself in a new language and culture.


Duration of the Internships

The length of the placements we offer in Barcelona vary depending on what sector the position is in and what type of service you avail of. Positions in the Hospitality & Tourism field can last from 8 weeks to 6 months. Positions in the Business sector will typically last for 3 to 12 months. However, those who avail of our premium service may be able to get shorter placements in this sector.

You will find more information on the services that we offer below.


What is the Cost of Living in Barcelona?

A modest room in a shared apartment in Barcelona will typically cost around 350-550€ per month depending on its location. An apartment in Barcelona will usually cost between 900€-2000€ depending on the area.


Documentation: What you need to know to prepare for your internship in Barcelona!

EU citizens:

If you are an EU citizen you will not need a Visa to come to Barcelona. All you will need to get is an NIE number (número de identificación de extranjeros) and a social security number. Follow the link for more detailed information here.

Non-EU citizens:

If you are not an EU citizen you may need to obtain a Visa before coming to Barcelona. Follow the link for more information here. You will also need to get an NIE and social security number.


How do we work?

Spain Internship has two kinds of services:


Open vacancies

Spain Internship recruits and selects international candidates for many companies in Spain and in other European countries. Applying for these vacancies is completely free of charge and we will assist you during the whole process, trying to help you to secure a placement with the required conditions. Though we have a very high success rate, within this service we cannot guarantee you a placement, as companies will make the final decision about your application.

In order to apply for all of our open vacancies, you can use our application form at  http://apply.spain-internship.com or press the Apply button in the Top menu. Just follow the application process and we will contact you for a Skype interview.

You can find all of our open programs listed for Barcelona in Internships in Barcelona. To make them easily recognisable, all the vacancies which are marked with "No fees"! the title is handled through our recruiting process. Click here to find all of our open programs. 


Premium service

As our aim is to guarantee you a perfect placement, we have a second option for those who were not selected in our open vacancies or have really specific requirements. The mediation service is a customised, adaptable service where we guarantee to find you the perfect internship based on your requirements. One of our agents will work on your application and provide you with personal assistance during the entire process. Note that this service has direct costs related.


Check available internships here:

Internships in Barcelona