Canary Islands - Student Placement in the Atlantic Paradise


The Canary Islands, located 100 kilometres west of the African coast, belongs to Spain even though the islands are geographically part of Africa. The subtropical climate in the Canaries results in warm winters and even warmer, long summers.


Possibilities for Internships in Several Locations

The Canaries consist of 13 different islands including some very well known places such as the Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, Fuerteventura and Tenerife. The biggest cities in the Canaries are Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The capital for the islands is also shared by these two cities.


Internship in the Heart of Tourism Industry

The natural attractions, climate, beaches and nature make the Canary Islands a huge tourist destination. The Canaries has a population of just over 2 million people and every year it attracts over 12 million tourists and about a third of the GDP of the Canaries comes from tourism. There are also a lot of other fields of commerce where students can find internships, but tourism is clearly number one.

If you wish to view all of our available internships please click here: Internships in the Canary Islands

Below you will find further information relating to internships in the Canaries.


Internships Canary Island, SPain


Benefits of the Placements

The vast majority of our placements in the Canary Islands 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 the Canary Islands 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 the Canary Islands?

A modest room in a shared apartment in the Canary Islands will typically cost around €150 - €350 per month depending on its location. An apartment in the Canary Islands will usually cost between €500-€1500 depending on the area.


Documentation: What you need to know to prepare for your internship in the Canary Islands!

EU citizens:

If you are an EU citizen you will not need a Visa to come to the Canary Islands. Although geographically it appears as if the islands are a part of Africa, they are actually a part of Spain. 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 the Canary Islands. 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 get 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 the Canary Islands at Internships in the Canary Islands. To make them easily recognisable, all the vacancies which are indicated by a "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 process. Note that this service has direct costs related.


Check available internships here:

Internships in the Canary Islands