Published on June 18, 2015
An engineering internship in Spain offers a young professional both an exciting multicultural experience and valuable insight into the engineering sector in a foreign country. Engineering internships in Spain give young people the chance to work in an established firm alongside industry professionals. The practical work experience in the engineering field will prepare a young person for their first job. At the same time, interns in Spain will also have the pleasure of getting to know the vibrant local culture.
Hands-on, multicultural experience in a competitive field is hard to beat. The Intern Group’s internships in engineering will prepare a budding professional to start their career, offering roles working in various engineering sectors. Former interns have worked in biomedical organizations like Amplicel and Natac and in construction and civil engineering roles.
Living in Madrid
Madrid is a sprawling, European city with tons to offer both residents and visitors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the daytime, interns can enjoy the city's gorgeous parks and famous museums. At night the city takes on a different pulse, as locals fill up tapas bars, music venues and clubs that stay open until dawn.
Engineering interns in Spain will live in accommodations in the city's safest areas. Housing is located close to work and classes, with access to public transportation nearby. Accommodations in Madrid come with sheets, Wifi and cleaning. Previous interns have been placed in housing in Sol, Salamanca, Nuevos Ministerios, Moncloa and Tribunal.
Though Spanish isn't a requirement for an engineering internship in Spain, living in Madrid is an excellent opportunity to learn the language. As one of the most commonly-spoken languages in the world, knowing Spanish is a huge tool for any professional looking to be competitive in the globalized world. The Madrid internship program offers optional Spanish language classes at every level, providing students with a high-quality language education at the Don Quijote school.
Madrid's historic center is perhaps most emblematic of the city's beautiful architecture and rich culture. With many historic buildings in close proximity of each other, interns in Madrid can meander from site to site with ease. Plaza Mayor is a good place to start a day of sightseeing. Interns can sip on a coffee and people watch or check out the area’s traditional shops. The well-known plaza also bears a notable bronze statue of King Philip III. Nearby are the famous Royal Palace and the Almudena cathedral.
One of Madrid’s most unique architectural treasures is the Templo de Debod, an Egyptian temple that was rebuilt in a Spanish park. The temple offers a sense of tranquility, particularly at night when it is illuminated by several lights, which are reflected by the surrounding water.
Food and entertainment
Madrid’s nightlife offers a wide variety of ways to unwind. To start the evening, Madrid’s residents or “Madrileños” enjoy meeting up to enjoy several tapas, or small plates of a prepared dishes for sharing. Local favorites include patatas bravas, brochetas and the tortilla. Many Spaniards will accompany their tapas with a beer or regional wine.
Flamenco is one of Spain's most celebrated historical cultural traditions. The dance originates from the Andalusia region in southern Spain in the 1770s. The dance can still be seen at flamenco shows and at restaurants called tablaos, where you can enjoy a flamenco dance show while eating a traditional Spanish meal.
Madrid is full of bars and restaurants where you can eat and drink well, listen to good music and go out dancing. In the La Latina neighborhood, the Cava Baja street is lined with bars perfect for a night of beers and tapas. Calle Pez is another hip area, ideal for snagging a chic cocktail. During the day the street also has an array of vintage clothing shops. Meanwhile, the bohemian neighborhood Malasaña is hipster mecca and offers a more alternative nightlife scene.
Interns working in Madrid are encouraged to take day trips outside of the city on their weekends, as the city is strategically located near many nearby tourist destinations. A day trip to UNESCO World Heritage Site Toledo is included in The Intern Group engineering internship program, where interns can visit the iconic stone fortification Alcazar of Toledo. World Heritage City Segovia is also located just a train ride away from Madrid.
Boost your career
Expand your worldview and gain professional experience with an engineering internship in Spain. Learning on the job at an internship will prepare a young person for their first full-time position. On top of learning about engineering, an intern in Madrid will also have the chance to work and interact with smart, interesting people from all over the world.
Apply now and boost your career!