Published on June 18, 2015

Engineering Internships in Spain

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.

 

Engineering internships in Spain

 

Roles

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.

 

Engineering internships in Spain

 

Spanish

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.

 

Beautiful Madrid

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.

 

Engineering internships in Spain

 

Day Trips

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!

 

 

Sources: www.everytrail.com, humanresources.about.com, Wolters World, Rick Steves, Museo Nacional del Prado, Wikipedia - Madrid, GoMadrid, TripAdvisor, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

 

Photo 1. based on Gran Vía (Madrid), by Felipe Gabaldón, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on Madrid, Spain, by Rick Ligthelm, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Madrid skyline, by Barcex, CC-by-2.0

The author
Elizabeth Trovall
After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her third year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

22 comments on “Engineering Internships in Spain

  • Hello, I am studying Mechanical Engineering in California, I was wondering what opportunites were given for someone in this field.

    • Hi Barbara,
      Thank you for your comment. We have great Mechanical Engineering internships available in Madrid, New York, Latin America and Hong Kong. The roles really depend on your background and our partner company needs. We recommend applying and discussing your academic background with a member of our Admissions Team. They will be able to discuss further the available opportunities in each destination.

      To apply for our program, please follow this link.

      Looking forward to your application.

      Thanks,
      TIG

  • I will be studying Aerospace Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in California. My Calculus teacher studied Aerospace Engineering in Madrid.

    • Hi Megan,
      Thank you for your comment. We have great Engineering internships available in Spain. More specifically we have Aerospace Engineering roles available in Latin America. We recommend applying and discussing your academic background with a member of our Admissions Team. They will be able to discuss further the available opportunities in each destination.

      To apply for our program, please follow this link.

      Looking forward to your application.

      Thanks,
      TIG

  • Hello, I studied Automotive Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University in UK. I would like to know what opportunities I might have in this field.

    • Hi Alexandru,
      Thank you for your comment. We have great Engineering internships available in Spain. More specifically we have Automotive Engineering roles available in our Latin America destination. We recommend applying and discussing your academic background with a member of our Admissions Team. They will be able to discuss further the available opportunities in each destination.

      To apply for our program, please visit our website at: https://www.theinterngroup.com/.

      Looking forward to your application.

      Thanks,
      TIG

  • Hi there,
    I am currently studying Civil Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. I’m wondering what opportunities are available in this field

    • Hi Heiller,
      Thank you for your comment. We have great Civil Engineering internships available in Spain and Latin America. Please note that you don’t need to speak Spanish. There are English speaking roles in both destinations. We recommend applying and discussing your academic background with a member of our Admissions Team. They will be able to discuss further the available opportunities in each destination.

      To apply for our program, please visit our website at: https://www.theinterngroup.com/.

      Looking forward to your application.

      Thanks,
      TIG

  • Hi there,
    I study Engineering Science (a.k.a Operations Research, Management Science etc.) at the University of Auckland and I was wondering if there are any opportunities available in this field?

    • Hi Lucy,
      Thank you for your comment. We have great Engineering Science and Business internships available in all of our destinations (New York, London, Hong Kong, Madrid, Latin America and Australia). Please note that you don’t need to speak Spanish for our Madrid and Latin American destinations. There are English speaking roles in both destinations. We recommend applying and discussing your academic background with a member of our Admissions Team. They will be able to discuss further the available opportunities in each destination.

      To apply for our program, please visit our website at: https://www.theinterngroup.com/.

      Looking forward to your application.

      Thanks,
      TIG

  • hi im studying oil and gas engineering in Russia…was wondering if there are any opportunities in this field!

    • Hi Rachael,
      Thank you for your comment. We have great Oil and Gas Engineering internships available in Latin America where we’ve previously placed interns in companies such as Indura Group. Please note that you don’t need to speak Spanish to be part of the Latin America program. There are English speaking roles available. We recommend applying and discussing your academic background with a member of our Admissions Team. They will be able to discuss further the available opportunities.

      To apply for our program, please visit our website at: https://www.theinterngroup.com/.

      Looking forward to your application.

      Thanks,
      TIG

  • Hi i’m a civil engineering student at Polytechnique school of Montreal in Canada. Are there oppotunities in this field? thanks you

    • Hi Anibal,
      Thank you for your comment. We have great Civil Engineering internships available in Hong Kong, Spain and Latin America. Please note that you don’t need to speak Spanish to be part of the Spain or Latin America program. There are English speaking roles available. We recommend applying and discussing your academic background with a member of our Admissions Team. They will be able to discuss further the available opportunities.

      To apply for our program, please visit our website at: https://www.theinterngroup.com/.

      Looking forward to your application.

      Thanks,
      TIG

    • Hi Ryan,
      Thank you for your comment. We have great internship programs available across all career fields in Hong Kong and Latin America for high school students aged 17. For our other programs (Spain, London, Australia or New York), participants must be 18. We recommend applying and discussing your academic background with a member of our Admissions Team. They will be able to discuss further the available opportunities.

      To apply for our program, please visit our website at: https://www.theinterngroup.com/.

      Looking forward to your application.

      Thanks,
      TIG

    • Hi Saul,

      Yes, in most cases you need to be studying for your undergraduate degree or have some type of practical experience in the area.

      Are you studying engineering at the moment?

  • Hello there,
    I am a material science engineering student from India and looking for paid summer internshhips in Spain.Are there any opportunities for summer of 2017.
    Thank You.

    • Hi Rahul, thanks for reaching out to us.
      My colleague will send you an email shortly with some more information.
      Best wishes,
      Fiona

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