Frequently asked questions
You are aged between 18 and 32 years and you are studying or realising an apprenticeship and you have to complete a compulsory internship if you want to do your internship in Spain. You have a European Nationality. You speak English. Knowledge of Spanish is an advantage for an internship in Spain. You have to take out an accident-, third party- and health insurance for your stay abroad.
Yes, you will receive free accommodation (in the hotel or in an apartment nearby) and free board (three meals daily in the staff canteen). Normally our partner hotels pay pocket money of at least €150 per month.
Yes you can but – if your Spanish is non-existent or basic it’s a good idea to do a 4 to 8 week intensive Spanish preparation course in Spain. With improved Spanish skills it will be easier to start your internship on the right foot and to communicate with your colleagues. Additionally, placements in certain departments require at least a basic knowledge of Spanish.
Internships which last between 3 to 6 months are preferrable. Hotels prefer long-term periods. s-w-e-p is, however, able to arrange internships shorter than 3 months.
You should apply as soon as possible. That guarantees you the best placement position. Your application should coincide with a lead time of at least 2 to 3 months before your placement starts. Of course, s-w-e-p does its best to arrange placements on short notice as well. Just send us your CV in English or Spanish with your photo via e-mail.
We receive the placement conformation from the management of our partner hotels within 2 to 3 weeks and will inform you about it immediately. Then you can look forward to starting your work placement and begin your travel preperations. s-w-e-p tries to conclude all formalities as soon as possible to the benefit of all parties involved.
You should book your flights after you received your hotel placement agreement. Here on the island of Tenerife – are two airports. Most international flights arrive or take off from the Tenerife South Airport – called Reina Sofia. On the other islands are only one airport.
You will work 40 hours a week and have two days off, which needn’t be consecutive. The head of your department will inform you about your daily schedule. In some departments the daily schedule can be divided or you will work in shifts. There is no entitlement to holidays for interns in Spain.
No, there’s no guarantee that you’ll have a single room. The hotel decides, which room interns will inhabit and how many people will share this room. Hotels can allocate one room to at least to two interns/hotel employees (same sex). Nevertheless, interns sometimes get a single room.