A tiny country in the eastern part of the Mediterranean, Cyprus only has a population of 1 million people. The beautiful little island nation is known for its amazing diving spots and oceanic life. A popular tourist destination for avid divers, Cyprus attracts thousands of people each year and has developed a prominent tourism industry. Intern in Cyprus! It’s the place to go for a perfect combination of work and play.

Diving/Education: There are several scuba diving training and instruction programs offered in Cyprus. The beautiful Mediterranean waters provide the perfect place for aspiring diving instructors to get PADI certified or simply enjoy time exploring the depths of the ocean. In addition to observing diving instructors and spending time in the waters, you’ll have the chance to practice teaching other classes. Don’t hesitate to become a certified dive-master in Cyprus through a diving internship!

Tourism: Cyprus’s tourism industry dominates a large part of the economy. For such a small island country, Cyprus ranks 24th in the World Economic Forum’s 2011 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index. With a stretch of beautiful beaches, many Europeans flock to Cyprus for vacations. Cyprus is a great place to find an internship in tourism or hospitality, as there is much demand for resort and tourist services.

When and Where to Look for an Internship

While it’s possible to find internships in Cyprus year-round, most will be offered in the summer during tourist high season. Diving internships tend to last 1-3 months, while tourism and hospitality internships may extend longer depending on the program. To find an internship in Cyprus, look for specific internship programs that are designed for international students, or cold-email businesses and organizations about internship opportunities. You never know—you might be able to find a great internship on your own!

Cost of Living in Cyprus

While the cost of living in Cyprus is steadily rising, it is still relatively low compared to the rest of Europe. Overall, most consumer goods cost less in Cyprus than in the UK, which makes it more attractive to British tourists. The currency used in Cyprus is the Euro, which is approximately equal to 1.28 USD. Below are some examples of costs in Cyprus.

  • 1 bedroom apartment in City Center: 450 Euros
  • 1 pair of jeans: 80 Euros
  • 1 way transportation ticket: 1 Euro
Work Culture in Cyprus
  • Etiquette: It is important to take note of the hierarchical business structure in Cyprus. While the work culture is not extremely strict, it is always a good idea to show respect and professionalism at all times. Be punctual, and dress conservatively at work.
  • Language: Although the official language of Cyprus is Greek, a significant chunk of the population also speaks Turkish. However, there’s no need to worry about learning either of these language because over 90% of people in Cyprus speak in English.
  • Networking: While it may seem to take more time to develop relationships with others, do not be discouraged! Feel free to talk to colleagues outside of the office or have lunches and other social outings. Many business relationships are built on trust, so pay attention to how to network with others! If you are interested in joining an organized network in Cyprus, check out the Cyprus Business Network or Cyprus Expat Community.
Work and Labor Laws in Cyprus

Cyprus labor laws establish guidelines for fair work hours and practices. While most internships in Cyprus are not paid, several internship programs will provide interns with a stipend to cover living costs. In any case, be sure to discuss the conditions of your internship placement with your employer if you have any specific questions.

Internship Programs in Cyprus

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 programs
Abyss Dive Center
Abyss Diving Internships in Cyprus
Cyprus
10 •1 review

Here at Abyss Dive center, we have over 15 years of diving experience...

The Cyprus Institute
Internships at Cyprus Institute
Cyprus

The Cyprus Institute offers opportunities for internships to graduate...

PRIO Cyprus Centre
Internships Program at PRIO Cyprus Centre
Cyprus

The PRIO Cyprus Centre (PCC) considers requests for an internship from...

Deloitte
Deloitte Summer Internship Program in Cyprus
Cyprus

A Summer Internship Program is operated by Deloitte. Eligible...

PWC
Summer Internship Program in Cyprus
Cyprus

At PwC, we place a lot of emphasis on our Summer Internship Programme...

Other Internship Programs in the Middle East

Not enough options in Cyprus? Check out these other internship programs in the Middle East!
  • Top Israel Interns
    5-Month Internship Programs | Top Israel Interns
    Israel
    7.47 •15 reviews

    Looking to intern abroad for a 5- months during the Fall or Spring...

  • AIESEC
    Intern & Study Across the Globe: Engineering, Computer Science and Business
    Qatar
    8 •9 reviews

    AIESEC helps students find internship opportunities all over the world...

  • Israel Experience
    Intern in Israel - Engineering, Psychology and more
    Israel
    9.11 •9 reviews

    Career Israel provides students with internship opportunities in...

  • American Councils Study Abroad
    Overseas Professional & Intercultural Training Europe Internships
    Multiple Countries
    9.2 •5 reviews

    Earn invaluable professional experience in an international setting...

  • SB Overseas
    Lebanon Internship Programme- Generation Education
    Lebanon
    10 •1 review

    SB OverSeas is looking for interns to join us in the Internship...

  • Top Israel Interns
    Summer Internships | Top Israel Interns
    Israel
    7.75 •4 reviews

    Looking to intern abroad this summer? Look no further- Top Israel...

  • Reach Out Academy
    Reach Out Development NGO - Internships in Egypt
    Egypt
    8.5 •4 reviews

    This internship program from Reach Out Development NGO offers interns...

  • The Excellence Center
    Internship in Palestine
    Palestine
    9.42 •12 reviews

    The "Internship in Palestine" program was designed for internationals...

  • La Casa Learning Center
    1/2 Arabic Classes + 1/2 Internship in Palestine
    Palestine
    10 •1 review

    La Casa Learning Center has paired up with various institutions in...

Related Internships Abroad Articles