• Spain
    • Valencia
    • Salamanca
    • Mallorca
    • Malaga
    • Madrid
    • Granada
    • Canary Islands
    • Bilbao
    • Barcelona
    • Alicante
1 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Fall Spring Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Weekly Hours
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
A practical placement appropriate for your professional background. (Usually 20 hours/week)
Accommodation arrangements
Orientation course at the start of the program
Ongoing orientation and assistance
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Visa Wifi
Feb 01, 2023
Jun 12, 2023
75 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Why just visit Spain…live Spain instead!

Are you hoping to put your Spanish language into practice while boosting your resume by interning with a Spanish company? The Instituto Hemingway is the place for you. For over 25 years, we’ve provided affordable International Internship Programs all over Spain. We’ll work with you to find an employer in your field and ensure as hands-on an internship as possible.

The opportunities are endless: from agriculture to culinary arts, healthcare to law, hospitality to education, we’ll help you find your perfect placement. Our internships are geared towards boosting your professional development in the field of your choosing to help you onto the career ladder. We’ll ensure you smoothly settle into Spanish life: you’ll be picked up from the airport when you arrive, and before beginning your placement you’ll have two weeks of Spanish classes.

Our programs’ flexibility will make sure you get the cultural and professional experience of a lifetime!

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Program Highlights

  • The duration of our internship is flexible based on your requirements: programs usually range between 1 and 12 months.
  • Service! From pre-departure to in-country support to post internship assistance, we provide you with as much or as little support as you need! Our local Program Director is available 24/7 for emergency support.
  • Our experienced and accredited in-house lawyer who specialises in Study Abroad programs helps handle the VISA process with no hidden costs, to make your arrival in Spain a breeze.
  • The Instituto Hemingway’s internship programs are the most affordable you will find, period.
  • Work experience, language acquisition, and cultural immersion are key components of all our programs.

Popular Programs

Internships for Erasmus Students with the Instituto Hemingway

Are you a University or College degree student in the EU in search of a language placement? Our program will help you complete a traineeship period with the support of an Erasmus grant. We coordinate a variety of internship and educational programs in Spain. There are endless options for you - the hardest part is picking which one you want to do! We’ll also assist you with your documentation and the logistics, including your transfers, accommodation, language courses, and cultural programs.

Culinary Arts Internship with the Instituto Hemingway

From tapas to paella, Spain is revered for its exquisite cuisine. Our Culinary Arts Internship won’t just give you a flavor of the vibrant variety of Spanish delicacies, it will immerse you in the techniques needed to perfect them. Ideal for aspiring chefs and restaurateurs, there’s no better way to demonstrate to future employers your commitment to a culinary career, adaptability to different situations, and readiness for the demands of a professional kitchen. ¡Que aproveche!

Teaching English in Spain with the Instituto Hemingway

Want to earn money whilst gaining practical experience Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Spain? Our program is excellent for aspiring teachers, professors and business owners. You’ll receive training and ongoing support from our dedicated staff: you’ll soon be using your initiative to prepare fun activities or games for your students. No need to be fluent in Spanish, we can accept beginner-level candidates! Teach in private language institutes and NGOs that cater to adults and children.

Online Internship with the Instituto Hemingway

As more businesses go virtual, the opportunities for doing an online placement have increased exponentially. Wherever you are, the Instituto Hemingway will help you find your dream role with a Spanish company. Remote internships are a great way to improve your business Spanish and gain professional skills, like communication and time management, from the comfort of your own home. Online internships are most common for internet-friendly jobs such as writing, design, marketing, research, and tech.

Paid Internship Working at Top Hotels with the Instituto Hemingway

Internships at one of Spain’s top hotels are a quick and cheap way to get closer to Spanish language and culture whilst earning money. With locations all over Spain, we will find the perfect place for you. Choose from a variety of positions in the hospitality industry: from catering to administrative roles, we’ll make sure your placement is tailored to your specific career aspirations. You’ll work 40 hours per week and be guided by a supervisor committed to supporting your professional growth.

Program Reviews

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  • Fun 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

Internship Instituto Hemingway

I am a student from Ireland, that had to complete co op placement in Spain to improve my Spanish. I stayed in Hemingway working as an intern for approximately three months. I was welcomed with great positivity and a friendly work atmosphere. At the beginning of my trip to Spain I felt overwhelmed and unfamiliar with the culture and country.
However, after first day with Hemingway I felt more at ease and excited for the journey ahead. I met all my work colleagues who welcomed me with kindness, friendliness and knowledge. I was properly trained within the office, and soon understood my task and responsibility within the company.
I learned a lot through my internship with Instituto Hemingway, about office administrations, teaching skills and also have developed my Spanish. The people at Hemingway all became my close friends as we went to events hosted by the company and all worked together as a team within the office.
I could not have asked for a better group of people to complete my internship with! I hope you all get to experience what I have loved !

  • fascinating culture
  • Improvement in Spanish level
  • beautiful city of Bilbao
23 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great experience

The program I took sounds pretty cool for any foreigner I am sure, however, that experience is taken to a whole new level when done with the right team and the right people. Everyone at Instituto Hemingway are truly loving, kind hearted people, and care about the work they are doing. I can't think of a better place to take any program in Spain if you're looking to make a difference and still have a good time. I hope you find the experience to be the same for you! I stayed for 10 weeks, and loved every day of it. Instituto Hemingway are super friendly and supportive, and gave me the opportunity to take responsibility.I felt trusted, valued and respected throughout. I enjoyed the time I spent with them, and build some invaluable relationships that are very meaningful to me.

  • Unique Culture
  • Unique Culture Ease of planning and available activities
  • Food opitons
  • Some cultural shock
44 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Life changing experience

It was the first time in my life that I stayed away from home! It was a wonderful and very enriching experience. My goal was to teach children in need but they are the ones who taught me a lot. I enjoyed visiting other parts of Spain during weekends. Everything was perfectly organized according to my requests! I strongly recommend this program to anyone who wants to have an impact on humanity. We were left with the impression that the children genuinely appreciated us and benefited from the work we were doing. We were able to make a lot of children happy by giving them the attention they deserve.

  • Friendly staff
  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Wonderful internship experience
  • communication ahead of time was lacking, once in country was good
43 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Excellent from the very beginning

This is one of the most unique and incredible immersion/vacation that I have done. You will be totally immersed in the Spanish language, culture, food, and atmosphere. Everyone was incredibly nice, hospitable, and friendly. The classes were organized, fun and flexible. There were structured lessons in the morning tailored to your level. All the meals were fresh, home-cooked and delicious. In the afternoons, there are various activities which are again tailored to your interests. They are also very flexible with scheduling and can assist with any special requests like renting a car. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to fully immerse in Spanish life while having a good balance of learning Spanish, relaxing and sightseeing the beautiful Basque region of Spain.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you are looking for an authentic, enjoyable, relaxed and fun Spanish immersion this is it. Just go and enjoy!
82 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

awesome experience with great people

Definitely, when booking the trip I was scared and anxious, but this trip taught me how to be independent and overall expose myself to new things. I'd definitely say this was one of the most memorable things in my life I've ever done. I'd say that the best thing about this program was the immersion within the culture and so much more room individuals of any Spanish level can still grow at Instituto Hemingway. One thing I wish could be changed would be adding more trips to parts around Bilbao, but still was very pleasing and I would really recommend! you will make friends from all over that will become some of your closest friends. I'd definetly say don't hesitate to take the trip and become a local for your stay it really creates an unforgettable experience. After taking a Spanish course for 4 weeks then I went for an internship and really enjoyed it. So much fun, so many things I learned..!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
This program is not only a great way to explore Spain, but also boosts language skills. The program balances language classes with explore the country and immersing students into the culture of Spain. Traveling with Instituto Hemingway also gives students the option to explore the city on their own terms. There isn't a strict traveling schedule everyone must follow, enabling students to do what they find most interesting. Overall, it was a great experience and I would love to go again.
86 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

5 stars and thumbs up

I arrived Instituto Hemingway intending to improve my Spanish, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was so happy to find that there is so much more going on than I had anticipated. I found myself a part of a beautiful and unique community that was made up of the staff, volunteers, and students in the program. I made close relationships and countless memories. The Spanish classes exceeded my expectations, and I improved so much!! I even was starting to get the hang of Salsa dancing by the end of it. I chose to spend, a more than conventional, four months with Instituto Hemingway, and honestly every second was worth it. I would travel outside the city some weekends or take advantage of really cool stuff happening in Northern Spain. By the end of my experience, I was leaving three families. My host family, who genuinely are like parents to me. My Instituto Hemingway family, all of the awesome people who I would say hi to every day and get support from often (including great teachers). And finally, the weird mixed up group of people I met along the way from air force groups to people on gap years like me to the Spanish friends I am going to miss so much. I will never forget my time in Spain, and what it has done for me, I owe a lot of that to this great program.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come in with an open mind and heart! I believe that your experience is what you make of it, but you'll be in a great position to make it what you want. Take advantage of what's available to you, and trust yourself to make decisions and you will have so much fun!
82 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

lovely program to take advantage of my time in Spain

Instituto Hemingway provided an excellent learning experience. I was placed in the correct level and started learning from the first day. The instructor was prepared and engaging, and she really fostered a comfortable learning environment. Language learning can be stressful, but in these classes it was mostly fun.

After some weeks taking courses then I enjoyed my experience doing an internship in an incredible local firm!

Bilbao is an amazing city to visit. The people are warm and hospitable to friendly visitors. It is an extremely walkable environment with many interesting places to visit. On this trip I visited dozens of historic sites, I ate excellent food, and I danced my way through several evenings. I look forward to returning to Bilbao, and to Instituto Hemingway!

What would you improve about this program?
Nada! I enjoyed my first trip outside of the US with Instituto Hemingway. Made lifelong friends and this first trip gave me the confidence to travel more!
84 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Super great awesome experience!

I attended Spanish courses with Instituto Hemingway for three months. First I took 6 weeks taking courses and then 2 weeks travelling around and finally a program working in a hotel as an intern. I was very impressed by the organization of the school and classes, the placement process for new students (a 10-minute chat, in Spanish, with a teacher who assesses at what level and in which class the student should be placed), the teachers' professionalism and the ambiance, which was casual but goal-oriented. I had a working knowledge of Spanish and was placed exactly where I needed to be to further my learning. That said, it is the total immersion that allowed me to gain and develop confidence in my speaking skills. I lodged with a local family where no one spoke any English, which meant that I would either sink or learn to swim - which is just what I did. I now speak Spanish fluently. Going to Instituto Hemingway was the best thing I could have done to achieve my goal.

What would you improve about this program?
I can't think of any areas for improvement. The registration process was very easy and the school's administrative staff was always very knowledgeable and helpful, both before my trip and on site.
90 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

According to their website, http://www.institutohemingway.com/internships-in-spain.php "We suggest you to undertake a course of Spanish before starting your internship or while you are undertaking it. It will help you to communicate better and enjoy your experience in Spain".

The minimum period combined with Spanish courses is one month. The program is totally flexible.