Advice for finding your internship abroad

Why do an internship in Madrid?

Madrid is one of the most popular destinations for students who want to spend a year abroad, whether it's for an internship or an academic exchange. Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain with approximately 3.223 million inhabitants. Madrid is a very attractive metropolis for European students thanks to its cultural heritage. As the capital of Spain, Madrid stands out for its dynamism. Madrid enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. In addition, the public transportation network is complete and public transportation is very punctual. Thanks to its geographical location, Madrid will allow you to visit many Spanish cities such as Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, ...


Why do an internship in Barcelona?

Spain has always been a very attractive country for students. Every year, thousands of students go to Spain to do their internship abroad. If you are preparing your mobility for this year or next, why not come to Spain, and more specifically to Barcelona? Choosing the country and the city where you want to do your internship is complicated.  That's why we're going to explain to you why you should go to Barcelona for your internship. If you want to go to Spain, Barcelona might be the right city for you. 


Why use an agency to find an internship abroad?

Nowadays, more and more schools are introducing international internships as part of their program. For many students, this is their first professional experience abroad. 


Finding an internship abroad can be a very complicated and discouraging step. How do you begin your search for an internship? What types of companies should you look for? How to apply and contact companies? How do you choose the country you want to go to? And how do you find an internship that will meet your expectations? This internship abroad is an important step in your career, because it will allow you to work in an international professional environment, to discover new cultures and ways of working, and at the same time to boost your CV. This is why it is crucial to find a good internship, in the right company and in the right country in order to succeed in your expatriation.


Specialized international placement agencies exist to assist students in this complicated period.


Why use a placement agency to find an international internship?


First of all, the recruitment process is not the same in all countries. Furthermore, companies do not have the same culture from one country to another, which is why it is very important to find out about the country and the company culture beforehand, so as not to be surprised once the internship has begun. On the other hand, going abroad can be disorienting and stressful, which is why using an agency also allows you to benefit from assistance during your mobility. Expert consultants will be available to advise you throughout your stay. 

Secondly, placement agencies are composed of consultants who are experts in international student mobility. They will try to help you in your search, to find you internships that correspond to your needs, with professionalizing missions and in a field in adequacy with your study.  This will ensure that your mobility goes as smoothly as possible and that you have a memorable experience.

Finally, most agencies will only offer paid internships. International mobility can be costly, and this bonus can finance part of your mobility. In addition, this remuneration will cover the agencies' service and placement fees.  For example, in some internships in the hotel industry, the intern can benefit from accommodation, a meal and a salary... 

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Internship abroad in Remote during COVID

In the recent year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has become very popular. In addition, with the reduction of international mobility, nowadays many schools allow their students to do internships abroad while telecommuting. Remote internship offers are becoming more and more frequent, especially in the fields of business, marketing, and communication. During this period of uncertainty, finding a remote internship in a company based abroad can be a great solution for students.


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