Why do an internship in the Canaries
For many years, Spain has been a country that welcomes many visitors, but also many students for student mobility. The most coveted destinations are the big cities such as Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia, however, in recent years, the Canary Islands have also become a dream destination for thousands of students. In this article, you will discover the many advantages of doing an internship in the Canary Islands and the benefits it can bring you.
With approximately two million inhabitants, the Canary Islands form an archipelago consisting of seven islands. In recent years, tourism has spread exponentially and the islands welcome more than 13 million tourists every year. Its subtropical climate offers locals and visitors a mild climate throughout the year and this plays a huge role in the growing tourism of the islands.
The different landscapes and the diversity of the cities make the archipelago a very attractive and increasingly famous destination.
This development of the tourist activity presents a great opportunity for students to do their internships in various sectors, such as the hotel and tourism industry, but also in the agricultural and commercial sectors, especially in import-export.
From a professional point of view, the most promising sector in the Canary Islands is the tourism sector. Its numerous hotels, resorts and activities of all kinds allow for a large number of varied internship offers. Restaurants, hotels, travel agencies and cruises require a large number of staff, and therefore there are many internship opportunities available.
As for the city you choose for your mobility, IES Consulting advises you to go to the largest and most dynamic cities of the islands: Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arona, Tolda or Santa Lucía de Tirajana.
An internship experience abroad is an important step in a student’s life. This experience will not only allow the student to develop language skills but also to grow and create a very rewarding personal experience.
A work experience abroad also proves to recruiters that the student is mature and professional, and having work experience abroad will allow him/her to stand out from the crowd.
By going through a placement agency such as IES Consulting, your internship search process will be simplified. You will be accompanied during all stages of your search and IES Consulting will adapt to your needs and desires in order to provide you with the best internship opportunity.
Frequently asked questions about the Canary Islands :
Is it necessary to have a NIE for an internship in the Canary Islands?
As with any internship in Spain, an intern who receives a salary must have an NIE.
What is the average salary needed to live in the Canary Islands?
On average, the cost of living in the Canary Islands is 25% lower than in France. The average budget per month including real estate, utilities and daily living costs is 1200€.