Youth Development & Education internships in Spain offer a broad range of opportunities for interns seeking practical experience as a teacher, mentor or youth worker. Internships are customized to suit you, with options to assist teachers, work one-on-one with students, or help NGOs that support children that range in age from 5-18.
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Youth Development & Education internships in Spain are perfect for interns looking for real-world experience within the field of education. Many different internship placements are available, including supporting roles as teachers, teacher aides, tutors, youth mentors, sports coaches, and much more. Internships within this field can assist school students of all ages and education levels.
As an intern, you may be matched with a private school or NGO placement, which is assigned according to your skills, experience, and any expressed preferences. The schools that we can work with for these internships are bilingual, so placements are suitable for international interns who are not fully fluent in Spanish. However, if you would like to enhance your Spanish language skills to further your professional development and employability, then this is an excellent opportunity to do so. There is scope for interns to assist both Spanish classroom teachers and English classroom teachers.
Interns passionate about teaching can expect to assist with one-on-one reading, oral presentations, individual group work, and may provide classroom assistance on subjects such as cooking, art and sports. Interns can also help to provide additional support to students that need it and help teachers with lesson preparation and marking.
Those interested in youth development may assist NGOs with after school or holiday programs, acting as mentors or sports coaches for students of all ages. You can provide support with social or development issues and help to foster positive relationships within young people.
If you have preferences for your internship placement it is important to be aware that the options can vary based on the academic calendar. The Summer holidays in Spain start in June, when interns can assist in summer camps. There are limited placements available in July and August. School resumes in September and placements are available for the rest of the year, except during a three week break over Christmas and New Year. We encourage interns who are interested in this field to plan around the break during July and August, especially if you want to gain experience with schools.
This internship is conducted in English and Spanish language proficiency is not a requirement to join. However, interns should expect that a language barrier can still be encountered to a certain extent. Interns should be prepared for the very natural and normal frustration of not always understanding what is being said around them. Come prepared and willing to surmount a language barrier (and ask for help when needed), as opposed to being intimidated by it. Bear in mind that internships in Spain include five introductory Spanish language lessons, which are provided during the orientation period. Any additional Spanish language lessons must be coordinated and paid for separately. We encourage all interns to take advantage of the opportunity to learn some Spanish skills during their program (or develop their existing vocabulary).
For all interns with an interest in developing skills as an educator, we also recommend an interactive Online TEFL Certification Course. The training offers tools and techniques over a 100-hour program. Upon completion, you’ll have earned experience in planning, designing, and adapting diverse language activities and materials. No previous teaching experience or training is required. You can sign up for the Online TEFL Certification Course anytime and you’ll pay the discounted Intern Abroad HQ rate.
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Youth Development & Education interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Providing learning support to students
- Assisting teachers to prepare lessons and tasks
- One on one mentoring and assistance
- Mentoring students
- Running educational games and learning exercises
- Assisting with after school or holiday programs
Professional development opportunities:
- Gain experience teaching students of all ages
- Understand how to prepare for lessons that deliver on educational objectives
- Design educational activities and tasks that reinforce learning
- Gain experience as a tutor, tailoring tasks to individual students
- Provide social support to students in informal environments
- Understand how to build positive mentoring relationships
- Practice and hone Spanish language skills
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
- Gain hands-on education experience in a role that suits your interests
- Build positive relationships with students and teachers that foster your development as an educator
- Enjoy all the attractions of Valencia and wider Spain in your spare time
Types of host organizations:
- Private schools
Keen to get started?
Taking the first step is easy! It is free to apply and takes just 5 minutes.Submit an application
It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
|Internship Duration||Program Fee (USD)|
|2 weeks||2 weeks||$2,209|
|3 weeks||3 weeks||$2,434|
|4 weeks||4 weeks||$2,659|
|5 weeks||5 weeks||$2,884|
|6 weeks||6 weeks||$3,109|
|8 weeks||8 weeks||$3,559|
|10 weeks||10 weeks||$4,009|
|12 weeks||12 weeks||$4,459|
|16 weeks||16 weeks||$5,359|
|20 weeks||20 weeks||$6,259|
|24 weeks||24 weeks||$7,159|
European students who wish to receive Erasmus funding for their internship in Spain are encouraged to apply and outline their specific requirements.