Madrid is the capital of Spain and also the largest city in the country. Almost 3.3 million inhabitants live in the capital and it is the second-largest city in the European Union after Berlin.
Madrid is the political, cultural, and economic center of Spain. So you can imagine that there are plenty of challenging and educational internships in this city.
Climate in Madrid
Many people think that the weather is always nice in Madrid, but that is not the case. Because the city has a fairly high altitude, it can sometimes get very cold in winter, it sometimes even reaches the freezing point.
On the other hand, it gets very hot in summer, with temperatures averaging between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius. Most students choose to do an internship in Madrid in the spring or summer months, so you are guaranteed an internship in the Spanish sun.
Culture in Madrid
During your internship in Madrid you will quickly get used to the unique culture and way of life. Your rhythm, in particular, will adapt quickly, for example it is usual to start with a (very extensive) lunch around 3 o’clock and you often sit at the dinner table until 10 o’clock.
When it gets too hot during the day it is time for a siesta (afternoon nap).
Students who have completed an internship in Madrid are very enthusiastic about the hospitality of the Spanish population. The tasty tapas, tortillas, and paella are also very popular.
There are beautiful museums and buildings to visit in Madrid. For example, the Puerta del Sol, Museo Nacional del Prado, and the Royal Palace of Madrid.
Internship compensation in Madrid
Companies in Spain are not obliged to offer interns an internship compensation, but this often occurs in practice. This depends on the type of internship and the agreements you make with your internship company, it may be that an internship company chooses to reimburse your accommodation or travel costs. Make sure to have clear arrangements about this with your internship company.