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7 Reasons why you should do an internship in Barcelona

Barcelona: the perfect place for an internship abroad

In this blog AE Internships shares 7 reasons why Barcelona is the best city for an internship. Among tourists, this second largest city of Spain is very popular. Spain’s second largest city is very popular among tourists, but the tourist experience cannot be compared to living in Barcelona for an extended period. After living in Barcelona for an internship, you will end up feeling like a real local.

This article is written by AE Internships.

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When you do an internship in Barcelona, you will have the opportunity to learn the Spanish language, which is one of the most-spoken languages globally. Learning Spanish in Barcelona will help you here and in countries around the world. However, Barcelona is a metropolis, so your colleagues do not necessarily have to speak Spanish, and English is spoken everywhere in this city by the many tourists and expats. Besides Spanish, Catalan is also spoken, which is very similar to Spanish and French.


Barcelona is known as a city with a lovely Mediterranean climate, sultry summers and mild winters. The hottest months are July and August. Fortunately, Barcelona has a lovely beaches along the coast, so the cooling sea breeze is easy to find. Winters are mild and the average temperature will be around 13 degrees, so it is often possible to swim in the sea until November, because the water still has a lovely temperature. The winter can surprise you, with its frequent sunny days. Before you know it, you can be laying on the beach in December.

Public transport

This metropolis has a large public transportation network. There is an accessible metro system to help you get around within the city along with buses. There are trains that will take you all over the country and beyond. As a student it is smart and cheap to buy a 90-day TMB card. This is a personal public transport card that allows for unlimited use of all the public transport in the city for 90 days. Furthermore, Barcelona is a cycling city, so for some more active transportation, you can utilize the city's extensive network of bicycle lanes.


Barcelona is centrally located and from here, you can take many nice weekend trips to other cities or towns. The airport, El Prat, is 15 km away, and the high-speed trains bring you to many cities and towns with different appeals. Nearby are the larger cities of Valencia, Girona and Tarragona. There are also beautiful little places to visit such as Sitges and Calella. For a fantastic view and a more adventurous trip, it is worth visiting the Pyrenees Mountains.


Barcelona has a wide range of attractions: sights, culture, beach, nature, and more. Once you've lived in the city for a while, you will know all the best local spots, but it can still be special to visit the Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and Tibidabo, whether it is for yourself or for family and friends who come to visit.


The Catalans love good food. Barcelona is full of restaurants, tapas bars, and beach bars. Because Barcelona is situated by the sea, you can find fish options everywhere. From Calamari to paella, it is all delicious! The really specialized fish restaurants are located at the ports, especially Port Vell and Port Olympic.

There are also many tapas bars, offering a taste of different Catalan cuisine variations. Do not forget to discover the markets, such as the Mercat de La Boqueria, where you can try the most delicious tapas and wines for very little money. Barcelona also has many trendy brunch bars where you can enjoy smoothies and more.


Barcelona is a real party city! When everyone says the nightlife is buzzing, they mean it. It is so diverse that there is something for everyone. At the boulevard, you can find big clubs like Shoko, Opium and Carpe Diem, which have DJs and artists from all over the world. If the big club scene is more your vibe, there are smaller clubs spread throughout the city. In Barcelona, it does not matter if you go out during the week or on the weekend, there is always a party going on. 😉


Are you already convinced to do an internship in Barcelona? For more information about this destination and to apply, visit the AE Internships website. Signing up for information is commitment-free, and we will contact you within one business day.

About AE Internships

AE Internships, which stands for Abroad Experience Internships, which has specialists for internships in Bali, Barcelona, Curaçao, Valencia, Berlin, Madrid and Amsterdam. The organisation was founded in 2018 and by now the team consists of five specialists. Every day they work hard with passion to help students find their dream internship abroad.


The organisation was founded in 2018 and currently has a team of five people dedicated to finding an internship that suits you. The internship destinations are carefully selected, and you are guaranteed an internship selection based on your personal interests and goals. 

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