Paid TEFL Internship in Spain - Travel, Teach, Earn - Premier TEFL

TEFL Internship in Spain

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing Spain’s passionate culture.

Start: September

9 months


Monthly allowance of €315 (US$355/£275)

120 hours of TEFL training

150 hour university TEFL course

70+ page Grammar eBook

Free travel insurance for non-EU participants

Airport pick-up & transfers

Full welcome orientation

Accommodation provided (host family)

2 meals a day

More TEFL job assistance after your teaching adventure!

Access to the Spanish Public Healthcare System

24/7 in-country support

TIP  You don’t need previous teaching experience, Spanish or a degree to apply for this internship.

TEFL Internship in Spain

Get paid to teach and travel whilst experiencing Spain’s passionate culture.


Whether you’re placed in Valencia, Barcelona or another area of Catalonia, teaching English in Spain is an increíble adventure unlike any other.

Interns in Catalonia – the beautiful northeast of Spain – are able to visit the spectacular beaches of the Costa Dorada, Costa Barcelona and Costa Brava, as well as the nightlife of Barcelona or Terrassa. Not to mention sample the local cuisine (such as ‘pa amb tomàquet’, i.e. bread with tomato) in some of the best restaurants in the world.

Meanwhile, a visit to Valencia would be incomplete without stopping off in El Carmen, the old town; this area is home to the cathedral, art deco food market, ceramics museum and full of small bars, tapas joints and clubs.

We’ll make sure you’re ready to start your exciting new life in Spain, and fully prepared for your adventures as a TEFL teacher. As part of this paid internship package, you’ll get our 120 hour TEFL certificate and a university accredited TEFL course in Spain.

These courses have been created to provide you with real, comprehensive knowledge of everything you need to become a confident, influential TEFL teacher and understand the fundamentals of teaching English through language immersion.

Thanks to local knowledge, professional support and 24/7 guidance, you can brush up on cultural do’s and don’ts in Spain and get to know your new host family. You’ll get an insight of what it’s really like to live a local, and experience life as they do.

Internship requirements

  • Aged between 18 – 30
  • Native English speaker
  • EU citizenship or passport from the following countries who are eligible to apply for a student visa from their local Spanish Embassy: USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand
  • Completed High School
  • TEFL qualified (included)
  • Enthusiasm for working with children
  • To be adaptable and able to socialize and interact with people
  • A desire to live in a foreign country and make the most of the experience

Find everything you need to know about the Brazil internship inside our free guide.

How it works

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out, a video chat, submit all your documents and then you’ll be on your way to Spain.

Getting there

On your arrival in September/October, you will be picked up at Barcelona airport before being transferred to your local host family.

What do you need to organise?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way)
  • Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
  • Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement
  • Budget: Spending money for your first month plus excursions etc
  • Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your visa
  • Travel insurance (EU applicants): It’s really important to sort yours before you travel! Non-EU applicants receive free travel insurance.

Your teaching experience

Essentially, the role of the assistant teacher in the school is to aid teaching and student communication in English through conversation. Duties will vary from school to school, but will include assisting a whole class, along with a main teacher, with the children’s dictation, reading, and giving presentations explaining about their own country, culture, customs, and so on. If you have any other skills or passions, for example music, theatre or sports, the school may incorporate these into the school environment

Placements vary from reputable, professional Spanish infant, primary, secondary, A-level and technical schools in Catalonia and Valencia. While placements will depend on the school and the location, interns can expect to teach children between the ages of 3 and 16. A working week typically runs Monday to Friday, with 25 hours of classroom time weekly.

As part of this internship, interns will also complete a family project with the host family during their stay. This helps each family member practice and improve their English linguistic abilities with the aid of the intern. The project also helps you and family form a strong relationship as there is a feeling of a “real language exchange” within their home.


After you settle in, you will then spend the next nine months gaining hands-on teaching experience in the stunning regions of

  • Catalonia including Barcelona
  • Valencia

Outside the classroom

By living with a local family rather than other travelers, you have a real opportunity to get an authentic, first-hand cultural experience when outside of the classroom. Living with a host family provides support in a safe environment and gives everyone the opportunity to practice and improve their language skills; interns can learn and practice Spanish in the relaxing, low pressured atmosphere of the family home!


Host family accommodation removes a considerable amount of financial pressure when living and working abroad. Meals, laundry, internet and transport to and from the school are all covered, leaving you free to spend your monthly allowance of €315 as you wish!

This one-of-a-kind paid internship with Premier TEFL gives you much more than a chance to see Spain and become a competent TEFL teacher. You’ll gain a real understanding of the Spanish language, culture and way of life, make long-lasting friendships and develop invaluable life skills you can take with you, no matter what your future holds.

Amida’s Spain Story

“My goal with Spain is to be able to look back one day and remember that I was able to live in a completely different country whilst teaching and simply have that international experience!

The Spain internship has helped me build my confidence and I believe that there is no limit to what I can accomplish! I’ve no doubt that this experience will help me to travel the world in the future & help others along the way!” — Amida, TEFL intern in Spain

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