Work & Cultural Immersion

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to gain professional experience abroad while getting to know a new culture and making new friends? Come to Spain and join our first-class “Work & Cultural Immersion Program” for young internationals that are looking to stick out from the crowd!

Program Description
Your Benefits
Requirements & Application Process
Start Dates & Prices
FAQ
Program Description

All year, we offer young internationals the opportunity to join our first-class “Work & Cultural Immersion Program” in Madrid with a fixed monthly salary. In this program, we combine working on a flexible schedule in multinational and local companies, while accessing a variety of social & cultural activities, as well as attending trips to immerse yourself in the local culture and explore the country’s hot spots. Also, the program provides you with full support to smoothen your integration into the new city life. The program includes:

  • Paid work in Madrid with fixed monthly salary
  • Welcome pack including the most essential information to get settled and enjoy Madrid
  • Emergency contact
  • An international community of students and interns
  • Guided tour of Madrid
  • NIE, social security and town hall registration support
  • Public transportation card
  • Spanish prepaid SIM card
  • Spanish bank account (Free until 25 years of age)
  • Weekly Salsa & Bachata class
  • Discount card
  • Free activities such as international meeting point, flamenco show, special walking tours, bowling, roller blading and much more!

Moreover, you have the chance to take advantage of the following optional services:

Your Benefits

Today’s competitive business landscape requires more credentials from graduates than ever before. Employers expect their new hires not only to graduate from renowned universities and have excellent marks, but also to bring hands-on work experience and international exposure in order to fulfill their job requirements. It is increasingly important for young people to already have practical experience throughout their educational programs in order to differentiate themselves from their peers and to have a head start in their professional careers. Our “Work & Cultural Immersion Program” is tailored to bring you high value experience, personally and professionally. Additionally, your highlighted benefits are:

  • Gain hands-on and relevant work experience in a multinational company
  • Develop an international network
  • Improve your language skills and cultural awareness
  • Differentiate yourself from your peers
  • Add international work experience to your CV
  • Grow personally
  • Enjoy an amazing lifetime experience
  • Have the chance to receive a compelling reference letter
  • Receive a fixed monthly salary

Requirements & Application Process

The program is designed for young internationals that are looking for international work experience and are eager to immerse themselves in a new culture. Work-wise, the requirements are the following:

  • Young internationals with a good command of English
  • High school degree
  • Excellent communication skills by phone and email
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Able to work in teams
  • Experience with MS Excel

The application process is simple and consists of 3 main steps:

appl Process
  1. Apply online: Fill in the online application form on this page and we will schedule a personal or Skype interview with you to check your suitability for the program.
  2. Pass interview: If you successfully pass the interview, we will make you an offer to join the program and sign a contract with you.
  3. Get ready: Prepare your travel to Madrid and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in an amazing city.
Start Dates & Prices

There’s no application deadline! All year-round, we admit candidates to our “Work & Cultural Immersion Program” in Madrid. Just indicate in the application form the preferred start date and the number of months you want to participate in the program.

The price depends on the program duration and can be paid on a monthly basis (300€ per month), or upfront with a 10% discount (For stays of minimum 2 months):

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FAQ
Who can apply?
The program is designed for young internationals who are looking for international work experience and are eager to immerse themselves in a new culture. Work-wise, the requirements are the following:

  • Young internationals with a good command of English
  • High school degree
  • Excellent communication skills by phone and email
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Able to work in teams
  • Experience with MS Excel

Do I need a visa or work permit?
As a German citizen, you don’t need a visa or work permit; however, you have to get your social security and NIE (Número de Identificación del Extranjero) number.

How much tax do I have to pay?
The tax load depends on the number of days you are working in the European Union and on your total income per year. E.g., if you have worked more than 183 days in the European Union and earned less than 12.000€ in one year, the income tax (Called IRPF in Spain) will be 2%.

What’s the program duration?
The program duration depends on you and the availability of projects. The majority of projects take between 1 and 3 months, but there are also shorter and longer projects available dependent on our business affiliates.

Is there a chance to get a full time work contract after the program?
It is possible that our partner company extends your contract after the program. If not, they could even offers you permanent employment.

What’s the salary?
You will receive a fixed monthly salary. The amount depends on the company that you will work for.

Where’s the office located?
The office is in the Ciudad Lineal district in close proximity to metro station Arturo Soria (Line 4).

What are my responsibilities?
Tasks may vary from project to project. The typical tasks are:

  • Build up and maintain data of health professionals in order to offer support to healthcare customers by providing data bases and provide innovative solutions to facilitate their business and medical operations
  • Contact with various partners to ensure the reliability of the data
  • Direct contact with customers in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Recruit and interview physicians regarding their prescription habits and contact with pharmaceutical companies
  • Identify business opportunities
  • Create progress reports of projects
  • Document, email, troubleshoot, and in some cases translate texts
  • Proactive calls in which prospective and current health partners are contacted in order to build professional relationships
  • Receive and process incoming calls, respond to routine questions and refer non-routine questions to manager
  • Communicate with doctors by phone and email
  • Maintain and build relationships with key treatment centers
  • Follow-up with panels to achieve maximum answering rates
  • Prepare and distribute data collection documents from panels
  • Collect information from panels and ensure that quality meets basic requirements

Will I get a job reference letter?
At the end of the program duration, you will receive a job reference letter including company description, personal data, tasks and performance evaluation.

What’s the price of the program?
The price depends on the program duration and can be paid on a monthly basis (300€ per month), or upfront with a 10% discount (For stays of minimum 2 months):

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Do I need my own health insurance?
In general with your European Health Insurance Card, you receive the statutory health care in Spain. This means you can go to a doctor if you are sick. Treatments that can be delayed until you are back in your home country, such as dental care, are not included.

It’s up to your discretion if you contract an extra insurance for your duration in Spain. To get a quote on a detailed, non-binding private health insurance plan for your stay in Madrid, simply fill out the following form: http://www.citylifemadrid.com/insurance-signup/

Is there an emergency contact?
There’s an emergency contact throughout your program duration.

Will I get help on my accommodation hunt?
We will help you on your accommodation hunt, and if desired we will arrange your accommodation for the duration in the zone you want.

Will I get a contract?
You will get a temporary work contract for the agreed program duration.

What are my working hours?
You will work from Monday to Friday and can choose between the following schedules: 7:00 to 15:00, 8:00 to 16:00 and 9:00 to 17:00.