Madrid is a popular destination for students, expats and digital nomads from around the world. It’s warm, welcoming culture, incredible food and international atmosphere make it the ideal location for young internationals to live while developing their portfolio. So if you are looking for a part-time or full-time job to help support yourself financially, to gain valuable work experience or to extend your stay in the city, then keep reading this article. We will explore the various opportunities and resources available to find a work in Madrid as well as Spain. By using the resources and tips outlined below, we are sure you will find the right job that fits your needs and interests.

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To get a head start, make sure to check out our free step by step guideline called “Moving to Madrid Made Easy“ as well as our top recommendations on how and where to best learn Spanish in Madrid!

Living in Madrid

Read everything there is regarding the beautiful city Madrid, its amazing atmosphere, cost of living, the housing market and local culture. We also included our free “Moving to Madrid Made Easy” guides to help you prepare for your trip to Madrid and to settle in smoothly into your new life here!

Learn even more about moving to Madrid by attending one of our daily “Moving to Madrid” webinars! These sessions are led by members of our experienced team and aim to help you prepare for your time in Spain’s amazing capital!

Working Opportunities for International Students, Expats & Digital Nomads

Spain and specifically Madrid have a diverse and growing economy, with opportunities for students, expats & digital nomads in a variety of different fields, such as retail, hospitality, tourism, and technology. For example, popular industries for student jobs in Madrid include:

  • Retail: Retail jobs are a great option for students looking for flexible hours and steady pay. Major retail chains like Zara, Mango, and H&M often have part-time positions available for students. Make sure to check out their webpages.
  • Hospitality: With Madrid’s growing tourism industry, there are many opportunities for students to work in hospitality, such as hotels, restaurants, and cafes. These jobs typically offer flexible hours and the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and do not require deep Spanish language skills. Looking to improve your Spanish? Then check out our guide to learning Spanish in Madrid.
  • Technology: Madrid is home to a growing technology industry, with many opportunities for students to work in software development, IT support, and digital marketing.
  • Internships: Internships are a great way for students to gain valuable work experience and make connections in their field. Many companies in Madrid offer internships in various fields, including business, law, and engineering.

    If you are interested in working at Citylife Madrid, please send us an email with your CV to [email protected] and tell us more about yourself.

Are you searching for an internship in Madrid or Spain but not having any luck so far? Check out our Internship VIP Search Service and jump start your career with our support. Also check out our own Job & Internships Platform below.

Resources to Help you Find a Full-Time or Part-Time Job in Madrid & Spain

You might be surprised to hear that there are actually quite a few resources available to help you find jobs in Madrid & Spain! We highly recommend trying each one to increase your changes of finding something that suits exactly what you’re looking for! A few examples are:

Job Portals

Popular job portals such as Infojobs, Indeed, Monster, InfoEmpleo, Trabajos, XpatJobs, Totaljobs, Thinkspain, Turijobs, Jobtoday and Talentpoint have a wide range of job listings for students, expats and digital nomads all over Spain. These portals allow you to search for jobs based on your location, field of interest, and preferred hours. So make sure to check them out.

University Career Services

If you are an international student in Madrid/Spain, make sure to check out your universities’ career portal. Many universities in Madrid have career services that can help students find part-time and internships opportunities. These services often have job listings, resume workshops, and networking events to help students find the right job.

Social Media

Platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook have job postings and groups where students as well as expats can search for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in Madrid and Spain.

Freelancing Websites

Websites like Upwork and Fiverr are super popular platforms nowadays and allow students, expats as well as digital nomads to offer freelance services or contract work in various fields, such as writing, design, and programming.

Social Media

Platforms such as LinkedIn and Facebook have job postings and groups where students as well as expats can search for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities in Madrid and Spain.

Additional Hints & Tips for Finding Work in Madrid & Spain

  • Networking is always a good idea to finding a job in Madrid / Spain. Attend career fairs like JOBMadrid or JOBarcelona, events, and workshops, and reach out to alumni, professors, and friends for referrals.
  • If you are not from Spain, get in touch with your country’s chamber of commerce. They usually publish many job offerings for native speakers within their channels (webpage, mailing, etc.),
  • Being flexible with your hours and location can increase your chances of finding a student job in Madrid.
  • It’s best to start your job search early, if not today.
  • Prepare a professional resume and cover letter, and be ready to attend interviews and complete assessments.

Talentpoint Jobs & Internships Platform

Find employmentinternships and exclusive opportunities on our own employment platform for university studentsgraduates and junior profiles. The platform provides a place where companies and organisations can publish job & internship offers and where students searching for work or an internship in Spain can upload their profilessearch for current openings and directly apply.

With the Platform you’ll get Free Access to:

  • University internships
  • First job
  • Jobs requiring previous work experience
  • Project work / freelance
  • Career guidance as well as additional training for an improvement in employability

Feel free to use the platform to:

  • Publish your personal and professional profile
  • Consult all current offers of companies, institutions and universities
  • Explore and apply for your favourite professional opportunities.
  • Subscribe to conferences and workshops

To gain access, please complete the form below. Also join our “Work, Internships & Student Jobs Madrid” facebook group here! Also check out our Internship VIP Search Service and jump start your career with our support.

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    Leah has been living in and exploring Madrid since 2013 when she moved to the city for a simple summer abroad. She started the Citylife Blog in 2014 with the goal to share everything there is to know about her favourite place on earth!

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    • Sebastian
      11/06/2024 20:27

      Good morning,
      I’m Sebastian, and I am an Erasmus student looking to extend my stay here until the 15th of September. I am currently seeking employment opportunities. While I am not yet fluent in Spanish, I am actively learning the language and currently know only a few basic phrases. I am an open-minded and fast-learning person. I can catch up quickly and, even with my language barrier, I can learn basic phrases that may be the most important. I would be grateful if you could inform me of any job opportunities that might be available and suitable for my profile. Thank you for your time and consideration.

      Best regards,


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