Short-Term and Summer Jobs in Europe
The Key Employers
We offer immersion Spanish courses
all year round at special prices, jobs
in hospitality management all around Spain,
affordable internships in different cities
throughout Spain, culinary arts in top hotels,
field trips for schools and colleges, unpaid
volunteer programs, Spanish online courses,
and Dele preparation exams.
year round, any time, any program.
Cost: From US $100 per week.
Contact: Instituto Hemingway,
Bailen 5, 2 Dcha. 48003 – Bilbao,
Tel.: +34 94 416 7901. Fax:
+34 94 416 57 48
English in Europe with InterExchange Working Abroad — No
Teaching Certificate Required
InterExchange Working Abroad’s Teach English programs give you the chance to live in some of the most exciting countries in Europe! Whether you want to improve your second-language skills or explore a new culture, we have Conversation Coach and Teaching Assistant programs in Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Choose between private home lessons or classroom instruction and varying program lengths. Room and board is provided and short work hours allow for exploring — see Europe as a local, not as a tourist!
Contact: InterExchange Working
Abroad, 100 Wall Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10005
Au Pair Abroad
InterExchange offers au pair programs in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Start Your Adventure Now! Live as an extended member of your host family and provide child care in exchange for room and board and a weekly stipend. Brush up on your language skills and gain firsthand experience of a new culture! Some programs also offer insurance, language classes and paid vacation. InterExchange is a nonprofit organization and a designated J-1 Visa sponsor in the U.S. with over 40 years of experience arranging cultural exchange programs.
Contact: Interexchange, Inc., 100 Wall
Street, Suite 301, New York, NY 10005, USA.
Tel.: 212.924.0446. Toll-free: 1.800.597.3675 :
Pair in France
Becoming an au pair in France is a serious
position … and while you do get paid to travel
… your main responsibilities are the children you
care for. While you might consider yourself patient,
fun-loving and perfect for a job like this … think
about how responsible you are and your previous
experience with children under your care. If you’re
ready … we have incredible families who need you
right away, living in amazing locations in France.
Do you enjoy helping children with homework, assisting
in keeping children's rooms and play areas clean,
preparing snacks and meals for children, and dropping
them off or picking them up from school or activities?
If the answer is "yes" then this program is definitely
You will earn €80/week.
Cost: From $859
Dates: For the summer, June/July
is the preferred arrival time for the 3 month program.
September is the preferred arrival time for the
10-12 month program but we can normally find longer
placements anytime during the year.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield
St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free
|| Au Pair in Italy
Experience a once in a lifetime, fun, challenging and cultural experience! Become an au pair in Italy for 2-3 months. Immerse yourself in the Italian culture and your Italian family while caring for the children.
Do you enjoy helping children with homework, assisting in keeping children's rooms and play areas clean, preparing snacks and meals for children, and dropping them off or picking them up from school or activities? If the answer is "yes" then this program is definitely for you.
You will earn between 80€ (Euros) and 100€ per week, which is approximately US$100 to US$125 of weekly income.
Dates: We can accept placements year round.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.
||Tutor English in an Italian Summer Camp
GeoVisions offers a unique opportunity to tutor in English while at a summer camp. Volunteer 20 hours each week tutoring English at an Italian summer camp. Weekends are free to experience the culture by traveling around Italy. Help provide the teaching of English within an international environment. Tutor through games, sports and songs. Tutors learn games and songs during the orientation days.
Dates: 4-8 weeks
Cost: See website for details
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.
Connect-123 helps you find career-related internships
in Barcelona, Spain in business, education, human rights, health
care, journalism and many other fields. From your first days
on the job, roll up your sleeves and dive in, working on real
projects that make a real contribution to local organizations.
Proficiency in Spanish is not a requirement.
What's included: Finding an internship that specifically
meets your needs; arranging secure, high-quality, centrally-located
accommodation based on your budget; assisting with local transport
and providing advice on public transport routes; airport meet
and greet service; a complete Spain preparation and orientation
information pack; advice, assistance, and guidance before,
during, and after your stay; group-rate discounts; and 24/7
emergency support and assistance. We can also arrange Spanish
classes, which are optional.
|| Dates: Both
start dates and durations are flexible. Typical durations range
from 1 to 6 months.
Cost: Please see website for details.
Contact: Connect-123 International Internship and Volunteer
USA Tel: (800) 731 6406 (toll free)
|BUNAC Work In Ireland
BUNAC offers two different Work In Ireland programs, a 4-month program and a 12-month program, both allowing full-time students or recent graduates the opportunity to live and work in Ireland in nearly any field. BUNAC’s full-support package will assist you in first securing the work authorization, prepare you for departure and connect you with out partner office in Dublin for support with settling in Ireland and finding a job.
||Dates: Year round
Cost: From $360
Contact: BUNAC USA, 585 N. Juniper Drive Suite 250, Chandler, AZ 85226
Tel.: 866-220-7771 or 1-800-GO-BUNAC
|Intern in Dublin with
Stint Ireland will work with you to find your perfect internship
match, whatever that might be! Professional internship placements
in the buzzing, cosmopolitan city of Dublin, an unforgettable
Irish experience with regular cultural events and excursions
around Ireland, and full support every step of the way from
housing and visa arrangements to career guidance and local
start and end dates
Contact: Stint Ireland, 76 Thomas Street,
A.C.L.E. (Associazione Culturale Linguistica Educational) sends native English speaking Tutors to camps located throughout Italy. A.C.L.E. seeks enthusiastic and dependable people to work as English Camp Tutors for children. Provides accommodation, transport, meals, weekly cash wages, and an orientation course. Visit the website to apply at www.acle.org.
Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, Centro Operativo Servizio Educazione, Via Roma, 67030 Villetta Barrea (AQ), Italy; 011-39-0864-89102; fax. 011-39-0864-89132; email@example.com (subject line: ‘Volunteer Program’), www.parcoabruzzo.it. Volunteers carry out research and protection of flora and fauna in remote locations (e.g. in Pescasseroli and Villetta Barrea). Volunteers must cover their insurance and registration fees.
Adriatic Dolphin Project, Blue World Institute of Marine Research, Kastel 24, 51551 Veli Losinj, Croatia; 011-385-51-604666; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.blue-world.org. Students with a background in biology or geography may be accepted as interns. Paying volunteers join researchers in the ancient village of Veli Losinj over the summer.
Agroimpuls, c/o Farmers’ Union, Laurstrasse 10, 5201 Brugg, Switzerland; 011-41-56-462-51-44; www.agroimpuls.ch. Swiss Farmers’ Union runs a program for trainees in agriculture horticulture and rural home economics. Must be professionally trained or have two to three years’ experience. No German or French necessary.
American-Scandinavian Foundation, Exchange Division, 58 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016; 212-879-9779 ext. 731; email@example.com, www.amscan.org. Places summer trainees in engineering, chemistry, computer science, or business throughout Scandinavia, mainly Finland and Sweden. Also places American students and recent graduates over the age of 21 in schools and companies in Finland to teach English.
American Village Camps; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.americanvillage.fr.
Language counselors, TEFL teachers and other staff for
four different American-style English immersion camps
in France year-round, including summer. Knowledge of
French not required. Camps create a positive environment
where it is fun, natural and necessary to use English.
Seek energetic, creative, initiative-takers who are native
English speakers and love working with children. This
is a paid position, room and board is included.
APARE/GEC, www.apare-gec.org. Runs volunteer workcamps at historic sites in Provence, France (plus a few in Morocco and Lebanon).
A.R.C.E. (Via Molfino 64
16032 - Camogli (Genova) - Italy Genova, Italy; 011-39-338-6161 600; email@example.com, www.arceaupair.it. Au pair placements around Italy including for Americans. Wage of €70 a week for au pairs. Live-in positions for English tutors can be arranged.
Ardmore Adventure Ltd, Berkshire College, Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 6QR, U.K.; 011-44-1628-826699; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theardmoregroup.com. Leaders, EFL teachers, sports activity leaders, lifeguards and many others needed for multi-activity and English language holidays for overseas children at residential centers throughout Britain.
Au Pair International, Via. Sante Vincenzi 46, 40138 Bologna, Italy; 011-39-051-6360 145; email@example.com. Summer au pair placements in Italy of up to 3 months (which is the maximum au pair stay for non-European au pairs). Normal minimum weekly pocket money €65. No placement fee.
Au Pairs International, Sixtusvej 15, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark; 011-45-32-84-10-02; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aupairsinternational.com. Places foreign au pairs over the age of 20 in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, as well as worldwide.
Balkan Sunflowers (Volunteers for Social Reconstruction in the Balkans), Youth, Culture and Sports Hall #114, Luan Haradinaj St., Prishtina, Kosovo; 011-381-38-246-299; email@example.com, www.balkansunflowers.org. Projects, many involving children, take on volunteers in Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania. Minimum age 21, minimum stay 6 months, and minimum contribution $240. Offices also in Spain and the U.S.: P.O. Box 21641, Washington, DC 20009-1641.
Barracudas Summer Activity Camps, Bridge House, 27 Bridge St., St. Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5EH, England; 011-44-1480-497533; firstname.lastname@example.org; recruitment.barracudas.co.uk. Residential and day camps in southern England need coaches, instructors, lifeguards, and counselors.
Barretstown Gang Camp Fund, Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, Ireland; 011-353-45-864115; fax. 011-353-45-864711; email@example.com; www.barretstown.org. Positions for paid and volunteer activity leaders, summer carers, and drivers at residential therapeutic camp for children with serious illnesses and their families.
BEST Programs, www.bestprograms.org, offers a variety of paid and unpaid internships and au pair placements for Americans and Europeans in Spain, Italy, and Belgium.
Cultural Vistas: Internships Abroad, culturalvistas.org, is an organization that is dedicated to providing a wide variety of cultural exchange programs for both inbound and outbound students worldwide. Cultural Vistas offers programs offering a variety of personalized professional internships and training programs to France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, and Switzerland.
CEI Paris — Centre d’Echanges Internationaux, 1 rue Gozlin, 75006 Paris, France; 011-33-1-40-51-11-81, fax. 011-33-1-43 29 06 21; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cei4vents.com. Work in France department can assist higher education students over 18 from outside Europe to obtain temporary work permits (Autorisation provisoire de travail) to work in France for up to 3 months starting any time. All candidates must be conversant in French.
Centres d’Information et de Documentation Jeunesse (CIDJ), 101 Quai Branly, 75740, Cedex 15, Paris; fax 011-33-1-40-65-02-61; www.cidj.com. Advisory centers for young people throughout France. Paris branch distributes leaflets (fiches) and booklets on work, study, etc. in France.
Club de Relaciones Culturales, Calle Ferraz 82, 28008 Madrid, Spain; 011-34-91-5417103; email@example.com, www.clubrci.es. Places American and European au pairs and live-in language assistants in Madrid and elsewhere in Spain.
Council for British Archaeology, St. Mary’s House, 66 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ, England; 011-44-1904-671417; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.britarch.ac.uk. Publishes British Archaeology six times a year with details of upcoming excavations in Britain.
Dublin Internships, 8 Orlagh Lawn, Scholarstown Rd., Dublin 16, Ireland; Tel./fax. 011-353-1-494-5277; email@example.com, homepage.tinet.ie/~dublinternships. Places fee-paying American undergraduates, graduate students, and graduates in professional level internships in the spring, fall, and summer. Internships are non-salaried. Application documentation should be sent three months in advance.
Earth, Sea and Sky, P.O. Box 1063, Saxilby, Lincs. LN1 2TN, U.K.; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.earthseasky.org. Volunteers carry out summer projects like cleaning up wildlife habitats on the Greek Ionian island of Zakynthos and rescuing sea turtles.
Easy Way Association, Calle Gran Via 80, planta 10 oficina 1017, 28013 Madrid, Spain; 011-34-91-548-86-79; email@example.com, www.easywayspain.com/ingles/employment.htm. Youth agency that can help students to find work in the hospitality industry in Madrid and Barcelona provided they know elementary Spanish. Most programs include Spanish tuition.
Embassy of France: The Teaching
Assistant Program in France offers you the
opportunity to work in France for 7 months teaching English
to French elementary and secondary school students.
Each year, nearly 1,100 American citizens aged between 20-35 and permanent
residents teach in public schools across all regions
of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments
of French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.
The program offers a monthly stipend of €790 (net). Contact: www.frenchculture.org.
English for Kids, Postgasse 11/19, 1010 Vienna, Austria; 011-43-1-667-45-79; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.e4kids.co.at. EFL teachers and camp counselors for English immersion summer camps in Lachstatt near Linz, and Vienna.
Eurodivers, Laganas Beach, 29100 Zakinthos, Greece; 001-30-26950-29581; eurodivers.nu. Dive center on Ionian island in Greece that takes on qualified dive instructors, dive interns, and commission sales reps for the season May to October. Free room and board for interns.
Eurolingua Institute, email@example.com, www.eurolingua.com. Paid work experience in the hospitality industry of France and the U.K. Foreign language and internships in Germany, Italy, and Spain.
French American Center in Montpellier, 4 rue St. Louis, Montpellier 34000, France; 011-33-4-67-92-30-66; www.frenchamericancenter.com. Details available from French-American Center of Provence, Inc., 198 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013; 212-343-2675; firstname.lastname@example.org. Arranges au pair placements for Americans aged 18-25 with families in the Languedoc region plus internships in local businesses (www.frenchamericancenter.com/english/internship.asp).
German American Institute Tübingen, Karlstrasse 3, 72072 Tübingen; 011-41-7071-795-260 or 011-41-7071-795-2614; email@example.com, www.dai-tuebingen.de. Freelance teaching positions available for Americans with BA/MA degree. Local interviews required.
Global Contact, MS/Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke, Borgergade 14, 1300 Copenhagen K, Denmark; 011-45-77-31-00-00/22; firstname.lastname@example.org. Summer workcamps in Denmark (six in 2006) and three 4-week summer workcamps in Greenland (minimum age 20).
Globus Idiomas, Formación y Ocio, Consultores en Programas Lingüisticos, C/ Gómez Cortina, 5, 2º B Murcia, Spain; 011-34-968- 295661; Globus@ono.com, www.globusidiomas.com. Au Pair in Spain Program for all young adults who want to learn Spanish.
Gruppi Archeologici d’Italia, Via Baldo degli Ubaldi 168, 00165 Rome, Italy; Tel./fax. 011-39-06-3937-6711; email@example.com; www.gruppiarcheologici.org. Regional archaeological units coordinate 2-week digs that paying volunteers can join.
Gruppo Volontari della Svizzera Italiana (GVSI), C.P. 12, 6517 Arbedo, Switzerland; 011-41-79-354 0161; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gvsi.org/en. Conservation workcamps in July to help mountain communities in Ticino region of Switzerland.
Haut-Lac International Centre, 1669 Les Sciernes, Switzerland; 011-41-26-928-4200; email@example.com, www.haut-lac.com. Teachers, sports monitors, and domestic staff needed for summer and winter language/sports programs.
Hellenic American Union, 22 Massalias St., 106 80 Athens, Greece; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hau.gr. TEFL-qualified teachers can contact HAU Career Office.
Independent Living Alternatives, Trafalgar House, Grenville Pl., London NW7 3SA, U.K.; Tel./fax. 011-44-20-8906-9265; email@example.com; www.ilanet.co.uk. Volunteers needed for at least four months to provide support for people with disabilities to enable them to live independently in their own homes. Volunteers receive £63.50 ($125) per week plus free accommodation. Vacancies in the London area and the Lake District.
Instituto da Português Juventude, Av. da Liberdade 194, 1269-051 Lisbon, Portugal; 011-351-21-317-9200/9283; firstname.lastname@example.org, juventude.gov.pt (in Portuguese only). Largest state-funded voluntary service organization in Portugal arranges workcamps, including archaeological digs, throughout Portugal. Applications should be sent to workcamp agency in home country.
ISIS Education & Travel, 259 Greenwich High Rd., Greenwich, London SE10 8NB, U.K.; 011-44-208-293-1188; email@example.com. Teachers of English as a foreign language and activity leaders needed for residential summer language/activity camps held at 15locations around England.
Jobs.ie, 35 Wicklow St., Dublin 2, Ireland; 011-353-1-6703891; www.jobs.ie. Online employment listings in hotels, restaurants, bars and leisure centers, sales, etc. in Ireland. Chefs and experienced hotel receptionists are particularly in demand.
JoHo (Jobs & Holidays), www.joho.org. Youth travel company that acts as a one-stop organization for backpackers, expats, entrepreneurs, international job seekers, interns, language students, and volunteers.
LIPU (Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli), Via Trento 49, 43100 Parma, Italy; 011-39-0521-273043; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.lipu.it. Long-established environmental and bird conservation association. Catalog of summer projects at its bird reserves throughout Italy. Volunteer camps lasting 1-4 weeks.
Lunaria, Via Buonarroti 39, 00186 Rome, Italy; 011-39-06 8841880; email@example.com, www.lunaria.org. International workcamps accept about 400 incoming volunteers.
Ministry of Culture, Sous-Direction de l’Archéologie, 4 rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris, France; 011-33-1-40-15-77-81; chantiers-de-fouilles. DAPA@culture.gouv.fr; www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/fouilles/index.html. Government department that deals with archaeological digs. Every May they publish a list of summer excavations throughout France that accept volunteers; searchable by region on website.
National Trust, Community Learning and Volunteering; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/. One-week working holidays and outdoor conservation camps throughout the U.K. year round.
Nine Muses Au Pair Activities, Thrakis 39 & Vas. Sofia 2, 17121 Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece; Tel./fax. 011-30-210-931-6588; www.ninemuses.gr. Placement service for au pairs. Also offers positions in the tourist industry.
NJBG (Nederlandse Jeugdbond voor Geschiedenis), Prins Willem Alexanderhof 5, 2595 BE Den Haag, Netherlands; fax 011-31-70-335-2536; www.njbg.nl (partially in English). Archaeological and building restoration camps.
Offene Häuser (Open Houses), Goetheplatz 9B, D-99423 Weimar, Germany; 011-49-36-43-502390; email@example.com. Volunteers restore historic buildings year round; contribution of 25-40 Euros per week.
Planorganic.com, www.planorganic.com, based in West Cork, posts a few vacancies on Irish organic and ordinary farms. There is no WWOOF branch in Ireland but the international WWOOF organization (www.wwoof.org) lists 130 independent hosts offering a work-for-keep arrangement.
Pro Filia, Beckenhofstrasse 16, 8035 Zurich; tel./fax. 011-41-1-361-5331; www.profilia.ch. Places live-in babysitters with Swiss families for 1 year minimum. Branch offices throughout Switzerland: St. Gallen office makes placements in German-speaking families and Lausanne office in French-speaking households.
REMPART, www.rempart.com. Needs volunteers to care for endangered monuments throughout France.
Sani Beach Holiday Resort, Sani SA, 63077 Kassandra, Halkidiki, Greece; 011-30-23740-99447 or 011-30-23740-99438; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, www.saniresort.gr. Hospitality industry interns aged 18-20 needed to train and work at this luxurious eco-resort south of Thessaloniki for at least 5 months between mid-May and end of Octobe.
www.seasonworkers.com is a GAP year, and seasonal work website with a difference. Apart from hundreds of jobs with some of the UK's leading employers, there is a Reunion section where people who have done seasonal work abroad or in the UK can add their details and search for long lost mates. It is for anyone who has done any kind of season, including GAP years, ski seasons, US Summer Camp, outdoor pursuits and field study centre jobs... (reviewed by Web Content Editor).
SILC Séjours Internationaux Linguistiques et Culturels, 32 Rempart de l’Est, 16022 Angoulême Cedex, France; 011-33-5-45-97-41-90; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.silc-france.com. Work experience placements throughout France for students as well as a variety of language courses. Placement fees from €400 for up to 2 months to €1,000 for up to 6 months.
Skyros, 92 Prince of Wales Rd., London NW5 3NE, U.K; 011-44-207-267-4424; email@example.com; www.skyros.com. Work scholars recruited to assist at Atsitsa alternative holiday center on Aegean island of Skyros for three months (Apr.-July or July-Oct.). In exchange for work, they can participate in courses offered at center from windsurfing to yoga.
Smile, Via Vignolese 454, 41100 Modena, Italy; Tel./fax. 011 39-059-363868. Another company that hires native English speakers to work at summer language camps for three weeks from late August.
Sunseed Desert Technology, Apdo 9, 04270 Sorbas, Almeria, Spain; Tel./fax. 011-34-950-525-770; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sunseed.org.uk. Invites volunteers to a remote research project on the south coast of Spain.
Supercamps Ltd., Park House, Milton Pk., Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4RS, U.K.; 011-44-1235 832222; email@example.com; www.supercamps.co.uk. Children’s holiday company with many seasonal vacancies.
TASIS. Summer Language Programs, summer.tasis.com. Work as English teachers and children’s counselors at summer programs in Switzerland and England.
TCV (The Conservation Volunteers), www.tcv.org.uk. Organizes working breaks and conservation holidays throughout England for environmentally concerned volunteers.
Thistle Camps, National Trust for Scotland, www.nts.org.uk. Scottish counterpart of the National Trust (as above). Includes archaeological digs and trail building camps.
Trees for Life, The Park, Findhorn Bay, Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ; 011-44-1309-691292; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.treesforlife.org.uk. Volunteers needed to restore the native Caledonian Forest in Scotland.
UNAREC (Etudes et Chantiers), Délégué International, 3 rue des Petits Gras, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France; 011-33-4-73-31-98-04; email@example.com; www.unarec.org. Hundreds of international volunteers for short-term conservation projects and longer-term professional training, accepted via partner agencies. Fee includes accommodations and insurance for 2- to 3-week workcamps.
Vereinigung Junger Freiwilliger (VJF), Hans-Otto-Str. 7, 10407 Berlin, Germany; 011-49-30-428 506 03; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vjf.de. Workcamps held in former East Germany. Registration fee 60 Euros.
Village Camps S.A., 14 rue de la Morache, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland; 011-41-22-990-9405; email@example.com, www.villagecamps.com/personnel. Recruits monitors and counselors to work for the summer or winter season at children's sports camps in several Swiss resorts and Zell-am-See, Austria. Expenses paid from 240 euros per week.
Winant & Clayton Volunteers, www.winantclaytonvolunteers.org. Since 1948, has arranged for U.S. citizens to volunteer for 7 weeks during the summer in community social service agencies in Britain, followed by independent travel for 2 weeks.
WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms), provides a list of countries worldwide, including Europe, where members may exchange volunteer farm work for food, accommodation and opportunities to learn about organic lifestyles.
Young Austria Summer Camps, Ferienhöfe GmbH, Alpenstrasse 108a, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria; 011-43-662-62-57 58-0; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.camps.at. Needs monitors and EFL teachers for summer language and sports camps near Salzburg. Application deadline mid-March.