To all my fellow graduates, if you are looking for a European internship, then the Leonardo da Vinci Programme could be just the thing for you!

The Leonardo da Vinci Programme is open to all European graduates (in any subject) and it provides you with a great opportunity and funding to work and live in another European country!

Leonardo da Vinci Programme

It is open to graduates up to the age of 30! I used this programme to come to Barcelona for 6 months to do an online marketing and social media internship. The experience you gain can be really useful to future employers to show them new skills, language skills and how proactive you are willing to be to succeed in your career.

The Leonardo da Vinci Programme is part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, established to promote vocational education and training. It aims to  make vocational education more attractive to young people and, by helping people to gain new skills, knowledge and qualifications, the programme also boosts the overall competitiveness of the European labour market.

Key criteria:

  • To be a European graduate (in any subject)
  • To be under 30 years old

For more information about applying for the  Leonardo da Vinci Programme, you should check the link and follow the instructions. You may need to get into direct contact with the National Agency within your country of origin.

For frequently asked questions: please check this link

Hope you find this useful information! Good luck in your internship search!!


Marie Obileye





Erasmus grant internshipHey there, fellow student!

Many people associate the word ERASMUS with studying abroad, a lot of partying and of course the grant that you get given. That’s correct, but not entirely and this is why I am here to give you a useful tip, one that I was given. Because of that advice I ended up doing my internship at SuiteLife which has been more than just a valuable experience so far!

ERASMUS INTERNSHIP GRANTBesides the ERASMUS study grant there is another branch of the fund called ERASMUS WORK PLACEMENT GRANT and it’s given for students doing internship abroad. It is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme, established to promote university co-operation and in particular student mobility. What does this mean to you? If your university is part of the network, you can apply for a grant (varying around 250 euros / month) in order to do a internship abroad.


Few highlights which might be important to know about the ERASMUS INTERNSHIP GRANT:

  • Eligible to BSc and MSc students from the European Union
  • Time period of the internship 3 to 12 months
  • It is possible to take both the study and working grant
  • 31 countries currently participate in the Erasmus programme and over 4,000 Higher Education
    Institutions hold an Erasmus University Charter

In order to apply for the grant you need to contact the ERASMUS office in your university and submit a few documents which they will provide for you:

  • agreement between you and the erasmus internship grantuniversity, stating that they support your initiative
  • a document signed by the company where you are going to do your internship – perhaps SuiteLife?


You can find more information about the internship grant on the official ERASMUS website! If you have any questions – feel free to contact us and we would gladly help you out!



An Internship in Barcelona will make your summer shine.

Work in Barcelona this summer. Read this article, take notes, succeed!




Internship in Barcelona


Looking to work in Barcelona this summer? An internship in this beautiful city will make your summer shine (on your resume and..literally!)So, you’re looking for an internship  this summer or maybe you’ve already landed one? Either way, read this article and I promise you that you will be a success. (Pst, SuiteLife is looking for online marketing and social media interns and now you can be the top candidate! )

First there is the resume and the never-easy-to-write cover letter. Both need to be flawless and please note: updated! Never forget to bulletpoint-in your recent job(s)! The resume, I personally don’t have a problem with. The tricky task is how to write that cover letter. Ugh, spare me! While applying for probably 50 internships last spring (everything from internships in Stockholm, Los Angeles and Copenhagen to London and Manchester), I felt that I was climbing Mount Everest. Going to plenty of lectures and workshops that taught you how to master this task, I’m now on the top of that mountain and it’s not as cold as I thought.

First and foremost, the opening of the cover letter should include the purpose of your email. For example: “Hope all is well. I’m inquiring about the open X position at X that I found on X.” Stating the purpose before you jump into your personal pitch is important. Second, provide a snapshot of your relevant past experiences is key. Relevant doesn’t mean your job at Starbucks when applying for an internship in the marketing or PR field. Your PR job last summer – much more so! Also, remember to tie your past experience to the position you are applying for.


Sidenote: In your signature, include links to your social media channels. Trust me, they’ll be looking anyways so you might as well save them the google search. Good channels to include are twitter account(s), your blog and LinkedIn.


And, please please.. no skatedude8@hotmail.com or coolgirl55@hotmail.com – s . Email accounts like those will make CEO’S raise their eyebrows and with one click your hard-work will go from their inbox to their trash.

So, hey! With that perfect resume and cover letter  the interview is now scheduled, right? Does it look dreadful in your calendar!? Well, it shouldn’t because it won’t be..dreadful. If you are coming to work in Barcelona from overseas, many recruiters might want to have the interview with you over the phone. This can be an easy task to master (and much less nervous) once you know how to show off your stuff over the phone. Below, I outlined some hints for you. Read and take notes:


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  • Prep beforehand! Trust me on this one, because I have been going through plenty. Going into a phone interview blind is basically like walking onstage without a rehearsal. Please, don’t put yourself through that. The interviewer will be asking questions quickly and expecting clear answers.


  • Express yourself! One of the hardest things about a phone interview is the lack of personal connection. Therefore, try to smile when you speak. Believe it or not but a smile will be heard over the phone.


  • Don’t forget to ask questions. I mean, this is your interview too. Never forget that. Asking questions about the company and the work you’ll be doing, the workforce, state of the work atmosphere etc will help yo get a better idea of the job and show true interest. Remember, never ask questions that can be found on their website!


Now when the phone interview went smoothly you probably received one of those go-out-celebrating-with-a-cosmopolitan emails saying that you got the job, right? So, now when you landed your dream job or internship in Barcelona, it’s time to start thinking about what to wear. If you just got out of school or entered the work force for the first time, it might be time to plan a shopping spree to upgrade your closet. Here are the essentials every PR or marketing girl should have in her closet.


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  • A  blazer (if you don’t already have a blazer hanging in your closet, please go buy one immediately!)


  • The little black dress (In the PR field, even just starting out, a little black dress is your best friend)


  • City flats – (Being always a heels girl running around the city, I know the pain this causes my feet. Living in Los Angeles, I could not wait to get home and change my shoes to something less painful. Take this advice, wear fashionable flats.)


  • Cross Body Purse (You can carry your laptop under your other arm, right?)


  • Work-Appropriate Jeans (Stick with a darker denim in a flattering style for casual days at the office)



Now, it’s time to go career hunting.

Good Luck! And P.S. Don’t forget to create a LinkedIn profile!


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Charlotte Giver


SuiteLife is currently offering the following Internships in Barcelona:

Looking for an Internship in Sunny Barcelona, Spain?

SuiteLife is always looking for unique and ambitious new interns!  Check out our available positions below and get in touch by sending you’re CV and cover letter to info@suitelife.com.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!






Barcelona Internship for “Online Marketing/ Social Media Marketing”

Barcelona Internship Online Marketing Spain

1 Internship position available in unique & international Barcelona Real Estate
company: SuiteLife Barcelona S.L. (www.SuiteLife.com)
Position: 1 internship position available for “Online Marketing/ Social Media Marketing”
Company Info: SuiteLife Barcelona specializes in helping foreigners (expats, students, families, etc…) and locals find their ideal rental flat in Barcelona.  Founded in 2007, our constantly growing website has 3 main focuses: 1) Long-Term apartment rentals 2) Lifestyle services to help people move to and enjoy BCN and 3) sharing our hard-earned insider knowledge of the city in our daily blog The Barcelona Bible, our free ebooks, and through SuiteLife TV.  Our office is located right in the centre of the city, just a couple blocks away from Plaza Catalunya.  We’re an extremely young and international group.  We work in a team environment with all our interns having a high level of autonomy as well.  We care about challenging ourselves, following our passions, working hard and especially smart, and making an impact wherever we go.  If you’re creative, hard working and looking for a truly dynamic work environment, continue reading…

Your focus will be helping to expand the SuiteLife brand online and generally bringing more traffic to the website, supervised by an Online Marketing Manager. It’s a great opportunity to learn all about the powerful world of online marketing as well as our core business, which is real estate.

Important: This is not a regular internship. Successful applicants will be treated as part of our team.  Their ideas will be listened to and they will be encouraged to pursue their individual passions in order to help the company as a whole.  They will not be required to deliver coffee, make tea, or engage in other mindless activities that are common practice in large companies.  Applicants will learn new things each day and gain meaningful and practical work experience in this mutually beneficial relationship.

Online Marketing Internship in Barcelona

Daily Tasks:
  • Helping to form new (and implementing existing) online marketing strategies.
  • Helping to strategically optimize the website in order to be more search engine friendly and attract more of our target market.
  • Developing and working self-responsibly on Social Media Marketing Projects.
  • Writing blog articles (in English) on all kinds of interesting topics in relation to living in Barcelona.
  • Creation and publishing of online ads.
  • Regularly updating the website.
  • Helping us write, design and promote our free ebooks.
  • Helping to plan content for blogs, ebooks, and SuiteLife TV.
  • Becoming a Google Analytics Ninja and learning how to take advantage of that data.
  • Much much more…  Each of our past Interns has developed tremendous experience and knowledge of our company and industry, and has become a crucial part of the SuiteLife Team.

Desired Qualifications:
Specialized skills:
• Strong interest in online marketing, SEO, SEM, social media.
• Marketing minded (especially an affection for online marketing).
• Must have access to a laptop computer.
Language skills:
• Fluent English.
• Strong writing skills in English.
• Knowledge of Spanish a Big +.
Team work skills:
• Creative, Hardworking and independent.
• Eager to learn and be involved in a small but rapidly growing company where the team comes first.

Renumeration: This internship is not paid ‘monetarily’, but you will receive tremendous value and experience  starting with the following:
• The quality of life in Barcelona is amongst the highest of any city in the world. Perfect weather, mountains, beach, sun, fun, excellent food, and great international people.
• Because much of our marketing and blog writing is focused on the best of BCN, successful applicants will jump ahead of the learning curve and discover BCN from an insider’s point of view and at a very quick pace.
• The ability to own and manage your own projects that are far beyond the normal scope of responsibility of most intern positions.
• The ability to follow your passions in life and develop them further by contributing to the team.
• We will give you advice and support regarding: relocation, flat finding tips and info, mobile phones, and bank accounts.
• Ability to earn university credit for your time here.

Time Requirements:
Working hours: 10 am – 7 pm, Monday to Friday.
Preferred internship length is 6 – 12 months (but if you have a very special profile we can consider less time as well).

Application Instructions: To apply please send your CV & cover letter to info@SuiteLife.com (5 minutes well spent!).

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