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Internships in Malta

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Performing an internship in Malta can be an enriching and worthwhile experience. Indeed, Malta has been attracting young foreign professionals in large numbers for years, thanks to its developing economy and numerously available career prospects.

Before proceeding, take the time to enquire about related requirements and formalities, especially whether you will need a visa.

Promising fields for internships in Malta

You are more likely to be hired in the following fields in Malta:

  • Hospitality and catering
  • Tour operators
  • Hotline operators
  • Online gaming
  • Language schools
  • Marketing and customer relations

Many foreign companies have also set up across the country. Seek the help of your home country's embassy or other diplomatic representatives during your search. In some cases, they can even offer to take you on board!

Feel free to contact foreign Chambers of Commerce in Malta as well as foreign companies to which you can send spontaneous applications. You can find a list of these companies in general online directories.

 Good to know:

Nowadays, many foreign students are turning towards Malta for paid or unpaid internships in hotels, bars, restaurants, etc., in popular tourist areas.

Working conditions

The trainee status is defined and regulated by Maltese authorities. You will be entitled to a maximum of 40 hours working week for a total of 10 to 39 weeks. In fact, internships and professional training are jointly regulated by the Ministry of Employment and Family and by the Ministry of Education.

Once you have completed your internship, a proficiency certificate can be delivered.

 Important:

You must be at least 18 years old and have a bachelor's degree or be in your graduating class to be allowed to perform an internship in Malta.

Tips for internships in Malta

Having a solid knowledge of English, and even Italian will be an asset during your internship in Malta.

You are advised to write your resume and cover letter in English.

You must have health insurance with coverage in Malta and all of Europe.

British and Australian nationals are eligible for free healthcare in Maltese hospitals during a stay of more than one month, according to a bilateral agreement that has been signed by Malta and these two countries.

Non-European Union nationals, for their part, require private health and travel insurance that should provide coverage in Malta, including health repatriation. Make sure to inquire with your insurance company beforehand.

Visas for internships in Malta

In general, European Union and US nationals, as well as foreigners coming from Commonwealth countries, do not require a visa for a three-month stay in Malta. If you intend to stay longer, you will have to apply for a resident permit.

Accommodation for interns in Malta

If you are performing an internship via your university program, you can find accommodation at the student residence of the University of Malta. But you can also seek the help of private organisations, or even find a room or apartment for rent on your own thanks to the Internet. Shared flats are quite common and can prove to be very affordable, even in more popular areas.

 Useful links:

Careerjet
European Law Students’ Association (ELSA)
International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience – IAESTE
ENISA
Malta Yellow Pages

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