Au Pair Programs

We believe that working as an Au Pair is one of the best experiences you can participate in, and so we have created some excellent programmes which will give you the chance to travel and work with children.

As an Au Pair in Spain or the USA, you will be able to improve your skills, gain new experience and learn about a new culture whilst living with your host family. You will get to travel, attend classes at a local college/University and get paid!


Being an Au Pair is a unique and exciting opportunity. You will get:

  • Practical childcare experience
  • Paid for the whole period of your stay
  • The opportunity to take education classes at a local university/college
  • The chance to improve your language skills
  • A chance to make new lifelong friends


ChildcareCareerDot02The perfect Au Pair is enthusiastic, energetic and loves working with children. At Partnership International we also require all our Au Pairs to:

  • Be between the ages of 18-24.
  • Speak, write, and understand English (US and Ireland only).
  • Have or be able to obtain an international driver’s license.
  • Have experience working with children.
  • Have a police clearance certificate.

If you’d like to know more about the responsibilities, rights and role of an Au Pair then check out our Au Pair Information page where you’ll also find details of the easy application procedure.


Participating in an Au Pair USA programme is a unique opportunity. It will give you access to world famous cities, excellent education institutions and beautiful countryside. You will be able to gain new skills, travel, and learn about a new culture in the land of opportunity!


Spain is a truly wonderful country, with great weather, great food and amazing culture. Doing an Au Pair in Spain programme will allow you to immerse yourself in Spanish culture, gain important new skills and experience all that either Seville or Valencia have to offer.


  • Paula

    (Madrid, Spain)

    This experience have been really positive for me. I have learned how to live independently, how to value a lot of things (a job, a weekend, to do the shopping, to save money, to spend money in a responsible way, etc.). I also have demonstrated to myself that I am a professional and that I enjoy teaching a lot. Now I know that I am qualified to be a teacher in a different country with a different language. I recommend this programme for everybody because it is fantastic!

  • Camille


    Réaliser un stage à Cork a été une opportunité extraordinaire pour booster ma future carrière! Le stage répondait à mes attentes de A à Z, j’ai eu l’occasion de travailler au sein d’une équipe dynamique, et j’ai énormément appris, aussi bien d’un point de vue professionnel que personnel. De plus, l’Irlande est un pays magnifique, il est impossible de ne pas tomber sous son charme! Si j’ai un conseil à vous donner, c’est de faire confiance à Partnership International pour votre stage à l’étranger!

  • Steph


    With my internship, organised by Partnership International, I got to visit many different Irish companies and was involved with introducing international students to them. I was also involved with inductions and orientations for foreign students. My work also included office administration. My colleagues were really nice so the working experience was very good. And I got to see a bit of Ireland while there. I’ve been to the Cliffs of Moher, a whiskey distillery, a falconry and many places more. So, overall it was a great experience and I would totally recommend it!

  • Asisa

    (Kronach, Germany)

    First of all, I really love Cork! The people are very nice and friendly. My placement was with a very cool and friendly company as well. I enjoyed the time with my cool colleagues and boss! My work was familiar to me because I translated documents like I am learning in Germany. I would recommend an internship in Cork for every student because it is worth it. You improve your language skills and learn the culture. The Irish accent is also very cool but funny as well! So, I really enjoyed my time here. Thank you Partnership International!

  • Christian

    (Berlin, Germany)

    So after all, I have to say it was an absolutely great opportunity to get to know a new country/city, people and to make an intercultural experience. I am lucky that Partnership International organised everything so well and that they were hands-on to their students the entire trip. Thanks very much for everything and keep doing what you are doing! It will definitely not be my last time in Ireland and you helped me to open new ways! Cheers!

  • Xabier


    Me ha gustado mucho realizar unas prácticas de 3 meses en Cork. De hecho, voy a quedarme aquí otros 3 meses más (¡la empresa donde hice las prácticas me ha contratado!). La ciudad es muy agradable y todo el mundo es muy atento, amable y con una mente muy abierta. Lo peor, como español, es el tiempo y los precios. Mi inglés ha mejorado mucho y he viajado por esta magnífica isla, así que creo que esta experiencia ha sido perfecta. Tomé una gran decisión al animarme a hacer las prácticas con Partnership International. La bienvenida tanto de Partnership como de la empresa fueron excelentes.

  • Laura

    (Bordeaux, France)

    My internship has given me the opportunity to learn a lot and to improve my professional skills in a foreign language. It was a great opportunity for me to gain practical skills and work within a professional team. The lessons I learned as an intern are still with me today and I’m thankful to all the team of Partnership International who were a real pleasure to deal with. I would recommend an experience like this to everyone.