how it works

Before arriving …

The minimum legal working age in Malta is of 16 years.

Non-EU citizens would require an entry visa to Malta. For information about entry visa applications please visit the website of the Maltese Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security

The participant must be in possession of valid travel and medical insurance cover before traveling. The insurance cover should include, but not limited to medical expenses, medical assistance, personal property/business equipment, personal injury protection, and personal liability.

Participants are to also ensure that they are in possession of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Persons issued with a European Health Insurance Card will be eligible to free or reduced-cost emergency medical treatment during temporary visits in EEA countries and Switzerland. The purpose of the EHIC is to facilitate access to medical care during the holder’s temporary stay in an EU Member State and to speed up reimbursement of the costs incurred.

Applying for an EHIC is free. A separate application form is needed for each person, except for children under 16. The European Health Insurance Card:

is not an alternative to travel insurance. It does not cover any private healthcare or costs such as a return flight to your home country or lost/stolen property,

does not cover your costs if you are traveling for the express purpose of obtaining medical treatment,

does not guarantee free services. As each country’s healthcare system is different services that cost nothing at home might not be free in another country.

More information on the EHIC is available on

What we need…

Documentation required to apply for an internship through Zeal Internships Malta Ltd. includes a detailed CV and a motivation letter in English, a passport size photo, a copy of a valid ID card or passport, and Zeal Internships Malta’s Registration Form. Police Conduct is required for some sectors such as Child Care.

It is important to clearly highlight skills, competencies, and relevant work experience if any, and the desired tasks and learning outcomes from the work placement. Medical, health and physical conditions are to be detailed in the application.

Working in Malta …

Working hours in Malta are of 40 hours, 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday, however, this does not apply for certain sectors such as tourism, hospitality, catering, event management, and call centers, as these may require working flexible hours or on a shift basis, and to work over weekends and Public Holidays, nevertheless not exceeding 40 hours of work per week, 5 days a week. Lunch breaks are not part of the 40 working hours.

Think about the dress code, it varies between different sectors, but do not be anxious, the host company would be communicated to you before starting at your work placement.

To prevent malware in the company’s network and for protection of the company’s intellectual property and data protection, the participant would be required to bring their own laptop to work and might be allowed limited access to the company’s data.

Work ethics and compliance with the host company’s regulations are of utmost importance. The participant is expected to always respect the company’s policies and procedures, including working hours, hence, to be punctual for work.

In case of sick leave, the participant is to report sick directly with the mentor at least one hour before the expected start of the working day and present a medical certificate on the next working day. A medical certificate can be provided from the Health Centre of your locality. Unauthorized absenteeism is not permitted and can lead to disciplinary action or dismissal.