Internships in Portugal

Are you interested in interning in Portugal? Search placements and get more information about destinations, recommended companies and useful tips and advice. There are paid internships and work experience positions available during summer and all year round for students, graduates and anyone seeking experience.


Guide to Interning in Portugal

Intern Portugal

Portugal is the oldest nation in Europe with a rich history and world class cities. Portugal is increasingly popular and there is no better time to apply. Where you go really comes down to personal preference and the company you would like to intern. We highly recommend you try to learn basic Portuguese as this will increase your chances of getting a placement and also help once participating. You might like to book a Portuguese language course in Portugal

There is so much you can do in your spare time like surfing or just exploring the rest of the country or even Europe via train, bus or low-cost airlines. Make sure you get your application for summer internships in early as this period is very popular with international students seeking work experience. You can expect a welcoming culture and enjoys warm weather almost all year round making it the ideal location to apply to intern. 


Best Places to Intern in Portugal

Portugal Internships

  • Lisbon
  • Porto
  • Coimbra
  • Algarve
  • Braga
  • Setúbal
  • Queluz
  • Funchal, Madeira


Types of Internships

You can apply to gain experience in a wide range of industries including:

  • Agriculture
  • Business & Finance
  • Biology
  • Charity
  • Conservation
  • Education
  • NGO
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • Hotel and Hospitality
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Media and Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Veterinary
  • Eco tourism and sustainability


Top Tips

Sometimes just contacting organisations and businesses in Portugal from overseas can be difficult especially if you do not speak Portuguese. Some agencies offer assistance to international participants or you could just apply once in Portugal. It is possible to find paid internships in Portugal but this really depends on the company, internship provider or industry you are interested in working in. 


Cost of Living

Portugal is a cheap country to intern compared to other destinations in Europe, there are low living costs with food, transport, rent and going out usually cheaper than other places like the UK, Spain and France. Sample costs can include:

  • 1 room in a flat/houseshare: 250 Euros
  • 1 bedroom apartment in City Center (Porto/Lisbon): 400-500 Euros
  • Tram/bus ticket: 1.50 Euros


Help / Advice

If you need any help arranging an internship in Portugal please get in touch. You might also like to view all of our internships in Europe.


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