The Internship Program consists of 2 phases:
* 1st: minimum 3 weeks of Standard Plus Portuguese language (in Faro or Lisbon).
* 2nd: the internship placement, lasting 8, 12, and 24 weeks (in and around Lisbon).
I Part - Course
Your Language skill is an important factor in achieving a quality placement, since it will affect your communication with work colleagues, and your effectiveness in handling certain tasks in a foreign language. You do not have to be fluent to start the program but you are required to be at the Upper Intermediate level when you begin the Work Placement Phase of the program. You will participate in a 3-weeks Refresher course.
II Part: The Internship Period
Professional practice internships are offered in private sector companies, governmental organizations, NGO's, schools, colleges, and universities. The work period will be for 3 months. It may be possible to extend placement if both the employer/sponsor and the intern are in agreement and if there are no legal considerations that would discourage the extension. Placement is made and progress is monitored through our program office. The internship portion of the program may not combine different companies or different cities.
The most important factor is language skills. The more limited the student's language abilities, the flexible s/he will have to be in terms of placements. We try very hard to match the students' educational background, professional experience, and professional plans, to the internship placement. We contact the student (by e-mail or in person) with one or more possibilities, and descriptions of those internships, and ask the student for comments and to rank the possibilities in order of preference. This helps us ensure appropriate placement. The interviews can take place during the time the student is studying.
- Expert counselors to guide you along the way - 'We are here for you'
- Customized to meet your needs
- Lowest Price Guarantee - Best programs at the best cost!
- College Credits available for courses taken
- May choose to take rotate between different cities during course
** PAYMENT PLAN options available for qualified applicants **
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Throughout the year
All Year Round
- Age 18 -35
- Minimum required Portuguese level: intermediary - high (There are language courses offered to improve your language skills)
- Admin (Health Services)
- Admin (Hospitality, Sports)
- Admin (Recreation, Parks)
- Art History
- Computer Science
- Culinary Arts / Cooking
- Human Resources
- International Relations
- Liberal Arts
- Marketing, Ad, PR
- Social Sciences
Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
Cost in US$:
Contact us for Program cost.
Program Fees Include:
Internship Placement Fee.
Internships are educational and are therefore unpaid. The company, though, reserves the right to make a contribution to the participant if they so choose.
This Program is open to
Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants.
Independently or in Groups
Typically Participants Work
Independently or in Groups of 5+
Application Process Involves
- Online Application
- Letters of Reference
- Written Application