- Be between 18 and 35.
- Have an intermediate level of Portuguese (B1-B2)
- You should have a formal training (general or professional) in the specific sector where you want to realize your professional internship.
- Programmes can last from a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 6 (with the possibility of extending the programme up to 6 months more, with additional costs)
- You don’t have to have previous work experience, although it is a positive factor to assure a more interesting internship.
Professional internships are educational and are therefore unpaid. The company reserves the right to make a contribution to the participant if they choose.
There are many different sectors in which you can do an internship:
- Chemical Engineering
- Hotels & restaurants
- Human resources
- Public Relations
- Social Work
Y muchos más!
Most companies are located in Lisbon.
Participants should pay a €200 deposit when booking the programme. This deposit will be deducted from the final invoice to be paid before starting the internship.
We have plenty of options: homestays, hostels, and shared flats. If you stay with a family, you may be required to share a room with another participant.
Accommodation is on a self-catering basis, and everyone can use the kitchen to cook their own food and live independently. The type of room (single or double), cannot be used as justification to ask for a change in accommodation. All accommodation is high quality. You will receive information about where you are staying before your arrival in the host country.
PUROMUNDO needs to receive all the participant’s information at least 2 months before the start date to organise the programme.
Participants normally work between 38 and 40 hours a week. However, this may change depending on the company and department where the internship takes place.
Options: language course
If you have an advanced level of Portuguese you can start the internship immediately and you won’t need to take a language course. However, if you need it, PUROMUNDO gives you the chance to study in a fully accredited school in classes of up to 10.
Language courses run from Monday to Friday, with a total of 3 weeks and 60 lessons (hours). Courses are designed to give you the language skills you need for basic communication.
What we (think) we know, and what we don’t
Many of us think that we know Portugal, sometimes without having visited. We think of the sun, sea and sand of the Algarve, and Port from the North, but we often do not give it the same respect we do when we think of France, Italy or Spain.
However, there is a lot more to it than that. Portugal has an important textile industry which supplies many of Europe’s leading brands. Equally, it has its own rich culture, cuisine and tourist destinations, enough to satisfy even the most demanding visitor.
If you choose Portugal you will have the chance to work in modern companies which are open to the world and new technology. You will be in a very distinct environment, which includes traditional elements mixed with some of the most advanced in Europe.
Don’t forget that what you get out of your internship depends on what you put into it, and your attitude will play an important role.
Once the organisation where you will do your internship has been confirmed, a plan will be drawn up detailing the tasks you will carry out during the internship period.