Internships in Lisbon

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is perfectly situated on the coast and boasts great views from its hilly streets. Known for its ornate architecture, decorative ceramic tiles and colorful buildings, Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe and was first founded by the Phoenicians in 1200 BCE. Interns in Lisbon will have a front row seat to observe the city's bustling social scenes and ancient influences. Lisbon internship placements are full time and available in a wide range of career fields, but some of the most popular are in fashion, international business, marketing, and international politics. While some Portuguese language skills are always useful, there are many opportunities for English speakers.
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Lisbon Internship Examples


Accounting Internship in Lisbon
Accounting Internship

This internship placement is with a fashion showroom company that helps brands to connect their digital image and e-commerce solutions. Everything is done entirely in house. Tasks include preparing invoices for clients, developing monthly finance reports, supporting payables and receivables, and bookkeeping support.

Marketing and Advertising Internship in Lisbon
Marketing and Advertising Internship

This progressive and local fair-trade beverage company seeks interns to develop new advertising campaign strategies and ideas that can drive sales for start-up. Tasks include developing social media content, drafting and scheduling social media posts and blogs, engaging with users across social platforms.

Business Internship in Lisbon
Marketing and Business Internship

This urban mobility tech start up looking for interns to diffuse their brand, edit web content and texts and help expand company marketing goals. Activities have a focus on social media marketing and digital communications, so an understanding of these mediums is required. Tasks include: support for internal communication, working on competitor market research, and assistance on communication strategy.

Sustainability Internships in Portugal
Fashion Business Internship

This company makes clothing from sustainable fabric to care for you and our planet. Interns in this role will sell brands from the showroom to buyers and reach out to potential buyers to secure future partnerships. They will gain experience meeting directly with customers and taking orders. Intern tasks may include: preparing showroom for potential clients,shadowing client meetings and preparing reports, and creating content for blog posts.

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Lisbon has great internships in business, marketing, politics, fashion, and more!
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Lisbon Internship Inclusions

We are focused on matching you with the best employer that will help you achieve your goals. Our internship abroad program in Lisbon includes a one-on-one Program Advisor, personalized career coaching, social events, housing, on-site local staff, and much more.

  • Lisbon Program Experience
  • Guaranteed Internship
  • Career Readiness Program
  • Experience Advisor
  • Housing
  • Travel Support
  • On-Site Programs Team
  • Events & Social Excursions
  • Academic Credit

Lisbon Internship Program 

Internships in Lisbon are available for university students and graduates, and young professionals. This internship program provides you the opportunity to be involved in one of Portugal's captivating and dynamic cities, all the while having the support of a well established and trusted international organization.

Along with your fellow interns on the program, you will also connect with local professionals in your career field at your internship placement. The working atmosphere can be a little more informal than other places, although it depends on the type of workplace. Lisbon workplaces offer a welcoming and inclusive culture where most colleagues socialize and eat meals together, which helps interns acclimate to their new team and get to spend time learning about the local Portuguese culture.

Lisbon has so much to offer someone with a passion for its colorful historic buildings, the beautiful Tagus River, and is looking to expand their network and gain career development experience.

Guaranteed Custom Internship Placement

From your dedicated Enrollment Manager to your Program Advisor, we continuously speak with you one-on-one to learn all about you, your academic background, and your internship goals.

If accepted into the Lisbon internship program, we guarantee you an internship in your chosen career field. Your acceptance into the program is based on a combination of relevant college or university level courses, relevant work experience, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for a professional abroad experience.

After you've committed to the program and enroll, we continue to work with you to further understand your skills, talents, career objectives, and overall internship expectations. Knowing this, we are able to place you in a dynamic work environment providing real-world work experience that benefits you.

Once we match you with an employer, you will interview directly with them by phone or Skype before your internship placement is confirmed. We work with you until you have an internship confirmed with a host organization and then you're officially on your way to interning abroad in Portugal!

When you arrive on location and start your internship, we have staff in Lisbon to support you and ensure you make the most of your internship.

Career Readiness Program

Included in all programs is the award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessment, coaching, and experiences to connect students academic experience with their professional ambitions. We take a Strengths-based approach and focus on helping every participant meet their potential and find a career their love. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • On-on-One Career Strengths Coaching
  • Career Webinar Series
  • Goal Setting and Career planning
  • Interview preparation
  • On-Site Career Seminars and Networking Event
  • One Day Global Career Workshop
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities

Your Experience Advisor

Global Experiences is built by a team of passionate and experienced travelers, who love working with our participants to help them get ready for both living and interning abroad. We know that it is a big step to move to an unfamiliar city, make new friends, and explore a unique culture, all while going to work everyday. This is where your program advisor and location coordinator will become your new travel experience advisors, taking care of you from the day you join the program, to the day you head home. 

Your advisor will help you prepare for what will become the most life changing experience that you may ever have, including helping you navigate through travel bookings, visa requirements, academic credit and financing questions, as well as any nerves you have about living in a new city. We will help you get to know the rest of the program group so you'll have friends as soon as you arrive on location, and get a head start on weekend travel planning.

Housing & Accommodations

Housing is in the city center and close to all amenities.

You will be housed within an apartment of 4 to 6 bedrooms. Each bedroom is single occupancy with its own en-suite bathroom. You will share a large living space and kitchen with other participants on the Global Experiences program. The accommodation block includes laundry, wifi, and entertainment facilities, and areas to socialize and 24/7 security and support.

All participants take a roommate questionnaire to help our team assess the right housing match for you. If you have any special living requirements, please mention this to a staff member at your time of application and we will discuss accommodations options available.

Travel Support

Included in your program are many essential travel services to help your experience be as easy as possible so you an focus on enjoying your new home and rocking your internship.


  • Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • 24/7 Emergency support on location.
  • Visa processing support.
  • Social and weekend events on location.
  • Closed Facebook Groups for each group, so you can get to know your new friends and make travel plans before you arrive.
  • Visa support as needed

On-Site Programs Team

Global Experiences' program team in Lisbon are lead by qualified staff that are trained and supervised by our head office in Annapolis, Maryland, USA.

Your Location Coordinator will get to know you before you depart and will meet you on arrival in your new home. As a local of the city, all of our location staff are experienced in providing hands-on support to new visitors to the city. There can be lots of adjustments and culture shock when you first arrive, but we are more than ready to help you feel comfortable and get to know the amazing new culture in your new city.

You will have an outline of events and experiences to take part in as well as plenty of opportunities to give your career skills an extra boost so you come home not just as a world traveler, but also ready to take a big step forward in your journey to finding a career you love.

Events & Social Excursions

Global Experiences is committed to maximizing your experience interning in Lisbon, Portugal. Included in your internship program are orientations, events, and social excursions designed to connect you with your host city and create hands-on opportunities for learning and community engagement.

Cultural events may include traditional music events, visiting Belem and Museo Nacional do Azulejo, as well as day trips to Sintra and Coimbra. Enjoy pop-up social events planned throughout the program based on events happening in Lisbon while you are there.

Add Academic Credit to your Program

All Global Experiences' international internship programs are designed to complement a student's academic degree program. You could earn credit from your own institution, from our School of Record, or one of our partner schools.

There are many options for gaining credit and securing financial aid for your internship abroad program, and we're happy to help you find what works best for you. For more information, please discuss with your Enrollment Manager at time of application.

Add optional transfer credit to your program through our school of record, Fairfield University. 

Option 1: Summer, 3-6 Credits, $600*
Option 2: Semester, up to 9 Credits, $1,200
Option 3: Semester, up to 9 Credits, $1,800

  • Transfer credit - letter grade or pass / fail. Determined by the home institution.
  • General Elective credit - letter grade or pass / fail.
  • Major credit - transfers as DEPT000 with letter grade.
  • Financial Aid available. 
    *GE credit-bearing courses cost $600 each. GE 298 is offered in a 3 or 6-credit version, while GE 301 and GE 302 each grant 3 credits upon completion.

Dates and Tuition

Join us for a spring, summer, or fall internship in Lisbon, Portugal. Review the program dates and tuition below.


Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Fall 2024


12 Weeks

8 Weeks

12 Weeks

Program Dates

January 6 - March 30

May 31 - July 26

Aug 31 - Nov 23

Full Program Tuition

$8,990 USD

$5,990 USD

$9,490 USD

Application Deadline

Oct 31, 2023

February 29, 2024

June 1, 2024

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Lisbon, Portugal

Season: Spring 2024

Length: 12 Weeks

Program Dates: January 6 - March 30

Full Program Tuition: $8,990 USD

2018 Early Admissions: Not Available

Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

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Lisbon, Portugal

Season: Summer 2024

Length: 8 Weeks

Program Dates: May 31 - July 26

Full Program Tuition: $8,990 USD

Full Program Tuition: $5,990 USD

Application Deadline: February 29, 2024

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Lisbon, Portugal

Season: Fall 2024

$ 8,900

Length: 12 Weeks

Program Dates: August 31 - November 23

Full Program Tuition: $9,490 USD

Application Deadline: June 1, 2024

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Virtual Internship With a Company in Portugal

Can't travel right now but still want to experience interning with a company in Lisbon? Our Virtual Internship program lets you do this! Now you can intern with a company in Portugal from the comfort of your home! Plus it's our most affordable program.

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After applying for an internship abroad, you will follow a step by step process with our team that will provide you with enough information to help you make an informed decision. From application to arrival, we'll be there to guide you.

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