Summer Global Internship
WORK IN A GLOBAL START-UP HUB, LAND OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CREATIVITY
Lisbon is a major spot for tourism and Portuguese traditions, and the Lusophony market center will connect you with many companies that offer Portuguese language opportunities.
LEARN FROM A GLOBAL CITY IN EUROPE
Lisbon offers a thriving, young population and a multi-cultural environment where Portuguese is the local language, but you can always find someone who speaks English.
LIVE IN A CITY BUT RELAX AT THE BEACH
You can take advantage of living in a capital with many museums and a rich cultural offering, but if you want to enjoy nature you can go for a stroll on the beach less than 30 minutes from the city center.
LOCAL PASTRY SHOPS
BIKE LANE MILES
Located at the very tip of Europe, Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. With one of the most eclectic collections of museums and picturesque postcard views from the city’s seven hills, it will most certainly captivate your eye! Despite being known for its history and blend of Roman and Moorish architecture, Lisbon has also developed to become a modern and vibrant city, home to innumerous startups, Michelin-Star restaurants, and trendy design and street art scene.
CIEE Lisbon is conveniently located inside the host university, allowing students to easily reach out to center staff.
CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Lisbon.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
Lisbon is famous for its startup vibe! Enjoy and learn while visiting and taking part in a workshop hosted by a social entrepreneurship hub Casa do Impacto. You will be able to share your questions and knowledge with the local professional community.
- Visit local organizations and learn from industry experts to gain insights into work culture and a better understanding of your industry on a global scale.
- Lisbon and other locations in Portugal will be your classroom with day trips and excursions to museums, local neighborhoods, and nearby towns and villages providing a cultural context.
- Grow your professional network by attending networking events and free lectures, as well as connecting with professionals in your field.
- Enjoy a local meal during Lisbon's great festivities
- Explore and learn about tile painting tradition in Lisbon on a tour of the Tile Museum followed by a painting workshop.
- Take advantage of resume optimization and improve your interviewing skills based on local business culture.
- Explore your own career path through workshops on personal branding, networking skills, and making the most out of your internship.
- Examine and develop your transferable skills through guidance and feedback from your internship supervisor and course instructor.
In this program, students will be able to select internships in many different areas going from Art to Zoology. Past students interned at a local newspaper, veterinary center, policy and sustainability-focused startups, fashion brands, and others.
Housing & Meals
CIEE Lisbon offers various housing options to ensure you're comfortable in your home away from home. Whether you live with a host family in a homestay or with fellow students in a residence hall, all housing options are located under 30 minutes from CIEE Lisbon and are conveniently near shops, cafés, public transportation, and eateries.
Standard: Includes a room in a homestay or residence hall with Internet access and utilities provided.
- Homestays: Live with a Portuguese family, with or without another CIEE student, and immerse yourself in the city's language and culture. Each student has an individual room.
- Residence Halls: Live with a mix of CIEE students, local students, and international students. If local health and safety regulations permit, you'll be in a single, double, or triple room. The kitchen and common areas are shared with other students. Limited offer.
A note: Housing is tight in Lisbon. If we can't accommodate your first housing choice, we'll let you know before you arrive.
Homestay: Breakfast and dinner (seven days a week) provided. Dietary needs may be accommodated.
Residence Hall: Meals not included; communal kitchens available.
All students have access to the subsidized cafeteria on campus.
Commute time from housing location to internship will vary depending on the location of the internship provider.
As a global intern in Lisbon, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around Lisbon complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated online academic course.
Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at global organizations, multinationals, NGOs, startups, and more in Lisbon. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.
Marketing, Communications, and Advertising
Social media, events, advertising, journalism, public relations, and video production.
Accelerators and tech startups, research, business development, and community management.
Local fashion design ateliers.
Environmental advocacy, green tech, content creation, event management, and sustainable business development.
Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.
Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
- CIEE Stem Scholarship
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.
Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Fees & Housing
|Program Summer 2024 8 weeks
|Application Due Deadline Passed
|Fees & Housing $7,450
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300
Educational Costs = $4,453
Housing = $2,500
Insurance = $197Total Fees = $7,450
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $560†
International Airfare = $1,200
Local Transportation = $90
Books & Supplies = $30
Personal expenses = $175Total Costs = $2,055
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
†For students in homestays, families provide 2 meals (breakfast and dinner). For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $260 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
CIEE iNext travel protection
24/7 emergency on-site support
Sara has been working for CIEE Lisbon since 2014. She holds a Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. She has studied and lived abroad in Spain, Hungary, Sweden and Brazil.
Francisco holds a PhD in History at University of Lisbon. He previously worked as a teacher and researcher in Economics and Social History. He is passionate about the sea, history and literature.
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