Lisbon, Portugal

Summer Global Internship

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Information for term Summer Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

February 15, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: February 15, 2022
  • Dates: May 16 – Jul 9, 2022 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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The sights and sounds of Lisbon will be at your fingertips during this incredible program. Participate in an internship — based on your individual skills and interests—as you explore one of the oldest and most unique European capitals.

CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Internships are competitive and confirmed upon a successful interview. You will have an edge on the competition because CIEE helps you navigate the internship interview process. CIEE staff offer constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

  • 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 several cultural opportunities 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

    1,000+
  • Bike Lane Miles

    150
  • Tram Lines

    5

Location & Culture

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Older than London, Paris, and Rome, the hilly seaport of Lisbon has always been a major European political, economic, and cultural center. The capital city is full of intriguing contrasts, with tiny, charming shops featuring hand-painted tiles and  fading facades and narrow, cobblestone streets instead of generic shopping malls.. With a generous attitude towards foreigners, a holiday vibe, and a mild climate, Lisbon is  a welcoming place with plenty to explore.

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

  • 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, and connect with professionals in your field.

Professional Development

  • 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 of out your internship.
  • Examine and develop your transferable skills through guidance and feedback from your internship supervisor and course instructor.

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    All housing is within a 30-minute commute to CIEE.

    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: Students usually live with a mix of CIEE students, local and international students. If local health and safety regulations permit, students live in single, double, or triple rooms. Students usually share kitchens and common areas.
     
    Housing is tight in Lisbon. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive.

  • Meals

    No meals are provided in Lisbon, but students will have access to kitchen facilities to cook their own meals.

Academics

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Academics

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

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation.

*Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Students participate in an academic course taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. Participation in the integrated academic course and internship are mandatory for all participants.

PROGRAM CREDIT

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 15 integrated academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city during the work week.

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflection papers, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

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

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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

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2022 8 weeks Feb 15, 2022 May 16, 2022 Jul 9, 2022
$6,750
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Program Fees

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 insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,733

Housing = $1,550

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,750

Estimated Costs

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 = $1,800

International Airfare = $1,200 ††

Local Transportation = $140

Books & Supplies = $30

Personal expenses = $1,000

Other = $100 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $4,270

Financial Aid

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.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable

No meals are included for students staying in the Residencial option

†† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

††† Covid test fees for entry to the US

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.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.