With ancient roots, hilly vistas and its proximity to the coast, Lisbon is the ideal location to intern. With pastel buildings and ceramic art at every corner, Lisbon will be sure to take your breath away!
Lisbon is located where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic Ocean, making it a hub for international business, creative sectors and more! Internships in Portugal range between 8 to 12 weeks and take place in the summer, fall, and spring.
With easy access to the rest of Europe, there will always be something for you to do and see during your internship in Lisbon.
With Global Experiences, you’ll have everything you need to have a life-changing adventure and gain valuable professional experience. Early applications are encouraged, because Internships in Lisbon are in increasingly high demand!
The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help interns make the most of their time abroad.Review Our Policies
Once accepted into program we guarantee an internship in one of your approved career fields
Connecting academic goals to professional experiences
Day trips to Sintra and Belem
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from accommodation
Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University
Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester
Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a university’s requirement
AIFS Abroad provides excellent accommodations, activities, resources and staff to help interns learn about and integrate into their host community.
Lisbon is famous for its sunny weather, colorful buildings, Fado music, and friendly locals. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, dating back to 205 BC. It was built on top of 8 hills and a Roman city.
Beautiful architecture is abundant with it’s black and white, patterned stones also known as Portuguese pavement, adorning the sidewalks and public squares all over the city. Lisbon is home to one UNESCO site, the Tower of Belém which was constructed in 1502.
Lisbon is home to one of the world’s most top secret recipes, the Pastéis da nata, a sweet creamy desert with a flaky crust adorned by locals and tourists alike.
Hailey is the Lisbon Program Manager for Global Experiences. Hailey spent a summer studying in Madrid, Spain while studying at Virginia Tech, and had the opportunity to travel to Switzerland and France. She loves the ability to combine her passions for travel and higher education to help students grow professionally in an international setting. She holds two Bachelor’s degrees in International Studies and Spanish.
To help you get a true taste of Portuguese culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. Activities and events may include:
You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
Social identity & access
One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.Learn more