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Get your dream internship abroad

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High-quality Housing with Absolute Internship


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Weekend Activities

Career Development with Absolute Internship

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24/7 On-site Staff

On Site Staff

Visa support for interns


Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe. Lisbon has become a hub for creativity, culture and commerce, and is known to be one of the world’s most liveable cities. Absolute Internship’s Lisbon internships are offered on a first-come-first-served basis as part of our award-winning program.

As the oldest city in Western Europe, Lisbon manages to blend its ancient heritage with striking modernism and progressive thinking. A patchwork of distinct and colourful city districts, from the rustic Alfama to the colourful Baixa, Lisbon offers a buzzing lifestyle with sandy beaches only a short train journey away.

With cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals, Lisbon is a vision of European culture. The sardines, custard tarts and emotional guitar music are not to be missed either!

With Absolute Internship you’re guaranteed an internship in Lisbon in your sector of interest. You’ll benefit from the high-quality intern housing in the city centre, transportation to and from your internship, networking events, on-site staff and exciting weekend activities to the best tourist locales that Portugal has to offer.

Successful applicants will enjoy invaluable work experience in one of the world’s most exciting, emerging economies. During your internship abroad, you will gain hands-on professional experience and build a network for your future career. Your internship in Lisbon will make you stand out from your peers in an increasingly crowded job market.

Whether you are interested in interning in Marketing, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Business Development or one of many more industry sectors on offer, Lisbon is an excellent place to launch your career. Immerse yourself in a vibrant and dynamic culture this summer!

The program is selective. Spots are limited. Apply early to ensure you get the best Lisbon internship opportunities available!

What’s Included

Guaranteed Internship


Career Speaker Series

Housing in City Center

Planned Weekend Activities

Internship Workshops


Transport to & from Work

Welcome Pack & Banquet

Visa Assistance

24H On-Site Support

Global Alumni Network


When is the application deadline?

Our Lisbon internships don’t have an official application deadline. We close applications as soon as all of the available spots are filled. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on this!

Do I need to speak Portuguese?

No. English is the only language requirement for an Absolute Internship.

What companies do you partner with?

We work with both small and large companies with established internship programs. Unfortunately, we can’t provide a list of companies that we work with due to confidentiality reasons.

What type of accommodation do you have?

Joining one of our Lisbon internships, you will reside in high quality student housing, centrally located in the heart of the city. Transport connections are just a short walk away. Living and socialising alongside other students from all over the world will be a fun and memorable part of your summer experience with Absolute Internship.

What additional costs should I expect during the summer?

You will need to purchase your own flights and international insurance. Additionally, you will be required to cover any food, drinks and personal shopping expenses accrued throughout the summer.

What's included in the price?
  • Accommodation
  • Guaranteed internship placement
  • Transportation card
  • Welcome dinner
  • Welcome pack
  • Career speaker series
  • Weekend activities
  • 24-hour onsite support


Additional costs

  • Flights
  • Visa costs
  • International insurance
  • Airport pickup (optional service available)
  • Food
  • Accommodation safety deposit (returned upon check-out)
  • Personal shopping
Are these internships paid?

Generally, no.

Work-based learning is regarded as an educational opportunity, and more often than not visa specifications require that Lisbon internships be unpaid.

Nevertheless, in rare cases, interns can and do receive renumeration.

Our placement team will not make this a priority when searching for your internship and we therefore recommend that you assume your internship will be unpaid.

Do you provide flights?

Flights are not included in the price but we can help suggest flights for you in advance.

Can I get Portuguese lessons?

We will help organise group lessons for participants who want to learn Portuguese. This is not included in the price. Please speak to the Absolute Internship team before arrival in order to arrange your language lessons.

Is there a minimum age to attend Absolute Internship?

To be considered for one of Absolute Internship’s Lisbon internships, you must have turned 18 by the program start date.

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