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  • Locations: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 05/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission 05/15/2023 07/08/2023

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Residence Hall Areas of Study: Business, Communication, Design, Engineering, European Studies, History, International Relations, Internships, Management, Marketing, Pre-Law
Program Type: Intern
Program Description:

Summer Global Internship

Lisbon, Portugal

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Program Overview

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.

Unique Experiences


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.


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.


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.

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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.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation – an introduction to Italian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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