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Hosting our talents will make a difference

INOV Contacto is an international internships program promoted by AICEP, Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency that provides highly qualified and motivated interns to support the internationalization of your company, helping you going further into the global market.

Take your business further

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Formar talento Português

6 months internships

Apoiar a Internacionalização das Empresas

Highly qualified & motivated human capital

Promover a imagem de Portugal no mundo

Cost free

The interns:


    Up to 29 years old

    Degree in Management, Marketing, Engineering, ICT/High Tech, Tourism

    Architecture, Design, Human Resources, Law, Communication, Sociology, Psychology, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Agriculture, among many others.

    Fluency in english

    And other languages like Spanish, French or Mandarin.

    Motivated to live abroad

    And to put into practice their talent and knowledge.

What we look for in a host entity


Solid internship plan

Beneficial for both the entity and the intern.

Ability to monitor and evaluate the intern

Trainee integration in the local team, with a local internship coordinator.

See all requirements >

Conditions for host entities’ admission

Estágio em Portugal

Contribution for the intern's qualification and professional development.

Estágio no Estrangeiro

Clearly defined internationalization strategy.

Seminário de Encerramento e Apoio à Integração

Availability to integrate the trainee post internship.

Learn all selection criteria >

Boost your team with our interns

Apply now!

What they say about us

"Great initiative. Interns bring new ideas and new ways to solving problems."

Cisco, USA

"The Program is very well organized and the students are very motivated. We are convinced that the experience of their stay with our company has been very positive for the students, and also for our Company that manage to hire several of these Portuguese high value students for our organization."

Ramboll, Spain

"I am very satisfied with the program and I am considering opening more positions to receive more candidates in the future. I think the program helps to improve candidate professional and personal skills in order to become more employable."

University Campus Suffolk, UK

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