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.
6 months internships
Highly qualified & motivated human capital
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.
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.
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Conditions for host entities’ admission
Contribution for the intern's qualification and professional development.
Clearly defined internationalization strategy.
Availability to integrate the trainee post internship.
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Entities that work with us and took their business further
What they say about us
LIG Biowise is very satisfied with the program and found it mutually beneficial both, for intern and the company. The main advantage for LIG Biowise is a provision of skilled intern specifically for involvement in the research work, which provide quality data and results for future development and optimisation. Well organised and efficient program beneficial for the interns and providers with perfectly matching the intern's skills and provider's requirements. 6-months period is sufficient for the company to provide necessary training and for the intern to have significant impact on R&D work.
LIG Biowise Ltd.
Manchester, United Kingdom
The Program’s particular usefulness and success comes from the combination of offering young professionals an international experience in a safe environment, while at the same time exposing institutions to the particular skills and assets of Portuguese youth. A great aspect of the program is the excellent selection process and preliminary preparation of the interns. The World Bank has participated in several editions of the Program and the interns were always prepared and demonstrated high level fitting in the organization. We greatly appreciate the value of INOV Contacto program.
Max Thabiso Edkins
World Bank Group
Washington DC, USA
It is very important for our studio to have the chance to involve intern for 6/9 months. The intern can follow the project from concept to development and the studio can understand better intern capacity. It is a real work experience for the intern. It is a good contribute for the studio and it is easier to understand intern skills.
Lorenzo de Bartolomeis
Lorenzo de Bartolomeis Design
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Our track record of 22 years speaks for itself
Good Practice ESF (2013)
EU Creative Industries (2010)
Case Study OECD 2008 (2008)
DG Enterprises Business and Industry (EC) - Supporting the Internationalization of SME’S (2007)
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