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Everywhere you look in Brazil, there are stunning and fascinating artifacts of the country's rich history and culture. The country is just as well known for its buzzing vibrant culture in cities like Sao Paulo, as it is for its beautiful variety of wildlife in the Amazon. And while Carnival is going on and people are celebrating, miles away waves are crashing at the Iguaza falls. As the country establishes itself as an international economic power, the population is growing to be more diverse and international too. Truly, there is never a dull moment in Brazil. After all, "E o jeitinho brasileiro." - "It's the Brazilian way."
As the fifth largest country in the world, the opportunities for internships in Brazil are endless. No matter what you're looking for, you're sure to find it in Brazil.
Your internship location will depend highly on the kind of field you would like to work in. Corporate and business internships will likely be somewhere in a large city like Rio De Janeiro or Sao Paulo. On the other hand, interns interested in working with smaller communities or NGOs will be placed in more rural parts of Brazil. Internships concerning wildlife or the environment will be probably be near the Amazon or beaches. Generally, internships be available year-round.
With a large country such as Brazil, the cost of living can vary quite a bit depending on location. Overall, your cost of living will be higher in bigger cities such as Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. On average, the rent per month for a one-bedroom apartment in the center of a large city in Brazil is about R$1,000. On the other hand, rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the more rural parts of Brazil averages around R$650. For more information, check Numbeo.
Internships in Brazil are regulated by Lei do Estagio ("Law of Internship"). This law requires that all internships have a 30-hour week limit, and provide Personal Injury Service. For more information and specifics of the law, please visit the Brazilian government's website.
Interning in Brazil isn't just about the incredible work experience you will gain to further your career. It's also about the all the fun you'll have taking in the country's colonial architecture, natural wonders, and getting involved in the active sports culture! You won't want to miss out.
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