• Portugal
    • Lisbon

Program Details



Starting Price
Price Details
$3,850 (4 weeks)
$6,099 (8 weeks)
$7,813 (12 weeks)
What's Included
Accommodation Activities SIM cards Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Jun 17, 2024
Apr 11, 2024
12 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Our award-winning program gives students the opportunity to spend the summer or fall developing their professional skills on a full-time internship in Lisbon. Live and work in Europe's most creative and captivating city whilst building unique experience that will help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market.

Work within your industry of choice with over 30 fields to choose from, including Entrepreneurship, Business, Green Technology and Marketing/PR. Absolute Internship organizes company visits and career development workshops as well as cultural activities and weekend excursions to help you gain valuable industry insights and explore Portugal.

This program includes high-quality central housing, cultural activities, trips and 24/7 on-site support from our Program Coordinator.

Featured in the New York Times, BBC News, Bloomberg, and Forbes Magazine, we have placed 4000+ interns at 800+ companies worldwide.

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Program Highlights

  • Take the next step along your career path with a world-class internship in your industry of choice.
  • Gain professional skills through career speaker events, company visits and career workshops.
  • Discover Lisbon on after-work activities and explore Portugal on day and weekend trips.
  • Live in a multicultural environment with fellow Absolute Interns from across the globe. Enjoy 24/7 onsite support from your Absolute Internship Coordinator.
  • Improve your Portuguese skills!

Program Reviews

4.86 Rating
based on 14 reviews
  • 5 rating 85.71%
  • 4 rating 14.29%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Growth 4.95
  • Support 4.75
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 4.6
  • Safety 4.95
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Yes, I recommend this program

I had the most amazing summer because of Absolute Internship!

From the application process to our time in Lisbon, the Absolute staff was extremely helpful and supportive. One unique aspect that stood out to me about this program was how focused and personalized the internship placement process is to your career interests. The housing, trips, and program activities are extremely well-planned. Some of the things I did in Lisbon included a pastel de nata baking class, a fado show, and a Portuguese play. Our trips included going to Sintra, Porto, Cascais, and Ericeira. Lastly, my program coordinator (shout out to Marta) was beyond dedicated to showing us Portugal. My 2 months wouldn't have been the same without her!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I tried snails and octopus for the first time in Lisbon. I loved them both!
40 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing experience

I had the pleasure of joining absolute internship in lisbon, portugal for a sales and marketing internship. I was matched with a fast growing tech company. The housing was good and the day trips were amazing. Moreover, the coordinators were very friendly and I will absolutely do it again if i had the chance. Portugal was also a vibrant place with many cultures. You will easily make friends with anyone.

Overall, Amazing experience, amazing day trips, and a very positive environment. Absolutely recommend to anyone.

40 people found this review helpful.
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Lisbon Internship

This opportunity is one you should not miss out on! From the beginning, Absolute Internship were so supportive and helpful in finding and securing a placement for you. Once in Lisbon, I did not want to leave! I met so many new friends, built connections in the workplace and gained invaluable experience. Absolute were always there if you needed support or just wanted a chat; they helped create such amazing memories that I will remember forever. I could not be happier that I decided to do this internship!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could go back, I would do even more than I did the first time. I would fit as many activities in as I could and see as many places as I could.
  • Brilliant opportunity
  • Great way to make friends
  • Something different
  • Can be a little nerve-wracking doing an internship in another country
40 people found this review helpful.
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Great Organization of Trips and Internship

I couldn't recommend a program like this to anyone more. Absolute was able to find me an amazing internship with a company that reflected the career path I was looking for which not only looked great on my resume, but gave me a great experience. The program calendar is a bit more organized than most other study abroad programs which allowed me to get closer with other people in the program and fully enjoy the most of Portugal with a native coordinator. You 100% get your money's worth with great housing and included trips and dinners.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
We did an organized group dinner which was a tasting at a unique restaurant. I tried octopus and a creme brulee based on sardine fat. It was a super interesting and fun experience to do with people in the program,
  • Organized Trips
  • Guaranteed Internship
  • Modern Individual Housing
  • Slightly outside of city centre
40 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Unforgettable Summer in Lisbon

Had an amazing experience during my summer abroad in Lisbon! My internship was super fun and I learned a lot about an industry I had little prior experience in. I made great friends that I still keep in touch with and got to explore many different parts of Portugal during my free weekends. I always felt safe and adequately supported whenever I had any questions. The planned activities were also very enjoyable. Though there were some minor program issues, I still had a wonderful time that I'll never forget.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of your weekends and explore different parts of the country! Portugal is beautiful and has so much to offer.
  • Great addition to resume
  • Culturally immersive programming
  • Safe way to travel abroad
43 people found this review helpful.
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Absolute Internship

Absolutely recommend such nice memories and experience. Strongly strengthened my CV and job opportunities. Will do again if possible, a good mix of experiences and summer fun.
I was in Lisbon which was beautiful for the summer, visited and traveled around Europe on the weekends, and learned programming and worked in the week days.
It can be slightly expensive but you can usually receive funding from the school in most competitive US schools, so it would not be a burden.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I never imagined I will have a job in the form of internship in Portugal. So I was only able to build expectation based on my previous jobs at my own country. Yet, the experience changed my whole outlook at work environments. I used to view work ethics only from one shallow lens, and now I see how wide the options can be
  • Really good companies
  • Good work environment
  • Safe and fun
43 people found this review helpful.
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BEST Experience of my life

Having an internship experience in Lisbon, Portugal was by far the best experience of my life. Not only did the program give me a once in a lifetime experience to gain professional experience internationally, but I was able to become fully immersed in Portugal's beautiful culture. I also made LIFELONG friends and memories that I'll never forget. I think back on how nervous I was before going and laugh at myself because once I got there I never wanted to leave. I constantly think about how grateful I am that I was able to experience that.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travelers on this program would to not be afraid or nervous, especially when it comes to making friends. I went into the program without knowing anyone and can confidently say I left with life long friends. My group had a reunion in November and I'm still in touch with everyone. Don't be afraid to try new things and put yourself out there because it can be the most beneficial, fulfilling, exciting summer if you full immerse yourself in the culture.
  • Adventure
  • Personal Growth
  • Lifelong Memories
  • Want to move to Europe
  • Never went to leave Portugal
  • Miss all the friends you made there
40 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


Absolute managed to find me a great internship in Lisbon! Additionally, they were very organized with the activities they planned, and if there was a problem they resolved it quickly. This internship helped me on an academic level but also helped me grow as a person. To this day I am still in contact with the friends I made in Lisbon, so it is an experience that is worthwhile. Also, Virginia, was really helpful with certificates and all the paperwork that were needed from my university. Totally recommend!!

41 people found this review helpful.

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