The U.S. Commercial Service Portugal offers short-term internship opportunities throughout the year at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon.
The U.S. Commercial Service assists U.S. companies entering the Portuguese market and helps Portuguese firms in their efforts to profit from their alliances with American companies either by representing American manufactures, utilizing American products, or through joint venture arrangements. To support these objectives, the office analyzes information on the Portuguese market, facilitates contacts with Portuguese businesses, promotes US products in the Portuguese marketplace, and advocates US business interests.
Interns assist Commercial Service staff by:
In order to participate in this program you must meet the following qualifications:
Selection is made without regard to considerations of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, or handicap. Every intern has to receive a positive security check by the U.S. Government prior to the start of his/her internship.
This internship is a volunteer service. Federal regulations prohibit financial compensation. An official letter of recommendation will be provided. Most universities will award 3-6 credits for a completed internship. No federal government liability is assumed.
Your application (at least 4 months in advance) must include:
The internship will be at least 3 months, starting dates are flexible. Remember to plan 3 months till your security check is completed (including a personal interview with an official security officer). Your work time will be Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our offices are closed on official Portuguese and American holidays.
Please submit your internship application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org , or call us if you have any questions.