Due to COVID19, at the moment there are no conditions to implement 25th edition of INOV Contacto, which will have to be postponed. Please keep in touch and consult the Timetable.
INOV Contacto is an international internship program promoted by AICEP, Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency that provides highly qualified and motivated interns to support the internationalization of your company.
6 months internships
Highly qualified & motivated human capital
What we offer
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
Companies located outside of Portugal
Strong internship plan
That bring added value to the host entity and to the intern
Ability to follow up and evaluate the intern
By appointing a local coordinator, as well as ensuring the intern’s integration with the local team
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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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What they say about us
“I like the programs idea to deliver young and talented people to work across the world in different organizations. This arrangement benefits both the intern and the hosting organization. Furthermore, I am surprised how little bureaucracy is involved in the whole internship process.”
Olli Matilainen - Biotechnology Institute (University of Helsinki)
“We are very satisfied with the program and we found it mutually beneficial both for the intern and for our company. The program is very efficient, Adriana Mendes was very helpful and she responded very efficient to all the questions and requirements that we had.”
Sorin Stanescu - Lig Nanowise
Manchester, United Kingdom
“It was great to have some additional help but it was also a great opportunity to have some international perspective on what we are doing here in the US. Luis was a fresh pair of eyes and helped us develop some new initiatives. He was a terrific addition to our team. He was helpful, curious, and efficient. My only regret is that he wasn't here longer!”
Symington Family Estates, EUA
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