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Hosting our talents will make a difference

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.




Take your business further

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Formar talento Português

6 months internships

Apoiar a Internacionalização das Empresas

Highly qualified & motivated human capital

Promover a imagem de Portugal no mundo


What we offer


    Up to 29 years old

    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.

    Motivated to work abroad

    And to put into practice their talent and knowledge.

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

Estágio em Portugal

Contribution for the intern's qualification and professional development.

Estágio no Estrangeiro

Clearly defined internationalization strategy.

Seminário de Encerramento e Apoio à Integração

Availability to integrate the trainee post internship.

Learn all selection criteria >

Boost your team with our interns

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Entities that work with us and took their business further

See all Entities participating in the current Edition >

What they say about us

Irina Barbolina - LIG Biowise Ltd., Manchester, United Kingdom

"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."

Irina Barbolina

LIG Biowise Ltd., Manchester, United Kingdom

Max Thabiso Edkins

"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, EUA

Lorenzo de Bartolomeis

"I am very satisfied with the program and I am considering opening more positions to receive more candidates in the future. I think the program helps to improve candidate professional and personal skills in order to become more employable."

Lorenzo de Bartolomeis

Lorenzo de Bartolomeis Design, Milan, Italy

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