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Internships are an excellent tool for advancing your skills in a field of interest. These positions help young adults find a career path, test their aptitude for certain kinds of work, and further develop their resume or CV. Internships are almost always unpaid as what they are gaining are skills and experience and the company is gaining set of free hands. It is critical to find the right match so that the relationship is beneficial to both intern and company.

Completing an internship abroad adds an element of excitement and sets your experience apart. An professional experience abroad also requires a greater degree of maturity and independent. It is important that you adapt to the new environment as it does not adjust to you.

To secure an internship aboard, it is necessary to either apply to a company that sets up the externship for you, or have a contact in Brazil. Full time students have the easiest time finding internships because of their age, lack of real life skills, amount of free time, and education. Occasionally, internships can be set up through a university program. Good positions are coveted and it is vital to have personal contacts in Brazil. If your contact is through someone else, it is beneficial to have your contact be in touch with their connection in brazil and notify them of your plans and arrival date. It is also helpful to carry a letter of introduction with references.

    Programs offering internships abroad must be paid for and may include:
  • Internship placement
  • Home stay accommodations/hotel
  • Food budget or provided meals
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Trip Guidance and travel information
  • Portuguese language training
  • Air Fare (this depends on which agency you go through)

Across Gestao de Carreiras is a human resources consultancy that deals with large internship and trainee programs. A list of current programs can be obtained through the 'Opportunities' link and registration can be made directly through this website.

Many of the volunteer abroad programs have similar internships or experiences that can double as internships.

Update 29/05/2010


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