Vila Nova de Gaia also known as Gaia is a city located in front of Porto, on the other side of the Douro River. As it so close to Porto, it could seem as though they are the same city, though they are different municipalities. Gaia has a total of 300,000 inhabitants and it is famous for all its wine cellars, also known as caves where the Portuguese have been producing the Porto Wine for decades.
It has become a common touristic destination. Usually visitors visit both places and the riverbank is full of tourists. There are some lovely bridges connecting both cities and there are great views of the Porto riverside. Vila Nova de Gaia is a great place to do an internship, as you can enjoy all the benefits of a big city like Porto, and get to know a traditional environment built arond the wine culture.
Placements in Gaia
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Below you will find more information relating to internships in Portugal.
Benefits of the Internships
Some of our positions in Portugal offer a small stipend. Some positions offer benefits such as free accommodation or meals. However, this is depends on the provider of the placement and all benefits will be arranged prior to the internship.
Type of Internships
We organise curricular internships as law requires students to be enrolled in an educational institution in order to be able to do a placement. Curricular internships are as a part of your studies where the internship is worth ECTS credits, often as a part of the Erasmus plus program.
For EU citizens it is really easy to do an internship in Portugal. To do a curricular internship all you need is a training agreement from your university. A training agreement is a document which outlines all the details of your internship which proves that the internship is as a part of your studies. It must be signed by all parties, your university, the receiving company and by you, the intern.
For non-EU citizens you may be required to obtain a Visa before your arrival to Portugal. For more information on eligibility and guidelines follow the link here.
Our service is a customised search and tailored program service where we will assign one of our agents to you to find you the perfect internship based on your specific requirements. This service includes the internship search, preparation for interviews, documentation assistance and general support.