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Internships in Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia is 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 around the wine culture.

Placements in Gaia

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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 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 the 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 that outlines all the details of your internship and proves that the internship is 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 in Portugal. For more information on eligibility and guidelines follow the link here.

Our service

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.

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