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Brazil is among the 7 World’s largest economies. A huge extension of fertile lands allows records in production of grains, coffee and a great variety of fruits, giving the country notoriety in the international market. Tourism is the growing industry, with an average of 15% growth per year. It is also leader in the production of meat. Brazilian industrial park is one of the planet’s most advanced, qualified and productive, exporting airplanes, software, shoes, metal, automobiles and handcraft, among others. Brazilian fashion has also gained more evidence abroad. We have many strong and appraised brands. Brazil is today, a modern, creative country, incorporated to the world, with a great business capacity and a stabilizing and growing economy, occupying each time more space in the international scene.


A training program provides participants with an opportunity to gain international practical experience while simultaneously immersed in Brazilian culture and work environment. The internship program is also a chance to learn Portuguese and develop a professional network in Brazil during a 2-4 month placement in a selected Brazilian company or organization.


Brazilian Experience chooses the locations and organizations based on availability and intern’s background. It cannot be guaranteed that an intern can be placed in a chosen company. The types of business organizations an intern can act at are based on a number of factors:

  • Age
  • Level of Portuguese
  • Curriculum
  • Interests
  • Abilities required


Placements are available in several disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Global Affairs
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Marketing
  • Social Work
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Urban Planning


Students are placed based on their academic background, personal and professional interests. Positions might be paid or non-paid.

Acommodation and meals

Brazilian Experience organizes home stay placements. This type of accommodation allows students to have a deep cultural immersion. It´s also a great option for those willing to improve Portuguese skills.


Brazilian host families are open, nice and protective. Our families are carefully selected through an interview and house inspection.


The home stay placement includes breakfast and dinner only. Brazilians have a quite light breakfast such as bread, butter or cheese and a beverage such as coffee, milk chocolate, orange juice.


The main meal in Brazil is lunch but nowadays few families go home for lunch in between working hours on week days. On weekends it´s common to have late lunches on Sundays, sometimes they make barbecues with all the family (cousins, grandpas, etc).


Sometimes the family’s get together hour is at dinner time (quite late, usually after 8:00 pm). Some families have a rich meal at dinner, as lunch, and in other cases they just have a snack, being a sandwich or soup.

Accommodation includes one night before the start of the internship program date and includes one night after the end of the program.

Program requirements

Who should apply?

  • Personality: students should be mature, responsible, flexible and adaptable
  • To be a university student (undergraduate)
  • At least 18 years-old
  • Language skills: no previous knowledge of Portuguese is required, but reasonable English and/or Spanish knowledge is necessary. Portuguese is a plus and will allow you to get more tasks during your placement.


Necessary documents to apply

  • Complete online application form
  • Your resume
  • Cover letter
  • One picture of yourself
  • Copy of your passport identification page


Dates and fees

Month Arrival Dates National Public Holidays
November/2017 05/nov Nov 2nd – Memorial Day
15th – Republic Proclamation
December/2017 26/nov Dec 25th – Christmas
January/2018 07/jan 1st – World Wide Celebration
February/2018 04/Feb 25th  – 29th – Carnival
March/2018 04/mar
April/2018 08/Apr April 14th  – Good Friday
16th  – Easter
 21st – Tiradentes
May/2018 06/May May 1st – Labor Day


What is included

  • Search for internship opportunities in selected business organizations and customize a placement that matches your preferences;
  • Pre-arrival orientation;
  • Arrival orientation and reflection sessions along the internship period;
  • Welcome kit (Brazilian SIM card, bus card, city guide and more);
  • Full-time support from Brazilian Experience;
  • In addition the home stay placement (optional) includes: search for home stay, breakfast and dinner.


What is not included

  • Airline tickets
  • Domestic flights and weekend trips
  • Internship Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses



Internship complete package (8 weeks minimum): US$ 2920 (includes placement selection, visa documents, home stay with breakfast and dinner, arrival orientation and full time support from Brazilian Experience).

Extra week of accommodation and support: US$ 200

Internship placement only: US$ 1100 (includes placement selection and visa documents)

Additional fee for placements in a specific location: US$ 300


Application Process

If you fulfill the program requirements and agree with the suggested dates and fees, you are ready to apply! Check below the necessary steps to confirm your application:


Step 1 – Complete online application form and attach: your resume, cover letter, one picture of yourself and a copy of your passport identification page

Step 2 – Pay US$150 non refundable deposit (this amount will be deducted from the program fee)

Step 3 – We will look for an internship placement and have the Host Company completing a Training Proposal

Step 4 – Upon placement acceptance we will prepare the internship agreement, which is required to issue the visa and must be signed by the host company, Brazilian Experience as the intervener, the student and the university of origin. For some nationalities it is required a Criminal Background, being this a student’s responsibility.

Step 5 – Pay program balance

Step 6 – Upon payment we will send you the documents necessary to apply for your visa.

Step 7 – Submit your visa documents to the nearest Brazilian consulate and receive your “temporary visa IV”.

Step 8 – Book your flights and prepare for a career lift off!


Every internship student must apply to the correspondent visa before leaving their home country, exception for those interning in NGOs which can enter Brazil on a tourist visa for up to 3 months.


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R. Cândido Mader, 81 – loja 01 – Juvevê
Curitiba-PR | Brasil
CEP: 80030-300
Tel: +55 (41) 3503-0209
Skype: brazilianexperience
E-mail: info@brazilianexperience.com.br

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