The Basics

São Paulo

Language of Internship
Portuguese or English

Shared Apt or Host Family

Program Fee

$ 3,400 - 2-4 Months
$ 3,600 - 5-12 Months

Terms Available
Summer #1 & 2
Fall #1 & 2
Spring #1 & 2

Dates & Deadlines
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Credits (optional)
Up to 6 in Summer
Up to 15 in Semester

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Intern in Brazil

Brazil is not only the largest country in South America, it has one of the most diverse landscapes and cultures of any country in the world!  An internship in Brazil will be nothing short of amazing.  Each region of the country offers something different - from the biodiversity of the Amazon in the north, to the Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador de Bahia in the Northeast, to the cosmopolitan cities of São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro in the Southeast.


Your internship in Brazil will be customized to your background and goals and matched to your field of interest.  We will take your preferences into consideration, but we will ask you to be flexible regarding location as we have great placements all around the country!  Select our optional tour package and you’ll get a guidebook, tour of your host city, and an excursion to visit places like Iguazu Falls, Copacabana beach, and much more!

Note: Internships in this program are unpaid.

Internship Fields Available

  • Accounting

  • Advertising

  • Anthropology

  • Architecture

  • Arts & Culture

  • Banking & Finance

  • Biology

  • Biotechnology

  • Business Administration

  • Cartography

  • Communications

  • Computer Science / IT

  • Dance

  • Design

  • Economics

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Environmental Science

  • Fashion Nutrition

  • Gastronomy

  • Geodesy

  • Graphic Design

  • Hotel/Hospitality/Tourism

  • Human Resources

  • International Business

  • International Relations

  • International Studies

  • Journalism

  • Languages

  • Law

  • Marketing

  • Math

  • Non-Profits & Volunteers

  • Psychology

  • Public Relations

  • Social Sciences

  • Social Work

  • Teaching English

  • Travel & Tourism

  • Veterinary Science

  • Zoology


The favorite part of my internship is combining all my skills and interests and applying them in a work environment. For example, I study Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese and at the consulting firm I work at, I get to use my language skills to analyze economic data and communicate with potential Chinese investors in Brazil. I am also learning a lot about international trade and commerce, which I haven’t studied much about at my school.  I love all things international studies related and this internship has given me a new perspective on how countries do business.

- Ben T.

Program Details

Program Inclusions

  • Custom Placement 

  • On-site Coordinator

  • On-site Orientation

  • Visa Assistance

  • ISIC Card (for full-time U.S. students)

    • Basic Health Insurance

    • Evacuation Insurance


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an university outside of Brazil

  • At least 18 Years of Age 

  • Relevant academic background and/or work experience in desired field

  • Some knowledge of Portuguese is preferred


Students may choose to arrange housing through International Internships LLC (Furnished room in a home or apartment or student residence) or independently.  All housing costs are in addition to Program Fees.  Prices are subject to change.  A security deposit of $300 and Housing Placement fee of $250 is required. 

  • Approximately $500 - 600 per month

Visa Information

  • Brazilian visa legislation requires that interns in Brazil be enrolled at a university

  • Students interning for less than 4 months must be enrolled at any university outside of Brazil

  • Students interning for more than 4 months must enroll in a Brazilian university in addition to being enrolled at their home university.  (Tuition to a Brazilian University is included in Program Fee)

    • Interns working at Brazilian universities are exempt

  • Internships 90 days or less can be participated in on the VIVIS Visa

    • ​Citizens of the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Japan may apply for the VIVIS E-Visa for Internships under 90 days

    • Citizens from South American Countries may not need the VIVIS Visa, please contact us for more information

    • All others will need to apply for the VIVIS Visa in person

Academic Credit

Students can earn up to 6 credits for a summer program and up to 15 credits for a semester-long program. The number of credits to be issued is determined by the number of hours worked. Students can receive up to one credit for every 40-hour work week that they complete. Transfer credit is granted through our school of record, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO.

Our Guarantee

International Internships guarantees all accepted applicants a placement in their field - commensurate with the applicant's background, education and experience. If we do not offer you a placement, your deposit will be refunded. Our extensive network of contacts allows our placement teams to find a suitable placement for almost anyone.


Program Costs

Program Fee

  • 2-4 Months: $3,400

  • 5-12 Months: $3,600

(See Program Details Section for inclusions)

Housing (Optional)

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  • Placement Fee: $250

  • Monthly Cost: $500-600

  • Refundable Security Deposit: $300

Visa Fees

  • U.S. Citizens: $160

  • All other nationalities, please check your local Brazilian Consulate/Embassy

Additional Add-Ons

  • Comprehensive International Health Insurance: $75/month

  • Liability & Baggage Insurance: $25/month

  • Translation of Documents: Please Contact Us

  • Tour Package including a city tour, guidebook, and excursion: $295

  • Airport Pick Up: $95

  • Academic Credit: $650 (flat fee for up to 15 credits)

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