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Erasmus + Internships (Traineeships / Placements)

General Information

With the Erasmus + Program, you will be able to do an internship abroad, which will allow you to not only improve your linguistic, intercultural and communication skills, but also acquire transversal skills highly valued by employers and reinforce your entrepreneurial spirit.

Duration

The Erasmus + Program allows higher education students to carry out a curricular or extracurricular internship, from 2 to 12 months, in the work context. In this program there are specific scholarships for internships.

You can benefit from several scholarships under Erasmus +, either as a student or as an intern, but the total time (including study periods) cannot exceed 12 months in a study cycle.

Conditions 

For Erasmus + mobility for internships, there is no need to establish interinstitutional agreements, unlike mobility for a period of study.

These internships can take place in a company or in a Higher Education Institution (in which the student will not undertake a period of study, but acquire work experience), in a country of the Program (*).
Any company in the public or private sector, which carries out an economic activity, is eligible for an Erasmus internship.

Students are responsible for finding their internship location and initiating their first contacts with entities of interest and according to the work they intend to develop.

The student must agree on an internship program with his Erasmus coordinator / advisor and the person in charge at the host institution. This internship program identifies:
• The activities to be developed;
• The skills to be acquired;
• The tasks to be performed by the student at the host institution;
• The form of evaluation of the internship.

(*) EU countries + Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia and Turkey.

Newly graduated participants must submit their application before the completion of the study cycle for which they are applying and within the established application deadline.

Students enrolled in a degree conferring course, regardless of their nationality, can apply for mobility for internships.

It is not permitted mobility to the student’s official residence country.

The internship can be used for the elaboration of the Master’s or Doctoral Dissertation / Thesis, allowing to carry out the experimental part in mobility. Students enroll in the Dissertation / Thesis course at Técnico, develop their research work always in close collaboration with Técnico’s supervisor and, in the end, the defense will be at the university of origin, that is, at Técnico. This does not invalidate the possibility of making a defense also at the host institution, if they wish, or, if required by it.

Mobility Scholarships

The Erasmus + Program offers a scholarship. This amount is fixed annually. The scholarship is calculated considering the standard of living costs in each country and is intended to be a complement, supporting extra expenses. The scholarship includes the value of the trip.

For academic year 2022/2023 it has been decided by the Rectory that the scholarships will have a duration of a maximum of 3 months per semester.

MOBILITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNSHIPS

From Continental Portugal to:

Country group (according to the cost of living)  Country Monthly value
Group 1
Countries with HIGH cost of living
DK: Denmark, FI: Finland, IE: Ireland, IS: Iceland, LI: Liechtenstein, LU: Luxembourg, NO: Norway, SE: Sweden.

International Mobility – FO: Faroe Islands, UK: United Kingdom, CH: Switzerland*

550,00€
Group 2
Countries with MEDIUM cost of living
AT: Austria, BE: Belgium, CY: Cyprus, DE: Germany, EL: Greece, ES: Spain, FR: France, IT: Italy, MT: Malta, NL: Netherlands.

International Mobility – AD: Andorra, MC: Monaco, SM: San Marino, VA: Vatican State*

500,00€
Group 3
Countries with LOWER cost of living
BG: Bulgaria, CZ: Czech Republic, EE: Estonia, HU: Hungary, HR: Croatia, LT: Lithuania, LV: Latvia, MK: Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, PL: Poland, RO: Romania, RS: Serbia, SI: Slovenia SK: Slovakia, TR: Turkey. 450,00€
* International Mobility countries must be marked on the Ficha de Estudante as International Mobility (SMP) and on the application form as SMP (International Mobility)

Recognition

The period of mobility for the internship may or may not be subject to accreditation, registered in the Diploma Supplement.
The internship period will be recognized through the attribution of ECTS as long as these credits have been previously approved and identified by the Erasmus Coordinator.
For newly graduated participants: Europass mobility certificate.

 

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Applications

Students enrolled in the 1st Cycle (3rd year) and 2nd and 3rd Cycle students can apply for internship mobility. Applications for internship mobility under the Erasmus + Program take place twice a year, in periods to be designated annually, according to the following profiles:

a. May to June applications – for mobilities to take place between August 1 and July 31 of the following year;
b. October applications – for mobilities to take place between February 1st and July 31st of the following year.

Normally, applications in April end in June and are intended for internships in the 1st and/or 2nd semesters of the following academic year. When there is budget availability, another application period is opened in October and which is intended for internships in the current academic year, but only for the 2nd semester or summer internships.

APPLICATION PROCESS
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
  • Learning Agreement for Traineeships (Word, 81K)
  • Ficha de Estudante (PDF, 942K)
  • Copy of the Identification Document
  • Copy of the Taxpayer Card
  • Proof of NIB
  • Minuta de Procuração (PDF, 1M) (if applicable)
  • Copy of the attorney’s identification document (if applicable)
  • Copy of the European Health Insurance Card (CESD)
  • Copy of personal accident / travel insurance (for recent graduates only)

The Learning Agreement for Traineeships must be signed by the student, by the Erasmus coordinator/scientific supervisor and the responsible at the Host Institution.

The Student Form must be signed by the student and by the NMCI (request via “internships@tecnico.ulisboa.pt“)

 

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                                                              Applications 2021/22 Calendar
                                                          1st Period | 1st semester/2nd semester/year mobilities
May 26th Beginning of applications
June 26th End of applications
August Selection results (1st semester/year)
Late September Selection results (2nd semester/summer)
                                                         2nd Period | 2nd semester/summer mobilities
1-31 October Application period
15 December Selection results

After Selection

  • You will be notified by NMCI (through the e-mail indicated in the application form) of the selection results.
  • You will be contacted by the University of Lisbon in order to sign your contract.
  • Before incurring any expenses, certify that you meet all required conditions to carry out your mobility in the planned period. Pay attention to the conditions of airline fares (if changes, cancelations are allowed, etc.) and accommodation contracts (deposit; cancelation policy; etc.).
  • Although there is a monthly amount, you will receive 80% of the scholarship in the begging of the mobility and 20% after you return and subject to the delivery of the final documents. It is not guaranteed that the first payment is processed before your mobility. You should take enough money to pay for initial expenses (accommodation; meals;  transportation; etc.).Back to top ↑

During Mobility

  • Keep a regular contacts with your supervisors at Técnico and at the Hosting Institution.
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After Mobility 

  • The Declaration of Stay  (PDF, 859K) with the start and end dates of mobility, dated, stamped and signed by the Host Institution at the end of the mobility date;
  • Internship Report / Learning Agreement for Traineeships (Section to be completed AFTER THE MOBILITY);
  • Submission of Online Language Assessment (OLS); one test before departure and another at the end of the internship
  • Online submission of the Final Erasmus Report.

Note: Without these documents / procedures, the last scholarship payment will not be processed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Who can apply for an Erasmus + scholarship for an internship?

Students enrolled in the 1st Cycle, 3rd year and 2nd and 3rd Cycle students can apply for internship mobility.

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How are applications made?

Through a specific form for this purpose and sending all the application documents.

 

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Until when should I send all the documentation?

Until the end of the application period.

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I filled out the form, but I still don’t have all the documents signed. Will my application be considered anyway?

No. We can only consider eligible candidates who completed the form and submitted all documentation.

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I have already completed the course, can I apply for an Erasmus + scholarship for an internship?

No. You can only submit an application while you are registered and enrolled in Técnico.

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I am a Double Degree student, can I apply for an Erasmus + scholarship for an internship?

Yes, all students enrolled and enrolled in a degree conferencing course, regardless of their nationality, can apply for an Erasmus + scholarship for an internship.

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I am a resident of Portugal, can I do Erasmus + mobility for an internship at an Institution in Portugal?

Mobility is not permitted for the student’s country of official residence.

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Can I apply for Erasmus for studies (Student Mobility for Studies) and Erasmus for internship (Student Mobility for Traineeship)?

Yes. However, the total scholarship time cannot exceed 12 months in a study cycle.

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I have already made Erasmus + mobility for scholarship studies, can I receive an Erasmus + scholarship for an internship?

If you have already received an Erasmus + scholarship (studies or internship), you can apply for another scholarship, however, the total number of mobilities carried out in the same cycle of studies cannot exceed 12 months.
Example 1: During the 1st cycle (Licenciatura) he made Erasmus-Studies mobility for 5 months and Erasmus-Internship for 3 months. You can also do Erasmus-Internship for 4 months. He entered the 2nd cycle (Master’s). You can go back to 12 months of Erasmus mobility.
Example 2: During the 1st cycle (Licenciatura) he made an Erasmus mobility (studies or internship) totaling more than 10 months. You cannot apply for this mobility in the same cycle of studies.

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If I want to complete the second year of the Master in Erasmus, do I just apply for mobility for internships in April or do I apply for mobility for studies for the first semester and then mobility for internships for the second semester?

First apply for studies for the first semester and in April for internships for the second semester.

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Before applying for an Erasmus + scholarship for an internship, should I first contact the entities of my interested?

Yes, the student is responsible for finding his internship location and initiating the first contacts with entities of interest and according to the work he intends to develop. After acceptance by the entity, you can then apply for an Erasmus + scholarship for an internship.

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Is a list of internships or entities with agreements established between institutions / courses made available?

No. To carry out an Erasmus + internship period there is no need to establish interinstitutional agreements. Students are responsible for finding their internship location and initiating their first contacts. The internship can take place in a company or in a Higher Education Institution. Any company in the public or private sector, which carries out an economic activity, is eligible for an Erasmus + internship.

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I do not have any contact with Institutions / Entities where I do an internship, how can I get contacts?

We recommend talking to the Mobility Coordinator, Dissertation / Thesis Advisor or another Professor – sometimes they have contacts who can help.

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What is the minimum and maximum period of Erasmus+ mobility for an internship?

You can do an internship in a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 12 months.

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I am going to do Erasmus + mobility for an internship as a newly graduated participant, how much time do I have to complete and complete the mobility?

You must complete and complete the mobility until the eve of turning one year from the date of completion of your course. The date of completion of your course corresponds to the date of assessment of the last completed course unit.

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Are applications always for the following school year?

As a rule, applications in April are for internships in the 1st and 2nd semesters of the following academic year, however, when budget availability is available, another application period is opened in October, which is intended for internships in the academic year. which is taking place, but only for the 2nd semester or summer internships.

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Is the distribution of scholarships made according to pre-established vacancies?

No. The distribution of scholarships is dependent on the financial allocation allocated by the National Erasmus + Agency to the University of Lisbon and the allocation of funds decided by Técnico’s management bodies.

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How is the selection and allocation of scholarships made?

The selection is made according to the available budget. If necessary, the serialization methods contained in the Mobility Regulation will be applied. For academic year 2022/2023 it has been decided by the Rectory that the scholarships will have a duration of a maximum of 3 months per semester.

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Will I move to an internship at a Higher Education Institution, while on the move, do I pay tuition / fees at Técnico or at the Host Institution?

You continue to pay Tuition / Fees at Técnico.

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I would like to do mobility for studies and mobility for internships at the same institution. Is it possible to have preference in mobility for internships, having made mobility for studies at the same institution?

No. Even if you have made mobility for studies in an Institution that accepts to accept you in a mobility for an internship, you must apply specifically for this scholarship / mobility.

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Will I have any linguistic support to use the language in the workplace?

As an Erasmus + participant you will have the opportunity to learn the language used in the workplace, through online linguistic support – OLS. You will also have to submit two Online Language Assessment Tests – OLS (before and at the end of the mobility).

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Am I covered by insurance during my mobility?

School insurance covers travel and accidents and is triggered according to the mobility dates. On the other hand, the European Health Insurance Card (CESD) gives access to the national health system of the country of.

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Do I have to make a request to activate the insurance before the internship starts?

No. The NMCI informs the Undergraduate Area that students will be on the move, which, in turn, requests the activation of insurance.

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Will I be mobile as a newly graduated participant, am I covered by school insurance?

If you are going to do Erasmus + mobility for an internship as a recent graduate, you must take out personal accident / travel insurance.

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In my course, I can choose between doing the Dissertation or an internship. Does Erasmus + for internships allow these two aspects?

Erasmus + gives you the possibility to carry out a curricular or extracurricular internship, that is, you can apply in any of the aspects.

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I will use the internship for the Dissertation / Thesis, should I register at the Host Institution for this Course?

No, you must register with the Curricular Unit at Técnico and not at the Host Institution.

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Will I use the internship for the Dissertation / Thesis, will I have to defend it at the Host Institution?

You must register for the Course Unit at Técnico, develop your research work always in close collaboration with the advisor of Técnico and the Host Institution and, at the end, the Dissertation / Thesis will be defended at the university of origin (Técnico). This does not invalidate the possibility of making a defense at the Host Institution, if you wish or are required to do so.

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I will use the internship for the Dissertation / Thesis at a Higher Education Institution. In which institution will my final classification be awarded?

The final classification for this Curricular Unit is attributed at the Institution of Origin, that is, at Técnico.

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I will do work for my Dissertation during the Erasmus + mobility for internship, will I have equivalence to the Dissertation?

Erasmus + mobility for internships is not mobility for “studies”. As part of his work for the Dissertation (ex: experimental part) in a Higher Education Institution or in a company, he remains enrolled in that Course Unit at Técnico and it is at Técnico that he is awarded the final classification. There is no replacement of Curricular Units (“equivalences”) under this mobility.

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Testimonials

Catarina Ventura | Internship in Denmark | Field: Energy Engineering and Management
I contacted some companies to do an internship/1st job in the Renewable Energies area, at the end of my thesis. Many offered internships and from there came the idea of doing an Erasmus+ internship. I was very well accompanied, both by the company and by the NMCI. Later on, they invited me to work in the company. It was the 3rd time that the Erasmus+ program gave me the opportunity to know other perspectives of life/work methods and, above all, to create some friendships throughout Europe.
Inês Nunes | Internship in Italy | Area: Bioengineering and Nanosystems
There aren’t enough words to describe what those 6 months were, my roommate told me, one day you’ll write a book about this Erasmus, maybe yes, maybe no. I’ve already written a lot about it and it’s never enough.
I have already written a lot about this and it is never enough, it was a mixture of 8 and 80, incredible and suffering at the same time, I never thought I would grow so much in such a short time, I didn’t even know I still had so much to grow. Would I do it all over again? Yes, because until today it has been the best experience of my life, even though I have a thesis to write and a lot of responsibility.
I laughed, smiled, lived, traveled, loved, hugged, cried, and lived, because life is made of everything and nothing, and that is how the best 6 months of my life B.C. were. (before Covid-19).

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For more information contact: internships@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

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