If you are looking for an internship in Brazil, you must first have knowledge of Portuguese. You will also need a visa if you plan to stay in the country for more than 90 days.
Are you looking for work experience in a Latin American country? You are likely to find what you need in Brazil if you prepare it well in advance. You must first find out about the country and the job market and have a knowledge of Portuguese which is the official and administrative language.
You can check with the Brazilian Embassy in your country about the visa obtaining procedures. If your internship will last for more than 90 days, you must apply for a work visa, known as VITEM IV. This visa is valid for a maximum period of one year and may be extended for a similar period. Fees apply.
You also need to prove that you have sufficient funds in the order to meet your needs for the duration of your internship (approximately 700 euros or some 900US$ per month) .
Good to know:
Internships are not remunerated in Brazil. You must make sure that you can financially cater for your needs during the internship.
Find an internship
To find an internship, you can visit job websites, blogs and forums or even consult hiring agencies. The LinkedIn network also offers a great help in job search and training worldwide. You can also contact the Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Brazil, or the Brazilian chamber of commerce or economic missions in your country.
Update your resume and write a cover letter according to Brazilian standards and send these to the companies of your choice. Many national and international local businesses are looking for labor and international expertise in several areas. Internships are generally offered for a period ranging from nine and twelve months. The high potential sectors in recent years have been finance, banking, hospitality and gastronomy.