Marketing and Public Relations in Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe. Lisbon has become a hub for creativity, culture and commerce, and is known to be one of the world’s most liveable cities. As the oldest city in Western Europe, Lisbon manages to blend its ancient heritage with striking modernism and progressive thinking. A patchwork of distinct and colorful city districts, from the rustic Alfama to the colorful Baixa, Lisbon offers a buzzing lifestyle with sandy beaches only a short train journey away.

Marketing internships will enable you to learn about branding, handling accounts, and implementing strategy through the use of traditional marketing campaigns as well as evolving media. As a marketing intern, you will write press releases, harness social media, or be a part of event marketing. This will teach you how to execute marketing campaigns and help manage the deadlines, budgets, and communication needed to satisfy your client’s needs.

Internship assignments vary. While internships help develop technical abilities, they provide more fundamental life skills. Interns will get an introduction to the professional world as well as the opportunity to gain career ready competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and global and intercultural fluency.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently
  • Flexibility to take on multiple job responsibilities, including entry level tasks
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and deal with ambiguity
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
  • Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills

 

Courses and Credit
Housing
Requirements
Cost

Students will enroll in 2 courses for a total of 12 quarter credits.

Course #1: GlobalWorks International Internship
This internship helps students connect their academic studies to practical applications. Students develop professional skills while gaining exposure to the dynamic culture and lifestyle in their host country.

Course #2: Intercultural Communication (online)
This course is designed to provide ongoing support to students doing internships abroad. Students will observe, explore and investigate the core cultural values in their host country during the internship, conduct comparison in the differences between their host and home country, and develop critical thinking skills and culture learning strategies. A weekly assignment for the online course includes: reading assignments, group discussions and a weekly journal. It will begin one week before your internship begins and end one week after completion. Due to the intense nature of interning, in addition to taking the 4-credit course, we recommend you do not enroll for any other classes during the internship period.

Students live in an apartment, hotel or dorm and often share a room with another student.

Minimum GPA: 2.75

There are no language requirements, though students with proficiency in the local language will have more internship placement options.

Estimated program costs and a detailed budget of projected expenses can be found on the Locations and Costs page.

 

 


Questions?

Please contact Yifang Zhang, GlobalWorks Program Manager

Emailyzhang1@uoregon.edu
Phone: 541-346-5088