Instituto Superior Técnico

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FAQ´s Técnico Summer Internships 2019

1.Admission Criteria

Who has access to Técnico Summer Internships?

All students attending Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) can access the summer internships program. Students that aren’t registered at IST to obtain an academic degree are excluded from the program.

I’m a first year student, can I do a summer internship?

The summer internships are oriented to students from the second cuuricular year onwards. However, there is nothing to prevent you from applying to the offers that you think are fit for you.

I have completed my programme, can I participate in the Técnico Summer Internships?

If you have already completed your programme, you can´t participate in this initiative.

2. Application and Selection Processes

How do you apply for summer internships?

You must apply to the summer internships through the Técnico Job Bank. In the platform you must add to your documents, your resume and motivation letter, so that you can apply for offers simply and quickly.

Why can´t I access the Técnico Job Bank?

The Técnico Job Bank is aimed at students and graduates (who have completed a programme less than 2 years). However, to do this, you must have authorized in Fénix (student / data authorization) to Access to the Técnico Job Bank or Técnico Job Bank and Others. You should also confirm that your personal and academic data is updated in Fénix. After you authorize the data authorization, you should wait until you receive a message confirming that you have access to Técnico Job Bank. If you still can’t use the Técnico Job Bank and do not know how to solve the problem, send an e-mail presenting the situation to

How many applications can I make?

There is no limit to the number of applications you can make.

Which companies participate?

It is not possible to anticipate which companies will have internship offers. You should follow Técnico Job Bank.

Are they just companies in the Lisbon region?

Although offers can be concentrated in the Lisbon region, there are offers in other areas of the country.

Are there internships outside Portugal?

Yes, there may be international offers.

Companies will inform me if I am not selected?

Since the company gives this response, it will depend on the usual human resource practices, but we will make every effort so that happens.

How long does the company take to response to the summer internship selected candidates?

We expect responses to be given before July, but this may vary by company.

The company where I want to do an internships has no Job Bank offer. What should I do?

Send an email to the company, explain that Técnico has a summer internship program, and would like to do an internship in their company. If you have a response from the company, send an e-mail to with the contact of the company and, later, we formalize the internship with the company. You can find more information to send to the company at:

Are there offers for all areas?

Not only is Summer Internships available to all companies registered in the Técnico Job Bank, but it is also done through student organizations of various programmes, in order to obtain a large number of offers. This year the student organizations that are actively working in the Técnico Summer Internships are the following: AeroTéc; Fórum Civil; Fórum Mecânica; N3E; NAEN; NEB; NEBM; NEEA; NEECIST; NEEGI; NEETI; NEIIST; NEMat; NEQIST; NFIST; NMATH; NucleAR; NUMIST. In Técnico Job Bank you can apply search filters for what interests you the most, noting that the internships of the student´s organizations can be found in the Job Bank under the ISTSI entity.

How do I know which offers I can apply for / am I eligible for?

To confirm if you are eligible to do the internship, you should read carefully the information provided by the company in the offer or, if the information is not clear, contact the company itself.

3.Stage conditions

Am I covered by school insurance?

Yes, as long as a tripartite agreement is made between you, the company and IST, school insurance will be extended for this activity.

Are the internships paid for?

There are paid internships and unpaid internships. Usually this aspect is presented in the offer of internship available in the Técnico Job Bank.

Do companies assure accommodations?

Usually no, it will depend on what is agreed with the company.

Is it compulsory to sign an internship contract?

It is not compulsory, but we advise you to do it, because when you regularize the internship with a tripartite contract, you get covered by the School Insurance. The internship contract also serves to define the duration of the internship, the beginning and end date of the internship, the place and the time, the internship payment, as well as an internship plan with the supervisor’s identification and definition of the internships goals.

4. Internship and post-internship period

When do the internships take place?

Internships can take place from 1st July to 13rd September, 2019. However, this may vary by company.

What is the duration of the stages?

The internships usually last from 4 to 8 weeks. However, this may vary by company.

Will I receive a certificate?

Not all companies deliver certificates, but you can always include this experience in your curriculum and include the internship in the diploma supplement.

Can I include my summer internship in the diploma supplement?

Yes, you only have to indicate in the office when you apply for the diploma that you intend to add it.

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