Internships in Portugal
Portugal: the Country
Portugal is a Mediterranean country that is located in the Iberian Peninsula next to Spain. It´s a democratic and developed country, with high living standards and member on the European Union. Portugal was a colonial empire, similar to Spain in XV century, and this is the reason why Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, and it´s spoken in former colonies. Income per capita in Portugal is around 21.200 USD that equals to around 30.200 USD in terms of purchasing power. Similar to Spain, Portugal has a powerful public health and public educations system.
Economic Sectors in Portugal
Services sector represents 75,8% of Portuguese GDP, Industry 21,9%, and Agricultural and fishery 2,4 %. Major industries include: machinery, electrical and electronics industries, automotive and shipbuilding, plastics and ceramics industries, textile, footwear and leather industries, oil refinery, petro chemistry and cement industries, beverages and food industries and furniture, paper, etc. In the Services sectos we can find: Tourism with 5% of GDP, banking, distribution, transport and telecommunication.
Companies in Portugal
If you are looking for a job or internship in Portugal take a look at main companies list. In Portuguese financial sector, you can find: Montepio, Novo Banco, Tranquilidade, Banco Comercial Português, etc. In the Software Industry: Novabase, Ciberbit, Critical Software, Glintt, Quidgest, etc. Paper industy: Altri, Renova, Navigator Company. Food, beverage & tobacco: Sovena Group, Central de Cervejas, Unicer, Tabaqueira, Delta Cofes, Lactogal, etc. Portugal can also offer some pharma and biotech companies: Bial, Medinfar and Biotecnol. You can also click the following link, if you want a more complete list of Portuguese companies list. Gook luck with your internship search.
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