Interns in Portugal

Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. It is a unique city where the Portuguese culture and traditions still live in the streets. Here there are 240 days of sunshine a year. Just 20 minutes from Lisbon you can find Algés, where IrRADIARE is based.

welcome to the sunny lisbon

How to reach the company?

There are different ways to reach Algés from Lisbon depending on where you live.

From Oriente metro station there is the bus 750 which stops in Alvalade, Campo grande, Benfica and many other places and it takes you directly to Algés (the closest stop to reach IrRADIARE is Av. Bombeiros V. Algés Cinema).

From Cais do Sodré station you can simply catch the Linha de Cascais which stops in Algés

Monthly ticket: 40 euros

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Interns in Brussels

Brussels is the second most cosmopolitan city in the world, with 62% of its inhabitants born in another country. It is a multi-ethics city, shown by the number of ethnic quarters and the shops in the streets and with something interesting happening every day. Above all, it is a truly European city. Brussels, in fact, is not only the capital of Belgium but also the capital of European Affair. The City become a vital point of reference for those involved in the board field European afraid having a long history of hosting several principal EU institutions withing its European Quarter. Working within the Brussels arena will provide you with a great opportunity to interact with people from all over Europe, to learn how the European Institutions function in practise, and how to develop important jobs-skills for European Project Management and Networking.

Welcome to the Capital of European Affairs

How to reach the company?

IrRADIARE European Office is located in the heart of the “European Quarter” – very near the European Parliament and place du Luxemburg. Address: Nordic House, rue de Luxemburg n. 3, 1000 (Brussels).

There are different ways to reach the office:
• Metro station - TRONE line 2 - 6
• Bus station - TRONE line 27 - 68
• You can also Biking or walking

Ticket price:
• One-way ticket €2.10 (bus-tram-metro)
• Ten-journey ticket €14 (bus-tram-metro)
• Monthly ticket €49 (bus-tram-metro)

Useful websites to find a room:

Call for applications/ job vacancies by Irradiare

Working in IrRADIARE means means taking part of a strong passionate multidisciplinary and multicultural team. Continuos motivation, dynamism and creativity will make you a better professional. Ready for the challenge?

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Call for cooperation with Irradiare

You can choose to cooperate with us, even if you are not physically here, your help is still very important to us!

You can help us translating our newsletter in your own language, you can share some important news with us;

In a nutshell, your participation is very welcome!

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  Our pet name is Sebastian, inspired in a very important figure of Portuguese History Marques de Pombal.

  Sebastian is 3 years old and he is afraid of backpacks and trolleys.

  You can bring your dog to the office.


In this section you will find real testimonials of the students’ past experiences here at IrRADIARE.

It can be also a way for past interns brush up their memories.

Please feel free to share with us your moments here at IrRADIARE!

Having the opportunity to do my internship at IrRadiare is one of the experiences that enriched me the most, both from the point of view of my future career, as well as culturally, personally and in relationship with others. I have worked with EU projects, where I learned how to approach the many opportunities that the EU projects, such as development, smart communities and many others topics for a more sustainable future, a fundamental importance for my generation. As a bachelor student it helped me grow and marked a decisive step in what I am going to do in the future. In IrRadiare I found a supportive, communicative team that even during remote work tried to keep the moments of sociality even at a distance. Professionalism and inclusion are two distinctive characteristics of the team, I am glad to have been part of it. Muito obrigada!

Tommasina, Italy

As a Master student of European Affairs, I have to admit I have learnt more about this subject during my 3-month internship at IrRADIARE than in my first academic year. Being an intern at IrRADIARE is beneficial to all kinds of people. On the one hand, it enables EU beginners to get a valuable insight into the competences and opportunities of the EU. On the other hand, it allows EU affairs professionals-to-be to apply and extend their practical knowledge. IrRADIARE offers much more to its interns: a welcoming team of colleagues, the possibility to take on responsibility and the experience of taking initiative and leadership. Empowering!

Margherita, France

My internship was based on a research topic concerning the use of a geographic information system software coupled with environmental indicators. The subject was transverse but also complementary to my university training which is geology. I learned a lot about the management and distribution of energy at the Portuguese and European levels. I developed technical skills on the QGIS software which will be essential for my future career as this type of software is used in many companies and research departments in my field of activity. I wasn’t lucky enough to be able to work on the company's site because of the health situation, but the people I was able to talk to and work with were always available and benevolent to me. Company meetings were organized every week to keep in touch with each other.

Célestine, France

Pursuing an internship at IrRADIARE was definitely a unique and enriching experience. During the three months as an intern, I gained so many personal and professional competencies, that will be very useful for my future working experiences. It was amazing to work in a wide range of European projects, where I had the chance to learn more about culture, sustainability, smart communities, among other subjects.

Joana, Portugal

Working with the IrRADIARE team on the development of European Projects was a very valuable experience. I have really appreciated the responsibility from day one. In my opinion, the best thing about doing the internship for this company is the interdisciplinary approach and welcoming international environment. Meanwhile working on business and financial management for the projects I had the chance to collaborate with other talented professionals and gain experience in the field of sustainable development, smart communities and environmental engineering. I am glad I took part in this exciting process in such a beautiful city like Lisbon. Obrigada, all the best!

Patricia, Slovakia

Working at irRADIARE for five months has been a unique and enriching experience, both professionally and personally. I have been able to start to know how the European Union works, smart communities and put my knowledge and skills into practice and develop some skills such as teamwork and working on deadlines. Also, I had the opportunity to work with amazing coworkers, make friends and discover Lisbon, a welcoming and energetic city where it is amazing how easy it is to feel at home in just a few weeks.

ANA, Spain

Although in smart working, my experience at IrRADIARE is entirely positive and I am really grateful to have had this opportunity! Thanks to the many projects the company carries out, I had the opportunity to put into practice some of the skills I acquired during my studies at university and to work closely with sustainability and life cycle analysis methodologies. I think it was an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. At the same time, thanks to IrRADIARE I managed to have a good balance between personal life and work, so I also had the chance to discover little by little the beautiful Lisbon and the wonderful Portugal. Obrigada.


Despite spending the majority of time in home-office, working at IrRADIARE was a really great experience. I was able to work on a number of enriching European projects, allowing me to develop my skills and knowledge on a soft as well as hard skill basis. On top of that the team was incredibly welcoming and made this experience unforgettable in the best way possible!

Josephine, British-Dutch

Spending time at IrRADIARE as an energy engineer has not only been perfect for implementing things learned in practice, but also expanded my knowledge on sustainability and climate change. Working with international young professionals from various areas has been a great adventure and driver of self-improvement.

László, Hungary

As an intern at Irradiare I had the chance to join amazing teams with different backgrounds. The projects I was involved were challenging from the beginning and the diversity of topics about innovation, SMEs, capacity building on climate change, waste management, energy poverty, among others, sparked my creativity and improved my technical skills. Being in a remote internship also gave the possibility to attend virtual events in Portugal and get practical knowledge about the management of European projects. In overall, I would highly recomend it even remotly for the numerous professional growth opportunities.

Héctor, Colombia

Being an intern at IrRADIARE was an amazing opportunity to participate in different European projects related to sustainability, recycling, and social media. As well as, I developed my skills, gained more knowledge and experience. Also, I came to a stunning city, Lisbon, which is a beautiful and unique city with a lot of culture, definitely I recommend it.

Cecilia, Italy

My internship at IrRADIARE was an amazing experience. I was able to get fully involved in the development of European Projects on sustainability and work in a multicultural environment. This has provided me with knowledge not only about several sustainability-related topics, but also about the insights of the development of European Projects. Moreover, I had the opportunity to discover the beautiful city of Lisbon and to gain new friendships. I would definitely recommend having this experience.

María, Spain

Although it was for a short period of time and remotely, my internship at IrRADIARE allowed me to have a first contact with the professional world. For about a month I was able to develop some projects with a team that allowed me to improve not only technical skills but also soft skills. In short, this internship was an advantage for the future.

Inês, Portugal

Working at irRADIARE has been very enriching, both on a professional and personal level. I have been able to develop my skills and gain confidence and expertise. In addition, I have had the chance to participate in projects related to climate change, sustainability and the environment, which is my main objective and passion. I also discovered Lisbon and all its beauty, it is a stunning city, and since I arrived I felt at home. In a nutshell, I believe that this experience gives you the opportunity to guide your professional career and boost it!

Sara, Spain

I had the opportunity to work with Irradiare as a sustainability projects intern for 3 months. During this time, I improved my technical skills, understanding the overall process involved in sustainability consulting and expanded my network. Lisbon is a very beautiful city and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a practical exposure in the field of sustainability!

Sam, 27, Italy

For five months I did my internship at IrRADIARE where I was able to participate in European projects, develop my skills and work in the field of sustainable development.

Diego, 27, Spain

It was a great experience for me to be part of the Irradiare team. During my 6 months of internship, I participated in many European projects. I had the opportunity to learn about project processes, project planning and programming. I believe that being a part of this organization can help me to consolidate my career.

Berrak, Turkey

Even though I worked from home during my internship due to COVID-19, I never felt left out. IrRADIARE co-workers made me feel I was part of the team and that was very reassuring. I developed my creative skills and broadened my horizons about sustainability.

João, 21, Portugal

Working as an intern for IrRADIARE, although remotely, was an incredibly rich experience I highly recommend. The team makes you feel at ease, while being professional. This is not an internship for lazy people! I was involved in different projects, where everyone taught me a lot about Smart projects and sustainability. My opinions were always heard, giving me the opportunity to express my creativity freely.

Lorenzo, Italy

Working at IrRADIARE was a great chance to develop my skills related to project management aimed at sustainable development. I highly recommend this internship as it offers an amazing opportunity to be part of a multicultural team, aware of the European reality. Other than that, Portugal is a wonderful country and definitely worth experiencing.

Antonio, 24, Italy

My experience at IrRADIARE allowed me to acquire new skills and directly put them into practice in a real context. I came from an economics background but I asked to work more in the programming field where I learned how to deal with many new programs and programming language like Python. Even if it is an internship you have the feeling to be part of an organization where everybody does its part and it is essential to reach the company goals. Other than the job aspect, living in Lisbon is an experience that changes your life for the better. If you still have doubts don't think more about it and join IrRADIARE you will never regret it!

Raffaelo, Italy

During my internship with Irradiare I had the opportunity to explore new topics, broaden my horizons and compare myself with people from all over the world. It was a great opportunity for growth, even more precious in this difficult historical moment.

Flavia, 30, Italy

Despite working remotely due to the pandemic, my six months at IrRADIARE allowed me to develop concrete project planning skills while learning about key trends of sustainable development. I very much recommend this internship as it offers the opportunity to work not only in a multicultural and motivated team, but also with local and international stakeholders. Eventually, I believe that the people I met, the knowledge I learned and the skills I built will be an asset to enter the job market in the field of European Affairs.

Rose, 24, France

My internship at IrRADIARE offered a very warm environment where I had the ability to gain experience in international teamwork even though I worked remotely from my country due to the pandemic. I was assigned tasks that challenged me in the field of remote sensing and I was asked to create a model using satellite data to increase the intelligence of territorial management. The company gave me the opportunity to put my class room skills to the test in real world circumstances. Finally, I would like to thank my colleagues whose unique innovative spirit undoubtedly inspired me for my future professional steps after graduation.

Akis, Greece

Life changed suddenly for the whole world when COVID-19 arrived. But despite the difficult times, our dreams must continue, so I started my experience in Lisbon at IrRADIARE. I had the opportunity to work with an excellent team who always trusted me when it came to bring my design and communication skills to the projects. Also, the possibility of being able to carry out field work with my camera in hand, and the chance to meet new people (even through a screen), completed this unique experience.

Cecilia, 23, Spain

Thanks to IrRADIARE I had the opportunity to work in an incredible team that was always ready to help and thanks to which I was able to develop my skills as a designer in a lot of different interesting projects related to sustainability. From the first day, I felt part of the team and I am very happy for the trust that everyone placed in me and the way in which they always valued my work. Although it was not the ideal situation to do an internship due to the pandemic, I can definitely say that staying in Lisbon for three months working at IrRADIARE was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had, both personally and professionally.

Ana, 23, Spain

During these three months I had the opportunity to work with an excellent team, participated in different projects and acquired new knowledge and experience. Even by working from home, due to the pandemic, I could feel part of the team, a great working environment. So it was a wonderful experience working with a team of well prepared professionals and full of important projects which direct contribute to development a sustainable society.

Fabiane, 27, Brazil

The internship at IrRADIARE was undoubtedly a unique experience. The social moments were definitely important and for a moment made us forget the whole situation we were experiencing this year. The work team and all the communication involved in the tasks were exceptional, which also allowed for a great working environment. I just want to add that it was an enriching experience both professionally and personally.

Daniela, 24, Portugal

My time at IrRADIARE surpassed my expectations for what an internship can provide. The team was great and always ready to help, they were always concerned about providing me with real opportunities to learn and better myself. This was an experience that I will for sure take with me for a very long time.

Fernando, 24, Portugal

My internship at IrRADIARE surpassed all of my expectations. Since this was my first work experience, I felt a bit scared at first, but thankfully I worked with a wonderful team that did everything possible to help me at all times. And even though I worked from home, I could feel the great work environment that IrRADIARE has. I left this internship excited with everything that I learned and with a lot more confidence for my next professional experience.

Lucca, 21, Portugal

When i first applied for this internship i was scared i would not fit the job, because it was the first time on the job market and doing something that was not related to my area of study. The global situation wasn’t ideal too, however since day one i felt like a part of the team. Everyone was always ready to help us, to guide us when we needed guidance and that made me feel secure and excited about all the tasks. Even though it was a remote internship the connection with all the Team was so incredible! Every Friday we joint on a Online Call and just talked about everything (but work), did a lot of games to know each other and this made these 3 months feel like a week. I left this internship with new ambitions, new learnings, but with a heavy heart for leaving these persons i truly feel inspirated about. I have no words to thank all IrRADIARE members, because they did this awful pandemic situation feel a lot more lighter. This internship made me improve a lot of skills and discover new ones i didn't knew i had. I hope you enjoy this experience as much as i did.

Rita, 20, Portugal

I always wanted to do something meaningful and positively remarkable for society and the environment. I had this chance during my internship at IrRadiare despite the fact that it was a remote internship. During my experience, I faced tasks and challenges in the field of European projects (green hydrogen energy, smart cities, Europe digitalising etc.), sustainability and overcame them also thanks to the support of the great team. I learned a lot of things and became familiar with Europe developing vector. An internship has made me more confident and even more passionate about Sustainable & International Development. It was a great journey of continuous learning and developing.

Elena, 23, Saint Petersburg

After two months of my return home, I am still thinking about experience in Portugal, from the beginning to the end. Unfortunately, I had to leave sooner, because of the Covid-19. Even though my internship was the most interesting and adventurous experience in my life. Not only the working time in the office but every second, which I could spend with people and knowing Portuguese culture, Lisbon, and surrounding areas. It was the first time I lived alone without my family and friends. I can say it was the best decision to go despite it was not so easy. During my experience, I learned many new things, overcame myself, and I met a lot of friendly people who were very kind and helpful. This journey made me stronger, more self-confident and it learnt me to enjoy the present time. I really miss the peaceful life which was everywhere around me. Many times I had felt like in a dream. For sure, this experience will be in my heart forever. To the end, little advice for the next trainees – the 25th of February is the day off. Don't come to the office!

Barbora, 24, Slovakia

Thanks to IrRADIARE I was able to learn a lot about European environmental projects. Even though my internship was interrupted by Covid-19, the company was amazing! We worked from home, but the connection, helpfulness, and professionalism of coworkers was priceless!

Monika, 22, Slovakia

IrRADIARE was not only a workplace where I expanded my knowledge but also a safe place to feel calm and focused on my work. I think I have absorbed a lot of knowledge from this experience: in addition to the study path itself (programming applied to data analysis with pycharm and TensorFlow), I lived for the first time alone without my family, and this experience has broadened my horizons both personally and culturally. I was part of a fantastic team, Flávia and Elsa were very kind, and during my stay at IrRADIARE, I met many people of my age, including some Italians guys. I felt involved and passionate about the hydrogen project, and although it didn't last long it certainly impressed me. I hope to be able to return and work to IrRADIARE in the future, perhaps by visiting their Brussels office next time.

Michela, 22, Italy

I found IrRADIARE in my university webpage and I think it's a good opportunity to gain international experience and improve languages.

Noemi, 22, Spain

Thanks to this experience I improved my design and communication skills, as well as I developed myself in the context of European projects and sustainability. Also, I could work and spend time with people from different countries, which allowed me to enhance my English skills. At the same time, I discovered the beautiful city of Lisbon and its surroundings.

María, 22, Spain

I applied for this internship program because I wanted to gain more knowledge and experience in the field of urban policies and territorial planning. Here I was lucky to find a great team of talented interns and we created so many beautiful memories together.

Diana, 27, Romania

Three months in which I went through what is being done in the European Union about sustainability and climate change and also what Portugal does about that in its municipalities. A good opportunity to learn, meet nice interns and discover Lisbon.

Diego, 24, Spain

It has been an amazing experience both personal and professional. On the one hand, I could develop my design skills, time management and learnt about how European projects work. On the other hand, I could improve my English and learnt a little bit of Portuguese. Besides, I’ve loved being able to work with many other interns from different countries and backgrounds.

Marta, 22, Spain

I spent three very enjoyable months. It was my first step in professional life and I am very happy about this experience. I would like to thank all interns, colleagues and Sebastião.

Ezgi, 22, Turkey

In IrRADIARE we are many students in training so it creates an atmosphere that makes you feel at home.

Aurora, 22, Spain

Lisbon is an amazing city with a lot of culture and it has been incredible living here. Also being at IrRADIARE with the rest of the interns from other countries and being in such a nice environment was a lovely experience.

Ana, 22, Spain

After my graduation I accepted the challenge at IrRADIARE because I wanted to have a formative job experience in the field of Sustainable Development, Smart Cities and European project. I really enjoyed the friendly, quiet, kind, comfortable and multicultural atmosphere of the work office. Thanks to this internship I met lots of new friends, I developed my designing and personal management skills, I improved my English skills, I learned a bit of Portuguese and, finally, I had the chance to stay in the gorgeous city of Lisbon and to explore the Portuguese culture and other beautiful towns of this Country.

Ilenia, 26, Italy

IrRADIARE has exceeded my expectations: not only I have worked on the field of sustainability and development, but I have also found life-long friends and an amazing team. Here I felt at home, even if my real home is far away from Lisbon.

Fulvia Iannotta, 22, Italy

My goal in IrRADIARE was to learn how national and european environmental projects work. Also I wanted to learn and improve my portuguese until I could be an advanced portuguese speaker.

Aura, 25, Spain

My experience in IrRADIARE has been really good, I’ve been learning a lot of stuff about graphic design and content development for social networks. The office is super calm and friendly. We feel like home here!

Mónica Silva, 20, Portugal

Until now my experience in IrRADIARE has been positive, I’ve learned different ways to improve my designing skills. The company's work space is very relaxed and friendly, everyone gets along and help each other.

Débora Barros, 20, Portugal

I applied through a government program for a summer internship. So far I've learned a lot about communication network, digital content and social media management. This experience has made a huge impact in my resume!

Rebeca, 20, Portugal

In IrRADIARE I learned a lot of things about programming, electronics and networks. With this experience I accomplished other things like working in an office that is so calm and friendly and also making friends from other countries.

Inês, 20, Portugal

I applied because I was looking for a formative experience in the field of European project planning for sustainability and development, and IrRADIARE was among the best options I found. Second, the possibility of doing the internship abroad, in a country that is developing and performing well, like Portugal, and in a multi-cultural environment, definitely convinced me to accept this challenge.

Pier Paolo, 24, Italy

“Inclusion” is the first word which bumps into my mind. No matter how old you are or where you're from, you will always feel part of this team from the very first day. IrRADIARE is a 100% proactive company and is a stimulating work place. Surely memorable!

Michela, 24, Italy

I met IrRADIARE because of the Erasmus European Program. When I applied I had an interview via skype and without nothing I was in Portugal!

Manuel, 24, Spain

I found IrRADIARE in an internship website after searching for many months. When I read the job description I found the opportunity interesting for me to both visit Portugal and work with environmental engineering.

Irem, 21, Turkey

In this company, I was warmly welcomed and the people who work here are very helpful and kind.

The projects which I'm working on are connected with the degree that I’m taking - Environmental Engineering - and also we are learning practical ways to save the environment.

Before coming here I wasn't sure if was a good idea to go alone to a new country without knowing anyone, but now I think that it was the best decision ever.

Patryk, 23, Poland

IrRADIARE is Innovation, Sustainability and Challenge.

Alina, 31, Italy

With IrRADIARE I got a new perspective of the environment and started thinking about sustainable economy. At the university, they taught us that the main goal is to GDP growth and maximize profits in companies. But in today's environmental crisis, nature and sustainability need to be taken into account.

Mária, 24, Slovakia

I choose IrRADIARE, because after my graduation I wanted to find a first real job in the area which I was studying, which means International Relations and the European Union. I was also impressed by the references about this company, which were given to me by my friend, who previously worked here. IrRADIARE represents a perfect combination of what I was looking for: professional experience, development of my skills and also location in the beautiful country of Portugal.

Martina, 24, Slovakia

My friend recommended me this internship and provided contact information. I liked the experience of my friend, so I sent my CV to IrRADIARE via email and successfully got in.

Stanislava, 24, Slovakia

The most funny thing that happened to me was in the first days as intern in IrRADIARE. I was working in the office when suddenly I felt that something under the table was licking my leg. Then I looked under the desk and I met the mascot of our company - Sebastião. I was shocked because I have never seen a dog in an office, but now I know that IrRADIARE is a dog-friendly company.

Lukas, 24, Slovakia

My main goal when I applied to IrRADIARE was to gain international experience while improving both my English and my Portuguese in a context of multiculturality, interdisciplinarity and sustainability.

Emílio, 23, Spain

I choose IrRADIARE because it’s a company that takes care of sustainability and European projects. They are known for receive a lot of European students and so it was the perfect occasion to explore this topics in a good environment.

Chiara, 23, Italy

In Slovak I met a girl that did her internship in IrRADIARE. We had a talk and she told me about the company which she recommended to me. I didn´t hesitate and wrote an email to Elsa Nunes. The hiring process was smooth and I am glad that now I can do my internship here.

Tatiana, 24, Slovakia


October 2021

Topics: Rural Smart Communities Session; 2021 UN Climate Change Conference; Trainees' tips Sustainability in the Office ; Career opportunities.

newsletter #11
September 2021

Topics: BLUEfasma Open day; Circular economy: the 7 R’s; Trainees' tips about Circular economy; Career opportunities.

newsletter #10
August 2021

Topics: LIFE ADAPTATE Final Conference; IPCC's Climate Change Report; Trainees' opinion about sustainable cities.

newsletter #9
July 2021

Topics: Urban Climate Action Webinar; New EU Forest Strategy for 2030; Trainees' tips for a sustainable summer.

newsletter #8
June 2021

Topics: Environmental education in Meda; World Environment Day; Trainees' opinion about the future of sustainability.

newsletter #7
May 2021

Topics: World Earth Day; Summit - European Regions for Smart Communities; Intern daily sustainable practices.

newsletter #6
March 2021

Topics: Culture KIrC Fest; Upbeat news about Climate Change; Trainees' tips about Sustainable Products.

newsletter #5
February 2021

Topics: CityZen Workshop; Blue Crowdfunding Workshop; Plant a tree to fight Climate Change; Eco-travelling with our trainees' tips.

newsletter #4
November 2020

Topics: BLUEfasma Project - Blue Living Labs; Protect yourself and protect the planet; Be safe, productive and entertained.

newsletter #3
October 2020

Topics: The European Week of Regions and Cities; Webinar: Caring services for the elderly in rural areas; Sustainable Development Goals and COVID-19;How do our interns help achieve the Goals?

newsletter #2
September 2020

Topics: Prominent MED; COVID-19 and Climate Change; Interview with our Interns; Our interns tips for working from home.

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