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Welcome to Internships in Brazil

Our internships in Brazil offer you many opportunities to gain valuable experience in various fields like marketing, photography, conservation, and social work!  

Brazil is a superb location for your nonprofit internship, providing you with a distinctive and fulfilling experience. Brazil, which is renowned for its profound culture, varied landmarks, and friendly people, offers an attractive setting for making a significant impact on its communities! Brazilian culture is influenced by African, European, and Asian cultures which blend into a unique fusion of traditions, music, and cuisine. The Brazilian people are known for their warm and outgoing nature, embracing a joyous and celebratory spirit that is reflected in their daily lives. On top of all this, Brazil is probably most known for its incredible landscapes, for example the Christ The Redeemer statue, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Lençóis Maranhenses National Park. With all of the great qualities that this country has, there should be no doubt in your mind that Brazil could be your next internship destination!

If you decide to do a Brazil internship with us, you will have the chance to work with a variety of our nonprofit partners in places like Bahia and the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest that address important social and environmental issues. You could get involved in nature and biodiversity conservation, community development, or medicinal plant research, while also getting the chance to build your photography and marketing skills. By participating in these projects, you will be actively contributing to conservation efforts as well as increasing your understanding of the country’s challenges. At the end of your internship, you will have been immersed in and experienced one of the most vibrant and diverse cultures in the world, as well as gained plenty of valuable professional experience

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Brazil Highlights

Stunning Natural Beauty

Brazil boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking natural landscapes. From the majestic Iguazu Falls on the border with Argentina to the vast Amazon Rainforest, the country is filled with awe-inspiring natural sights for you to visit during your internship.

Gastronomy

Brazilian cuisine is very diverse and delicious. Don’t miss trying traditional dishes like feijoada, acarajé, and brigadeiro during your stay!

Welcoming Hospitality

Brazilians are known for their welcoming nature, making you as an intern feel right at home. Whether you are participating in local festivities or working on a nonprofit internship, you’ll find Brazilians eager to share their traditions, stories, and experiences, creating lasting memories and connections.

NGO Presence & Networking

Brazil is known for its vibrant NGO sector and growing business environment. NGOs play a significant role in addressing various social, environmental, and developmental challenges. You will be able make a tangible impact through your internship and establish valuable professional connections at the same time.

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Rainforest Conservation Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Research, Data Analysis, Community Outreach, Conservation, Reporting
Contribute to rainforest preservation through hands-on research in Brazil, exploring the intricacies of ecosystem conservation and biodiversity.
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Content Creation and Photography Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Content Creation, Photography, Writing, Marketing
Hone you creative skills and capture compelling visual narratives while contributing to the conservation of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.
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Biodiversity Conservation Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Research, Reforestation, Conservation, Monitoring
Contribute to biodiversity preservation and climate crisis mitigation through hands-on efforts to restore the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.
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Medicinal Plant Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Research, Community Outreach, Conservation, Lab Work
Explore the realm of medicinal plants and actively promote conservation research to unveil the secrets of nature's healing wonders.
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Community Development and Education Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bahia, Brazil
  • Community Outreach, Teaching, Program Development
Empower future conservation leaders through a range of educational programs.
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Research and Nature Conservation Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bahia, Brazil
  • Research, Monitoring, Data Analysis, Reporting, Education
Acquire valuable hands-on research experience, safeguard biodiversity, and contribute practical solutions to environmental conservation efforts.
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Marketing and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bahia, Brazil
  • Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Strategy, Fundraising
Elevate your marketing and fundraising expertise, contributing to impactful initiatives that shape positive change in a seaside community
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Important information about Brazil

Internship locations in Brazil

Serra do Brigadeiro State Park

Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, is a sanctuary of natural beauty and biodiversity. The pristine environment and well-preserved ecosystems make it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts seeking to immerse themselves in Brazil’s captivating wilderness.

Bahia

Located in the center of the country and being the capital city, there is never a dull moment here. With plenty of restaurants, shops, markets, and hikes, opportunities to meet new people and try something new are never far.

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Weather and Climate

Many parts of the country experience a tropical climate with relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year. During the summer months (December through February), the weather is warm and humid, with temperatures reaching around 25 to 30°C (with some occasional rain). In the months of autumn and winter (March through August), temperatures are generally cooler, ranging from around 15 to 25°C. During the spring months (September through November), the weather starts to warm up again, with temperatures rising and the occasional rain returning. Temperatures will vary depending on the specific location, with coastal areas being slightly cooler than inland regions.

Safety and Support

Throughout your internship Brazil we’re here to support you. Like in any destination, you’ll need to keep in mind basic safety precautions that you must take in order to stay safe during your stay in Brazil. Some of these include being aware of your surroundings, avoiding petty crime hotspots, consulting your travel doctor prior to arrival, registering with your home country’s embassy or consulate, and remembering important emergency contacts.

Brazil Travel Requirements

Check with your home country’s embassy to confirm the requirements; We strongly recommend entering Brazil on a TOURIST VISA. Acquiring a volunteer visa can be challenging due to the bureaucratic complexities in Brazil. Only if you plan to stay longer than the allowed duration of a tourist visa should you consider pursuing a volunteer visa. In such cases, we can assist you with the necessary procedures

  • Travel Insurance – You want to have a carefree experience during your internship abroad, so it’s important to get the right travel insurance; a package that is suited for your upcoming trip. Check out our page with more information on flights and insurance.
  • Police Clearance / Background Check – This is a standard policy for most of our internships, as you are often working with vulnerable individuals. The procedure on how to obtain a police clearance/background check varies per country.
  • Vaccinations – Generally recommended: routine vaccines, COVID-19, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, measles, rabies, typhoid, and yellow fever.

BRAZIL FAQS

Is it safe to do an internship in Brazil for international students?

Brazil is a big country, meaning that safety conditions can vary significantly from one area to another. Some cities and regions have higher crime rates and may be riskier for interns. However, many less touristy areas are safe and welcoming, especially when you take the necessary precautions.

What are the living costs in Brazil?

The locations that we currently offer are on the cheaper side of the spectrum, with bigger locations like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo being on the more expensive side. Keep in mind that our internships offer you accommodation and most meals as part of the package.

When should I start planning my internship in Brazil?

If you are looking for an internship in Brazil for international students, we recommend that you start planning at least three months prior to your internship. This is in order for you to be sure you have all your flights booked and the required documents and vaccinations ready for your internship in Brazil. However, if something comes up on your end, we can work with shorter deadlines

How do I apply for an internship in Brazil?

You can browse through all our offered internship opportunities in Brazil and choose the one that interests you the most. Once you find the one that suits your interests, you can apply by filling out the application form online. After we have revised your application, we will contact you in order to schedule an online interview to give us a better idea of your internship goals. You will also be able to ask any questions that you may have. If everything goes well, we’ll send your application to the host organization.

Do you also offer internships in Brazil for English speakers?

Have a look at our internships in Brazil for international students. Most of these internships don’t require any Portuguese language skills. Although you will get on just fine at the organizations with only speaking English, you’ll get much more out of your visit if you can communicate, at least a little, in Portuguese with the local community and your peers. There are free Portuguese online courses you can do before you travel to Brazil for your internship and at some locations lessons can be taken during your internship for a small extra fee)

If you’re having trouble deciding which internship you should choose, don’t hesitate to send us a message and we’ll help you pick the right one for your needs!

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HOW TO APPLY

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

APPLY

Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.

GET STARTED

SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR

We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.

INTERNSHIP MATCHING

If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.

PAYMENT

If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.

CONFIRMATION

Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

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Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!