Portugal - Lisbon Hospitality Internship
Experience the vibrant city of Lisbon, Portugal, whilst working as an intern in a fun and dynamic environment in the hospitality industry. Contribute to a progressive hostel and immerse yourself in this lively community while living within walking distance of many of the tourist sites Lisbon has on offer.
|Location of Project||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Project Length||Min 4 weeks- Max 12 weeks|
|Arrival Airport||Lisbon Portela Airport|
|Volunteer Work||Hospitality, administration and housekeeping|
|Number of Participants||3 International volunteers|
|Age||18 - 35|
|Accommodation||Shared dormitory-style room|
|Food||Breakfast is included|
|Training||All necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival|
|Support||In-country staff and 24hr emergency support|
|Airport Transfers||Not included|
|Orientation||All necessary training and introductions provided upon arrival|
What's Not Included
Portugal is a stunning country in southwestern Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and Spain to the north and east. Its rocky history with dictatorship left it one of the poorest countries in Europe pre-1974 when democracy was then introduced and gave rise to the inspiring current-day prosperity found in the region. The county’s rich culture, picturesque countryside, and lively cities make Portugal both a fantastic tourist destination and unique home to its roughly 10 million warm and hospitable locals.
About the Project
Internship Work and Contribution
Interns will become an important reference point for guests and will therefore play in important role in ensuring guests enjoy their stay at the hostel. During your first week, you will primarily assist with housekeeping tasks. As you gain more experience and familiarize yourself with the hostel, you will take on other roles, including bartending. Some of your responsibilities may include:
- Welcoming and assisting guests at reception
- Answering questions about the local area
- Serving breakfast in the morning
- Bartending in the evenings
- Housekeeping tasks around the hostel
Accommodations: Interns will stay in a shared dormitory - style room with up to 13 other people. The interns’ area is lockable and located in a mezzanine which allows a little more privacy from guests. The dorm room is equipped with a shared bathroom and showers and includes lockers to store your belongings.
Food: Breakfast is provided daily. You are more than welcome to buy groceries and cook for yourself in the hostel’s kitchen or eat out at any of the local cafes and restaurants.
Internet: WIFI is available at the hostel.
Laundry: There are laundry facilities available at an additional cost.
Volunteers will have ample free time to explore all that Portugal have to offer. Visitors to Lisbon cannot resist the fantastic wine tasting tours given through the vineyards where port wine originated, river cruises along the infamous Douro River, and sightseeing to some of Europe’s most elaborate and iconic architectural constructs such as the Clerigos Tower, the Dom Luis Bridge, and the Sao Francisco Church. For those who want to experience life outside the capital, you can easily take a train and enjoy Costa Caparica or Sintra and take an overnight trip and enjoy Algarve or Porto.
- Minimum age 18
- Good level of English
- Flexible and open-minded
Important: It is highly recommended that you bring a padlock to lock your stored belongings. It is also possible to purchase a padlock at the hostel.