30 ECTS / Semester / Portuguese

Objectives and competences

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To provide contact with the professional reality through supervised practice
  • To promote the articulation of acquired knowledge with practical experience
  • To enable the acquisition of new knowledge, abilities, and skills
  • To stimulate the development of scientific skills through the elaboration of a research project/monograph
  • To facilitate the insertion in the job market

 Expected Results:
At the end of the Internship, the student should:

  • Have the ability to develop and deepen knowledge and professional skills specific to Nutrition Sciences autonomously
  • Demonstrate scientific and technical ability to apply the knowledge acquired during the course
  • Reveal ethical-deontological attitudes proper to the profession of Nutritionist
  • Contribute to the well-being of the work team in which it is integrated and to its effective profitability
  • Demonstrate relationship attitudes with professionals and clients, leading to the social relationship necessary for the exercise of the profession


Teaching Methodologies

The Internship involves carrying out pedagogical activities in an institutional work environment, establishing a relationship between an experienced supervisor and the intern, coordinated by the Internship Coordination Commission (ICC) for academic supervision.



The syllabus is in line with the Academic Internship Regulation in force and with the activity plan of the Host Institutions.

In parallel with the internship, students participate in Courses / Seminars that contribute to their technical-scientific and professional enrichment. Some examples are:

Basic Life Support Course
Special Topics within the scope of Postgraduate Studies in Pediatric Nutrition and Food Innovation
RUMO – Annual Employability Event
Biotechnology Days
Research Days at Faculty of Biotechnology


Senior Technician
Ana Pimenta holds a Nutrition Sciences degree from the Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition of the University of Porto, two post-graduations - Food…
Associate Professor
With a PhD in Biotechnology from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, and a degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Coimbra, Ana Maria Gomes…
Assistant Professor
Elisabete Pinto graduated in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Porto in 2003 and got her PhD in Public Health at the same University in 2010. She is…
Invited Assistant Professor
Inês Tomada holds a PhD in Metabolism, Clinical and Experimentation from the Faculty of Medicine of University of Porto (2013), a Master's degree in Clinical…
Invited Assistant Professor
Pedro has a PhD in Food Consumption and Nutrition Sciences in 2015 (FCUP/FCNAUP) and a degree in Nutrition Sciences from FCNAUP. He’s Assistant Professor at…