About The Intern Group

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  • Team
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  • Our Vision
  • Careers

The Intern Group is an award-winning, social enterprise that takes top applicants and significantly improves their skills and employability via our international internship programs. Our global team understands deeply how important international professional experience is in today´s job market. We are a global leader in the international internship area: one of the fastest growing segments of the international education industry.

We aim to develop an innovative and culturally sensitive new generation ready to tackle the global issues that affect the world today and tomorrow. We feel that the best way people can both develop professionally and learn about themselves is by getting out of their comfort zone and facing the challenge of living and working in a new city and culture. We value ambition, adventure and an international mindset. We also value academic excellence and thinking outside the box.

We work with leading companies/NGOs/governments in all of our program destinations. Please see here for more information on our staff. Since our founding in January 2011 we have experienced rapid growth. Top universities around the world have partnered with us, recognizing the educational value and tremendous career development boost of our programs. We invite you to read our vision to discover more about our values and what we stand for.


  • 40
    languages spoken
  • 100
    nationalities represented
  • 120
    majors studied
  • 600
    different universities represented
  • 2000
    leading employers in our network
  • 30,000
    applications annually for our program
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Partner Universities Include:
  • Company Directors

  • University Relationships

  • Business Development

  • Admissions

  • Operations

  • London

  • Colombia

  • Madrid

  • Hong Kong

  • Australia

  • New York

  • Shanghai

  • Dublin

The Intern Group is regularly nominated for awards and was the winner of the Entrepreneurship Award at The Summit of The Americas attended by heads of state, including Barack Obama.

goabroad innovation abroad

Selected as a finalist by GoAbroad.com for innovation in philanthropy in its Innovation Awards 2017

top internship organization 2016

Selected by GoAbroad.com as the top rated internship organization of 2016

best work experience provider

Awarded honorable mention at the Global Youth Travel Awards as the Best Work Experience Provider 2016


Selected by GoAbroad.com as the top international internship program of 2015


Awarded notable mention by GoAbroad.com as the top internship organization of 2015


Selected by The Government of Hong Kong as a StartmeupHK Semi-Finalist


Winner of a Start-up Chile grant funded by the Chilean Government



Winner of the Entrepreneurship Award at The Summit of The Americas


“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

What is The Intern Group, what are our values and where do we see ourselves in the world today?

We are driven by a strong social mission. We want to develop an innovative and culturally sensitive new generation ready to address the issues that affect the world today and tomorrow. We have a firmly internationalist outlook, and aim to promote global cooperation.

Given that we have programs all over the world, it would be an understatement to say that we’re a diverse organization. That being said, there are four values that unite our global team and are at the core of every decision that we make: People Focus, Teamwork, Continuous Learning and Global Leadership.

International Internships

The essence of our program is to promote inter-cultural understanding. It is the reason we exist. The Intern Group program also delivers tangible, accelerated professional development. We enable young people to gain invaluable experience in their chosen industry, in an exciting city, in a new country. It is this framework of experiencing different cultures and different ways of life that leads to greater tolerance and acceptance.

Our program is a short-term (our average program length is just over eight weeks), international, educational experience for those who wish to travel outside of their comfort zone, both literally and metaphorically. It is for those who wish to gain that crucial experience in their chosen industry while simultaneously learning about the way of life and culture of a different country.

International Internship

Program Quality & Accessibility

We recognize that our program is a significant investment. The investment is a wise one, for we are focused on excellence. The list of universities with whom The Intern Group has partnered spreads across the globe; from the highest ranked university in Asia, The National University of Singapore, to the largest private university in Europe, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, to The University of New South Wales, a member of Australia’s elite Group of Eight institutions of higher education. Many of our university partners now incorporate our program into their degrees, awarding their students course credit and scholarships.

A quality education benefits both individuals and wider society. To increase access we had our first ever needs-based, full-ride scholarship in Summer 2015 – for a Pell Grant recipient from the United States. The scholarship included our full emerging markets program in Colombia, plus all expenses and round-trip flights. It is our aim to grow our scholarships extensively in upcoming years.

Internships Colombia

Our Vision

We have grown successfully since our formation in January 2011. In 2014 we received over 20,000 applications for our program and sent close to 1,000 participants around the world.

But we have a long way to go.

Our participants often describe their experience with us abroad as life-changing. We will keep on improving the program, and keep on working hard to deliver a superb personal and professional experience for our participants.

Our vision is to send large numbers of talented and ambitious individuals from all over the world on our program. By 2025 we envisage sending over 10,000 participants abroad every year. This is a vision where many of our participants are completing their program with us as part of their degree course; where a significant, meaningful percentage of participants are on partial and full-ride, needs-based scholarships; and one that promotes a new generation that is fully open to the world, cooperative and understanding.

We invite you to join our vision, whether as a participant on our program, a host organization or as a member of our first-class and highly valued team.


Thank you for reading,

David Lloyd

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

The Intern Group

The Intern Group is always looking for talented and driven people to join our team. We are a great place to launch your career – or find that next step you’ve been looking for.

Current Openings:

If you don’t see the role you’re looking for listed, and think you’ve got the skills to add to our dynamic team, then please send us an email entitled “Job Application/Enquiry”, attaching your resume and a very brief covering letter to careers@theinterngroup.com.