For full details about the program fees, start dates, discounts and more, please see our fees page.
If you are accepted onto our program, you will need to confirm your spot with an initial deposit of 500 GBP within 7-14 days of your acceptance, depending on when you apply. Due to the limited places on the program, the deposit reserves your spot on the program and allows us to begin the placement process with our partnership companies and organizations. The deposit is also fully refundable if you are not placed in your first or second-choice career field – giving you peace of mind that you will have a fantastic internship experience abroad. However, if you withdraw from the program, the deposit will not be refunded.
Airport pickup and accommodation are already covered in the program fee. Some programs include public transportation, too. Your child will need to budget for food, drink and extracurricular activities, such as travel. Depending on the country, the cost of living differs. In-country spending will also depend on your lifestyle choices.
Below are the recommended budgets per week per location:
London: £100-£200 (GBP)
New York: $200-$300 (USD)
Hong Kong: $1000-$2000 (HKD)
Madrid: €100-€200 (EURO)
Australia: $100-$200 (AUD)
Colombia: $100-$200 (USD)
Dublin: €100-€200 (EURO)
Shanghai: $100-$200 (USD)
Chicago: $100-$200 (USD)
Toronto: $200-$300 (CAD)
Tokyo: ¥15000-¥30000 (JPY)
What Is The Program Fee Going Towards?
The Intern Group’s international programs are more than just internships. We provide a comprehensive program focusing on cultural immersion as well as professional development. Here’s why we include each aspect in our program.
The idea started when our Managing Director, David Lloyd, experienced the difficulties of setting up an internship abroad first-hand. Determined to learn a second language and fulfill his love of traveling, he traveled to Argentina with no idea how hard the next few stages would be. Upon arrival, it quickly dawned on him that he was alone on the other side of the world, without a place to live and still looking for an internship. From there, the idea of The Intern Group was born.
Accommodation: 35-55 percent
Other components of the program: 15-20 percent
These include, amongst other elements, transport to and from the airport, trips, events and professional development tools. Our cultural and social trips are arranged for each program with the goal of bringing all of our interns together to fully discover and explore each diverse city. This is inspired by David’s experience in Argentina, where he struggled to meet people in a similar situation. Each destination has an amazing array of activities to enjoy. We make sure that you see the city’s must-see sights. If you’ve chosen Hong Kong as your destination, we’ll take you on a tour of Lantau Island where you can see the famous Tian Tan Buddha. For those in Madrid, there’s a trip to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or if London’s your ideal location, you’ll go and see a show in the famous West End theatre district!
Our programs equally focus on both your cultural immersion as well as your career development, which is why we include professional events, workshops and training materials. Our professional development events, like RADA in London, for example, are excellent and important program inclusions.