Global internship program FAQs
If I am accepted into the program, am I guaranteed an in-person internship?
If we are unable to place you in an in-person internship within your primary or secondary career field you are protected by our money-back guarantee.
When is the deadline to apply for the Global Internship Program?
In order to have enough time to complete the required processes involved, you must apply for our Global Internship Program at least 2 months before your desired start date. Applicants are accepted into our programs on a rolling basis & we offer programs starting every month of the year.
What is included in the Global In-person Internship Program?
All in-person programs include placement in a professional internship, accommodation, airport pick-up, 24/7 support from local staff , visa assistance, access to our Career Advancement Training platform as well access to our Keynote Speaker Series.
Before your internship begins, you’ll receive a pre-trip welcome pack, as well as access to a variety of professional development tools to prepare you for your experience. If applicable, our team will also assist you with the necessary documentation to receive academic credit.
When you arrive to your destination, you’ll take part in a welcome orientation, as well as regular cultural and social events to help you get to know your new city and fellow interns.
However, the program inclusions don’t stop when your internship is over. Upon completion, each intern has a personalized career coaching session with an Alumni Success Coach. You’ll also have access to our global community of professionals, and all of the networking benefits it provides!
What type of things will I be doing in my in-person internship?
Meaningful, collaborative, project-based work with clear guidelines is the theme within all of our high-quality in-person internships.To ensure project guidelines are clearly defined, that you are making progress and continuously learning in your internship you will have regularly scheduled one-on-one catch-ups with your internship supervisor.
Can I receive academic credit for an internship through The Intern Group?
Our School of Record, Florida A&M University, an accredited public university located in the USA, awards equal academic credit for The Intern Group’s in-person and virtual internships.
Whether you can receive academic credit for an internship depends on your individual academic situation. Please carefully read through our page on academic credit here. The content on our page on academic credit applies to both in-person and virtual internships through The Intern Group.
Are in-person internships paid?
The vast majority are unpaid. We look for opportunities that allow our interns to gain the best possible experience while adhering to local laws and visa restrictions.
Our goal is to find the best possible internship placements that will provide our participants with real-world responsibilities and the skills they will need for the future. If a host organization offers a stipend or another form of compensation, participants are welcome to accept it, however, it is not guaranteed. The true focus is on the immense professional growth!
For this reason, Time Magazine reports that 88% of our interns do gain graduate-level employment within 3 months of completing their internship.
Will I require a visa to intern?
Depending on your desired destination, a visa might be required. Please check our visa requirements page for more information.
Is there a minimum/maximum age requirement for the Global Internship Program?
The minimum age is 18+. There is no maximum age & we regularly welcome experienced career changers.