- Health and Safety
Since our organization was founded in 2011, we have had over 20,000 applications annually. We boast a diverse cross section of participants, with candidates coming from over 100 countries, speaking over 40 languages and attending over 500 universities worldwide. We have forged long lasting partnerships with world-class international companies and organizations in which we place our interns. Similarly, we have partnerships with universities all over the world from which we source world-class interns.
To partner with us, please contact:
Head of Global Partnerships
UK: +44 (0)20 7193 4188
US: +1 (718) 878-6393
AUS: +61 (0)2 8011 3305
The Intern Group’s International Internship Program Includes:
- Professional internship
- Professional and cultural development tools
- Social, cultural and networking events
- Airport pick-up
- 24/7 emergency assistance from local team
- Local transport (use of the country’s metro, buses and trains – depending on destination)
- Written pre-departure welcome pack
- Welcome orientation with our local staff
- An active international community of interns
- Regular social and cultural events and activities organized
- Visa assistance (where required)
- Academic credit assistance (where required)
Your Student’s Career Development
At The Intern Group we pride ourselves on the professional development tools we offer to all interns on our program. Our career development program includes: a personalized introductory career coaching Skype interview for each participant; a written pre-departure welcome pack; access to a workplace personality and skills assessment (DISC); intercultural competence training video series; and professional expert training materials. All participants will also benefit from professional development workshops and networking events throughout their program. Post-program, all of our participants are invited to become members of our alumni network, whereby they can keep in touch, share advice and network amongst themselves.
Our alumni are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd when applying for post-graduation employment given the training and activities that they have completed with us. As well as gaining hands-on experience from the internship, our programs also include: a professional development workshop; an industry-leading workplace performance assessment; and expert training materials on key topics. These tools ensure that participants get the most out of their experience. Additionally, the internship can be used to gain academic credit. We work with universities worldwide to help their students receive academic credit if it is required for their studies.
Reasons to Partner with Us
We currently boast programs that we feel perfectly balance professional development and full cultural immersion. However, we are able to put together tailor-made university programs to suit your students’ needs or add elements that you consider invaluable to our existing ones.
- Strong connections with world-class organizations in all industry sectors
- Established partnerships with universities across five continents
- Constant company evaluations to ensure we partner with top organizations
- Collaborative approach to guide your students from your doorstep to ours
- 24/7 support from our local staff (teams are all up on local knowledge)
- Thousands of alumni and counting
- 9 locations on 5 continents
- Rolling application system with start dates every month
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Health and Safety
Here at The Intern Group, our interns’ health and well-being are our top priorities. As an organization that promotes international experiences, we understand that while it is exciting for interns to move to a new city, it is also essential for them to be aware of the various cultural differences they may face. We try to prepare our interns as much as possible for these cultural differences by providing them with a welcome pack at the start of their program and 24/7 support from our local staff.
We recognize the importance of students making informed decisions about overseas travel. We regularly monitor safety and security in each program location and advise students and their universities of any risks that would potentially affect them. The information we act upon is based on the recommendations from the U.S. Department of State’s travel warnings, UK Government, local law enforcement in our overseas destinations, NAFSA and the World Health Organization.
Emergency communication: We insist that each intern has an emergency contact listed on their application whom we can notify in case of emergencies.
Key local contacts: It is equally as important that each intern keeps their contact information updated and has the on-site program coordinator’s contact information.
Keeping in touch with home: We encourage our participants to stay in touch with their families and universities so as to keep them updated on their welfare.
Copies of travel documents: We advise that participants make a copy of their passport and carry it with them while leaving their hard copy in a safe place in their accommodations. Interns should also keep travel and medical insurance information with them.
Be smart: Interns are given extensive pre-departure information about their host city and safety procedures. However it is up to each individual to make smart choices like learning local laws and customs, telling others where they are going, avoiding walking alone at night, and keeping valuable items in safe places.
Standards of Behavior
The Intern Group has set standards regarding acceptable behavior that are made clear to participants early on. These are firmly reiterated during the welcome orientation and can be found in our terms and conditions, which all participants are required to sign.
Useful travel information
We encourage students to bookmark travel sites with useful information as well as regular travel updates on their destination of choice, like the following:
The Intern Group partners with ILM (the Institute of Leadership & Management) to offer online career-development training modules . ILM is the UK’s leading provider of leadership, coaching and management qualifications and training. These programs are available to admitted candidates in The Intern Group’s Colombia, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, and Melbourne programs, as an additional premium service.
ILM’s online training covers career topics such as communication styles, negotiation skills, and how to run a meeting; as well as business-management topics such as budgeting, planning, and staffing. Participants who complete ILM training receive a handsome printed certificate. For more information, please visit www.i-l-m.com.
To gain access to ILM training, simply tell your Admissions Officer that you would like to register, and a member of our staff will guide you through the process. There is a fee of £99 British Pounds for one year of access to the ILM training materials (this is in addition to the normal fee for The Intern Group program itself.)