How It Works

  • Application Process
  • Benefits Of An Internship Abroad
  • Why Us?
  • Career Development
  • Activities & Fun
  • Safety
  • Travel & Housing Logistics

How to Get Started

Browse through our program destinations and available career fields to get an idea of what you’re looking for. Be sure to also look over program fees and start dates, which vary according to destination. The experience of a lifetime is only a few steps away!

Application

Our programs are competitive, so early applications are encouraged. Early applications get primary consideration for the most competitive roles in our extensive network.

First, you must fill out an application found on our “Apply Now” tab. The application form will ask for basic information and a copy of your resume/CV. You will then be taken to our online calendar to book an interview time with our admissions team. Please ensure to complete this step. Your application will not be submitted otherwise.

Interview

In a 20-minute Skype/phone interview, we will ask you about your background experience, goals, and motivations. We will also discuss the opportunities available within your desired program destination and career goals. This is your chance to shine and show us why you would be a good candidate for our program.

Please refer to the following blog post for more details about The Intern Group interview.

What happens if I am accepted?

If you are successful in your interview with us, confirm your program place with a deposit.

After your interview, you will be informed within 3 business days if you have been successful in your application. Successful applicants will then be formally offered a place in our program. You will be asked to confirm your place on the program by making a deposit. This deposit is fully refundable if you are not placed in your first or second choice career fields— giving you peace of mind that you will have a fantastic internship experience abroad. (Note, however, that we cannot give a refund if you quit the program.)

Collaborative internship placement process & pack your bags!

Once we have received your deposit, your place in our program is confirmed. Typically, an installment payment will be due 30 days after your deposit. However, you will not pay the complete program fee until you have been placed in an internship role, and our money-back guarantee covers you through the entire process. Complete payment details will be communicated by email, and also can be found on our fees page and in our Terms & Conditions.

Our expert placement team in each destination will engage in a collaborative internship placement process with you and prepare you to Skype/phone interview for a well-suited role in your preferred career fields. The interview(s) with host companies/organizations will typically be arranged 4-12 weeks prior to your arrival in destination.

Your internship role will typically be confirmed 4-8 weeks prior to your arrival (this is a guideline and may differ during peak seasons). We recommend that you book your flights once your internship details are confirmed.

Benefits of an Internship Abroad

The Intern Group provides international internship programs that enable qualified individuals to gain valuable professional experience at leading companies and organizations, while exploring exciting new places and developing extensive global networks. Take your global experience to the next level by completing an international internship.

We have full-time local teams in each of our destinations, who are equipped and ready to set you up with the experience of your dreams.

Our programs include much more than a professional internship in your desired career field. You are also provided with quality housing, social & cultural events, professional career training, and full-time local support. All aspects of the program are designed to enhance your professional and personal development, and to allow you to experience diverse cultures in a new way.

Why Intern Abroad?

Professional Experience

This is the perfect opportunity to enhance your CV/resume. With the world becoming more globalized and companies and organizations having offices worldwide, it is becoming necessary that you know first-hand what your career field is like on a global scale.

Personal Growth and Development

Working as an intern abroad will push you out of your comfort zone and help you on your way to becoming a young professional. Living and working internationally gives you the life experience necessary to make it in the ‘real’ world.

Cultural Immersion

There are many different programs and opportunities that allow you to culturally immerse yourself abroad. All are invaluable experiences that take you out of your comfort zone but an international internship is more dynamic than simply traveling internationally or studying abroad. An international internship gives you insight into how locals really live and where they work. By networking with your co-workers you learn what life is like, first-hand.

If you are trying to learn or improve foreign language skills, interning will give you more exposure than what you are used to in the classroom. Experience a new language in the context of the workplace. For your future career, being able to communicate in another language in the workplace is extremely valuable and will increase your employability.

Why Choose The Intern Group?

The Intern Group provides customized international internship programs in London, New York, Europe, China, Australia and Latin America.

Our programs are highly focused on both professional development and cultural immersion.

Every aspect of our program is tailored so that you get the most out of your experience.

Our programs include professional development workshops and tools, as well as cultural and social events that ensure full exposure to the workplace and the city in which you are interning.

We pride ourselves on the personalized placement process that our participants go through with our in-country teams which helps them secure the experience of a lifetime. You will have the chance to identify the career fields in which you are interested and then be able to discuss them with our placement specialists.

The teams with whom you will be working in-country are each managed by a local director who navigates the complexities of each local market and is well connected with important leading employers. We offer internships in all career fields, from leading businesses to governments to NGOs. We also have partnerships with some of the most prestigious organizations in the world, through to small- and medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial startups.

Having local teams not only ensures the best business connections, but also your full cultural immersion. It gives our participants the chance to interact with the culture from the start of their internship process.

Our local teams on the ground are also there to provide you with support and 24/7 emergency assistance to ensure that your experience is best that it can be.

Our reputation as the leading provider of international internships is demonstrated globally by our presence in some of the world’s top media including Time, Forbes, and CNN.

Career Development

Internship Placement Guarantee

Successful applicants are guaranteed a professional internship in their primary or secondary career field of choice. We are highly experienced in internship placement and pride ourselves on successful matches between our participants and our partner companies. All the companies we work with are extensively vetted to make sure they provide a rewarding internship experience for our talented participants.

Our on the ground team of placement specialists will work closely with you during the process. They will take into account your academic and professional background, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations.

Our confidence in our program is demonstrated by our full money back guarantee.

If you are not placed in your primary or secondary career field, we will refund your deposit 100% – giving you peace of mind that you will have a fantastic internship experience abroad.

Post Program

Upon completing an international internship, you will be in a far better position for getting the career you want. An international internship evokes originality, courage and curiosity and will put you light-years ahead of your peers. You are now in a position to use the knowledge and skills that you acquired abroad.

As TIME Magazine highlights, 95% of our program participants say that this program was beneficial to their career advancement and 88% of those who take part in our international internship program find graduate level employment within 3 months.

Network

Join thousands of TIG alumni from around the world that have completed our programs. Not only will you network within the firm in which you are placed, but also with other participants on the program who come from over 105 different countries. The networks and contacts that you will build during your program will benefit you enormously in your future career. Your network is crucial when job hunting, looking for references or even just asking for interview tips or professional advice.

Activities and Fun

Our international internship programs are not only focused on your professional development, but also your cultural immersion. It is a complete experience. We want you to work hard but also have the time of your life. We make sure that you can experience new cultures both in your chosen destination and through networking with other program participants who come from all over the world. In each country destination your program includes a wide range of cultural and social events.

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Safety

At The Intern Group, the safety of our participants is our priority. There are many precautions taken and resources available to make sure that all participants are healthy and safe so that they can focus on having the internship experience of a lifetime.

Safety is one of the main reasons why all of our programs boast a full-time local team on the ground. All of our participants receive a safety induction on arrival from our team. They are experts in what they do, where to go and where not to go. Our team provides 24/7 emergency support.

On top of having our trained staff on the ground with our participants, all housing is located within safe areas of our program destinations.

Travel and Housing Logistics

When you arrive at the airport our driver will be waiting to take you to your accommodation.

Your accommodation is included as a part of your program. The standard for all programs is a private room in a shared apartment. Participants live with international interns from our program and/or other international students. Please review each program destination for more detailed information. Follow the links below:

Alumni Experiences