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What happens if I'm accepted into an Independent Traveler Program?

If you're accepted into our program, you might be wondering what comes next. After you've confirmed your spot on our program with a deposit, here are the next steps:

1. Placement process

We want to ensure that we find you the best internship match, which is why we go through a collaborative placement process.

Interview and match

Once you are enrolled in our program, our expert placement team will begin by creating a professional profile for you that will be sent out to our extensive network of host organizations to find a role that best matches your profile. You will then have an interview with the host organization to ensure that it is the best match on both ends.

Confirm role

Most of our participants are successful with their first interview because our placement specialists are highly knowledgeable about the labor market and have our interns’ best interest in mind. If not, we will continue to search for the next best match. During the placement process, you will also be asked to submit the first of the two installments of the program fee payments.

2. Visa assistance

We know that traveling to a new country can be difficult to plan logistically, which is why our team of visa experts are here to help you arrive on program hassle-free.

3. DDI assessment

Your professional development begins before you arrive on program with a workplace assessment that will identify your strengths and weaknesses. This is a great way for you to pinpoint areas for improvement during your internship abroad.

4. Pack your bags and travel Independently

Once you’ve confirmed your role and start date, you’re ready to arrive to your destination. At this stage its time to arrange your plane tickets & accommodation.

5. Exit interview

When your internship finishes you’ll have a one on one exit interview with our team to talk about your experience. You’ll also receive an official certificate of program completion.

6. Alumni career coaching

Upon completing the program you benefit from a personalized, one-on-one alumni success coaching session with one of our career coaches. You choose from our portfolio of experts who you would like to guide you through your next steps after your international internship. Topics include: selling your Independent Traveler Program internship experience, LinkedIn branding, salary negotiations and more.

7. Apply for dream job

“88% of The Intern Group alumni achieve graduate level employment within three months of completing the program.” – TIME

Our workshops, trainings and career coaching session will equip you with the tools you need to leverage your international internship experience in your future interviews.

8. For further information

Visit the Independent Traveler Program page.