The Intern Group Interview

So, you’re thinking about applying for an international internship? Here, at The Intern Group, the process is quite simple. It involves filling out some basic information, uploading your resume, and going through a 20 minute interview. Now, we know interviews can be a nerve-racking process but we want you to do your best! So here’s a step-by-step breakdown of what to expect in The Intern Group interview.

How will we contact you?

When you sign up on our website by filling out the application make sure to include an accurate Skype ID and/or phone number. Depending on the information you provide, we normally call first via Skype and if we can’t get hold of you, we ring your phone. Make sure you’re ready at least 5 minutes before your time slot. We have a lot of interviews so we want to make sure that you get enough time to show us who you are! If you can’t make the interview or need to cancel, please let us know beforehand. We know life happens and interviews get cancelled, so we are always happy to have you reschedule.

Who will interview you?

You will be interviewed by a member of our admissions team.

Stages of the Interview:

Stage 1: Introduction. At first we just want to get to know you a bit better and see what you’ve been doing recently. Tell us about yourself and why you want to do an international internship. What makes you tick? If you’re in university tell us about your courses and what you’ve been studying. Similarly if you’re already working, tell us about a few of your recent projects. A lot of times it is useful for us to know about that one thing that has inspired you to go global.

Stage 2: Destination. When you apply, we ask that you specify which destination you would like to go to. Don’t worry if you’re torn between a few destinations (we know they all rock)! This isn’t a final choice; you can discuss options with our admissions team if you are not sure which one would suit you best. Your interviewer will probably ask why you picked your chosen location, be prepared with an interesting and original answer. We want to know what attracts you to an international internship!

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Stage 3: Career Field. Here’s your chance to demonstrate your passion for the career fields that you have chosen. Show us why you would be the perfect candidate for our program. If you have any previous work experience or are studying in this area, you could tell us how this will complement and facilitate an internship. If you don’t have any direct experience, think about other things you have done in the past and the skills you’ve learned and how these things might relate to your desired industry sector. We know you have a lot to offer so here is where you really need to connect past experiences with your future goals.

Stage 4: Extra Information. After discussing your options and deciding on a destination and industry sector, make sure to specify how long you want to go for and when you want to start your internship. Our programs run from 6 weeks long to 6 months and we suggest that you apply 3 months in advance of your start date. Our admissions team will also give you a recap of the interview to make sure everything is correct for the next stage in the interview process.

What happens next?

We will let you know in 2-3 business days whether you have been successful with your application. If you have been accepted onto the program this means you are guaranteed an internship! Once you have placed a deposit the directors of our local teams in country will get in touch with you and from there you will have a couple more interviews discussing which companies would suit you best.

Now that you know exactly what to expect, check out our interview tips and tricks.

Good Luck!

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34 Comments

  1. Rucha Dubli on March 8, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    To whom it may concern,

    I am so very sorry but I need to cancel my interview for this Thursday at 11:30 pm. I am sorry for any inconvenience.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,
    Rucha

  2. Leah Vig on July 23, 2016 at 5:25 am

    I am going to have to cancel my interview for this Monday at 2:00 pm. Apologies.

  3. Caitlin M-O on July 26, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I am so sorry for the inconvenience but I have to cancel my interview 26/07/16 at 7.30pm. I emailed The Intern Group early but so far have not heard back from them. Once again I apologise for the inconvenience and I hope that I am able to reschedule.

    Best wishes,

    Caitlin

  4. Yan Wang on August 10, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I am so sorry that I have to cancel my interview 17/08/16 at 15:00pm. I apologise for the inconvenience.

    thank you,

    kind regards,
    yan wang

  5. Paola Cadag on August 16, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Hello,

    Apologies but I have to cancel my interview on 19/08/16 at 15:30.
    Sorry for the inconvenience

  6. Livvy Shaheen on September 20, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Hi very sorry but I need to cancel my interview for Wednesday 21st at 2pm.

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

  7. Xiang on November 15, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    I am so sorry that I have to cancel my interview 16/11/16 at 14:00pm. I apologise for the inconvenience.

    • Kirstie Weston on November 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      Hi Xiang,
      Thanks for letting us know. My colleague, Kaylea, has sent you an email with a link where you can reschedule your interview for a more convenient time. We look forward to speaking with you then.

  8. Richard Parker on December 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Unfortunately I am going to have to cancel my interview for the 5th of December 5:30pm. Apologies for the inconvenience. I hope to reschedule soon.

    • Kaylea on December 6, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for letting us know. I will send you an email with the reschedule information.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  9. Ekaterina Gobedzhishvili on December 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I am very sorry for the inconvenience, but I have to cancel my interview scheduled for December 13 at 13:00.

    • Fiona Johnson on December 13, 2016 at 3:12 pm

      Hi Ekaterina,
      Thanks for letting us know, I have passed on that information to the Admissions Team.
      Best,
      Fiona

  10. Gabrielle Cabrera on January 8, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Hello. I unfortunately have to cancel my interview on January 10th at 22:30. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • Kaylea on January 9, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Hi Gabrielle,
      Thanks for letting us know. I will cancel your interview for tomorrow and send you a link to reschedule for a different day. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  11. James Szeszycki on March 1, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Sorry for the inconvenience, but I need to cancel my interview tomorrow on 2/29/2017 at 16:00.

    • Kaylea on March 1, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      Hi James,
      Thanks for letting us know. I have already sent you the reschedule information and have cancelled your interview for today. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  12. LAW Hong Yin on March 7, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Hi, I am going to have an interview on 9 March,2017 at 1230pm (HK time). Just want re-confirm if I mark down the right time, so that I won’t miss the interview when it comes.

    Thanks a lot 🙂

    • Kaylea on March 8, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Hi Hong Yin,
      Thanks for reaching out. Yes, you are confirmed at that time, our admissions department will reach out to you in a few hours. Best of luck with your interview!
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  13. Connie O'Grady on March 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    HI, so sorry but I’m going to have to cancel my interview on Thursday at 8pm. Thanks

    • Kaylea on March 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Connie,
      Thanks for letting us know. I just sent you a link where you can reschedule for a different day and your interview for Thursday has been cancelled.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  14. Kateryna on April 26, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I’m so sorry but I have to cancel my interview scheduled on April 26th at 16.30.

    • Kaylea on April 26, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Kateryna,
      Thank you for letting us know. I have cancelled your interview scheduled for today and sent you information on how to reschedule. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
      Regards,
      Kaylea

  15. Saurav on April 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Hello, I scheduled my interview for Thursday, 4th May (11:00 am). I have just realised that I would not be available for it and need to cancel it. Thanks.

    • Kaylea on April 27, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Saurav,
      Thanks for your message. I’ll cancel your interview for May 4th and send you a link to reschedule for a different day. We look forward to speaking with you soon.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  16. Ong Pei Boon on October 9, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I am so sorry I have to cancel my interview on Tuesday 17 of October (2100-2120), I am so sorry for the inconvenience. I won’t be able to make it. Thank you so much.

    • Kaylea on October 12, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Hi Ong,
      Thanks for letting us know. I’ll cancel your interview and send you a link to reschedule.
      Best,
      Kaylea

  17. Noemi Keresztes on October 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Hello! I apologies for the inconvenience but I will have to cancel my interview for 16/10/17 14.30. Thank you for understanding.

    • Kaylea on October 12, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Hi Noemi,
      Thanks for letting us know, I will cancel your interview for the 16th and send you a reschedule link.
      Best,
      Kaylea

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