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When is the best time to apply for fall internships?

It’s never too early to think about what professional opportunities are on the horizon. Especially during those crucial university years, it’s important to look forward to what’s next and take advantage of every opportunity available. In today’s competitive job market earning real-world professional experience through internships can be a real game-changer. However, fall internship opportunities can fill up fast, if you don’t apply on time. If you’re unsure as to when to apply for fall internships, here’s your guide:


When to apply for fall internships

Most internship programs include strict deadlines of when to apply. Use early summer months to do research and identify the many different internship roles that interest you. Think about where you’re looking to get work experience and what kind of internship would best prepare you for your career. Take into consideration, the more internship applications you send in, the more fall internship opportunities you’ll have to choose from. Once you’ve decided which internships interest you most, it’s a good idea to set up an internship application calendar with a list of application requirements and deadlines. If you’re interested in applying for an internship abroad, The Intern Group accepts applications on a rolling schedule. However, because of how competitive The Intern Group’s programs are, it’s highly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Like many internship programs, early applications receive primary consideration for the most competitive roles.


When to apply for fall internships


If you’re interested in applying for a fall internship for, applying as early as May or June is a great way to ensure the most competitive internship possible. You’ll be first in line for a top-notch, career-changing internship abroad in any of The Intern Group’s nine destinations. Once you submit your application, a Skype interview will be set up and an admissions officer will ask you about your background experience, goals and motivations. However, if you don’t apply until July or August, you can still send in your application for a fall internship. The Admissions Team will let you know whether or not there are places still available. Internships can last from anywhere from 4 to 24 weeks. Check out The Intern Group’s website to read more on internship start dates, program fees and to learn more about this unique opportunity.


When to apply for fall internships

Fall internship destinations

The Intern Group offers remote fall internships in leading global cities. They also offer in-person internships around the world where interns can gain experience in their field while also exploring a new city and immersing themselves in another culture. Learn Spanish and enjoy the laid-back, bohemian energy of Madrid, Spain while earning competitive work experience at an international internship. In Europe, high level internships are also available in London, a highly-competitive international city and financial center, as well as in the colorful and multicultural city of Dublin. In Asia, highly competitive positions in Shanghai and Hong Kong will introduce an international intern to Chinese culture and the country’s rich diversity and impressive history. In Australia, interns can learn the ropes of their industry while exploring the gorgeous landscapes and wildlife down under. In the Americas, internships in Medellín, Colombia introduce interns to one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Meanwhile, New York City, a leading city across many different industries, is a leading internship destination offered through The Intern Group.


Career fields

Interested in entrepreneurship, international business, finance or consulting? The Intern Group offers a multitude of competitive business internships in each of the destination cities. Creative individuals may enjoy positions in career fields like fashion, theatre & music, art, photography & design or journalism. Those interested in a communications career can try internships in PR & marketing or media & publishing. Meanwhile, government and politics or NGO & non-profit internships offer young people the opportunity to try a career in the public sector. Other career sectors include engineering, medical electives & public health, science, human resources, IT, real estate and law.


Still wondering when to apply for fall internships? Why not now? Apply today to boost your career this fall.



1. based on Madrid Otoño, by Natalia López Pevida, Public Domain

2. based on Fall in Central Park with Snapseed’s HDR Scape filter, by Anthony Quintano, CC-by-2.0

3. based on Famously orange, by Derek Winterburn, CC-by-ND 2.0

Photos and blog by Elizabeth Trovall

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