We have created this page to answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have about sending your son or daughter abroad. Going to another country for an internship is a huge step for your child’s personal growth and professional development.
From the application process to their arrival, we will be with your child every step of the way. We annually send over 2,000 participants to complete internships all over the world, thus have extensive experience in making sure that they are safe while having the time of their life.
Our Track Record
As a leader in international education and professional development programs, we place over 2,000 participants in internships abroad each year with an average program rating of 9.2 out of 10.
We place our participants in all career fields and have an impressive network of over 1000 multinational companies, NGOs and SMEs who collaborate with us on an ongoing basis.
Over the years, we have also established relationships with leading universities across the globe including National University of Singapore (The highest ranked university in Asia), University of New South Wales (A member of Australia’s elite “Group of 8” universities), Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong’s premier higher education institution), Universitta Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy (The largest private university in Europe) and more.
We have also been featured in the world’s top media such as TIME, The FT, CNN and Forbes.
The Hong Kong
University of Wisconsin
The London School
In today’s competitive job market, students have to find ways to differentiate themselves from their peers. The career benefits of an international internship are essential for young people seeking to advance their professional futures.
After completing our international internship program, your child will have had international exposure in a globalized world and professional experience from a high-quality international internship. They will have simultaneously accumulated a high-value network of international business contacts, benefited from a personalized session with an Alumni Success Coach and have perfected skills in a second language (if applicable). Your child will have had an amazing life experience while gaining the skills necessary to make their resume stand out from the crowd.
We work with universities worldwide to help your child receive academic credit if it is required for their studies. Our local teams have helped hundreds of students meet specific university requirements, thus are accustomed to managing the logistics. We will assist in providing your child with the resources necessary to monitor supervisor feedback, projects, travel experiences and research carried out to report back to the university for academic credit.
Post Program Network
Thousands of our alumni from all over the world have been invited to join our alumni network on Linkedin. This is a great way for our past participants to keep in touch and network amongst themselves.
Health and Safety
When your son or daughter arrives at the airport, we will have one of our drivers waiting for them. Your child will be brought directly to their accommodation.
Health and Safety
Shortly after arrival, our in-country team will have an orientation and health and safety induction for all participants. Your child’s safety is our first priority, so we will make sure that they are well informed about what to do in an emergency and where to go. Our local staff are on call 24/7 for emergencies and are trained to provide high-quality assistance and care.
Traveling abroad for an internship is a big step. The Intern Group partners with Talkspace to provide all our participants with fully anonymous access to a licensed online therapist for up to 3 months. This ensures your son or daughter will always have someone to talk to when adjusting to life in their new city.
How to Contact Your Child
We will help your child to acquire a local cell phone upon arrival in order to stay in contact with our in-country team and their fellow interns, as well as to enable international communication in case they need to get in contact with family or friends quickly. If you are unable to contact your child, feel free to call our offices and speak with one of our in-country staff members, so that we can touch base with your child on the ground.
Program Fees & Start Dates
If your child is accepted onto our program, they will need to confirm their spot with an initial deposit of 600 GBP within 7-14 days of their acceptance, depending on when they apply. Due to the limited places on the program, the deposit reserves their spot on the program and allows us to begin the placement process with our partnership companies and organizations. The deposit is also fully refundable if your child is not placed in their first or second-choice career field – giving them peace of mind that they will have a fantastic internship experience abroad. However, if your child withdraws from the program, the deposit will not be refunded.
Typically, another payment will be due 30 days after your child’s deposit. Complete payment details will be communicated by email, and also can be found on our fees page and in our Terms & Conditions.
Airport pickup and accommodation are already covered in the program fee. Some programs include public transportation, too. Your child will need to budget for food, drink and extracurricular activities, such as travel. Depending on the country to which your child goes, the cost of living differs. In-country spending will also depend on your child’s lifestyle choices.
Below are the recommended budgets per week per location:
London: £100-£200 (GBP)
New York: $200-$300 (USD)
Hong Kong: $1000-$2000 (HKD)
Madrid: €100-€200 (EURO)
Australia: $100-$200 (AUD)
Colombia: $100-$200 (USD)
Dublin: €100-€200 (EURO)
Shanghai: $150-$250 (USD)
Chicago: $100-$200 (USD)
Toronto: $200-$300 (CAD)
Tokyo: ¥20000-¥30000 (JPY)
What Is The Program Fee Going Towards?
The Intern Group’s international programs are more than just internships. We provide a comprehensive program focusing on cultural immersion as well as professional development. The percentages in the program fee breakdown represent an average percentage for all our destinations. Here’s why we include each aspect in our program.
The idea started when our Managing Director, David Lloyd, experienced the difficulties of setting up an internship abroad first-hand. Determined to learn a second language and fulfill his love of traveling, he traveled to Argentina with no idea how hard the next few stages would be. Upon arrival, it quickly dawned on him that he was alone on the other side of the world, without a place to live and still looking for an internship. From there, the idea of The Intern Group was born.
Accommodation: 35-55 percent
Other components of the program: 15-20 percent
These include, amongst other elements, transport to and from the airport, trips, events and professional development tools. Our cultural and social trips are arranged for each program with the goal of bringing all of our interns together to fully discover and explore each diverse city. This is inspired by David’s experience in Argentina, where he struggled to meet people in a similar situation. Each destination has an amazing array of activities to enjoy. From a tour of Lantau Island in Hong Kong, a trip to World Heritage Site in Spain, or tickets to the famous West End theaters of London, we make sure that you see the city’s must-see sights.
Our programs equally focus on both your cultural immersion as well as your career development, which is why we include professional events, workshops and training materials. Our professional development events, like RADA in London, for example, are excellent and important program inclusions.
Professional services, internship placement and organization: 35-45 percent
We have amazing teams in each destination who will guide you through each stage of your internship program. We offer assistance in acquiring visas, work with you and potential placement companies to help secure your internship and run multiple events and activities each week. In addition, the teams in each of our destinations offer 24/7 emergency support. Each team is made up of locals and people who know their city extremely well. We, as a global team, understand all of the concerns and worries that come from moving to a different country, whether it’s culture shock, a language barrier or navigating your way around public transport. We work hard with organizations to place you in your preferred career fields and to ensure that you have a rewarding professional experience. We believe that having great teams in each of our destinations is essential to ensure that you have a worthwhile experience abroad. We want you to enjoy our cities as much as we do!
Technology: 5-10 percent
We understand that you might have more questions about the payment schedule, program inclusions, visas, when to book flights and the day to day life your son or daughter will have on our program. All of these questions can be answered in our FAQs.