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)
California: $200-$300 (USD) Hong Kong: $1000-$2000 (HKD)
Madrid: €100-€200 (EURO) Barcelona: €100-€200 (EURO) Australia: $100-$200 (AUD)
Colombia: $100-$200 (USD)
Dublin: €100-€200 (EURO) Chile: $100-200 (USD) Shanghai: $100-$200 (USD)
Chicago: $100-$200 (USD)
Toronto: $200-$300 (CAD) Tokyo: ¥15000-¥30000 (JPY) Bangkok: ฿1,500-฿2,000 (TBH)
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. 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
Housing represents the largest part of our program fee. Depending on the destination and time of year, it ranges from around 35-55 percent of the total fee. Having your accommodation provided makes it that much easier to adjust to a new country and culture. You don’t need to deal with landlords, agencies, contracts, or insurance because we do this for you. From the second you get off the airplane and into our airport pickup service, you can get settled immediately. You can focus solely on your internship and on making new friends. You are provided with a private room in shared accommodation. We want every aspect of your experience to be comfortable and enjoyable.
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 invest in the latest technology in order to communicate with our multi-national offices and to create a smooth interview process for all of our applicants from around the globe. We also invest in our marketing department so that we can reach more people around the world and inform them about our services.