Location
  • United States of America
    • Los Angeles
Length
8 to 24 weeks
Industry
Accounting Advertising Arts Business Communications Computer Science Conservation and Preservation Criminal Justice Ecology Economics Engineering Film Finance History Hospitality International Business International Relations Journalism Marketing Media Relations Music Performing Arts Startups Technology Tourism +15

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
$3,190 USD
Price Details
A professional, in-person internship in your chosen career field in California
Visa support (if applicable to you)
Career advancement training
Keynote speaker series
Global community and network
Access to professional development materials
Alumni success coaching
CV improvement tool
24/7 support
What's Included
Some Activities
What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 25, 2021
Jan 01, 2020

About Program

Have you identified a career field that you're passionate about & the city of your dreams, but you don't know how to get there? We’ve got you covered! Our Independent Traveler Program is especially designed for those aspiring individuals who want to build their career in California. Independence is key to this program!

We offer successful applicants the chance to gain invaluable work experience in one of the world's most exciting and fastest-growing economies. During your internship in California you will gain hands-on professional experience and build a network for your future career in Los Angeles. Your internship will make you stand out from your peers.

Realize your potential with an internship in California.

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Program Highlights

  • Live and thrive in California with a guaranteed, professional in-person internship in your career field.
  • Join our community and network with talented individuals from 150+ nationalities. Become part of our 10,000+ global alumni network.
  • Maximise the chances to land your dream job right after your internship with our CV improvement tool & professional development materials as well as our alumni success coaching.
  • Best-in-class career advancement training. The training focuses on developing in you the 8 key competencies essential to succeed in the 21st century world of work.
  • Keynote career talks from global business leaders. The program gives you 6 months access to exclusive, real-time talks from leading speakers. Learn from the best.

Program Reviews

9.73 Rating
based on 11 reviews
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  • Growth 9.5
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.1
  • Housing 9.8
  • Safety 9.8
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Abasiama
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Intern Group-California Program

It was a great experience. Lauren made all the interns feel welcome by organizing regular meetups and providing transportation to events. We did tours around LA to places like the Hollywood Museum, Warner Bros Studio to name a few. We also did an escape room event which I personally enjoyed. I got to interact with the rest of the group who were from different countries around the world. This internship also opened up more opportunities in my field because of the work experience I got during the 4 month period. I'd recommend it to people like me who needed a jumpstart to their careers and have been struggling to find internships in the past.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice would be work hard, play hard. Enjoy LA if you're new to the US, have fun and make sure you put in the work in your internship.
10 people found this review helpful.
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Omolade
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

LA was a dream come true!

I absolutely enjoyed my program and were I worked, it’s one I would never forget. Everything was well organized by the Intern Group and I was happy I was able to meet other interns that were eager to explore too! We explored the Hollywood, downtown and everywhere else you could imagine. The American culture is very vibrant and I’m grateful for my co-workers at work who were very hands on in the office and also showed me around the city too. I was able to discover myself and come out of my shell, test my social skills and improve on my work ethics. I realized that the corporate world is not as daunting as it seems; you learn along the way so don’t be nervous. You don’t have to know all If you’re contemplating, don’t think too hard! Just do it!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don’t panic! Go out and explore! Google maps and Uber are your best friends!
10 people found this review helpful.
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Mackenzie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

LA Internship was a dream!

The LA program was truly amazing, I loved the other interns and my experience coordinator Lauren! Everything was a 10 for me; my workplace, my friends, my housing (i stayed in a USC dorm) and the events we did together. I highly recommend to open-minded people who want to network in one of the best cities in the world!

10 people found this review helpful.
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Tyler
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Greatest Experience I have ever had!

I had the greatest experience with Intern Group in Los Angeles during their summer program of 2014. All of the day to day activities were great and very interactive. They did a great job with organization and keeping everyone busy. The internship coordination and the internship I received in the end was amazing. I had an amazing working experience and got to do some networking and make some great connections that will definitely help upon graduating college. Overall this was the best experience I have ever had and I plan on working with Intern Group again in the future!

What would you improve about this program?
I would try to have even more weekly presentations/networking events to give more opportunities to the Dreamers.
11 people found this review helpful.
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Megan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Most Incredible Summer

My summer in LA was by far the best summer of my life. Thanks to my wonderful internship coordinator, I was able to have my dream internship working in Fashion PR. Intern Group helped me gain a tremendous about of work experience along with making some of the most incredible friends. I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to get a head start in their career.

What would you improve about this program?
n/a
13 people found this review helpful.
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Danielle
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life-Changing Experience

I don't think that people realize how much of an impact a summer away from home in an unfamiliar city can have on an individual. I do, because I experienced it for myself. Thanks to Intern Group, I was able to live in LA for 8 weeks with a top notch internship that I wouldn't have gotten otherwise. The skills and knowledge I gained are immeasurable. Not only did I learn skills and knowledge pertaining to my field of study, but I was also able to do a lot of self exploration and learn about life through my experiences in the city of angels. This experience was definitely once in a lifetime and something that is best understood once experienced for yourself. It opened up several opportunities for my future and allowed me to make lifelong connections. I highly recommend taking the leap of faith and applying to this program because it is a decision you will not regret. It was an investment in my future and I am certain that it could be an investment in yours too.

12 people found this review helpful.
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Taylor
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Summer Ever

My experience with Intern Group in LA was the best summer I have ever had! Firs of all, I was in my dream city of LA. I've always thought LA was the place that I wanted to end up in. But I had never lived there for an extended amount of time. This was the perfect way for me to get that experience and realize how much I love living in LA. I didn't want to spend a whole term away from college, so this was the perfect program for me so I could do it over summer. Second of all, I got to spend it with amazing people that I never would have met had I not joined the program. I still talk to my roommate from the program even months later. All the amazing people that joined the program are all just as enthusiastic and excited to be there as you. Third, I got to check out a job in my industry that I was curious about. It was great having an amazing internship experience and getting a glimpse into what kind of job I will have in the future. I am so grateful I participated in the Intern Group program in LA and i encourage anyone and everyone looking for an internship in an amazing city to join any of the Intern Group programs!

What would you improve about this program?
I wish the housing facilities were a little nicer, but honestly, I wasn't expecting a 5 star housing development. It was as nice as they could probably get without housing us in a hotel.
11 people found this review helpful.
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Nicole
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Take the Opportunity

It's so difficult to obtain an internship now days. This program walks you through step by step to make sure you secure the best internship possible. They plan seminars and networking events that allows you to make connections with people and possible employers. It's an incredible opportunity to succeed and it would be silly to pass up the chance.

What would you improve about this program?
I'm not sure there is anything on Dream Careers end that could improve. They were really there every step of the way.
10 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Hi Sachin, thank you for your question! As with many internships abroad, the vast majority of our placements are unpaid. If accepted, we look for opportunities that allow our interns to gain the best possible experience while adhering to local laws and visa restrictions. Our goal is to find the best possible internship placements that will provide our participants with real-world responsibilities...