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Why choose The Intern Group?

The Intern Group is one of the leading providers of international internships. Our programs are located in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia & Latin America. We place participants from all over the world in international internships that propel their career development forward. The Intern Group is built on the foundations of adventure, ambition, internationalism and curiosity. We take those applicants we accept to the next level professionally, while also providing them with a global experience that broadens minds and enriches lives.


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Yes, I recommend this program

Madrid internship

I couldn't wait to go to Spain for my internship. I was part of the digital nomad program, which means I did all the work remotely and I had the opportunity to do it in a city I really wanted to visit. I spent a lot of time learning Spanish in order to prepare for my visit and I wasn't disappointed. I experienced new cultures, new food, new adventures but also new friendships. My internship was very interesting on its own as I got to work with a company that I loved and that taught me so many things. If I got the opportunity I would do it all over again. I thank the Intern group - Madrid program for their quick response each time I had an inquiry, Lalita and Lucia were very helpful and made the experience even more enjoyable. Hala Madrid!

  • Tourism
  • Experience new food
  • Meet new People
  • It can be extremely hot depending on the season you visit but its still beautiful
  • If you dont speak a little bit of spanish it can be difficult, not everyone speaks english or french
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Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in Madrid

Living and working inMadrid was one of the best experiences I’ve had. I had the most incredible time working during my internship and met amazing people along the way. This program not only pushed me to get out of my comfort zones and grow but also have the best time while doing so. Would definitely recommend if you are thinking about working abroad! The Madrid program also offered fun meet ups to get to know other interns and explore a few cities around Madrid which was very helpful in getting to know our new city.

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Environmental protection

I had such a great time doing the internship last year and made so many great memories and learned so much. Everyone I talked to to get into the program was very helpful. The trips and events that the program had were always a lot of fun. I got to research environmental protection impacts and see if they could be implemented around Spain. It was a learning experience to be able to work with so many people with different backgrounds. I am currently working full time for an environmental construction company using what I learned in Madrid in my workplace.

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Madrid Internship

I loved everything about the program. As an international student, I was so nervous about my arrival and meeting new people. But everything about it was great, I feel like I’ll never forget this experience and I am so thankful for the amazing relationships that I made. I learned so many things and Madrid is one of the best cities in the world. I recommend this program without any doubts, and if I could, I would repeat it a thousand times. Eternally grateful for the opportunity and the experience that I gained! <3

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Yes, I recommend this program

Madrid Internship

Living in Madrid for the past two months has been the best summer of my life! When I first arrived I was so nervous about adapting and making friends. Everyone in the program and the people of Madrid are so welcoming and friendly. I felt right at home immediately. The program directors at the Intern Group were great at organizing events to get everyone together.

As for my internship in particular, I loved working with kids at a for a not for profit. Working with kids helped me to learn so much about myself and improve my Spanish.


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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

I graduated in July 2018 and I wanted to gain experience while traveling. Asia is quite strong in the industry I will one day be working for, so this program was an amazing opportunity. The intern group offers lots of destinations and their website is well organized. It was easy to apply and I got a reply the day after. Each program is based on the city you pick and they offer to get you an internship whatever your field is. They’re friendly and for any extra questions, you can contact them by email or Skype.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

Being an internship program, the agency helped me with finding an internship role in my career field, an accommodation and they kept in contact with me throughout the whole interview process.

Although I had to sort out the visa myself, they helped me figure out how to fill in the visa application, what kind of visa I needed and what documents I needed in order to apply.

The program includes activities such as trips around near cities, dinners together, Chinese/ language classes, mainstream tourists activities haha and you will be sharing all these adventures with all the other interns too so you are literally never alone.

The guys from the agency here in Shanghai love to organize extra dinners or cinema nights with us as extra activities just to keep in touch with us, which is appreciated by all of us, interns.

I had to sort out my own flight, but as soon as you’re done with that they will organize a taxi ride from the airport to the hotel and vice versa for your departure back home so you don’t have to worry about missing your flights/ finding your accommodation. You get a SIM card organized as well with credit for the first month and a metro card with credit for the first month as well.

In the welcome pack, there’s a bunch of apps they recommend to download.

They won’t tell you to get a VPN, but your workplace probably will.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

The agency explains everything you need to know, they tell you which apps are blocked in China, they organize a language class / cultural class in your first weekend so that if you have questions on how to behave in China you can get answers and tips.

I probably just wished I knew how cool and fashionable people are here.

The only piece of advice is to get a good VPN; even Google is blocked and, trust me, you don’t want to have to research stuff in Chinese on Baidu (well, unless you speak the language).

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

I wake up, quick breakfast and then I go to work until 6:30pm, then I usually meet up with few internships to have dinner and a walk around the city, Tianzifang by night is absolutely gorgeous.

We go on an adventure on Saturdays and Sundays. Shanghai is massive and visiting all of it can take quite the time.

Saturday nights we usually go clubbing (and clubbing in Shanghai is an experience as well, haha). It’s great for foreigners and the agency knows few PR’s us interns can ask for deals and free entry clubs.

There are lots to do so we always try to organize things together, but going on exploration alone is something I always do, so some Sundays I just wander by myself.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

Personally, I am used to travel to other countries.

I have never been outside Europe before, though, so I didn’t know what to expect. You know, you can read about things and try to imagine, but it is never how you expect it to be so I just let it happen.

I had no fear. I got told that Shanghai is an international and strong city and I just went with it.
It’s a rich city and, although poverty is a reality here as well, I got to realize how safe Shanghai is.
Maybe the only big question in my mind was “what if I don’t like it?”.

Well, guys, at the end it’s only a short amount of time and it’s all experience gained. You might have to stand some behaviors and you have to be understanding of another culture, so it might go against your beliefs and point of views, but traveling is all about adapting and understanding.

Luckily, it’s not my case. Shanghai is amazing and I love the people, the food, everything! It’s a real shame I will have to go back to normal life soon.

I totally recommend visiting Shanghai.

What's your advice to other travelers?

Don’t be afraid to travel. It’s an eye-opening experience and the most interesting people I got to meet were all travelers.

I am from Italy, but I moved to the UK about 6 years ago and I have traveled to Germany a few times and France and places, haha. You get to realize things, seeing the world from different prospectives helps you to understand. I’m glad I went to China, I had no clue what a beautiful place it is and what a culture!

Hopefully, I will be able to explore Japan and South Korea soon too, with all the other countries here in Asia. You’re never too young or too old to visit new places. Mixing an internship experience with traveling was a great idea and not only it looks good on your CV, but it really does improve who you are as a person.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.


Job Title
Madrid Program Manager
Lalita was born in Seville, in the south of Spain. She has a degree in Psychology and has trained as an emotional intelligence consultant. She has also taught at the University of Valladolid in Spain. Lalita has developed her career at Multinational Firms and has wide and comprehensive experience in management and business in international environments. She has travelled to many countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia and embraces diversity and the variety of idiosyncrasies our world offers.


What is your favorite travel memory?

I fell in love with Bali and their people. Bali has endless rice fields, stunning and peaceful temples, waterfalls, volcanos and more. The magic caught me there, the calm and but really half of the magic on this island resides in the hearts of the locals. Joy, smiles and calm are easily noticeable and contagious.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have been able to learn and put into practice many of my soft and hard skills I possess. We work to provide our students with real benefit and are devoted to help them discover their passion and drive themselves in the right direction towards their future. There is transparency in everything the company does and I bless the opportunity to learn and grow while I do something I like.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

Difficult to choose just one! I have heard many times that their internship experience in Madrid was definitely a life changing experience. They have addressed It helped them grow professionally as well as as personally. And that experience broaden their horizon and allowed them to immerse themselves into a different culture and environment.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

It would go Japan, because it is an destination I have never been to. Also Australia is within my countries to travel soon. All the destinations have good professional opportunities, amazing cultures to immerse into and a fantastic team on the ground and I am sure I would ensure a welfare and an amazing experience. That's why I am mainly choosing the country itself!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

My company is so especial because their focus is people only. We don't sell programs, we only have one purpose and our policy lies on some values that drive the team to be enthusiastic and eager to help our clients with the conscious of why we are so good at providing international internship programs. I am so proud of being a TIG team member.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Having a purpose, having a "why" we are putting our time, efforts, energy and direction to help people, young students get a real benefit out from their internship experience. We are devoted to help them realize their potential. Since the very first moment I joined The Intern Group, I knew this company has a big heart.

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