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Why choose The Intern Group?

The Intern Group is the leading provider of international internship programs with 15,000+ alumni specializing in various industries, and with over 1,000+ 5* reviews online. We inspire and encourage people to believe in and challenge themselves, discover their passion and realize their potential.

Our intern abroad programs span all sectors, from roles in business, marketing, PR and finance to positions in governments and NGOs. These are high-quality, sought after roles that will propel your career development forward and help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market. If you are looking to travel abroad while also gaining invaluable experience for your CV, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Choose from 9 exciting destinations or go remote! You could intern at world-renowned companies or startups in Madrid, Dublin, London, New York, Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Medellin or choose a remote program.



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Yes, I recommend this program

I finally tried something I always wanted to do

I finally got to try working in a new country. On top of that, I got to get involved in so many things I would never do as a regular tourist. I got to meet a lot of people through my sharehouse accommodation and through the many meet ups and excursions organized by the intern group (Thank you Erika!!!!) It was a great 10 weeks. Japan has excellent public transportation so it was also very easy to visit and explore other cities and prefectures. Everything I ate was delicious and so many public spaces are beautiful and inviting.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
These little dried baby crabs. But I love seafood and they were delicious
  • Cheap food
  • Safe city
  • Trees everywhere
  • Language barrier
  • Conservative lifestyle
Response from The Intern Group

Thank you so much for sharing your experience Jack! We are glad to see that your time in Tokyo has been so memorable. Looking forward to seeing where life takes you next.

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Life-Changing Experience.

My internship experience in New York was undoubtedly a life-changing journey. From the moment I arrived in the city that never sleeps, I was immediately engulfed by its fast-paced rhythm and cultural diversity. However, over time, this challenging environment became the perfect backdrop for my personal and professional growth.

Working in one of the world's most significant cities allowed me to immerse myself in a top-tier business environment. My responsibilities as an intern ranged from operational tasks to more strategic projects, enabling me to gain a holistic understanding of the inner workings of the company. Each day was a new adventure, filled with challenges that pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me develop essential skills such as problem-solving, time management, and effective communication.

One of the most enriching aspects of my internship was the opportunity to work with a diverse team of professionals. I learned to collaborate and communicate effectively with people from different cultures and backgrounds, which not only enhanced my ability to work in a global environment but also provided me with valuable insights into different ways of thinking and conducting business.

In addition to work experiences, living in New York offered me the chance to explore a vibrant and bustling city. From strolling through Central Park to attending Broadway shows, every moment of free time was an opportunity to immerse myself in the rich culture and urban dynamics of the Big Apple. These cultural experiences not only enriched my personal life but also influenced my professional perspective, encouraging me to think more creatively and openly.

The network of contacts I built during my internship in New York is another invaluable asset I took from this experience. I met mentors and colleagues who provided me with guidance, support, and opportunities for growth in my career. These connections have continued to be a source of inspiration and advice even after my return home.

Reflecting on my time in New York, I can confidently say that it was a transformative experience. I not only challenged myself and developed key professional skills but also grew as an individual. The city taught me to be resilient, to adapt to new situations, and to embrace diversity in all its forms. As I move forward in my career, I know that the lessons learned and experiences gained in New York will continue to be a source of strength and motivation. In short, my internship in New York was much more than just a job: it was a journey of personal discovery and professional growth that has left an indelible mark on my life.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Go with friends or make friends in the internship, because social life in NYC is lonely.
  • City with a lot of opportunities
  • World-Diverse Culture
  • Rich experiences
  • Unsafe Dating Apps
  • Lonely social life
  • Expensive in money and TIME
Response from The Intern Group

Thank you Stefano for sharing your thoughts! We are glad that you have had an enriching experience and we look forward to seeing where your career takes you.

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An adventure in the coffee country

My experience with the intern group in Colombia was both exciting and educational. This is the first time I have ever left the country and it was very scary when I first arrived. I never took any Spanish classes in school so unfortunately I was going into this journey without any knowledge of the local language. Don’t worry though I’m here to tell you that if you are in the same situation as I was you’ll be okay. Without the intern group and the help of our advisor Maria I would have been lost. Luckily they are there with you the entire time assisting in anyway possible. They have Spanish classes providing you with the basic information necessary to get by on your own. You will pick up so many new words and phrases simply just from existing so don’t worry if you’re Spanish isn’t the best or Is just a little rusty, you will get plenty of practice and quickly become confident going out in public. The city of Medellín is one of the most amazing places on earth and there are so many cool places that are a must see here. The intern group generously hosts events for you throughout the time your here. My favorite tour was the trip to Guatape! There is an enormous rock with stairs taking you to the top for a spectacular view of all the different lakes and mountains in the landscape. Later you tour through the city after eating a delicious local lunch. Finally you go out on a relaxing boat ride to end the perfect trip. There are also many different towns outside of Medellín that are absolutely stunning and worth visiting if you have the chance. Jardin, la cascada, salta del buey, cascada el hato, and puerto triunfo are all some of my favorite places that I visited outside of Medellín. Aside from all of the fun and exciting things to do here, I have had a very wonderful experience in helping me to decern my future career path. I came to the intern group looking for an international experience to learn new cultures and just a different part of the world. I also came looking for help in finding an internship that could teach me the necessary skills to move forward in my career. I can confidently say that I will be leaving my internship not just properly prepared for the next step in my career path but also well traveled! I will never forget the many amazing people I have met through this internship and will cherish these memories forever! I highly recommend this amazing fun adventurous trip to everyone. Thank you so much to everyone on the intern team for making this possible! Especially thank you to Maria for being the support we all needed every step of the way!

What was your funniest moment?
There’s of course several funny/embarrassing moments I have experienced here. One of the best I had was when I went to lunch with some co-workers and the server asked what I would like to eat in which I replied “nada hoy” this quickly became an inside joke between my colleagues and I.
  • New culture
  • New language
  • New skills from internship
  • Foreign country so your away from family
  • I don’t have my car here so it can be inconvenient traveling to places
  • Getting lost in the big city
Response from The Intern Group

Thank you Daniel for sharing your thoughts! We are glad that you have had an enriching experience and we look forward to seeing where your career takes you.

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3 month internship in Colombia

The experience in Colombia with the intern group was by far the best experience I’ve had in my life. I’ve only ever lived in the UK, so moving across the world to Colombia for 3 months was daunting. But Maria, the programme coordinator, along with the other interns on the programme, made the experience better than I could’ve imagined. Whenever one of the interns had a problem (for whatever reason, big or small) Maria was always so supportive. There were many times she came down to Indie to talk to us in person which made the whole experience a lot easier because I always felt reassured. I’m so glad I had the experience with intern group rather than on my own. The internship was such a valuable experience and helped me to learn so much. I felt so supported the whole way through and have left with such special connections.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was working in the government but because it’s such a big building with so many people working there, I never expected to meet the governor. However, I was able to travel a lot with the governor and the press team to different towns and was introduced to him. I was able to have a short conversation with him which was really cool.
  • Support with every and anything
  • Ability to travel such a geographically diverse country
  • Activities organised
  • There were some issues with Indie
Response from The Intern Group

Thank you Helena for sharing your thoughts! We are glad that you have had an enriching experience and we look forward to seeing where your career takes you.

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Tokyo 6-week internship

T.I.G made me feel welcomed as soon as I landed at the Narita airport. Shuttle service delivered and the accommodation was more than I expected.
Erika has been an ABSOLUTE GEM! She has made this experience so memorable and ensured that we were all entertained and safe throughout this entire journey. Alisha was also exceptional, I just had more dealings with Erika. If we needed anything from keeping warm, to helpful traveling tips to making sure that all of well-being was dealt with promptly. T.I.G excursions were very authentic and memorable that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

THANK YOU ERIKA and I wish you an ABUNDANCE of BLESSINGS for the future.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Go to EVERYTHING that you can experience. T.I.G really give you the BEST experience and most luxurious.
  • Erika
  • Excursions
  • Environment
  • Earthquake
  • Missing Family
Response from The Intern Group

Thank you Christal for sharing your experience! We are glad that you have had an enriching experience and we look forward to seeing where your career takes you.


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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.


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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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