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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, 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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My Melbourne Internship Experience

My internship in Melbourne was great! The set experiences were the highlight of the trip. Perth our experience coordinator was amazing! Always listening and helping when needed.

I particularly enjoyed the vineyard and wildlife tour The Intern Group provided as part of the program! We got to see actual Koalas and Kangaroos which made the experience 10 times better as I've never seen one before!

This program has allowed me to meet so many cool people from around the world and I have made life-long friends from this program!

  • Set of experiences
  • Meeting new friends
  • Gaining real life industry experience
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Ramzy Zhafir
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Life in Madrid as an Intern

Choosing to come to Madrid right after doing my postgraduate studies in the UK has been an exhilarating and exciting experience. Not only it challenges me to come out of my comfort zone but I have been able to enjoy my internship here and make good connections for life with my flatmates from different countries as well as with other participants. Madrid is also a safe, friendly, and historic city to visit especially if you are a Real Madrid Fan, you can watch the games live at Bernabeu and attend matches.

  • Making everlasting friends for life
  • Very helpful and guideful internship
  • Sensational events and experience
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Important information for Non-european students

In general, not only the content of this internship was wonderful, but also Lucia and Lalita were always helpful during the process. Based on my experience, three points are remarkable.

① One of the most important thing that I have hardly seen in others' review, is that TIG can help you arrange the graduation internship required by some European University, which usually requires a third-party contract (you, internship company, and university). This is incredibly useful for some students to conduct international internship without working permit. I deeply remembered how helpless I was in the beginning when I searched for international internship as a non-European student at my university. But anyway, TIG help me make it possible.

② You should always take the initiative to reach out to different team-mates, not only because you might work in a very different culture, but also you probably can't Spanish in the beginning. If you are open and professional enough, your colleagues will be more than willing to help you.

③ You should know what's your priority during this internship. I know some people just want to have some international experience. My priority is to utilise this internship to achieve my academic goal (writing a sound paper) and professional goal (worked on a digitalisation project for a large captive company). So I don't pay a lot of attention to socialisation :(

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International Business Internship

Very well organized with great host organization. Local staff were very helpful and organized plenty of bonding activities. Internship experience developed a lot of useful skills that I will carry on to the job market. This includes soft and hard skills such as public speaking, presentations, sales, communication, and organization. I was very involved throughout this whole process and contributed to the success of my organization throughout these three months. This includes attending networking events and expositions as well.

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Great city, even better people!

I have fallen in love with Madrid in the 6 months I have been here! There have been tonnes of organised events to get involved with and the TIG Madrid Team can never do enough to help you in any way they can.

Madrid is a young and vibrant city especially during university term times (Sep - Jul). There are also fewer English speakers compared to tourist hotspots like Málaga or Barcelona, so there is ample opportunity to practice and improve your Spanish.

From the bustling Puerta de Sol to the peaceful Retiro and everything in-between, Madrid has something for everyone!


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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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