International Internships through The Intern Group

The Intern Group

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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.

Founded
2011
Headquarters

North Road
London
N7 9DP
United Kingdom

Final Places Available for Summer Internships

There are only a couple of places remaining on The Intern Group's summer internship programs in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America. Apply now to secure a space!

Reviews

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Omolade
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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!
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Jack
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Lots of fun. Had a fantastic time and I would absolutely do it again. You meet great people, try great food and have the experience of a life time. Even if the internship company isn't exactly towards your career field, I still think it's absolutely worth a try. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Don't be nervous about adjusting. You'll get used to everything quickly. I love Tokyo and there's no better city to do an internship at. By far my favorite experience was visiting mount Fuji. While the city is great, it was cool to see the more rural parts of Japan. The schedule is also flexible enough that you will have time to visit many other places around Japan. Tokyo alone would take you years to explore fully. There's so much to do and see.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Save money by walking when you can. The train is great but it adds up quickly. Consider renting a bike. Everyone here rides, you will blend right in. Don't be afraid to try new foods too.
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Koyur
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Honestly loved Tokyo. Everything about it, like the sights, especially Shibuya Crossing! Make sure you guys get an international drivers permit so you guys can do mario kart like me! Mario Kart was amazing! Once in a lifetime experience. Airi and Shaina were super helpful and so cool. Whenever I needed help or any sort of assistance, they were always there for me plus they give good recommendations for local sights to see!
Tokyo is amazing for those who love taking pics too, there are places like Tokyo Tower, Asakusa Temple and mount fuji. The art museums are cool as well such as the Mori art museum and the Epson Digital Art Museum.
I have also been to DisneySea, one of the coolest places that I have been too!
In terms of work experience, I believe that I have learnt a lot about the tech field, such as programming cameras and maintaining internet networks.

What was your funniest moment?
Doing Mario Kart through the streets of Tokyo! It was so funny seeing people taking pics and videos of you.
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Jeni
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This program was worth every cent. My 6 weeks in Dublin was perfect in every way! The Intern Group coordinators Paul, Caragh, and Isis made sure everything ran smoothly. It was so nice having a built in group of friends with the other interns and to have activities planned every week. I was really happy with my placement at a solicitors office! It was right on the Liffey and next to the Four Courts! I couldn’t believe the opportunities I got from this experience! I was able to go to court and participate. I was also tasked with writing some portions of legal documents for the solicitors I interned for. It was such a good learning experience and I was able to establish great connections with my coworkers. This internship has only made me want to move to Ireland after graduation! It was that good of an experience!

What was your funniest moment?
I had so many funny moments! I remember laughing most every night with the other interns. We were always getting into funny situations!
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Matthias
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I´ve recently spent 6 weeks in Bangkok to join the international internship Program hosted by the intern group. The support from the Intern Group is remarkable. Even before my arrival in Bangkok I was professionally guided through all Visa steps and I received helpful advice that need to be considered when travelling and working abroad. By the time I arrived in Bangkok all new interns were welcomed with an authentic Thai-dinner and a supplementary orientation presentation given by staff from the Intern Group. After this I felt well- prepared for my first working day. Throughout my whole internship (Consultancy) I was fully involved in several interesting and challenging consulting projects that definitely equipped me with useful and new knowledge for my further professional career. Alongside the internship we had the opportunity to travel on weekends and to socialise with other interns from the program coming from all over the world (either on weekends or in evening events). My overall experience is far beyond my expectations - so everyone who is seeking a new and challenging professional experience and who is open-minded and keen to meet international people will have a great time in Bangkok!!

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Alumni Interviews

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

Sarah Imperatori

Sarah loves exploring the world. She always tries to find opportunities abroad and she looks forward to learning more about new cultures and trying new lifestyles.

Sarah Imperatori

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.

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Staff Interviews

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

Sau Yi

Job Title
Program Manager

Sau is born and raised in Hong Kong, and has a degree in Asian & International Studies. He loves backpacking in Southeast Asia, and he spent six months living in Singapore. He has been with The Intern Group for 3 years now and is very excited about the launch of the Bangkok program in 2019.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite was travelling to Mrauk-U, Myanmar in 2017. Mrauk-U was an Angkor Wat-like archaeological site, but much untainted. I was always fond of historiography and re-imagining the glory of a fallen kingdom. The trip also took place at a time when there was a huge refugee crisis bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh. It was eye-opening to understand how the locals and the world put the issue in perspective.

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

I have absolutely grown! I have met people from all walks of life, and picked up important soft skills in communication and emotional intelligence. For the past three years of working in this young, energetic company, I have constantly been reminding myself how to scale up whatever I am doing. It helps me see the bigger picture and be more strategic in planning.

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

It is always a delight to hear success stories from our alumni. There was one who won our scholarship and joined a marketing agency in Hong Kong for a short internship. He did so well in the internship which led him an invitation by his supervisor to co-found an AI start-up focusing on chatbot. He is now the CTO, and manages a team of Software Engineers in Pakistan!

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

Bangkok! This is one of the newest and an excitingly different one from the mainstream destinations. Bangkok is more affordable, English-speaking, environment friendly, and is arguably a working holiday! It is a good place if you are keen about emerging economy. Southeast Asia is the hub for growth in the coming decades!

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

The Intern Group is the most diverse in terms of program destinations we offer. Our organization places equal emphasis on interns' professional experience as well as their cultural enrichment. I am most proud when my team goes the extra mile, and surprises our clients with extra benefits. We are looking for not only a deal, but a friendship that lasts.

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

As a company in the service industry, good customer service is always the key. Swift communication and emotional intelligence are the guiding principles. Being able to think two steps ahead and addressing inquiries proactively are qualities clients would appreciate. When a company grows in scale and streamlines its operations, it is equally important that they do not lose the personal touch with their customers! Feeling the presence is a form of customization!

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