The Intern Group

Program Reviews

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Kevin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had an amazing time interning in Hong Kong

I had the opportunity to intern in Hong Kong in a prime french company in their sourcing department. This opportunity was enabled by The Intern Group Hong Kong. I am very thankful for this opportunity that enabled me to increase my experience, expand my network and familiarize myself with the rich Cantonese culture. I blindly recommend enrolling in their program and also recommend taking an internship in Hong Kong that happens a great city to explore, hang out and have unique experiences. I would recommend Lan Kwai Fong over the weekend for outings and for networking with local and international professionals living in Hong Kong.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I tried quite a few curious but delicious dishes such as Dim Sum, century-old eggs and got to attend a traditional tea cerenomy
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Abigail
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Truly, and I'm not exaggerating, lifechanging.

Honestly, I was nervous to go abroad at the end of 2021 because of the pandemic. I was worried we wouldn't be able to go out and explore or really get to know the city. I couldn't have been more wrong. During my ten weeks in Dublin, I was not only able to work at a really unique internship, but I also got to see so much of the city! The weekly meetups that all the interns and intern advisers had greatly contributed to this exploration as we went to the Guinness Factory, to several local restaurants, to unique pubs (shout out to Token), and on trips across the country to Galway and the Cliffs of Mohr!

Thanks to Alexis and John my friends and I felt confident enough to book our own solo travel on the weekends. Both of them encouraged our travel and, in sharing some of their own stories, made the world seem a whole lot more accessible. I went with another intern and visited Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Belgium!

Overall a 10/10 program that is well worth the money. If I could do this program again I would.

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Brenda Sofia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best experience

I really enjoyed having this opportunity, I think that is the best way to start building your resume while you get to know another culture and live the experience having new challenges. All the intern group team is super supportive and they really make an effort for offering you the best experience. They were always there, even for the minimal doubt. Also I loved that there were fun activities in order to show you new places or give you a cultural immersion of the City and also they are also helpful because they facilitate to get to know the other interns

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Really enjoy the time and organize in order to make the most of it
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Nefelie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Invaluable experience

The Intern Group has definitely opened the doors to my future career path & I'm very grateful for this! Even during a pandemic, my two coordinators Sau Yi & Joyce were fantastic to making sure everything was smoothe before I even arrived to Hong Kong - their support & organisation during such a hectic time was so so helpful. Once I was here, I was welcomed by their activities & I've met some people in the accommodation that was offered to top off my experience with them. I took away a lot from my internship & I networked with a lot of people ... I even extended my time in Hong Kong with their help of finding a new job here!

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Laura Jane
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Intern Group Programme - Madrid

The Intern Group programme in Madrid was an incredible experience and opportunity for myself. I worked in a forward thinking organisation, on projects involving EU funding, and gained experience in a field I hope to work in. I met friends from all over the world, with whom I have travelled with and hope there will be more adventures to come. This programme has really given me an insight into what I want for my future and the goals I now intend to pursue. It’s a great chance to step out of your comfort zone and push yourself to learn new things. I am grateful for the support and activities organised by Lalita and hope to meet her again when I return to Spain for my future studies.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My most nerve wracking moment was meeting my employers for the first time and speaking in Spanish with them. This was challenging and made me feel nervous in my ability to communicate. I overcame this by being calm, talking each task step by step, asking for help where I needed it, and having faith in my ability to learn and improve. My confidence with my Spanish has gotten so much better and I am ready to continue learning this incredible language.
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Catherine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly Recommend!!

I was able to do a double virtual internship with the Intern Group, and each host company that I was with (one in Dublin, and one in London) were excellent! I learned so much that will help with my career going forward, I've made great connections within the companies I've worked for but also with other interns and supervisors, and have expanded my knowledge of not only the world but my career field. If you have the chance to do an internship with the Intern Group, DO IT!! You will be so thankful and glad that you did.

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Rohan
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Valuable and engaging opportunity!

The Intern Group was able to provide me with assistance in finding a placement when I needed it most. I highly recommend their programs for anyone looking for valuable experience and knows how time consuming applying for internships independently can be. The career advancement training, keynote speaker series, and career coaching are highlights of the program that prepare students for the professional world in ways a regular internship just can't.

The staff at the Intern Group were also incredibly helpful- from the online support to engaging with the interns.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Experiencing the placement in person! Unfortunately COVID meant that my placement was conducted remotely and while this had its benefits, it would have been awesome to live and work in a new city.
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Arwinder
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Hong Kong Social Media Marketing/Research Intern

This experience offered me invaluable amounts of personal and professional growth I wouldn’t have gotten in America. Through this internship I truly learned the meaning of hard work.

The Intern Group staff were always in contact with me assuring me if I needed anything throughout the entirety of the program I could go to them for help which was a big relief.

The housing accommodation was truly amazing and I will cherish and hold the connections I made with everyone for my entire life.

I would definitely recommend anyone thinking of an International Internship to take the opportunity!

What was your funniest moment?
Going out after work with coworkers to celebrate the successful focus group workshops we held and seeing a lighter side of my boss and coworkers was amazing to me.
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Daniel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Interngroup- Madrid: Review

A famous quote states that “great achievements emerge from great opportunities.”

Whether it was hard-work, effort and dedication, an enormous coincidence of life, destiny itself, or something else, I feel very lucky for the fact that I was given a great opportunity for professional and personal growth.

I could not be more grateful to The Interngroup and The International Business Hub for having so much trust in my abilities, values and in me overall; I hope I can correspond by bringing great results to the table as well.

I am also thankful with the housing administration for paying close attention to the needs and wants of their residents and for keeping a detail-oriented approach to make the experience even better.

It is crucial to mention that I have felt very welcomed and well-treated by the vast majority of people that I’ve met so far here in Madrid, which have been very polite and friendly to me overall. I also hope they can get a positive impression of me in general terms.

I still have a couple of months left in this program, and I am hopeful that by the end of it I can look back and be proud of the professional and personal progress being achieved. Meanwhile, I also desire to explore much more of this wonderful city. Madrid’s prolific monuments, beautiful edifications, delicious food, fascinating landscapes, and unique culture are only some of the things that continue to amaze me every single day.

Going back to the quote from the beginning, I’m aware of the great opportunity I have right here and now as an intern, and I hope to advantage it to the greatest possible extent and be able to make great achievements and reach my goals.

By Daniel.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
To come here well-prepared, but also with a lot of enthusiasm and self-confidence. Additionally, do not be afraid to act for who you truly are. Last but not least, build a good resume acquire important knowledge and experience, but do not forget to build positive relationships with people that are not afraid to question you and challenge you to be the best version of yourself.
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Laura
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship in Madrid

My experience with the Interngroup in Madrid has been rewarding and fulfilling, both in terms of the social encounters I have made and the professional skills I have gained. Whilst studying Media and Communications in the UK, I completed a PR and marketing internship with a venture and law company, as I am passionate about the PR industry and want to pursue a career in this field. While my tasks initially included social media management, they have gradually expanded to include creating LinkedIn and Instagram ads, writing the newsletter and blog, but also contacting newspapers to place our content! It is true that the internship in Madrid has far exceeded my expectations and my previous concerns about making friends in a country where I don't speak the language or adapting to this new working environment were swept away as soon as I met my new flatmates and started working. The intergroup did a fantastic job of integrating me and I never felt alone or left out. On the contrary, I felt like I never had a minute to myself and never had enough time to do all the projects and plans I wanted to do! If I were to give any advice to any new interns or those considering applying, it would be to start the programme with an open mind, positivity but also perseverance and hard work from day one, an attitude that eventually allowed me to extend my contract with my company and gradually be offered more responsibilities! The social aspect of the programme and the new bounds I have created have made my experience one that I will never forget and contributed to shape me as a more mature and fulfilled individual.

What was your funniest moment?
We decided to visit Alicante, a city in Spain, with my group of friends, and I was the one who took care of the airbnb booking; a beautiful flat with sea view and enough rooms for everyone! On our way to Alicante, exactly two hours before arriving, the owner informs me that there is no way I booked a flat that day as the flat had to be occupied for the next 4 days.... After a long argumentation with the owner, the sending of the documents stating that I have indeed paid and booked that flat, I realise that not only had I booked the wrong days but also the wrong month! The end of the story is rather happy, I managed to get the refund thanks to the 24 hours cancellation policy and I found a new flat in the city centre... A stressful moment that ended with a good laugh!