We work closely with you throughout the whole placement process to make sure you intern in an organisation that is the best possible fit for you. To get the best results, you need to make sure your CV is looking professional and respond to communication from us as quickly as you can.
Here’s how it works (this is the short version – in our initial consultation we will give you all the details):
Check your eligibility
Choose your program
Phone or Skype consultation
Receive acceptance email
Pay commitment fee
Refine your CV
Skype interview with host
Choose your extras
Confirmation of internship
Pay final invoice
Prepare for your trip
Attend pre-departure session
Head to your host country
Throughout the process, we may ask you to improve your CV or supply us with evidence of your achievements, such as academic transcripts or referees.
Please note: that we reserve the right to refuse your application if we don’t believe you are right for an internship placement organised through us.
Our Tip: Apply at least 3 months before your date of departure. Applications submitted closer to the departure date will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Organising an internship can take some time. We have strong relationships with all our host organisations but confirmation remains a labour-intensive and often time-consuming process.
Anyone who is 18 years or older can apply for an International Internships program. We accept applications from all countries.
You must speak intermediate to fluent English to participate in our programs.
Planning Your Trip
Our top 5 tips for preparing for your international internship:
- Write down clear and defined goals for your internship. You will be able to reflect on these throughout your experience and if you are not achieving them you will know that you need to take some action. It sounds simple but often once you start writing your goals, you realise you are not sure what you are looking for!
- Read our pre-departure pack and begin organising a new passport, travel money card, immunisations and insurance well in advance. We can also put you in contact with a past participant who will give you their tips.
- Plan your budget. While basic goods are generally cheap in our destination countries, living overseas can be more expensive than you think. We will give you budget guides and lots of advice to help you plan and you can also check out our list of suggested Funding Options.
- Learn about the country you are travelling to. A great place to start is our country overviews but don’t limit yourself to just one source as there are always many sides to one country’s story! We can point you to some sources that we like but we encourage you to do your own research too.
- Start learning the language of your host country!