To apply, click the "Apply Now" button the information page of your desired program. There is an $80 application fee (non refundable) that must be received in order for your application to be processed. Acceptance to the Internship Program is at the sole discretion of International Internships LLC.
The process is simple: we arrange your placement and your housing and we are available to assist you with your travel plans, your Visa and other arrangements. We'll guide you through the process and you can call us at any time with questions, toll free at (866) 403-0448 or direct at (941) 375-2214.
After you have been accepted into the program and paid the $500 deposit, we will relay the pertinent information to our on-site placement coordinator to find an internship that is best suited to your skills and experience. If necessary, we will set up a phone call between you and the coordinator. We guarantee to find you a placement commensurate with your skills, experience and background, or we will refund your deposit.
The search process usually lasts about 8-12 weeks until we have found you an offer. However, if you reject an offer, you will not receive your deposit back. We also do not guarantee a position with any specific company or organization except in the case of the Specialty Internships.
Once you accept, we will inform the company or organization of your decision and it will be time for you to book your flight and begin your personal pre-departure preparations. We will either arrange for or assist you with the procurement of your visa and send you a pre-departure manual to help you get prepared for your new adventure.
After arrival, you will settle in to your prearranged accommodations (which is included in all of our programs), undergo an onsite orientation and start your internship soon after.
Online Application Steps
Create an account by clicking the "Apply Now" button on any program information page. As a security precaution, an email will be sent with a temporary password. Please use this temporary password to log into your account. It will automatically take you to page to change your password. Upon changing it you will be take to your applicant home page. From here you should complete your profile and then navigate back to your program of interest. (NOTE: if you already sent us a message by clicking on a "Request Info" button, you can log in using the password you already established, skipping the above steps.)
After clicking the "Apply Now" button of your desired program, please answer all prompts. On your "Program Application Page" you will have directions on how to submit the following required documents:
- Complete the "Signature Verification Form"
- Non-refundable $80 application fee
- Internship Agreement (cannot be submitted without first submitting the "Signature Verification Form")
- 2 Letters of Recommendation (for Australia & New Zealand programs only)
- Applicant Questionnaire
- Internship Essay / Cover Letter
- Transcript (official or unofficial)
Once all documents are submitted International Internships will process your application and contact you within one week with a decision on your acceptance.
Your internship essay is designed to assist our placement team find you the best fit for you. In 2-5 paragraphs, please be as specific as you can about what you would like to do in your field. If you are a business major looking for a marketing internship, do you want to market a sports team, or clothing or a new brand of soft drink? Or, do you want to be involved in the creative side of marketing, working at an advertising agency hired to develop a branding strategy. You should be thinking about similar companies and organizations; company size; multinational or domestic; etc. Is a big name company crucial or is the substance of your internship most important? (Smaller companies often yield greater responsibility to the intern.) Be sure to include the skills you wish to improve upon and those you would like to gain. This essay and your CV or resume will be the starting point for our search so make sure you give us as much direction as you can. And, please remember, placement requests must be realistic in terms of your background, experience and education. If you still want more clarification, contact our office.
If you are accepted into the program you will receive notification via email. You will also see "Decision Reached" on your application home page when you log into your account. You will be able to view the acceptance decision and take the next step in the process by clicking on your program name.
In order to participate you must click "Commit" on your Program Application page. A $500 deposit is due within one week of acceptance into the program (deposits are refundable if a placement commensurate with your background, skills and experience is not secured). Once the deposit is received, International Internships will start the placement search and will also schedule a placement call with the local on-site coordinator. Upon receiving notification of the internship placement, a signed Placement Agreement Letter must be submitted stating you agree to the placement assigned.
The following supplemental documents are due 60-90 days prior to the program starting:
- Foreign Travel Release Form
- Intern Conduct & Housing Agreement
- Liability Waiver
- Emergency Contact Information
- Flight Information
- Housing Information
- Insurance & Health Information
- Passport Information
- Visa Information
International Internships will provide pre-departure information that is available online on your Program Application Page. All available pre-departure information will be visible in your "Learning Content" section. Participants are required to read all sections and submit a signed letter stating that all sections have been read and understood.