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Last updated: March 28th, 2022

Interning Abroad During Covid-19

All Intern Abroad HQ’s overseas internship programs are open or scheduled to reopen in the next two months

All of Intern Abroad HQ’s 18 internship abroad destinations are accepting applications for up to 2 years in the future. Our internships are getting booked up for popular start dates, especially those over the summer – so if you want the assurance of a placement locked in for a specific start date, we recommend submitting an online application as soon as possible!

Intern Abroad HQ has interns starting every week and over the last two years we have hosted hundreds of interns safely on our overseas programs, so we know how to keep you and the local communities safe. Our tried and tested intern health & safety precautions have been designed to protect you from Covid-19 and any other location-specific risks.

You can check if you’re eligible to join your preferred internship program, as well as confirm availability for your desired dates, by applying online – it’s free, only takes a few minutes, and there’s no commitment at this stage!

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Covid-19 test requirements prior to travel

Intern Abroad HQ requires all volunteers to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test from within the last 72 hours upon arrival in their destination. This is a border requirement in many countries and helps to minimize the risk of infection.

Covid-19 vaccination requirements: Intern Abroad HQ strongly recommends all interns are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to travel. Many countries require you to be fully vaccinated to avoid quarantine on arrival, and some internship programs and placements also require you to be fully vaccinated. For more information on any vaccination requirements for your preferred program, please contact us.

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Make free changes up to 60 days before your start date

You can make free changes to your start date, internship program, or destination up to 60 days before your start date. Our flexible booking policy means that once you’ve paid your deposit, your money is protected. Plus, you don’t need to pay your Program Fee until 60 days before your start date.

You can make free changes to your start date, internship program, or destination up to 60 days before your start date. Our flexible booking policy means that once you’ve paid your deposit, your money is protected. Plus, you don’t need to pay your Program Fee until 60 days before your start date.

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Intern health & safety

Travel insurance for Covid-19

The majority of Intern Abroad HQ interns choose to obtain travel insurance through World Nomads because they offer affordable policies that cover relevant activities.

For residents of more than 90 countries, including those living in the USA, Canada and UK, World Nomads policies may include emergency medical assistance, hospitalization and repatriation cover if you get sick with Covid-19 while abroad. You may also have cover for some Covid-19 related events, including cancellation, trip interruption expenses, accommodation closure due to a confirmed case, and some quarantine costs.

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Health & safety measures

Since long before Covid-19 began to spread, Intern Abroad HQ has followed industry-leading procedures to ensure the safety of our internship participants. In addition to our standard safety processes, all of our local program teams will be following enhanced procedures we have developed to minimize risks from Covid-19. These include:

  • All interns must provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test from within the last 72 hours on arrival.
  • Interns receive information on how to minimize infection.
  • Enhanced cleaning practices in accommodation and placements.
  • Antibacterial spray/wipes available at all placements.
  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers available at internship sites and program base.
  • Interns asked to maintain a greater physical distance from one another.
  • Symptomatic individuals will be isolated from others.
  • Interns will be assisted if they need testing, advice and/or treatment.
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FAQ

Almost all Intern Abroad HQ programs are open and hosting interns every week. The internship programs that remain closed are scheduled to reopen over the next couple of months. You can check availability on your preferred internship program by submitting a free online application.

If it looks like your internship program might not be open for your start date, your Internship Manager will let you know. Please contact your Internship Manager or get in touch with our team of Internship Specialists for up to date information on country-specific plans.

om the very start of the outbreak, our local teams implemented enhanced health and safety procedures across all Intern Abroad HQ programs to minimize any risk of Covid-19 infection or transmission. You can learn more about these here.

We have only reopened internship programs where we believe the local conditions provide a safe environment for our interns. We continue to implement enhanced procedures for monitoring the health of our interns and isolating, caring for, and reporting any cases, should they arise. This will remain in place.

All interns should also take personal responsibility for their own health and the safety of others. Please do not travel if you are feeling ill or if there is a risk you may be an asymptomatic carrier of Covid-19 – for example, if you have been exposed to an infected individual within the 14 days before you start your internship program.

Your normal health insurance is unlikely to cover you for overseas expenses, which is why travel insurance is compulsory for all of our interns.

The majority of our interns choose to obtain travel insurance through our trusted partner, World Nomads. Find out more and get a quote here.

All interns can change their travel destination, internship program, or start date free of charge as long as you contact us more than 60 days before your start date. If you don’t know when you will be able to travel, we can hold any Program Fee you’ve paid as a credit on your account.

Refunds are available as outlined in Intern Abroad HQ’s terms and conditions.

Intern Abroad HQ’s Internship Managers are available to answer any of your queries related to existing registrations or help with your planning for the future. You can get in touch with us by email to info@internhq.com, direct to your Internship Manager by email, or through our online enquiry form.