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Why it’s worth paying for an internship with Intern Abroad HQ

Why it’s worth paying for an internship

An internship is an amazing way to gain practical experience and bolster your resume, especially for college students and university graduates who are building their career pathways. Choosing an internship abroad or international remote internship offers the additional benefits of gaining overseas work experience and broader cultural immersion, both of which will help you stand out to future employers.

While paid internships offer the lure of some additional income, opportunities may be limited in your home country - especially if you're seeking a specific entry-level experience to help develop your desired career path. Paid internships are highly competitive and require applicants to have sufficient experience. Such internships have no service obligation to ensure that you get value from the experience. Rather, they are designed around what the organization wants, which is not necessarily what will give you the most value in boosting your professional development.

Here’s why paying an internship specialist, such as Intern Abroad HQ, to arrange and facilitate your internship, ensures that value delivery is skewed towards you so you gain maximum benefit from the experience.

8 benefits of letting Intern Abroad HQ arrange your internship:

1. We do the leg work of finding the perfect internship placement for you

Finding an internship overseas is hard. With Intern Abroad HQ, you won’t need to stress about whether you’ll secure an internship or not. We have relationships with hundreds of industry leading host organizations around the world with year-round availability. There’s no waiting for a corporate program to start. With virtual internships, you can get started in just two weeks, and even choose whether to intern part-time or full-time.

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1. We do the leg work of finding the perfect internship placement for you

”I made the decision to use Intern Abroad HQ for my internship, as I refused to allow COVID-19 to affect me from graduating on time. That was the best decision I ever made - my internship experience with Intern Abroad HQ was great!”

2. With over 190 career-focused internship options, we have one that’s perfect for you

An internship is more than just a company name added to your resume. The greatest value comes from the actual work you do and how you can draw upon these experiences in the future. With internship programs spanning 24 different career fields, we can help you find one that’s the perfect fit for your studies, academic requirements, personal interests, and career goals.

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2. With over 190 career-focused internship options, we have one that’s perfect for you

”For someone passionate about zoology, visiting South Africa is a dream come true. This is a milestone in my life. No other organization anywhere in the world would have given me such a relevant platform to work and gain experience with the Big Five and thereby the relevance of this internship is immense to me.”

3. Because you pay us, we have a service obligation to you

We track our success by the feedback and reviews our interns give us, so we’re motivated to ensure you have an unbeatable internship experience. Free internships, or ones that pay you, don’t have any accountability or obligation to ensure you get value from the experience. We provide you with ongoing support and guidance, from start to finish.

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3. Because you pay us, we have a service obligation to you

”I chose to intern with Intern Abroad HQ because from the beginning, they were very honest, responsive and flexible. To anyone considering doing an internship with Intern Abroad HQ, I would say “what are you waiting for!” This is an investment in your professional career that will only pay dividends in the long run. You are setting yourself up for success by doing an internship with Intern Abroad HQ!”

4. We work with host organizations who really value our interns

We work with hundreds of host organizations who are able to give our interns high impact work. That means they are invested in your success and will include you in meaningful real-world projects, integrating you within their teams, and enabling you to benefit from a deeper, richer learning experience.

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4. We work with host organizations who really value our interns

”I enjoyed everything in the internship - it was 100% worth it, I learned a lot and met new people that were amazingly helpful. From day one, I was made to feel like I’d always been part of the team. They taught and helped me in all ways - I honestly cannot find any substandard points to comment on, because this team gave me everything they could.”

5. All our internships are highly flexible and customizable

We work with our host organizations to design the internship around you: your interests, career ambitions, and availability. Our year-round start dates means you can start when it's most convenient, you can choose your ideal duration, and with our remote internships you can opt to participate part-time around other commitments.

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5. All our internships are highly flexible and customizable

”I conducted my Medical internship in Athens, Greece, in a top private hospital with cutting-edge technology. As a medical student, this internship supported my long term goals, as I gained a lot of new clinical and hands-on experience, while also further developing skills I already had. Everything I learned during the hospital internship placement will be useful in my future career as a clinician. It will also help me to complete my medical degree.”

6. Our Experiential Learning Curriculum maximizes your learning outcomes

Employers want to hear about what you learnt from your internship experience, not just a list of what you did. Our Experiential Learning Curriculum comprises weekly written reflections that will help you develop and articulate the job-ready skills that will set you apart in job interviews.

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6. Our Experiential Learning Curriculum maximizes your learning outcomes

”Best decision I've ever made! This internship led directly to a job just two weeks after my internship! I strongly recommend anyone to participate in this program!”

7. Our internships abroad are fully hosted, including accommodation and meals

Arriving in a foreign city can be daunting, so we arrange everything for you. Our local Internship Coordinator will pick you up from the airport, organize your accommodation, help you stay safe, and guide you to excel in your internship. Most of our internships abroad also include meals and we’ll even share our top tourist tips with you!

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7. Our internships abroad are fully hosted, including accommodation and meals

”My experience was incredibly smooth, organized, and simply one I will never forget. I will definitely be interning abroad again one day with Intern Abroad HQ.”

8. We’ll help you secure academic credit from your internship

Save thousands in tuition fees by making your internship part of your course. We’ll work with your academic institution to help arrange this – something that most free or paid internships don’t offer.

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8. We’ll help you secure academic credit from your internship

”The dive sites as well as the people were better than I could have imagined. The most rewarding aspect of my stay was getting to learn about the reef systems from the people who know it best. Being able to dive every day and see new and amazing things every time was incredible. To summarize, it was such an amazing experience. The things I learned, the experience I gained and the people I’ve met are all unbelievable.”

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