How long does the process take?
Arranging your ideal internship position and all necessary visa documents will take a minimum of 8 weeks.
You can have a look at how it works to gain an overview of the processes involved.
Should you be in a hurry to start your internship, AIPx might be a suitable option for you. Via AIPx, we will have an interview confirmed for you within 21 working days. Please note that AIPx is our express service where we will focus on securing your internship within your specified timeline. Therefore, as much as we will try to secure a position that matches your ideal internship, we cannot guarantee that all of the criteria will be met.
What are the requirements to join the program?
AIP is able to arrange your ideal internship position independently of your university degree or prior working experience.
The basic criteria to be accepted into our program can be described as follows:
How much is the deposit?
The deposit for all our programs is 500 USD.
Is there a refund policy?
Yes, AIP guarantees to arrange an internship position within your chosen industry in your desired destination. As such, we will refund your deposit should we fail to arrange your internship accordingly. It can also be refunded should we fail to arrange your internship in the appropriate timeframe.
All refunds must be according to refund guidelines, please refer to sections 3 and 4 of our Terms & Conditions for more details.
How much are the program fees and what kind of programs do you provide?
We offer Explorer, Traveler, and Settler programs.
The fees depend on the program, the duration of the internship, and the destination.
All the information about our programs can be found under the Programs & Fees tab.
Which program is the most suitable for me?
This mostly depends on your character and personal preference.
The Explorer Program is most suitable for rather independent candidates who had already been to their destination of choice.
The Traveler Program is our most popular program which includes accommodation and airport pickup to ensure that you have a suitable place to stay during your internship.
The Settler Program is our carefree program which provides better accommodation and includes various other services such as a local SIM card, and transportation card. We even accompany you to work on your first day, to ensure you are familiar with the route
Generally, we recommend our candidates the Traveler Program as it provides a comprehensive amount of services at a very competitive price. This will allow you to focus on your internship while enjoying a safe and hassle-free experience.
Please note that some programs are only available in specific destinations.
When do I have to pay the remaining program fee?
Your final payment is due once your internship position is confirmed.
Are there any discounts or scholarships available?
While the benefits of an international internship are of tremendous value, some students might need some support to fund themselves abroad. As such, AIP provides several solutions to fund your trip:
Candidates can benefit from AIP’s buddy program. By mentioning your friend’s name in the application form and enrolling in the program together, you will be entitled to a 10% discount on your program fee and your friend will also receive a 5% discount on his/her program fee. This cannot be used with other promotions.
Moreover, we have agreements with many leading universities in place that subsidize our program or we provide discounts. To find out whether your institution is also partnering with us, feel free to send an email to your international studies or career center and a representative should assist you accordingly.
Lastly, many students are eligible for scholarships or student aid. Please have a look at our Funding page and this article to evaluate your options.
I am actually looking for a full-time position. Can AIP help me with that as well?
Unfortunately, we do not provide full-time employment placements. However, our thorough matching services between companies and candidates proved to lead to great results in the past.
As such, more than 50% of our interns received an offer to stay with the company after the completion of their internship or received other job opportunities in the country during/after their internships.
While we can’t guarantee a full-time job in advance, our internships will definitely provide you with a strong foundation to convince potential employers and kick-start your international career.
In which fields do you provide internships?
AIP is proud to be collaborating with over 450 partner companies representing all major industries. As such, we are very flexible in arranging your ideal internship according to your requirements and career goals.
In which fields do you provide internships? Can I see a list of companies that I can be interning at?
Unfortunately we will not be able to provide you with the list of our partner companies. The main reason is that it will provide you with false expectations of where you will be interning.
The final decision is dependent on our partners whether to offer an internship in their companies. Although we can influence them to certain extent, there are too many factors that are out of our control.
Nonetheless, we still hold true to our promise of securing a meaningful internship according to your expectations.
What happens if I am rejected after an interview or if I am not happy with the position?
AIP guarantees to arrange your ideal internship position for you, so no need to worry. We will provide you with interviews until you are accepted and the position offered suits your preferences given that you have tried your best and agrees to fully cooperate with your AIP representative.
For further clarification, please have a look at sections 3 and 4 of our Terms & Conditions.
What about the VISA process?
The visa process varies for each destination and will also be different depending on factors such as your nationality, age, and status of education. However, no matter which package you choose, AIP will assist you in applying for the correct visa and provide you with all the necessary documents to ensure a seamless application process.
Should you have concerns regarding the visa processes for your destination of choice, please feel free to state them during your interview and your interviewer will provide you with initial advice. Besides that, AIP will also confirm your eligibility for the visa in your preferred destination when accepting you into the program.
Will I have a supervisor at my company?
Yes, all of our partner companies provide a designated supervisor to make sure you gain the best possible learning experience.
My university requires certain documents to acknowledge the internship. Can AIP help me with that?
Sure, we are familiar with the regulations of universities and our partner companies are also aware of the potential processes involved. As such, we will work closely together with you and your university to make sure that your internship will satisfy the requirements.
Will I get to know other interns from the program?
Yes, we will make sure that you are connected with our other interns in your internship destination as well. AIP interns come from all over the world (over 60 nationalities and counting!), so this will be a great opportunity for you to make international friends and build a global network of people from various backgrounds.
Are there any events organized by AIP?
Yes, depending on the period and the destination of your internship, we also have occasional dinners and networking events that you will be invited to join. These events are both social and/or educational.
What happens if I have a problem with the host company or a hard time adjusting to the new environment?
Whichever package you choose, we always offer a 24/7 emergency support. This means that you can contact us night and day and we will assist you.
Is the internship paid?
While we cannot guarantee our internship to be paid, most of our companies offer a reimbursement. You have to consider that in many of the destinations we work in it is illegal to pay a salary to foreign interns hence it is on a case-to-case basis.
What happens if you can't find me an internship?
If we are unable to find you an internship within your deadline we will offer you the possibility to obtain a 50% refund of your deposit or the possibility to change the details of your placement.
Can I have a list of the companies you work with?
Because of the contracts, we have with our partners and because our list of partners is the core of our business we don’t disclose in advance the name of our partners. Rest assured as we work with many international organizations and Universities. Our programs are largely reviewed online and we pride ourselves in finding the best placements across our destinations.
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