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:
- Good command of both, written and spoken English.
- Open-mindedness and motivation to pursue an international career.
- Convincing application documents.
Please note, AIP can only service students that are eligible for the necessary visa to do an internship in their chosen destinations.
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.