We provide you an overview and you can call or email the internship host to discuss duties in more detail.
Yes. We can discuss your preference and tell you if we think we can set it up or not.
This is what we consider a custom internship.
Typically 15-30 days to get you confirmed.
Most will cook in their houses individually or as a group. And sometimes they eat out. We let you choose how to arrange your cooking.
Yes. We can connect you with past participants.
Fill out an online Information Request or just give us a call to discuss at 202-557-8182. We enjoy talking to students and can cover more on the phone.
Complete an online application and pay the $15 app fee. We will review your application and contact you within three days with an acceptance packet if you are approved. Once accepted, your $600 deposit is due within 10 days.
Txt or WhattsApp us your name and departure date to +1 202 557 8182 at the beginning of the process and we wave the $150 app fee.
The $600 deposit is refundable if we cannot locate the internship. Your final payment is non-refundable unless a host cancels. We have a 90%+ success rate so it is rare for us to have to return a deposit.
Students typically go through their own university to receive college credit. Speak with your department chair or your academic advisor. If they cannot help you then email us and we will suggest a university and contact that can help you get credit.
No. The majority of the fields we work in do not offer paid positions.
No. But there are fundraising options. Google “student fundraising.”
We cover internship setup, office support, in-country contact person, airport pickup. You cover transportation to the country, transportation in-country, food, return to airport, misc. expenses.
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Cost of living in some locations like Australia and Europe are higher for housing and setup. In Hawaii, and places like New York and San Francisco things cost more as well.
It is a full time job for multiple staff members to offer and maintain this many programs. Fees go to running the website/office, internship setup, housing costs, in-country contact person, airport pickup, etc.. We do not pay internship hosts and they do not pay us.
Certainly. We accept ages 17 on up.
Yes. All of our placements accept tourist visas. We may be able to refer you to a company that sets up a J1 visa if needed.
Tourist visas work for all of our placements in all countries. Occasionally we will use a company that can process a J-1 or other formal visa. The visa is your responsibility but we can advise.
We can try to make sure the host can provide the number of hours per week that you need.
IGS internships are individual placements: the start date will be based upon an agreement between you and the host organization. Generally you can choose your own dates. Internships can last anywhere from four weeks to six months (or more!), depending on your availability.
It is possible but you would have to locate the job site and make sure it does not interfere with your internship. We cannot assist on this.
The majority of our placements are private room in a shared house or apartment. Studios may be available but the cost will be a minimum of $500 more per month depending on where you go. We will try to accommodate your housing preference.
Typically the room will be fully furnished. We will advise you if you need to bring any of the basics, We suggest you bring your own pillow.
If you are doing a marine program or field program yes we will send out a checklist. Otherwise, we do not have a formal checklist as it is up to you what you want to bring. It will be typical city living in most places.
It will depend on your location. If you are a female we will only put you in a house that has at least one female in it and will get your feedback on the place before we put you there.
Typically we ask employers for 25-35 hours a week. If you want to do more or less hours usually you can choose. 10-40 hours would be the acceptable range.
Yes. You can choose your hours and may be able to schedule some time off depending on the internship if you want to do some traveling. Just email the employer before you arrive if you know your schedule.
Yes. Email the forms to us first. If it is something that we can fill out for you we will do it or will send it to the site advisor.