Fall internships are an excellent way for gap year students, undergraduates and recent graduates to gain invaluable professional experience and launch their career.
Fall is an important season for companies and organizations in all sectors. It’s also a key time for ambitious young professionals looking to gain experience. During this time, companies are writing their budgets, setting annual goals, and thinking about their hiring schedule for the new year. If you’ve ever dreamed of turning an internship into a full-time job, fall internships 2024 are the perfect time to get your foot in the door.
Remote fall internships
Fall 2024 is the perfect time to add some remote working experience to your resume, whatever your schedule looks like. Our remote internships are flexible opportunities to complement your commitments. You choose from 10, 20, 30 or 40 hours per week. Remote internships are the perfect way to boost your career from anywhere.
Destinations for fall internships abroad
North America: Fall is an incredible time to explore North America. From beautiful changing leaves in central park, Octoberfest celebrations, and pumpkin-themed Halloween decorations all around the city, there are endless reasons fall is an ideal season to intern in NYC. If you’re hoping to travel without the mass crowds and heat of summer, this is the time!
Latin America: The last few months of the year are some of the very best for traveling in Colombia. In Medellin, known as the “City of Eternal Spring,” the mild weather persists year-round. However, other parts of Colombia do get more fluctuating temperatures, making fall a great time to visit. These months are Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, so interns will enjoy increasingly warmer weather and lengthening days.
Europe: Traveling throughout Europe while learning from the region’s top professionals is best done in the fall. Interns can experience some of the world’s most famous events, including concerts and food festivals. Fall is also an excellent time of year to meet students on exchange from other parts of the world!
Asia: Fall internships in Asia allow young professionals to beat the immense heat that takes over many of the region’s top cities in the spring and summer, while still taking in all the amazing benefits. In terms of travel, the cooler fall months are the perfect time to visit your bucket list destinations. From the Great Wall of China to the pristine Thai islands, fall internships make for great timing if you’re traveling. Of course, fall in Asia also brings with it exciting events including Hong Kong’s prestigious Fashion Week, the Chinese Mooncake Festival, and more. Each of these offers an opportunity to learn more about culture, language, and business.
Australia: Melbourne is a wonderful city. From its welcoming culture to its world class art scene, Melbourne is the perfect place to spend some time exploring and learning from the top experts in your field.
Schedule an interview to speak with an international admissions officer about which destinations are right for you.
Why do a fall internship in 2024?
Interns tend to get more one-on-one mentorship and guidance during the fall, as the body of interns is smaller. This means that the opportunities to build key professional relationships are plentiful. As such, many fall interns are offered further opportunities when their internship ends.
Private bedroom in shared accommodation
In-person fall 2024 interns get to experience all that their global city has to offer while still enjoying the comforts of home, with a private bedroom in a fully-furnished apartment. Interns live in their city’s safest neighborhoods, alongside other interns or international students. Every apartment has all the necessities, including lockable bedrooms, cooking utensils and of course, WiFi. While interning abroad, interns will commute the way locals do – via public transportation. Most interns commute between 30 and 60 minutes to their internship, by walking, biking, or taking the bus or metro.
Career Advancement Training
Interns benefit from career advancement tools before, during, and following their internship program. These tools enable you to successfully prepare for your internship before you start, make the most of your experience while you’re there, and successfully sell your experience in interviews to future employers.
You will be asked to take a pre-program DDI International workplace personality and skills assessment and will be given access to a library of training materials designed to help you succeed. These materials include tips and advice on interview techniques, adapting to international working environments, making a lasting impression in the workplace, and building your personal brand.
During your internship, training is delivered through a combination of videos, podcasts, articles, quizzes, and projects and you will receive a LinkedIn badge upon completion. Subjects include critical thinking, oral/written communication, teamwork, digital technology, leadership, professionalism, career management, and global/intellectual fluency.
You will also be granted access to our CV improvement tool, helping you to effectively communicate your achievements and skills to future employers program.
Alumni Success Coaching
We partner with experienced career coaches to provide participants with a personalized, one hour career coaching session upon completing the program. Participants choose from our portfolio of experts who they would like to guide them through their next steps after their international internship. These are just a few of the topics covered:
- Selling your international internship experience
- Building a stand-out CV/resume
- LinkedIn branding
- Salary negotiations
- Landing your dream job
- Strategies for interviewing
Keynote speaker series
Our internship program includes 12 months access to our interactive keynote speaker series featuring global business leaders. Our accomplished keynote speakers are well known for their extensive expertise and success across different career fields. These live online talks take place every two weeks and give you the chance to learn what it really takes to make it. You have the opportunity to ask live questions in the Q & A section of every talk.
The reason Fortune 500 companies invest large sums of money for an in-person keynote address from a global business leader to their staff is because their insights are first-class. Our previous speakers include well-known experts, CEOs, and Co-Founders. See our How it Works page for more information.
Our previous speakers include well-known experts, CEOs, and Co-Founders such as:
- Sue Liburd MBE DL - a multi award-winning businesswoman with 25 years of experience and a Non Executive Director for the UK’s National Health Service.
- Amir Salihefendic - Founder & CEO of Doist, the remote-first company that built Todoist (one of the world’s most popular productivity apps).
- Claire Diaz-Ortiz - best-selling author, influencer & investor, was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.
Community & Events
One of the most incredible benefits of interning abroad is being immersed in a diverse and inspiring community. The Intern Group’s international community is made up of the world’s most passionate and talented students and professionals, who come from over 150 countries around the globe. In all of our global cities, interns will truly be immersed in a global setting and will have the chance to make both local and international connections. In addition to creating valuable professional contacts, interns make lifelong friends and mentors.
Our teams in all of our destinations know their cities inside out and will show you the best of them. Our fall 2023 internships include a series of cultural events specific to the destination. Here are some examples of the events around the globe: