Internship Programs

Why an Internship abroad?

The World is going through a phase of development and connection that has not been witnessed ever in the human history. Trade is becoming international, connecting across the world costs almost nothing and decisions and actions of people in a far-away corner of the planet are affecting our daily lives in a real and irreversible way.And while our chosen governments are (hopefully) trying their best to keep things as favourable for us as possible, there are limits to what any country’s government can do to improve our standards of living and maintain socio-economic stability. And while our chosen governments are (hopefully) trying their best to keep things as favourable for us as possible, there are limits to what any country’s government can do to improve our standards of living and maintain socio-economic stability.

In this whole mush of seemingly random events across the world, what should individuals do to make sure that they remain relevant in the world, that they are empowered and enabled to thrive (and not just survive) in the world. A generalized ( and somewhat simplified) answer is : Become Resilient. In most countries, resilience is seen as a somewhat negative word. People often ask, why make individuals resilient and the goal should be to somehow make the society resilient. But as common sense would dictate, resilient individuals help build a more resilient society. Individual resilience can have many facets. Such as financial resilience, emotional resilience etc, in this document we are concerned with resilience that comes through varied (and mildly uncomfortable) new experiences.

Doing an Internships abroad is going to give a power-packed-punch of new experiences that will offer a lot of benefits :

  • See a new country ( and possibly a market) for one’s future employer.
  • Learn about dynamics in a workplace – workplace culture, office politics, power-structures, management and leadership ( or lack thereof).
  • Get hands on experience of one’s education in real world ( and soften the shock of how little use formal education has in the work place).
  • Become tougher by getting practiced at dealing with difficult people, demanding work scheduled etc.
  • Explore one’s own entrepreneurial potential by trying new ideas ( in one’s head if the workplace culture is not too innovative).
  • And do all that inside the security of the fact that an internship is just practice and not a real job which is often connected to one’s livelihood and future prospects.
With this intention to offer an opportunity to develop resilience, we offer the Internship Program to young people.

The fact is that even the most developed educational systems around the world are unable to catch up with the pace at which realities of the world change. And very often, what a young person is left with after a college education is a piece of paper called a degree ( and possibly a large amount of debt). Very often, young people step out in the real world and find that their education suddenly becomes a distant memory and most of which is inapplicable to real world problems. There are many ways to build resilience through new experiences. One can travel the world, meet new people, try different professions in a life time. And doing a professional internship in a foreign country is one of those ways.

Our Approach

Our approach to Internships is very simple because our intention with Internships is to help build life skills and therefore resilience in our Internship customers.

  • We would do all that should logically be done for a young person, going to a new country to work for the first time. This means, all the placements, pre-placement coordination and necessary transfers. This is the very basic that we know that you need. Then there are some other optional items such as accommodation and meals that we offer as well for those who would like to have these be pre-organized.
  • Any organisation can have many different types of work ( or departments) and even within the departments, there can be a myriad of things that an intern can be made to do. However, what really happens in an internship is that the intern is given a wide variety of ( often low level) tasks or no tasks at all. For this reason, when we are creating internships placements in organisations, we require the organisaiton to define at least one, highly focused task that the intern can do while contributing to the organisation as well to his/her own development. This focused approach helps us make sure that the receiving organisation is getting benefitted and the intern is developing one area of real skill and competence. Its up to the intern and the organisation to mutually take their engagement, beyond that one focused area of work.
  • We would do all the vetting, checking and coordinating before an intern arrives and after they arrive ensuring their physical well- being and emotional care. (Emotional care is required in issues such as racism, bullying, exploitation, sexual harassment etc). Overall, depending on the level of support that the young requires us to provide ( and therefore purchases), we would provide reliably and dependably.

Internship Work Placements :

There are as many types of internships placements as there are industries, businesses, organizational or special interests that can exist. We however, have found the following to be amongst the most popular and/or successful :

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Banking & Finance (General)
  • Business Administration
  • Education / Teaching
  • Environmental
  • Event Management
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Import / Export
  • Interior Design
  • IT – General / Software Maintenance / Hardware Maintenance / Web Design
  • Journalism
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Medicine
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Social / Non Profit Organisations
  • Travel & Tourism

Idex Process for Internship Placements:

A successful Internship placement requires a number of things to be done before and during the actual internship time. Following is a broad summary of the process we have been refining since 2009.

Pre-Placement Phase:

1. A potential intern makes a request for placement specifying a. Country of interest b. Starting date c. Duration d. Industry e. Department/specialization that the intern is looking for.
  • 2. She/he makes an initial request for the placement process to begin.
  • 3. We start the placement process and provide different offers with initial details such as Company Description, work assigned to the intern, working hours, location, stipend (if offered and permitted be the country’s laws).
  • 4. Company name, supervisor, work assigned to the intern, working hours, location, stipend (if offered and permitted be the country’s laws) and so on.
  • 5. Applicant accept the placement offered. Receiving organisation/company accepts the applicant. Idex manages this process.
  • 6. After mutual acceptance, the participant pays the entire internship program fee .
  • 7. Upon payment of the placement fee, the participant receives complete information about the company/organisation including name, address and contact details.
  • 8. Participant is asked for service level required (details later) and pays for service package (4 weeks or more of the internship start date).

Post-Placement , Pre-departure

  • 1. Applicant shares personal and travel details.
  • 2. Applicant fully reads through the pre-departure information packet and Internship code of conduct.

Post -Departure

  • 1. Intern goes through post arrival orientation and starts placement.
  • 2. During the internship, the Intern participates in weekly feedback sessions to resolve any issues related to the internship and also receives feedback from the Receiving organisation.

Post -Departure

  • 1. Intern complete the internship feedback and is brought back to the departure airport for journey back home.

Packages and Prices :

During the experience of nearly 2 decades, we have found that people have different needs when it comes to the level of support they want or need. Because of this, we offer some options of how much support they can get during their internships.
* All Price are retail prices and commissionable.

Total Values

Make the most of learning opportunities during your internship and get all the essentials organised for yourself.

This option includes :
  • A pre-screened, pre-accepted placement
  • Accommodation throughout the stay in single occupancy, air-conditioned room in pre-vetted guest house or accommodation for international interns.
  • Pick up at the airport on arrival. Post arrival orientation.
  • All meals throughout the duration of the program (when staying at the designated accommodation).
  • Daily transportation between accommodation and workplace during working days.
  • In-person support during internship.
  • Weekly feedback meetings.
  • Internship completion certificate.
  • Academic paperwork support.
  • Return airport departure transfer.

Good Balance

This option is great for those who like to have a balance between get their essential needs organised and saving money.

This option includes :
  • A pre-screened, pre-accepted placement
  • Accommodation throughout the stay on shared occupancy in pre-vetted guest house or accommodation for international interns.
  • Pick up at the airport on arrival.
  • Post arrival orientation.
  • All meals throughout the duration of the program (when staying at the designated accommodation).
  • In-person support during internship.
  • Weekly feedback meetings.
  • Internship completion certificate.
  • Academic paperwork support.
  • Return airport departure transfer.

Do It Yourself

This basic package is for those who wish to organize everything in the country on their own and are only looking for support in finding a good internship and some initial support.

This option includes :
  • A pre-screened, pre-accepted placement
  • Accommodation at extra costs throughout the stay on shared occupancy in pre-vetted guest house or accommodation for international interns.
  • Post arrival orientation.

Services Offered/ Comparison Between Various Packages

Academic Paperwork support (if opted and available) – given by local professors or experts and professionals related to the field of study for signing off assignments and worksheets for University formalities back home).

Starting Dates

Internships program have starting dates on All Sundays where the arrival window being available from 10 AM on Sunday until 6 AM on Monday. On Monday, the intern will have an orientation and visit to the host organisation, followed by actual internship starting from Tuesday of the week. Due to the program starting on Monday, we recommend that interns use flights that arrive on Sunday.

Arrival and Departure policy ( for applicable packages)

Arrival Procedure

  • Idex offers the pick-up in a window from 10 AM on the starting day of the program until 6 AM on the following day ( Day 2) of the program.
  • Arrival pickups outside of these times are available on extra charges.
  • Check in at accommodation is available from 12 noon on Day 1 of the program, even though, it’s our attempt to have the customers, checked in at the accommodation, as early as possible.
  • All customers are advised to look for the Idex logo instead of their own name when searching for the airport pickup representative.

Departure transfer procedure

  • Airport transfer on departure is available from 8 PM on the 2nd last day of the program (for ex, Day 28 in case of 4 week program) until 10 AM on the last day of the program (for ex, Day 29 in case of 4 week program).
  • As per the new transfer structure, the departure transfer will be available at gaps of 2 hours and the customers will be asked to take the most convenient transfer for them. The available departure times will be: 8 PM, 10 PM, Midnight, 2 AM, 4 AM, 6 AM, 8 AM and finally at 10 AM.
  • Departure transfers outside these times or schedules are available on extra charges.
  • During departure, check out time from the accommodation is 12 noon on the last day of the program (for ex, Day 29 on a 4 week program).
Note: All the program and services are available as per schedule only. If any deviation or reschedule occurs and such would cost extra to organize, then it will be charged extra to the customers. We are not able to do any settlement or reimbursement against any unused services.