Frequently Asked Questions

Our programs are designed to help you achieve three key goals.
1. To experience life and culture in a new city.
2. To gain valuable work experience within the world of professional sport.
3. To build and develop your personal and professional industry network.
Our approach to internships is unique, as we put both the host business AND the intern at the heart of every decision we make.

Using a data-led approach to matching interns with host businesses, we employ a unique algo-matching system which compares over 200 pieces of data we collect about your program and career aims, and matches them with host brands and businesses from within our database of over 2,000 global partners.

This technology is unique to our business and ensures that not only are you matched with the business that best matches your requirements, but that the host business is matched with the best candidate for their profile and business goals.
The majority of internships are not paid as in most cases the host business is creating a role specifically to accommodate you.

In some cases internships are paid, and while this is actively encouraged, our focus is on the experience rather than what you can earn.

To earn an income during your program many of our students take weekend or part-time jobs. We are happy to assist with identifying opportunities where necessary.
We advise you to apply as early as possible, as demand for places is consistently high throughout the year.
Host companies are typically confirmed no later than 60 days before the program start date, however during peak periods this can vary, and placements can be confirmed as late as 14 days before the program start date.
We have relationships with language schools and housing providers in all of our program destinations, and are happy to advise, assist and book these on your behalf.

To be eligible for our programs you need to meet the following criteria:
1. Have a genuine passion for sport.
2. Legally able to remain in your host country for the duration of your program,
2ab. Where a visa is required, be able to secure one prior to the start of your program.
3. Be over the age of 18 on the program start date.

For program pricing information, please visit the Program Prices page.

A £300.00 / $350.00 program deposit is due upon signing the IIS Internship Agreement, which is typically done 2/3 days after your initial telephone interview with our team. For programs of 24-weeks or more, the program deposit is £500.00 / $600.00.

The program balance is due once we receive a written internship offer for you in writing, or no later than 30 days before the program start date.

Where the program start date is less than 60 days from the date of signing the Internship Agreement, the full program fee will be due at the time of signing the Internship Agreement.
Our Refund and Cancellation policy has been summarised below.

Refund Policy summary.

If you decide to withdraw from the program voluntarily, you will lose your Initial Deposit.
If you withdraw from the Program after your Program Manager has secured a written offer from one of our partners on your behalf, you will lose your Initial Deposit and any Program Balance that has been paid.
If we have to cancel your participation in the Program, prior to your Commencement Date, a full refund of the Program Fee including your Program Deposit will be refunded to you.
The full version of  our Terms and Conditions can be found in our Internship Program Agreement.

For a full description of what is included in your program, visit the Program Prices page.

We are happy to advise on your best available flight options, and in some cases have relationships that allow us to secure preferential flight pricing.

We have direct relationships with accommodation providers in all of our program destinations, and are happy to advise, assist and book these on your behalf.

We actively encourage all students to take the safest form of transport to their local accommodation upon arrival which typically means a taxi, and are happy to advise pricing, and make bookings on your behalf.

If you are unsure as to whether you will require a visa to travel and intern in your preferred internship destination, contact us for further details.

We routinely assist applicants secure visas to enable them to do their internship in their chosen destination.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

As part of your Pre-Departure Q&A session all interns are supplied with a travel checklist, detailing everything that we recommend you take with you, in addition to a list of points that you should consider before you travel to your host destination.

We recommend that you book your flight once your host company has been confirmed to you in writing by your Program Manager.
We recommend taking out a travel insurance policy that will cover the cost of any healthcare that you might need during your stay, including the replacement cost of valuables/travel documents/luggage, and any repatriation costs.

We are happy to recommend a suitable policy provider.

We have direct relationships with accommodation providers in all of our program destinations, and are happy to advise on costs, and book these on your behalf.

Due to the finite number of top tier organisations that offer internships, we are forced to limit the number of applicants that we can accept onto our programs annually, hence the need to apply early to give yourself the best chance of securing your program place.
We can normally confirm a placement with a host company within 1-4 weeks of program purchase, however during peak times this timeframe may shift.
The Internship Agreement is a contract between the applicant (You), and us.

The agreement sets out our responsibilities, obligations, and commitments to you, what you can expect to receive from us and when, and also details your responsibilities and obligations.

The Internship Agreement is signed once the applicant is accepted on the program.
The majority of internships are not paid as in most cases the host business is creating a role specifically to accommodate you.

In some cases internships are paid, and while this is actively encouraged, our focus is on the experience rather than what you can earn.

To earn an income during your program many of our interns take weekend or part-time jobs. We are happy to assist with identifying opportunities where necessary.
No.

Host companies are not chosen by the student.
Working hours vary from country to country, and business to business. specific business type.

For full details about your working hours please consult your Program Manager, or Welcome Pack.
Business attire and dress codes vary from country to country.

For full details about what to wear, please consult your Welcome Pack or your local coordinator.
Yes.

Programs can tailored to earn course credits.
We have local coordinators at each of our program destinations, who are trained to deliver support and advice 24 hours a day.

They can answer any questions that you have about your host company, program destination, or anything else, once you have arrived.
If you do not wish to continue your internship within your original host company, you must contact your local coordinator immediately so that they can provide suitable assistance.

If they are unable to resolve the issue themselves, we will work with you to determine a suitable remedy.
We do not offer a formal events program as we have found that the majority of interns prefer the flexibility of being able to manage their own free time.

Your Welcome Pack provides information and discounts to a number of local attractions and restaurants, and your local coordinator can also advise on where to go, and what to do.
We can build and deliver tailored programs for groups of between 5 and 15 interns.

Contact us for further details.
Yes.

All of the internships offer valuable sector based experience.

Contact us to discuss your exact requirements.