The PR team is finally complete!

I am Iris van Knippenberg and I am the last new member of the PR department of INTERNeX. I will be joining the PR department until the end of August and help organising weekly events such as the PuB NiGHTS and trips to, for example, Granville Island, and monthly events as well.

english-bay-blogpostAs you will see me a lot during the events, a small introduction might be nice to start with. Just like the others, I am Dutch as well. I come from a small village in the Netherlands and therefore it has been quite an adventure to live in the great city Vancouver. I just turned 21 and you know what that means, right? Legally drinking in the USA. Currently, I am in the third year of my study International Leisure Management, which gave me the chance to travel around the world. I already went to Helsinki on my exchange for 5 months and now I am about to start a new adventure in Vancouver.

The one thing that I enjoy the most is travelling, exploring new places and meeting people with different cultural backgrounds. It is just so great to learn about all the different habits of other countries. My other interest therefore does make sense too, which is learning new languages, so I would love to learn some new words from you that I can take back to my home country. Besides travelling, I enjoy going to festivals and concerts. However, I can also enjoy a simple drink in a bar.

It would be very nice to finally meet all of you at PuB NiGHT tomorrow!

– Iris

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-


New PR Coordinator

Hi everybody,

my name is Sophie and I’m the new PR Coordinator at INTERNeX. Some of you already know me because I arrived in Vancouver six weeks ago and studied English. I have never been in Canada before but i already love this country and especially this city. It’s my first time far away from home over a longer period, but it will definitely not be the last time for me to travel the world.

Here at INTERNeX I will support Henrik with the organization of the Pub Nights and any other activities. My goal here is gaining knowledge in the professional field but of course also carry on to enjoy my time in Vancouver.

I’m 21 years old and studying economics in Germany. So, guess, I’m from Germany. Unfortunately I will leave Vancouver at the end of October again because I have to go back to university. But till then we will hopefully spend a lot of time together.
So I hope to see many of you at my welcome Pub Night on Wednesday.

I’m looking forward to see all of you, guys.



The new INTERNeX Website (

We were working on the new website, which you can find under the domain, for some time now. As many of you know INTERNeX started in Canada. The first office was here in Vancouver, later INTERNeX had opened an office in Toronto as well and later one in New Zealand. The first INTERNeX website I personally was involved with was created in the beginning of 2007. INTERNeX changed from a website build with HTML and created by many different people, to a CMS (content management system).

In December 2008 I created the next version of the INTERNeX website, trying to implement some features which were useful for our candidates, our partners and of course ourselves. When I was building the site I realized how difficult it is to actually explain what we do without using to many word and therefore the 2008 version had still lots of information and many content.

In the beginning of 2009 we started with our social network activities and were building our PR department. When I started working on the new version of the INTERNeX Canada website I wanted to integrated all the information we provide to our candidates via our Blog, Twitter and Flickr on one website. This version had an event calendar, updates from our Twitter account and of course also our Blog was connected to it. But unfortunately the content about our programs and services were still a lot and we also didn’t really organized our FAQ’s very well.

In the meantime INTERNeX New Zealand was still presented by the version we created in 2008 and we start thinking how we can come up with a better concept. The website was in our opinion the solution, but it would take some time to actually build that site. With two location, offering the same services, but having different regulation we had to rethink how we want to present INTERNeX in the WorldWideWeb. It took some time to rewrite the content and to come up with an easier navigation and concept for the site, but I think we finally created a site which is nice, clean, organized and still looks good. Therefore I am very happy to present to you the website and would love to see some comments on our Blog, how do you like the site.

Over the years many people were working on the website and I would like to say a special thank you to:

  • Maarten, Christian, Liza and Mike who interned at INTERNeX in 2009 and helped a lot to improve our online presents
  • Lauren, Laura, Nathalie, Manouk and Mette who did an internship in 2010 and started rewriting our content as well as worked with me on the first version of the website
  • Franziska, Maads, Will and Claudio who did an internship in 2011 and helped with the design work as well as rewriting some of our content and entering the FAQ’s into the system
  • I also would like to thank our team in New Zealand, especially Paul, Robin and Lotte for amazing pictures and the content we received to finish the New Zealand part of the site.
  • I also would like to mention Hannes, who is still working on the website and writing some new content and entering missing articles into the system as well as Petra, who is doing a great design job. Both started their internship in January 2012.
  • Last but not least I would like to thank everyone in the INTERNeX team for rewriting content, prove reading, design adjustments and making sure everything is in order.

In case I did forgot someone my apologies, but so many people helped to make the site happened that I honestly lost track 🙂

Please be so kind and visit our website at and leave a comment below.

Thank you

Meet the new INTERNeX intern – Elke!

Hi everybody!

My name is Elke, 20 years young and the new intern in the PR department of INTERNeX Canada! I am born and raised in The Netherlands and currently studying Event Management in Utrecht.

I have been to Canada once before to visit my relatives here. When I got the opportunity to do an internship abroad the decision where to go was very easy! Now I can combine visiting my family and living in an amazing city! I have only been here for one weekend and already had an awesome time.

My goal here is gaining knowledge in the professional field but of course also have an amazing time, meet al lot of people and enjoy every second of my stay in Vancouver!

I love to travel. Last year I stayed in Curacao for three months en the year before I lived in France. Besides, I love outdoor sports, languages, cultures and meeting new people!
I can’t wait to see you all at the next INTERNeX PuB NiGHT!


INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

An introduction to the INTERNeX PR-Team!

Hey Dudes!

You all know that INTERNeX has several departments. Internship, Hospitality, Volunteer, Ranchstay, and so on…

The most important might be the INTERNeX PR Department which is the “face” of the company.

Our PR-Team is constantly looking for things to make our candidate’s time in Canada as memorable as possible. With organizing trips to the Rocky Mountains, Whistler etc. and events such as, Club Crawls, and Karaoké Nights, we support you in making new friends and discovering Canada in a fun and exciting way! Our team consists of international students, who are interns themselves and complete their study-related placement at the INTERNeX office. Therefore the PR-Team is very dynamic, creative and just as excited about exploring the beauty of the country as you! We know what is hip and where to go!

When you arrive in Canada, we don’t want you to feel lost in the world’s second largest country, therefore we will take care of you from the beginning on. Once you arrive in Vancouver, we give you an orientation session in which we provide with the most important (practical) information about Canada, Vancouver, opening a bank account, getting a cell phone etc. So you don’t have to worry about anything. As we all know, going abroad for a longer period of time entails many challenges such as building up a friendship base… You don’t have to be afraid of ending up lonely in your room, reading books or listening to music and not seeing anything of Vancouver. NO! We make you make friends by organizing weekly PuB Nights that take place at different pubs/clubs in vibrant downtown each week. It is a lot of fun since we can arrange some specials most of the times, such as free entrance into clubs, drink specials and great parties with our partners! Our candidates are from all around the world so…extend your horizon!

If you would like to become part of the INTERNeX PR-Team, you will get the unique chance of hands-on experience within the field of PR, Marketing or Event Management. You can apply the theory you learned at University and extend your knowledge and personal skills within a short period of time. For more information and how to apply for an internship at INTERNeX you can check out our website!

And what could be the perfect ending of this blog post?

See you at the next PuB Night, or in the Rockies…! 😉



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149