Since its founding in 1966, Intertel has grown to about 1,200 members in over thirty countries. Members of the society come from varied cultures and all walks of life; the single attribute they all share is high intellectual ability.
The society has three purposes:
The society selects officers and regional directors who function as the Executive Board, the governing body of Intertel. Many local groups meet regularly.
It should be borne in mind these web presences, while associated with Intertel members, are not controlled or monitored by Intertel. They are operated under the rules of the parent site by their owners.
Intertel has been asked by the owners of Intertel-related Facebook accounts to note that these groups, by majority request of members, require a minimum age of 18, even though Facebook has a minimum age of 13 and Intertel has no age restrictions.