Virtual Internships

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Virtual internships are becoming a more commonplace practice and widen the region of opportunity to the entire globe. They offer a great deal of flexibility with regard to work location and work hours and provide valuable real-world work experience. The following are examples of globally-focused virtual internship programs:

Absolute Internship 2020 Remote Internships Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: June 23, 2020 
  • Amount: Scholarship covers a fully-funded summer remote internship

Absolute Internship 2020 Remote Internships Scholarships are designed to help students participate in a guaranteed remote internship placement. There are 10 fully-funded scholarships available to ensure that students are able to conduct an internship regardless of their financial situation.

SIT Virtual Internships

  • Dates: Summer 2020 (various start and end dates)
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Cost: $2,000

SIT Virtual Internships are 4- to 6-week placements that involve work on a critical global issue with a community organization. Internship placements are available in the following countries: Jordan, Kenya, the Netherlands, Serbia and Kosovo, or South Africa.

CISAbroad Virtual Internships

Dates Application Deadline Cost
Summer 2020: Session 2 (July 6 – August 14, 2020) June 1, 2020 $1,990
Fall 2020: Session 1 (August 31 – October 9, 2020) July 15, 2020 $1,990
Fall 2020: Session 2 (October 19 – November 30, 2020) September 1, 2020 $1,990

CISAbroad Virtual Internships are available in a variety of fields including business and economics; government and politics; hospitality, tourism, and event planning; and marketing, advertising, and public relations. Internships include weekly supervisor check-ins; online seminars; mentored, hands-on learning; and weekly debriefs.

GE Virtuoso Virtual International Internships

Dates Application Deadline Cost
Summer 2020 June 1, 2020 $1,500
Fall 2020 August 31, 2020 $1,800
Spring 2021 January 25, 2020 $1,800

GE Virtuoso Virtual International Internships are remote internships with an international employer and include career and professional development coaching. There are 8- and 12-week-long internship placements occurring during Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021.

CAPA Remote Global Internships

Dates Application Deadline Cost
Summer 2020 (July 6 – August 14, 2020) June 6, 2020 $1,250
Fall 2020 (September 18 – December 11, 2020) July 18, 2020 $1,800

CAPA Remote Global Internships take place over the summer and are available in over 2,000 organizations worldwide in Australia, China, England, Ireland, or Italy. Opportunities are available in your field of study with private companies and non-profits.

USAC Online Global Perspectives Virtual Internships

  • Dates: Summer 2020 (dates vary; internships begin between June 1 and August 7, 2020)
  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2020 
  • Cost: $1,390

USAC Online Global Perspectives Virtual Internships occur over the summer and involve a minimum of 120 remote work hours. Internships include a 15-hour seminar to help make sense of the internship experience and navigate the cross-cultural landscape of the workplace.

Arcadia Abroad Virtual Europe

  • Dates: Summer 2020
  • Application Deadline: June 15, 2020
  • Cost: $1,500 - $1,950

Arcadia Abroad Virtual Europe is a virtual study abroad program for Europe with an optional virtual internship placement add-on. Arcadia University faculty in Europe will lead online courses over 8 weeks, and virtual internship placements can be arranged with employers in Athens, London, or Rome.

Kaya Remote Internships

Dates Application Deadline Cost
Summer 2020: Session 2 (July 6 – August 28, 2020) June 15, 2020 $1,285
Fall 2020 (September 3 – December 4, 2020) August 14, 2020 $1,285

Kaya Remote Internships are 6, 7, or 8 weeks long and range from 15-30 hours per week. Internships involve working with organizations in Morocco, South Africa, Ecuador, or Vietnam that are tackling social or environmental issues in their local community.

CEA Virtual Internships Abroad

Dates Application Deadline Cost
Fall 2020 Session I (September 14 – October 23, 2020) July 13, 2020 $2,495
Fall 2020 Session II (October 26 – December 4, 2020) August 21, 2020 $2,495

CEA Virtual Internships Abroad are 6 weeks long and will take place during Summer & Fall 2020, in 8 different countries. The internship placement is a competitive process and involves an application and 3 video interviews.

Puentes Remote Internship

  • Dates: Fall 2020 (September 14 – December 4, 2020)
  • Application Deadline: July 20, 2020
  • Cost: $1,150

Puentes Remote Internships facilitate support meaningful, project-based work from the comfort of your chosen workspace.  Learn from thoughtful mentors who care.  Connect with a new culture, strengthen your Spanish, and build an international network.

ISA Global Remote Internships

  • Dates: Fall 2020 (September 11 – November 6, 2020)
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2020
  • Cost: $2,450

The ISA Global Remote Internship Program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical 21st century skills, industry connections, and international business experience through project-based learning. Students will participate in either a group project, facilitated, by a professional mentor, or an individual placement. In all cases, participants will work remotely from their own home and still gain valuable international experience.

Absolute Internship Remote Internship Program

  • Dates: Year-round
  • Application Deadline: Year-round
  • Cost: $2,000

Absolute Internship remote internships include an internship placement with a company in Asia or Europe and opportunities to participate in a career speaker series, career development workshops, cultural training, remote working tutorials, and group meetings.

CRCC Asia Virtual International Internships

  • Dates: Year-round
  • Application Deadline: Year-round
  • Cost: $1,395

CRCC Asia Virtual International Internships include a guaranteed internship in the country of your choice, a dedicated career coach, language lessons, and group discussions or webinars. Internships are 20-30 hours per week for 1, 2, or 3 months.

Evolve Abroad Online Global Internships and Apprenticeships

  • Dates: Year-round
  • Application Deadline: Year-round
  • Cost: Starting from $495

Evolve Abroad Online Global Internships and Apprenticeships include online modules covering relevant coursework supported by an academic supervisor, internship work with stakeholders in global think tanks and project development teams, and career coaching.

Paper Airplanes English Program

  • Dates: Year-round
  • Application Deadline: Year-round
  • Cost: Free

The Paper Airplanes English Program connects you with Syrian refugee students for English tutoring over Skype. Two-hour weekly sessions take place over 16 weeks using a pre-prepared curriculum. Personalized training is provided virtually over a 2-week period to ensure success.

United Planet Virtual Internships & Volunteering

  • Dates: Year-round
  • Application Deadline: Year-round
  • Cost: $600/month

United Planet Virtual Internship & Volunteer Opportunities are placements facilitated by the organization in which they match you with a global project while providing you with training and support.

Virtual Internship Search Tools

Below is a list of organizations and search engines that can assist you in finding a virtual internship placement: