Virtual Summer Internships - Placements

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Virtual – Design and Fashion (Worldwide)

Each UC Davis Virtual Summer Internship program pairs UC Davis Study Abroad with a partner organization that manages the personalized internship placements, prepares you for the virtual experience, and provides advising support throughout the placement process and throughout your virtual internship. As part of the placement process for Virtual Summer Internships, participants will first enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad and then complete a supplemental application for the partner organization associated with their particular program.

Although Study Abroad partners with outside organizations for some aspects of Virtual Summer Internships, the official provider for these programs is UC Davis Study Abroad and course credit is issued by UC Davis.

Internship Placement Process

After you enroll through UC Davis Study Abroad in this virtual summer internship program, you will receive instructions to complete the Virtual Internships online applications and submit the required supplemental materials, which include:   

  • Resume
  • Virtual Video Application*
    • You will be asked to respond to the following questions:
      • Why are you interested in completing a virtual internship?
      • Why have you chosen this specific focus (career field or location)?
      • What challenges do you expect to encounter and overcome during a virtual internship?
      • How have you successfully worked in a team before?
      • What skills and experiences will you bring to the table and how will you apply them to your internship?

* Instructions will be shared on how to complete this after you submit the initial online application.

Although these items are not due until after you are enrolled in the program, we recommend that you start preparing your resume and virtual video application responses at the same time you are completing the UC Davis Study Abroad online enrollment.

Important Note for International Students
International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa will likely require employment authorization prior to engaging in any paid or unpaid virtual internship experience. Students should discuss this opportunity with an SISS advisor before applying if they are considering this program. If you are a non-Davis student, please consult with an international student advisor at your home campus.

Internship Placements

Virtual internships are available at host companies worldwide with the most placements in China, Japan, India, South Korea, United Kingdom, Vietnam, United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, Australia and Singapore. Once enrolled, you can request a part-time (20 hours per week) or full-time (30 hours per week) internship during the placement process.

A Program Experience Manager (PEM) will be assigned to support you through entire internship starting with the application and the internship placement process.  After you confirm your placement, you will be receive a Project Placement Plan (PPP), similar to a robust job description, which includes supervisor details, remote work tools, and 3-5 key projects the you will complete.

Check out the links below to see placement overview and sample project placement plans (PPP) for
Virtual Internshipscareer area of Creative, Design, & Fashion:  

Resume and Cover Letter Resources

We strongly recommend that you meet with an advisor at the UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC) or the Career Center on your home campus to have your resume and cover letter reviewed prior to submitting these documents. The ICC provides many online resources, such as resume, cover letter, and letter of recommendation examples.

Information about UC Davis’ partner for the program

For the Virtual Design and Fashion Summer Internship program (worldwide),UC Davis Study abroad partners with Virtual Internships (sister company of CRCC Asia), a global internship provider who aims to provide students across the world with the opportunity to gain remote work experience in their field and create a network of virtual connections with a large focus on career development.

Virtual Internships, in partnership with CRCC Asia, and has been offering virtual global internships since 2018.  In the summer 2020, Virtual Internships placed over 1000 student interns in 18 career areas in over 70 countries. They have over 3500 actively engaged host companies.

Transcript Notation

Students participating in UC Davis Study Abroad Virtual Summer Internships are eligible to receive Transcript Notation (TN). Transcript notation documents your academically approved internship on your official UC Davis transcript. By having your experience noted, it provides proof of where and when you participated in an internship. This is especially valuable for international internships that may be difficult for a prospective employer or program to contact.

Transcript Notation is a process you’ll start within the first two weeks of your internship placement through Handshake, the tool UC Davis Internship and Career Center uses to connect students and employers.