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:

UC Davis Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals Internship

  • Dates: Fall Quarter 2020
  • Application Deadline: August 28, 2020
  • Cost: $0, unpaid 

UC Davis Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals Internship is an opportunity focused on strengthening UC Davis' engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a 2-credit internship and will involve 6-8 hours of work per week.

USAC Virtual Internships

  • Dates: September 14 – December 16, 2020
  • Application Deadline: August 1, 2020; Late applications considered
  • Cost: $1,390

USAC Virtual Internships involve 120 remote work hours and a 15-hour seminar to help make sense of the internship experience and navigate the cross-cultural landscape of the workplace. Placements are made to match with preferred career fields.

Arcadia Abroad Virtual Europe Internships

  • Dates: September 8 – December 4, 2020
  • Application Deadline: August 15, 2020
  • Cost: $2,100

Arcadia Abroad Virtual Europe Internships provide international work experience with employers in London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Rome, or Athens. Internship placements are arranged to match with your career goals in mind. 

SIT Virtual Internships

  • Dates: Fall 2020 (September 14 – December 4, 2020)
  • Application Deadline: August 24, 2020
  • Cost: $2,000

SIT Virtual Internships are 4- to 6-week internships abroad in approximately 40 locations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East with community organizations, activists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and academic s in nonprofit, private, and government sectors.

CFHI Virtual Internships

  • Dates: Various start dates – September 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7, 2020 and January 4, February 1, March 1, and April 5, 2021
  • Application Deadline: Recommended to apply 3 months prior to start date
  • Cost: $975
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CFHI Virtual Internships explore global and public health issues broadly, over a period of 4 weeks, to learn how communities address their most pressing health challenges. Remote placements are available in Bolivia, Ecuador, Ghana, India, and Mexico, and are open to undergraduate and graduate students.

CISAbroad Virtual Internships

Dates Application Deadline Cost
Fall 2020: Session 2 (October 19 – November 30, 2020) September 1, 2020 $1,990

CISAbroad Virtual Accelerated Internships

Dates Application Deadline Cost
Fall 2020: Session 1 (September 14 – October 9, 2020) August 1, 2020 $1,390
Fall 2020: Session 2 (September 28 – October 23, 2020) August 15, 2020 $1,390
Fall 2020: Session 3 (October 12 – November 6, 2020) September 1, 2020 $1,390
Fall 2020: Session 4 (October 26 – November 20, 2020) September 15, 2020 $1,390
Fall 2020: Session 5 (November 9 – December 4, 2020) October 1, 2020 $1,390

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.

U.S. Department of State Virtual Student Federal Service

  • Dates: September 2020  May 2021
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Cost: Free; Unpaid Internship

U.S. Department of State Virtual Student Federal Service internships involve working on a federal government project for 10 hours a week, for 9 months. There are 2,200 positions available, and projects span a wide variety of topics.

GE Virtuoso Virtual International Internships

Dates Application Deadline Cost
Start date: September 14, 2020 August 17, 2020 $1,500 - $1,800
Start date: September 28, 2020 August 31, 2020 $1,500 - $1,800
Start date: January 11, 2021 November 15, 2020 $1,500 - $1,800
Start date: January 25, 2021 December 1, 2020 $1,500 - $1,800
Start date: February 8, 2021 December 15, 2020 $1,500 - $1,800

GE Virtuoso Virtual International Internships are remote internships with an international employer and include career and professional development coaching. Internships placements can be for a duration of 8 or 12 weeks.

CAPA Remote Global Internships

  • Dates: Fall 2020 (September 18 – December 11, 2020)
  • Application Deadline: July 30, 2020 
  • Cost: $1,495

CAPA Remote Global Internships 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.

Kaya Remote Internships

Dates Application Deadline Cost
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: October 26 – December 4, 2020
  • Application Deadline: August 21, 2020
  • Cost: $1,995

CEA Virtual Internships Abroad are 6 weeks long and take place 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: