What Is a Virtual Internship?
Call it what you will: Remote Internship, Virtual Internship, Online Internship, Tele-working, Telecommuting, it all means the same thing: you will be completing your internship without a commute and directly from your own laptop!
Remote internships mean that you can work with companies across the country or globe to support a myriad of projects ranging from basic social media support to full business projects, website designs, market reports, financial assessments, usability testing code, and much much more.
When completing a remote internship many of the same aspects of a traditional in-person internship still exist including, meetings with your supervisor or teammates, completing a mix of individual and group projects, and learning about the overall company culture and industry it works in.
Choosing the Internship Program That’s Right for you
University students, this is your opportunity to gather the working experience needed to get ahead in the jobs market. We’ll provide you with a guaranteed internship in a career field of your choosing. The length of your internship and how many hours per week you work is up to you.
High School Internships
Remote Work Skills
It’s no secret that the recent massive move to remote working will continue for the foreseeable future. Many companies are establishing permanent remote work policies, meaning there is an increasing demand for professionals with previous remote work experience & skills in software/platforms, communication, problem solving, etc.
Time Management & Discipline
Unlike a traditional online internship, our Virtual Internships allow you to choose a country to explore professional skills and gain cross-cultural competence.
Traveling for work or study (especially long term) can present a huge financial barrier for many individuals. A virtual international internship allows you to still gain the career & global skills from an international work environment, without the need for travel.
Gain Academic Credit
Any student completing our in-person or online international internships is able to gain 3, 6, or 9 credits from our School of Record, Saint Peter’s University. To learn more about gaining credit head to our website here.
Why Choose Virtual Internships?
Competition for graduate and entry-level job openings has never been higher. To get your résumé/CV noticed you need to stand out from the crowd, that’s where Virtual Internships comes in.
We’ll provide you with a guaranteed internship in a career field of your choosing, allowing you to gain the professional skills and experience needed to advance your career. Whether it be human resources, engineering, finance, digital marketing or computer science – or any of the 18 career fields we provide – you’ll be given important projects that will bolster your professional portfolio. Also, you won’t be in this alone, you will be fully supported by your dedicated internship coach who will provide advice and guidance to you whenever needed.
In addition, your work schedule is completely up to you. We offer flexible programming options to enable you to manage your internship with any other major commitment you may have, whether that be university or a full-time job. We provide internships for durations of 1-4 months, with working hours varying from 10-30 per week. The choice is yours.
A guaranteed remote internship placement in the location or career field of your choice.
360° professional development support with an assigned Internship Coach and two coaching calls.
Invitation to be a part of our internship community through weekly group discussions, business webinars, and alumni support.
Enroll on CareerBridge, the training platform we’ve created to help you develop key professional skills.
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What Do Our Alumni Say?
“I can’t recommend Virtual Internships enough! I love the fact that I had regular meetings with my supervisors and we got to give each other constructive feedback. They really had trust and confidence in me, which in turn gave me more self-confidence.”
Legal Intern – Lancaster University (2018)
“My supervisor congratulated me on completing my internship and even offered me a chance to come back and be a CPD developer in a paid position. That was really cool to be able to get a job opportunity out of the work that I did through this internship.”
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Intern – University of Kansas (2020)
“The highlight of my virtual experience was when I first accomplished my coding task. I felt immensely proud of myself because not only was this a new field that I had never attempted before, but I was also doing it remotely. I felt very proud what I was able to achieve on the technical side of things, as well as when my supervisors told me when they felt that the work I had done was very meaningful.”
Computer Science & IT Intern – University of Pennsylvania (2020)
“It’s very beneficial that I can take the skills I learned at university and put them into practice in my internship. A piece of advice I would give a future intern would be to manage your time – try not to do everything in one day. You’re going to have to manage your time properly to get your tasks done within the week you are getting that work.”
Legal & Marketing Intern – Broward College (2020)
“I think the best part of my internship was the amazing people I was able to work with! My boss at the internship company was absolutely lovely and really did her best to make me feel welcomed and also show how grateful she was for the work I did.”
Hospitality & Tourism Intern – Pennsylvania State University (2020)
“This is something that will really set me apart from other people going for the same jobs, because I’ve had experience working with people from America and other places. It gives you that edge over the competition.”
Health, Wellness & Sports Management Intern – The University of Birmingham (2020)
“Being able to work with people from different countries, belonging to different cultures, and having expertise in different fields was definitely the highlight of my internship. I was working with people belonging to different time zones and different countries, even managing 3 different time zones, and we kept the working going smoothly!”
Business Intern – Aston University (2020)
“My favorite memory from my virtual internship was being able to sit in on Zoom calls and meetings that my company was having with other venture capital firms & investment banks. Being on the inside and gaining knowledge into how these partnerships work was very unique and a special opportunity!”
Finance Intern – University of Pennsylvania (2020)
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2020 A-level Support Scholarship
If your university prospects have been damaged by receiving A-level grades you feel don’t reflect your academic ability, you may be eligible to apply for Virtual Internships newly created A-level Support Scholarship.
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