Virtual Internships in the Media


September 2022

Virtual Internships matches students with top companies around the world

Remote work struck down barriers for many employees, and now Virtual Internships is doing the same for university students around the world by partnering with over 12,000 companies from 100 countries. The edtech startup announced today it has raised a $14.3 million Series A led by Hambro Perks, with participation from Sequoia India and Southeast Asia’s Surge, Arsenal Growth, Kaplan, Ascend Vietnam Ventures, and STIC Investments.

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September 2022

Sequoia’s Surge backs $14.3m series A round of Vietnamese edtech firm

Virtual Internships, a youth work-program service based out of England and Vietnam, has raised US$14.3 million in a series A round led by Hambro Perks, with Sequoia India & Southeast Asia’s Surge and STIC Investments also participating.

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September 2022

Virtual Internships raises $14.3m in Series A

Edtech specialists Virtual Internships has closed a $14.3 million Series A funding round as it scales to meet a growing demand for remote work and learning. It hopes to provide virtual work experience for the more than 250 million students around the world.

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September 2022

UK: Virtual Internships raises $14.3m

Virtual Internships, which provides global work programmes for young people, has raised $14.3 million in a Series A round led by Hambro Perks.

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September 2022

Vietnamese EdTech Firm Virtual Internships Raises $14.3M To Make Internships Accessible To All

Virtual Internships, a Vietnam and United Kingdom-based education technology company delivering global work experience programs for young people, announced that it has raised $14.3 million in its Series A funding round led by Hambro Perks.


September 2022

EdTech Company Virtual Internships Raises $14.3 Million to Fund Its Mission of Making Global Internships Accessible to All

Virtual Internships, an EdTech company delivering global work programs for young people, today announces that it has closed a $14.3 million Series A raise. The capital will help Virtual Internships to further scale its education platform as demand for remote work and learning continues to grow. The global nature of the fundraise, made up of investors across three continents, reflects the business’ ambitions to continue to expand the platform internationally and make internships at the most exciting companies accessible to all.

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August 2022

Long Unicorn status in the pipeline for Virtual Internships

According to Nivern, Virtual Internships is expected to reach unicorn status (a valuation of $1 billion) in 2026. But no matter the size of the company’s ambitions, Nivern said he will be keeping his feet on the ground

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July 2022

How Virtual Internships Can Break Down The Barriers To Top Careers

Internships can be as much of an obstacle course as a stepping stone into a career, but a new approach is helping break down the barriers: virtual internships. Instead of having to relocate or fund an expensive commute, virtual internships offer the chance to get a taste for a particular career – and to demonstrate your credentials to a prospective employer – all without leaving your home.

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July 2022

Who are the UK’s biggest exporters?

Virtual Internships secured a spot on Business Leader’s Top 32 list as one of the UK’s biggest exporters. Virtual Internships is an Edtech company exporting services to 11,000+ host company partners in 110 countries and over 561 universities, colleges, and government institutions across 61 countries.

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June 2022

Working Well: Ed Holroyd Pearce Of Virtual Internships On How Companies Are Creating Cultures That Support & Sustain Mental, Emotional, Social, Physical & Financial Wellness

As part of their Working Well series, Authority Magazine interviewed Ed Holroyd Pearce, president and co-founder of Virtual Internships to find out the steps they were taking as an organization to ensure a well workforce.

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May 2022

Virtual Internships named one of the top 100 organisations to escape to in 2022

Out of 13,000 nominations, Virtual Internships have been announced as winners of Escape the City’s The Escape 100 campaign, and are now recognized as one of the top purposeful organizations to ‘escape’ to in 2022!

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May 2022

Virtual Internships is nominated for not one, but two PIEoneer Awards this year by The Pie. The two categories they are finalists for are very dear to their mission, as they truly represent the spirit and breadth of the opportunities they offer students to enhance their employability and catapult their careers.

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April 2022

2022 EdTechX Awards Winners & Finalists

Virtual Internships has been nominated as a finalist for the 2022 EdTechX Startup Award, sponsored by Cooley. It is awarded to the education or training company that has shown the most significant innovation and growth over the last year, and with an annual revenue of less than €10M. 

business leader

February 2022

Finalists for 2022 Go:Tech Awards announced

With the Awards’ independent judging panel coming to the end of their process of narrowing down a record number of entries – the finalists for each of the 14 categories have been announced. Virtual Internships has been announced as a finalist for the tech start-up of the year award 2022. 

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February 2022

Jump Aboard: Why FE Should Embrace Career-Integrated Learning

Virtual Internships offer a workable solution to the lack of career exposure for FE learners. The organization addresses the challenge by using host companies for real-world case studies, while the VI team provides the structure and professional development content that companies and schools are often unable to commit to.

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November 2021

HolonIQ Europe EdTech 100

In November 2021, Virtual Internships has once again been listed in the Holon IQ top 100 EU Edtech companies.

The Telegraph
September 2021
Award nomination: Best Learning Technology in the Commercial Sector

The Virtual Internships nomination is for Best Learning Technology in the Commercial Sector. This award “seeks to recognize where excellence across the board, in terms of content, use of technology, and matching design to user and organizational needs, has led to a lasting, measurable and positive impact in the commercial sector.”

The Telegraph
September 2021
Virtual Internships is redesigning internships for the 21st century workforce

Meet Daniel Nivern and Ed Holroyd Pearce who are helping young people kick-start their careers with remote work experience placements and preparing them for the future of work in a digital, borderless world.

Business Leader
August 2021

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50 rising startups in Southeast Asia

Which are the startups that are on the path to becoming the next big thing? Using Tech in Asia’s data, we’ve generated this constantly updated list of startups in South East Asia who’ve recently raised funding

The Telegraph
July 2021
Virtual Internships To Target 1 Million Students Worldwide

In a world where competition for the best jobs is fierce—and the playing field is not always level—many young people see work experience and internships as the key to getting a foot in the door.

The Telegraph
July 2021

Future of work startup Virtual Internships is reshaping work experience

Virtual Internships is redesigning internships for the 21st century workforce, mirroring the future of work. Sequoia Capital India’s Surge backs startup as they are set to scale

The Telegraph
July 2021

Startup Việt cung cấp giải pháp giúp sinh viên thực tập từ xa được quỹ ngoại rót vốn khủng

Hoạt động trong lĩnh vực edtech (công nghệ giáo dục), Virtual Internships cung cấp các giải pháp để học sinh, sinh viên có thể kết nối với nhà tuyển dụng thông qua các công cụ thực tập từ xa.
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Business Leader
June 2021

GoAbroad Nomination

Virtual Internships receives a nomination for its Kiron Scholarship for Refugee Students, recognizing strategic efforts to expand international educational opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups

Channel NewsAsia
Nov 2020

The top 20 edtech startups ready to address the education sector’s biggest challenges

A top list of recommended startups has been released – these new ventures are set to tackle the sector’s five biggest challenges: digital learning, assessment, employability, wellbeing and recruitment. The challenges were first identified by Jisc and Emerge Education’s series of 2020 reports, from fixes to foresights.

Channel NewsAsia
July 2020

Internship programmes in US go virtual with many businesses impacted by COVID-19 | Video

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies in the US have been forced to scrap or postpone internships. Some companies are adapting by adopting virtual internship programmes. William Denselow reports.

The Telegraph
August 2019

Future of Work

Virtual Internships appears on BBC World News’ Talking Business segment to discuss how the virtual internship program works, what it entails, and how you can get involved

Money Week
Oct 2018

Five questions for… Edward Holroyd Pearce, co-founder, Virtual Internships

Virtual Internships matches candidates with companies looking for remote interns.

Talk Business
Oct 2018

5 mins with…Ed Holroyd Pearce, co-founder of

We chat to Ed Holroyd Pearce, co-founder of student and graduate experience website He tells us about speaking to candidates and creating remote working internships for people entering the workplace.

Business Leader
Sep 2018

“More Options To Work Remotely”, Co-Founder of Virtual Internships Platform Speaks on Future of Work

Business Leader spoke with education entrepreneur Edward Holroyd Pearce, co-founder of the UK’s first virtual internship company, Virtual Internship Partners.

Small Business
Aug 2018

Virtual internships: are they better than working in-house?

Both virtual internships and in-house internships offer different advantages – most candidates should try to do both.

There’s no doubt that remote working is a growing trend, and more projects are being completed remotely too.

The Pie News
June 2018

GIC 2018 highlights int’l market disrupters

The rise of virtual internships and shorter ‘experienceships’ as disrupters in the international internship market were some of the key focal points of the Global Internship Conference 2018.