The Foundations Program
Internships for High School Students
It’s never too early to gain work experience. As a high school student, internships offer you the chance to ‘try on’ a career before you commit to a higher education path that takes you into that field or industry. What’s more, whilst interning remotely with global companies on key projects, you’ll gain experience that will boost your university/college application beyond your peers.
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What is a Vitual Internship?
What's Included in the Foundations Program?
- 4-week Virtual Internship working in teams of 4 students
- Weekly group meetings with your assigned internship facilitator
- Access to our online professional development courses
- End-of-program portfolio highlighting the projects you have completed
- Supervisor evaluation, program, evaluation, and certificate of completion
Choose From 4 Key Career Groups
We’ve identified four career groups that high allow students to explore a career pathway whilst gaining experience that will be applicable to a variety of fields. Regardless of the career group chosen, all students will complete business and marketing projects for their host company all whilst being supported by their supervisor and set curriculum.
★ Engineering and Computer Science
As one of the emerging top career trends, engineering and computer science internships for high school students enable you to understand how projects work within the field all whilst getting familiar with the terminology, processes, and different skills required.
★ Business and Finance
Business internships for high school students are highly sought after but can often under-deliver. That is not the case with this program that specifically focuses on equipping students with the entry-level knowledge of how businesses operate, down to their culture, structure, processes, and communications.
★ Marketing and Creative Industries
Regardless of which career group you choose, marketing will be fundamental part of your internship. If you’re looking to take it a step further and learn about the numerous disciplines that sit within marketing to help narrow down your future career pathway, our marketing internships for high school students offer the perfect gateway.
★ Social-Impact Companies & NGOs
Regardless of the future career path you see yourself on, choosing to make an impact through daily work with international organizations, charities, and NGOs will be well received by universities and future employers. This high school internship takes it a step further by giving you the foundations to pursue a career in this industry.
We know that hearing from people like you that have actually experienced these high school internships hits different. Here, our alumni share some of many benefits they found from completing their virtual internship in high school…
“ [The Virtual Internships Foundations] program was excellent and great at preparing us all for the various parts of working in our chosen sectors.”
“This internship has taught me a lot about work experience and what I’ve learned and developed throughout these weeks will be useful to me and is valued even if I don’t choose this exact career path. I’m grateful to have connected with people from so far around the world and found it really fun.”
“A place where you not only learn about the fields that you’re interested in but also connect you with people worldwide!
“This internship has enabled me to both understand and accept that people have different strengths and weaknesses which can always be utilised to reach a common goal/serve a common purpose. [The Virtual Internship] has been an enjoyable and valuable experience, one that I do not regret spending four weeks of my post GCSE summer holiday doing!
“Joonghan Kim, South Korea, Cheshire Academy – Virtual Internships offer wonderful real-work experience that you can earn as a high school student. You will improve your hard and soft skills through a 4-week program. I had an opportunity to think more deeply and widely.”
“This experience has developed my soft skills enormously and significantly boosted my confidence in creating presentations, doing research, working in a team and presenting ideas professionally despite still having room to grow. Being able to meet and work with people around the same age as me who have similar interests have been incredibly enjoyable.”
We’re working on getting our next cohort of high school internships ready at the moment. In the meantime, recommend your school for participation in this program using the form below!
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