Virtual Internships for High School Students

The Virtual Internships Foundations Program

Virtual Internships Foundations Program

Virtual Internships Foundations is a program specifically designed to give students 14-18 years old the opportunity for career exploration and professional development remotely. Students will work directly with globally-minded companies completing projects designed to support the company and nurture their own professional skills.

Length:

4 week Program

Student Type:

9th – 12th grade

Group Ratio:

Project Teams of 4 students

The Virtual Internships Foundations Program is a 4-week program requiring 15-18 hours of commitment from the student per week. The Virtual Internships Foundation Program includes:

  • A part-time project-based internship working in teams of 4 students at an assigned company within the student’s chosen career group
  • Weekly group meetings with the assigned internship facilitator
  • Access to CareerPathways, our online professional development curriculum 
  • An end-of-program portfolio highlighting the full program projects completed by the student
  • Supervisor evaluation, program evaluation and certificate of completion.

Five Benefits of the Foundations Program

1. Career exploration within a chosen career group

Students are able to select one of five career groups to complete their internship in, working directly with a company to support their business, marketing and professional projects. Our career groups were specifically chosen to allow students to gain a broad understanding of various professional paths within their chosen career group to support post-secondary pathways to success.

2. Direct Experience with a Dedicated Host Company

Our Virtual Internships Foundations Program gives students access to working directly with an assigned host company, learning more about the business processes within their industry and completing dynamic weekly projects within a team. Our host companies have all gone through a host company review process meeting our key standards and partaking in the Virtual Internships onboarding process.

3. Guided Project Plan

All project teams will work over the four weeks of the program to complete set assigned projects that align with the weekly curriculum. All projects are introduced at the beginning of the week by the assigned host company, and receive direct feedback from the supervisor. At the end of the program, students will have four business projects they can use on their resumes, future job applications, and their university applications.

4. Support of a Career Facilitator

All students work on project teams of up to 4 students within a Career Group of 16 students. Career Groups are directly supported by an assigned Career Facilitator that will work with the student independently and cohesively to support curriculum understanding, professional skills gain, and future career management.  

5. Online Employability Curriculum

Each week students will access an online curriculum that will introduce them to the concepts and fundamentals of their weekly projects and allow them to understand how their projects impact the greater business mission of their host company. The curriculum was dynamically designed to provide the foundations of career exploration and professional development while meeting the needs of the student.

2. Direct Experience with a Dedicated Host Company

Our Virtual Internships Foundations Program gives students access to working directly with an assigned host company, learning more about the business processes within their industry and completing dynamic weekly projects within a team. Our host companies have all gone through a host company review process to ensure they meet our key standards. They’ve also taken part in the Virtual Internships onboarding process.

4. Support of a Career Facilitator

All students work on project teams of up to 4 students within a Career Group of 16 students. Career Groups are directly supported by an assigned Career Facilitator that will work with the student independently and cohesively to support curriculum understanding, professional skills gain, and future career management.