What Our Interns Say
We’re extremely proud to have launched the careers of hundreds of students and young professionals in a wide variety of career fields, across an even larger number of countries. Our mission has always been, and always will be, to prepare students for the ‘future of work’ and to provide them with the working experience they need to acheive the professional aspirations. So far we think we’ve done a pretty good job. Keep scrolling to read what our interns have said about their partcipation in the program.
This has been an exceptional experience. TalentSumo allowed me to grow in several professional areas; from engaging with team members and meeting people that helped me through this internship. I had lovely and thoughtful feedback at the end of my internship where Deb Ghosh and Bhavya Khurana gave me some strong and wonderful feedback to improve my work. I would like to extend a big thank you to Virtual Internships for giving me this wonderful opportunity and letting me meet Blessy Alex for giving me great feedback and different skills I can improve right now so it will improve my future.
UI/UX Design Intern – Cardiff Metropolitan University (2022)
“Virtual Internships has given me the exposure to work remotely and gain relevant experience at my comfort. I am glad I signed up- it not only helps us gain an internship but also provides us access to various courses which enhances our chances of future employability. They also support us by assigning an Intern Experience Manager who is very helpful and is always available to guide us through the internship process. Virtual Internships also arranges coach calls which I found very beneficial as this helped me plan my career path and pursue my goals.”
Business Intern – Kaplan Professional ME (2022)
“Virtual Internships is a wonderful organisation. They helped me find a placement that helped me understand all about the digital marketing world and the different services a company can provide to help the online presence of another. My experience with Virtual Internships was good, as they were very welcoming and made sure to always check in with me. My supervisor would make sure everything and anything that I needed to be explained to the company was stated clearly and efficiently. We also had weekly check-ins and checkpoints with admins that would talk about their experience and how they could help me achieve the goals I had set up for myself. They are an amazing team!”
Marketing Intern – Auckland University of Technology (2020)
During the internship I gained knowledge and found that it is really good to work closely with people and have strength to look into jobs that seem to make me happy and what I enjoy the most.
IT Intern – Boston City Campus College (2021)
“I really enjoyed being given responsibilities, contributing on calls, and just teamwork in general. It’s been really amazing to see what we’ve worked on come to fruition!”
Marketing Intern – The University of Birmingham (2020)
“The best part of the experience was that I got a global working experience from the comfort of my own home. I also was really appreciative of how my supervisors treated me as one of their own!”
Business Intern – Rollins College (2020)
“During my internship I gained a variety of both soft and hard skills that will be applicable to my future career. Working for a startup allowed me to wear several different hats and try out a variety of business functions. My team was great to work with and my supervisor encouraged me to take on any project or task that I wanted to. It was an incredible feeling to know that the work I was doing was important and had a direct impact on the organization!”
Miami University of Ohio – Marketing Intern (2020)
“Before beginning my Virtual Internship, I was keen to truly make the most out of this experience and boost my career prospects, and I certainly did this. With the help from my lovely supervisor, Zlata, I gained a multitude of new skills and knowledge and met and networked with lots of new people. If anything, the Virtual Internship exceeded my expectations as I didn’t know I’d be able to gain this much experience and insight into the finance sector working remotely!”
Northumbria University – Finance Intern (2020)
“I am beyond grateful for my Virtual Internships experience as I did not only acquire skills that are crucial in my chosen career field, but it also enabled me to obtain a mentor-mentee relationship with my manager even after the programme finished. Her guidance to find my next suitable opportunity meant so much to me and eventually helped me to find my next job which I feel is a perfect fit for my career progression in my desired field. “
The University of Birmingham – Recruitment & HR Intern (2020)
“My experience with Virtual Internships will be one that sticks with me forever. I have never had the opportunity to do something like this before and I’m so glad that I seized this chance. My supervisor was outstanding, super personable, and he really welcomed and encouraged me during our time together. I highly recommend the Virtual Internships program to anyone considering it!”
Carleton University – Legal Intern (2020)
“The Virtual Internships program has given me the opportunity to experience real-world scenarios and has also given me crucial skills for my career. The internship has also afforded me the opportunity to further expand my social network and interact with all divisions within an international company. Being selected for this internship is a great honor and I would recommend that everyone should apply!”
Northumbria University – Marketing Intern (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)
The highlight of my Virtual Internship was working on business strategy. With this project, I got to combine all my research I compiled throughout my internship and use my creativity to come up with an effective business strategy for the company!
Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Intern – University of Florida (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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
Virtual Internships invests lots of time and effort into the interns. They listen to their career goals and take the time to get to know us personally. I was offered a permanent job with the company that I interned for which was beyond my wildest expectations.
Legal Intern – Lancaster University (2018)
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)
I really enjoyed my time with Virtual Internships and I’m really glad I did the program! I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for any kind of experience and is willing to work with people from a new environment.
Engineering Intern – Stevens Institute of Technology (2020)
It’s a great opportunity. You can do loads of really fascinating tasks and you can really develop your skills and advance your career goals, while working from your office at home!
Legal Intern – University of Limerick (2020)
As far as technical skills, my coding abilities have majorly improved. I felt challenged by the work presented to me by my supervisor, and was able to grow my skills as a result!
Finance & IT Intern – University of Southern California (2020)
My communication skills were greatly improved, especially in writing. Also, my critical thinking and problem-solving skills improved as I worked on resolving challenges faced by my host company.
Business Intern – Aston University (2020)
I became more confident in my abilities and learned to work effectively across time zones!
Finance Intern – University of Georgia (2020)
I learned valuable skills in an international environment, working in contact with people from all over the world through smart working platforms. I learned more about SEO and digital data analysis cooperating with other teams, supporting my teammates, and getting and providing useful feedback to improve our efforts.
Marketing Intern – Aston University (2020)
I created legal policy on telemedicine, providing the company with the guidelines to properly and safely conduct remote medical consultations. In a time where this is extremely relevant, it is extremely rewarding to help be a part of the process that gets their patients a great remote medical consultation. I will now begin creating a professional development course for clinicians to develop their skills to conduct remote consultations. I love that the internship involves law, medicine, and education!.
Long Island University (2020)
It’s a great experience and will definitely build a lot of your skills
Marketing Intern – Aston University (2020)
I think everyone should do a Virtual Internship, as they will only be used more and more in global Business
Business & Finance Intern – University of Dundee (2019)
After my internship was finished, I was much more confident with my own professional abilities and my knowledge of the industry. I highly recommend Virtual Internships to any student who needs that kick to begin their career! The Virtual Internships team were great and helped me find a good company in my area of law. I was able to gain work experience in a different country, valuable insights into the industry I was studying, and I formed crucial global connections!
Legal Intern – Queensland University of Technology (2019)
I have definitely found an increase in my level of confidence and assertiveness when approaching tasks that initially may seem daunting, especially upon entering a career. Additionally, Virtual Internships has enabled advice and ongoing support post-program – a great and helpful network!
Marketing Intern – The University of Adelaide (2019)
Virtual Internships was the best experience in my entire life. I made a lot of connections through my internship in so little time which is very good for personal development and personal relationships. I recommend Virtual Internships to all other students!
NGO & Non-Profit Intern (2019)
In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the skills I got from Virtual Internships will be very helpful going forward. The CareerBridge exercises offered me strategies of how to operate in the workplace, deal with cultural differences in the workplace, and how to use online scheduling tools and video conferencing software (very important for working from home). I am now better prepared for navigating a world that will operate under a new normal.
Queen Mary University of London (2019)
I had such a great experience with my Virtual Internship! They provided a helpful learning experience as well as opportunities to practice leadership skills, organizational skills, time management, etc. If you are hesitant to join the program, trust me, just do it because it’s really worth it!
Business Intern – The University of Adelaide (2019)
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The Virtual Internship experience provided an amazing opportunity to work and observe things from different perspectives, culturally.
Business Intern – The University of Adelaide (2019)
After having a new baby, the flexibility of my virtual internship allowed me to gain valuable experience whilst having another job as well.
Marketing Intern – Birmingham University (2018)
My virtual interning has allowed me to take advantage of opportunities in places I could never visit and meet people that will help me achieve my goals in life.
Business Intern – Denison University (2018)
A virtual internship has given me the opportunity to explore sectors outside of the law and improve my commercial awareness. Without the internship being remote and virtual, I would not have had such an opportunity.
Business Intern – Kent University (2018)
This internship was such a valuable experience for me to start off my career after graduation, thank you.
Marketing Intern – Winchester University (2018)