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Virtual Internships | Worldwide/All Regions

More than ever, employers are looking for individuals who demonstrate the ability to work and collaborate in a virtual, cross-cultural environment. Develop these skills and explore your career field by taking part in a virtual internship. Work with organizations across the globe as part of a multicultural team, and contribute to professional projects that will benefit the organization and local communities.

IE3 Global Virtual internships are available with:

  • A variety of professional disciplines and academic focuses
  • Communication in English or the host country language
  • Commitments from 4-10 academic credits per term

Internship Start Dates:

  • FALL: September-November
  • WINTER: January-February
  • SPRING: March-May
  • SUMMER: June-August

Duration of Internship:

  • Flexible. Interns earn between 4-10 credits by working 120-300 hours over the course 4-12 weeks per term.

Agriculture: Vietnam

 Architecture: New Zealand

 Arts: New Zealand, South Africa, Vietnam

 Business: Australia, Estonia, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Vietnam

 Communications and Marketing: Australia, Estonia, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Vietnam

Development: New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Vietnam

Education: Argentina, Estonia, New Zealand, South Africa, Vietnam

Engineering: Estonia, South Africa

Environmental Studies: South Africa, Spain, Vietnam

Fashion: Australia, New Zealand

Health: India, South Africa, Vietnam

Hospitality/Tourism: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa

Humanities: Australia, Estonia, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Vietnam

International Relations: Argentina, Australia, Vietnam

Law/Legal: Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Vietnam

Non-Profits/NGOs: Australia, India, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Vietnam

Political Science: Argentina, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Vietnam

Social Work: Australia, India, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Vietnam

Sustainability: South Africa, Spain, Vietnam

Work with an international organization on a project that uses your knowledge and abilities while you develop professional skills, such as cross cultural communication, problem solving, project management, and more. Work structure will include weekly check-in meetings with your team members, your internship coordinator, and your supervisor, with independent work time scheduled for task completion. Gain insight and appreciation for multicultural cooperation and what it takes to be successful in multinational teams. 

ACADEMIC CREDITS:

Interns can earn between 4-10 academic credits depending on the total number of hours worked. 

  • 1 academic credit = 30 total work hours for a quarter school
  • 1 academic credit = 45 total work hours for a semester school

 INTERNSHIP LENGTH AND WORK HOURS: 

  • Internship length and work hours are flexible, while considering the needs of the host organization. 
  • The minimum internship length is four weeks. 
  • Internships can also be spread across a full term, or more than one term.
  • Some interns may prefer a shorter internship with more work hours per week. Others may want a longer internship with fewer work hours per week. 

REGULAR CHECK-INS:

  • You will meet online regularly with your internship site to discuss your progress, questions, and feedback related to your work. 
  • Your individual internship site will determine when those meetings are scheduled. 
  • Keep in mind that your internship site may be in a different timezone.
  • Virtual interns should be comfortable working with minimal supervision on a day-to-day basis. 

PLEASE NOTE: After you apply, you and your IE3 Global Program Coordinator will have a more in-depth conversation about your academic credit plan and your preferences related to program length and work hours. They will also share more details about the job description and communication plan for your specific internship site.

Strong communication skills, ability to stay motivated, maintain project follow through, ability to take initiative, tech skills and reliable access to computer and internet. Virtual interns should be comfortable working with minimal supervision on a day-to-day basis.

Academic Background:

  • These programs are open to a wide variety of academic majors.
  • Academic experience relevant to the internship position of choice is recommended.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Skills / Experience:

  • Experience completing collaborative academic or professional work remotely
  • Previous academic and/or professional experience relevant to the internship position of choice is preferred.
  • Professional and timely communication
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Adaptability and patience

Language Requirements:

Interns must be capable of communication at a near-native level of English in professional settings. For the locations listed below, the indicated level and language is also required:

  • Argentina: Intermediate Spanish required; advanced Spanish is recommended
  • Spain: Conversational Spanish required; more advanced Spanish skills recommended

The Program Fee depends on the number of credits earned:

  • 4 credit internship (120 work hours):    $1,272
  • 5 credit internship (150 work hours):    $1,590
  • 6 credit internship (180 work hours):    $1,908
  • 7 credit internship (210 work hours):    $2,226
  • 8 credit internship (240 work hours):    $2,544
  • 9 credit internship (270 work hours):    $2,862
  • 10 credit internship (300 work hours):  $3,180

Terms

Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25
Fall: July 15
Winter: October 1
Spring: December 15

Basic Requirements

See Qualifications & Requirements tab below