Virtual Global Internships

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Now more than ever, it is critical to enhance your cross-cultural and virtual communication skills, gain real-world work experience, and make your resume stand out in a competitive global job market. CIEE Virtual Global Internships are designed to be flexible, online, and immersive: hard and soft skill acquisition on your schedule, wherever you are.

With a CIEE Virtual Global Internship you can:

  • Grow your global network from anywhere in the world
  • Gain real-life, project-based experience with global companies and start-ups
  • Obtain a digital Certificate of Completion to post to your social and professional networks

*New* For-Credit Option Beginning in June 2021: Students seeking up to six academic credits for their virtual internship can now enroll in our Virtual Global Internship with Course option, which includes our online internship course, Academic Internship in the Global Workplace.

Paired with the virtual internship, this course allows students to cultivate essential skills such as project management, teamwork, and intercultural communication, while developing an individual e-portfolio of skills and experiences for future career success.

Featured For-Credit Programs

Featured Non-Credit Programs

Start Your Virtual Internship Today

Choose a virtual internship program and receive personalized internship placement in over 15 cities around the world, pre-internship online skill assessment, online workshops with industry experts focused on future-of-work skills, and ongoing program internship coaching and support. Internships are a minimum of 225 hours and can be scaled up to meet specific individual or university requirements.

For-credit and non-credit options provide maximum flexibility to align with your individual academic or professional goals.

Choose Your Program

CHOOSE YOUR PROGRAM

  • CIEE Virtual Global Internship – Internship and workshops, non-credit and for-credit options
  • CIEE x HEX Virtual Global Innovation Internship – Week-long Hacker Exchange Innovation Program PLUS Virtual Global Internship and workshops.

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Choose Program Duration

Looking for a full time intensive professional development experience? 
Select an 8-week program at 28-30 hours/week.

Looking to multitask a part-time internship with a course load?
Select a 12-week program at 18-20 hours/week.

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Choose Top 2 Areas of Focus

  • Arts
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Communications
  • Data Science & Data Analytics
  • Design
  • Digital Health
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • IT & Computer Science
  • Marketing
  • Media, Film, & Photography
  • NGO
  • Social Media
  • Sustainability & Environment

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COMMUNICATE A LOCATION PREFERENCE

We encourage applicants to prioritize their academic and career goals over a geographic preference, however participants can communicate a location preference of interest during the placement process. Internships are sourced based on internship goals across our network of employers in more than 15 locations, including major hubs:

Berlin, Barcelona, Boston, Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Santiago, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, Tokyo

Virtual Global Innovation Internship

Our Virtual Global Innovation Internship, co-delivered by HEX and CIEE, combines one week of intensive, entrepreneurial skill acquisition with 8 or 12-week virtual internships at companies around the globe.

CIEE and HEX

Write Your 'Global Story'

On this dynamic two-part program, you can truly explore the world of innovation. You could make friends with Australian students, and work on a project with peers from India, New Zealand and Vietnam. You’ll learn startup skills from Silicon Valley experts, meet world-class mentors from Tel Aviv, and network with tech professionals in Singapore – before choosing an internship in Berlin, or in one of 20+ cities in the CIEE network!

Join HEX on the award-winning Discovery program

How Does it Work?

Part 1: Join HEX on the award-winning Discovery program. Learn job-ready innovation skillsets and mindsets, and explore global startup ecosystems with an international cohort of peers.

Part 2: Choose either a 8-week or 12-week global internship designed around your preferences for location and interest area.

We’ll bring the experts, support, global network and the tech. You bring the talent. See you there.

One of our internship supervisors, Peregrine Technologies CEO & Founder, Steffen Heinrich, shared with us their philosophy on how to create an environment where interns are able to meet their goals:

"I want to create value for the students and for the company. First, the internship must be fun and as an intern I should be able to learn a lot. I am a strong believer that a student should always have responsibility for a dedicated project that she or he creates, runs and evaluates as part of the internship. In a virtual setting this is even more important."

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Placement Process

Placement Process

When you apply to the virtual global internship, you communicate your goals and preferences and we do the work to match you with the internship opportunity that meets your needs.

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Brooke Beland

Questions?

Want to find out if your skills and goals are the right fit for a specific location? Brooke is here to help and prepared to advise and enroll on all Virtual Global Internship locations. Contact us today to get the conversation started.

BROOKE BELAND

Senior Global Internship Advisor
bbeland@ciee.org
617- 221- 5882

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