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.

With a CIEE Virtual Global Internship you can:

  • Grow your global network
  • Gain real-life project-based experience
  • Stand out from your peers
  • Obtain digital Certificates of Completion to post to your network

Featured Programs

Featured Programs

Start Your Virtual Internship Today

Choose a virtual internship program and receive personalized internship placement in over 20 cities around the world, pre-internship skill assessment, online workshops with industry experts focused on future work skills, and ongoing program internship coaching and support.


  • CIEE Virtual Internship Program – Internship Only
  • CIEE x HEX Virtual Innovation Internship Program – Innovation Program Plus Internship

Choose Program Duration

Looking for a full time intensive professional development experience? 
Select an 8-week internship at 25-30 hours/week.

Looking to multitask a part-time internship with a course load?
Select a 12-week internship at 16-20 hours/week.

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


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:

Berlin, Barcelona, Boston, Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, 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 7- or 11-week virtual internships at companies around the globe.

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!

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 7-week or 11-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

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.

View Placement Process


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.


Senior Global Internship Advisor
617- 221- 5882