Virtual Global Internship

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Information for term Virtual Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 15 – Aug 7, 2020 (8 weeks)


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CIEE Virtual Global Internships allow you to experience the changing world of work without leaving your home! Drawing from our robust network of companies and host organizations in more than 15 cities around the world, we will match you with an 8-week, project-based internship based on your academic profile and career goals. Participants can expect to learn to navigate synchronous and asynchronous collaboration across time zones while gaining critical on-the-job skills like self-confidence, independence, and project management.

This program contains 200-240 internship hours in a non-credit format. However, speak to your university and we can work with you and your advisor to determine how we can help you achieve credit for participating in the program.


Successfully complete a CIEE summer internship and earn a grant that can be applied to a future in-person CIEE program:

  • $750 for a summer 2021 program
  • $2,250 for a program in fall 2020 or spring 2021
  • Can’t travel?

    No problem. Intern from home while completing project-based work with companies both large and small.

  • Increase your independence

    Learn to self-manage and complete work on time, across borders and time zones

  • Build a global network

    Without leaving your living room

  • companies around the world

  • hours of internship work

  • orientation, workshop, and coaching sessions


Location & Culture

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Professional Development

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
  • Explore the professional working world and grow your skillset without traveling
  • Participate in coaching sessions and online workshops that will help you make the most of your internship
  • Receive a course completion certificate summarizing acquired skills and internship benefits to enhance your resume

Available Internships

Applicants select their 2 top preferences in the following categories:

  • 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

Internship Employers

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
  • Mumbai
  • New York
  • Prague
  • San Francisco
  • Santiago
  • Seville
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Toronto


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The Virtual Global Internship program pairs you with a non-paying internship within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of industries. While the program is non-credit bearing, we offer ongoing coaching and support throughout the internship, as well as workshops for all students and a skills assessment. Themes include resume writing, interview prep, best practices for remote internships, building an entrepreneurial mindset, and maintaining a global network. Participants will use familiar collaborating tools like Skype and Slack while on program.


Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5 to participate in the program. Certain eligibility restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise as part of the early application process.

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Students must be currently enrolled in an Associate, Bachelor, or Master program and have completed a minimum of their first academic year of studies before the program. Participants are required to have access to a laptop/computer with audio capabilities. Participants are required to have reliable access to internet/WiFi.

Program Requirements

Participants are required to be active interns in the program while completing the internship over the course of 8 weeks. While workshops and coaching sessions are not mandatory, we strongly encourage all participants to attend.

Program Credit

Participation in this program is not-for-credit.


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Course Information

Program Credit
Participation in this program is not-for-credit.

On-Program Requirements
Participants are required to be active interns in the program while completing the internship over the course of 8 weeks. While workshops and coaching sessions are not mandatory, we strongly encourage all participants to attend.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2020 8 weeks Deadline Passed Jun 15, 2020 Aug 7, 2020
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $1,150 **

Total Fees = $1,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Books & Supplies = $25

Total Estimated Costs = $25

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable except when no suitable placement found.

** The CIEE program fee includes internship placement and online workshops and support. Full program fee due at time of program acceptance. If suitable internship placement is confirmed for applicant based on stated interests and career goals, and applicant cancels before the program start date, then program fee minus $300 confirmation fee will be refunded. If no suitable internship placement is provided to applicant before program start date, full program fee including the $300 confirmation fee will be refunded. No refunds will be given on or after program start date.

You get more for every dollar with an internship through CIEE, from our high-quality programs to our robust network of organizations. Housing is not applicable for online programs. 


  • Internship placement
  • Pre-internship coaching and open-office hours
  • Advising before you begin to set goals and answer questions
  • On-program workshops and coaching sessions
  • Skills assessment
  • Mid-point check and final program evaluation
  • High-quality certificate of achievement


Workshops will be facilitated by CIEE staff and global experts during the 8 week internship period. Check out the topics outlined for Summer 2020. Speakers and workshops are subject to change.

Stephen Murray

Best Practices for Remote Internships
Stephen has served in senior product, P&L, and digital roles for some of the largest financial services firms in the US, Europe, and Asia including positions running consumer, investment, and insurance businesses at Wells Fargo, Lloyds Banking Group, and HSBC. He also has entrepreneurial experience with multiple startups stretching back to San Francisco and the first Internet boom in the late 90s. Since leaving banking Stephen co-founded and is currently CEO of an early-stage venture in the children’s book industry operating completely virtually across three cities and two continents. Stephen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in History from the University of Virginia.

Gosbert Chagula

Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Throughout his professional life, Gosbert has focused on supporting, building, and investing in mission-driven businesses in the energy, education, and future mobility sectors. Before he became Exeter Velocities Ecosystem Manager and workshop instructor at CIEE, he was a director at The Africa Technology Business Network (AFTBN), a global network focused on driving innovation-led growth and impact in Africa. Get ready to soak up his insider knowledge of how to develop and use an entrepreneurial mindset for the internship, university and life. 

Eloisa Angeles

How to work and live sustainably and impactfully
After receiving a PhD in Philosophie from the University of Cambridge, UK, Eloisa worked in different venture capital companies before starting her own business Terrax, with the goal to enable efficiency among food suppliers, support sustainability and reduce food waste. In her workshop, Eloisa will highlight the responsibility of business leaders to ensure they are not harming people or planet whilst pursuing audacious goals.

Vinny Piana

How to use cutting edge technologies of AI & Blockchain
A man of many skills and passions, Vinny is our digital advertising and blockchain and Artificial Intelligence consultant. He is founder and CEO of Crypto Academy which provides training courses on investing in the crypto market safely and wisely. He also consults for business on blockchain technology and has developed a very fun way of explaining what these new technologies are all about and how to use them! 

Matt Kuppers

Communication Skills: Storytelling
A specialist in private sector development and entrepreneurship training, Matt knows how important presentation and communication skills are to sell an idea, to pitch an application or to draw the attention of decision makers. He has been mentoring students and startups with Microsoft Ventures Accelerator, Startupbootcamp FinTech, and Oxford University, and is also a regular conference speaker. Matt developed online courses and training for the London School of Economics and the University of London and is an experienced virtual workshops facilitator.

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