Virtual Global Internship - 12 Week

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Feb 14 – May 6, 2023 (12 weeks)*
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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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 a 12-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 225 internship hours in total. That breaks down to 18-20 hours/week. This is a great option for students who may also be taking courses or have other commitments and want to have a part-time internship experience.

This program is designed 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

  • 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
  • Los Angeles
  • Madrid
  • Mumbai
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • San Francisco
  • Santiago
  • Seville
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Toronto

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What People are Saying

  • If you're on the fence about a virtual internship--do it!
    I had no experience working in the field, never worked online, and didn't speak the language of my employer. I was nervous at first, but so happy I took the plunge! I've learned so many new skills, worked with people all over the world, and explored aspects of sustainability jobs. If I could, I would 100% do it again!

    Phoebe, Intern


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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.


Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5 to participate in the program. 

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. Recent graduates are also eligible to participate within 24 months of graduation. Participants are required to have access to a laptop/computer with audio capabilities. Participants are required to have reliable access to internet/WiFi.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Participants are required to be active interns in the program while completing the internship. 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.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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Course Information

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Dates & Fees

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Fees & Housing

Spring 2023 12 weeks Deadline Passed Feb 14, 2023* May 6, 2023*
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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.

Educational Costs = $1,750

Total Fees = $1,750

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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


Virtual workshops compliment the internship experience by offerring different perspectives on professional development and the changing world of work. Workshops will be facilitated by CIEE Staff and global experts during the internship period. Workshops are coordinated for each program duration, so speakers and topics are subject to change. Explore our previous workshop offerings below. 

Marina Abrosova

Organizational Culture and Leadership
Marina, originally from Siberia, studied abroad in the U.S. before pursuing her PhD in Berlin/Germany. She’s an experienced entrepreneur, researcher, and corporate consultant. When managing the academic curriculum of the Entrepreneur Lab by CIEE, Marina built and supervised the entrepreneurial journey of more than 80 aspiring startups founders from all around the world.


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. 

Monica Rockstroh

Salary Negotiation
How to Leverage Your Internship Experience
As a professional Career Pep Talker based in Chicago, Monica prepares folks to negotiate existing salaries and new job offers, all while working to close the gender pay gap. Interviewing well and negotiating hard have become vital career skills for Monica as she routinely moves across oceans, leaving her established connections behind. With the right strategy and pep talk, she helps clients negotiate their way up the salary ladder and ace interviews.

Fareen Shaikh

Craft Your LinkedIn Profile and Attract Recruiters
Networking to Land Your Next Dream Job
For the last decade, Fareen has pursued her passion for people as a Human Resource consultant, talent hunter, and career advisor. She has worked with international organizations to develop their hiring processes, design job descriptions, review resumes of applicants, and screen them for their culture/values. As a career coach, her aim is to help foster your independence and guide you towards confidence in your decisions, documentation, and demeanor. Her expertise lies in coaching professionals on job search strategy, resumes, LinkedIn profiles, networking, and interviewing skills.