Virtual Global Internship - 8 Week

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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 225 internship hours in total. That breaks down to 28-30 hours/week. This is a great option for students who wish to have an intensive professional development experience which is nearly full-time in nature.

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.

The Take-Aways

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


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hours of internship work



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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
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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
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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

Program Blogs


Spotlight on Virtual Internships: Maya Greenholt and Bianca Carra

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

Maya Greenholt had planned to spend the summer before her senior year at Carnegie Melon interning abroad in London, but around April she realized that probably was no longer going... keep reading


Spotlight on a Virtual Internship: Madison Peak

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

Madison Peak, a rising Junior at Arizona State University, thought she would be spending this summer studying abroad in Prague. Unfortunately, COVID-19 made that impossible. Madison is planning to graduate... keep reading


Spotlight on a Virtual Internship: William Baya

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

From a living room in the house he shares with friends in northern Virginia, William Baya is spending the summer doing a virtual internship with Massachusetts-based Eden Geotech, a cleantech... keep reading

What People are Saying

  • "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



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.



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.

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.


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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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.


Course Information

Virtual workshops compliment the internship experience by offering 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. 

 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.

 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.


 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.

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

Dates & Fees


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Fees & Housing

Program Summer Session II 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $1,450

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. 

Your fee includes

-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

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 protection with benefits.

Educational Costs = $1,450

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.

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.

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