Virtual Global Internship Program & Course - 8 Week

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Information for term Virtual Global Internship Program & Course - 8 Week

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 16 – Jul 8, 2022 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • 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! These credit-bearing internships draw 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! Learn how both synchronous and asynchronous collaboration work happens across time zones while gaining critical on-the-job skills like self-confidence, independence, and project management.

This program contains 225-300 internship hours in total or approximately 28-30 hours/week. You will also be enrolled in our online course, Academic Internship in the Global Workplace, which combined with your completed internship, can earn you six credits.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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


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

  • Participate

    in coaching sessions and online workshops.


    upon completion certificate for posting and sharing with your network.

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 for posting and sharing with your network

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
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • San Francisco
  • Santiago
  • Seville
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Toronto


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The Virtual Global Internship program pairs you with a non-paying internship across a diverse set of industries and companies. During the program, you will receive coaching and support throughout the internship, additional workshops and a key motivator assessment. Together with the online course, you’ll explore best practices for resume writing, interview prep, time management, building an entrepreneurial mindset, and maintaining a global network. 

This eight-week program includes an online internship and an integrated online academic course. The online course is a required part of enrolling in this program and must be completed to receive academic credit.


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’s degree program and have completed at least their first academic year of studies before the program begins. Recent graduates (within 24 months) are also eligible to participate. 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 actively engaged in the program while completing the requisite internship hours, and to complete all coursework assignments, to achieve credit.

While the extra-curricular workshops and coaching sessions are not mandatory, we strongly encourage all participants to attend.


Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 45  academic course hours, 225-300 internship placement hours

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.

Academic Culture

Students are expected to behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The academic course is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Class Format

Students participate in a eight-week CIEE virtual internship and academic course taught in an online learning environment. Class and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all.


Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic course, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

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.

Language of Instruction


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

In the course, Academic Internship in the Global Workplace, students will be challenged to question, reflect upon, and respond to the issues they observe and encounter in the internship setting and local host environment. The course allows students to focus on their assigned tasks and projects at the internship site, while engaging in online discussion, as well as readings and other assignments, that are necessary to receive academic credit for the internship.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Fall 2022 8 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 26, 2022 Nov 18, 2022
Spring 2023 8 weeks Dec 1, 2022 Feb 14, 2023* Apr 8, 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 = $1,950

Total Fees = $1,950

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
  • Online academic course
  • On-program workshops and coaching sessions
  • Key motivators assessment
  • Mid-point check and final program evaluation
  • High-quality, shareable certificate of achievement


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. 

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.

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