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Virtual Global Internships

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Now more than ever, enhancing your cross-cultural and virtual communication skills, gaining real-world work experience, and making your resume stand out in a competitive global job market is critical. That's where CIEE Virtual Global Internships come in! These flexible, online, and immersive internships offer hard and soft skill acquisition entirely on your schedule, wherever you are.

With a CIEE Virtual Global Internship, you can:

  • Grow your global network from anywhere in the world
  • Gain real-life, project-based experience with global companies and startups
  • Obtain a digital Certificate of Completion to post to your social and professional networks
  • Cultivate essential skills such as project management, teamwork, and intercultural communication while developing an individual e-portfolio of skills and experiences for future career success

Non-Credit Programs

Start Your Virtual Internship Today

Choose between a full-time (8-week) or part-time (12-week) CIEE Virtual Global Internship program and receive a personalized internship placement in one of 30+ cities around the world. During your placement, you'll participate in a pre-internship online skills assessment, join online workshops with industry experts focused on future-of-work skills, and receive ongoing program internship coaching and support. Internships require a minimum of 225 hours and can be scaled to meet specific individual or university requirements.

Non-credit options provide maximum flexibility to align with your specific academic and/or professional goals.

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Choose Your Program

  • CIEE Virtual Global Internship (non-credit) – Internship and workshops

Choose Program Duration

Looking for a full-time intensive professional development experience? 
Select an 8-week program at 28-30 hours/week.

Looking to pair a part-time internship with an academic course load?
Select a 12-week program at 18-20 hours/week.

Choose Your Top Two Areas of Focus

15 options available

Choose Your Preferred Location

We encourage applicants to prioritize their academic and career goals in a specific geographic location. However, participants may request a preferred location of interest during the placement process. Internships are sourced based on internship goals across our network of employers in more than 30 locations.

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 CIEE Virtual Global Internship program, you'll communicate your goals and preferences, and we'll work to match you with the internship opportunity that best meets your needs.

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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

  • "I was very impressed with the quality of experience we were able to create on the weeklong sprint with HEX, especially given that we were fully remote. The staff were supportive and offered valuable feedback. We were introduced to a plethora of powerful tools and got a rapid education in entrepreneurial thinking and strategy. The networking opportunities are fantastic."

    Walter Conrad, CIEE|HEX Intern