Location
  • Online
Length
8 to 12 weeks
Industry
Accounting Advertising Art History Arts Business Communications Computer Science Criminal Justice Design Economics Engineering Fashion Design Finance International Business International Relations Marketing Media Relations Psychology Startups Technology +10

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Year Round
Weekly Hours
40
Age Min.
18
Feb 15, 2022
Aug 20, 2022
18 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Are you a self-motivated and independent student looking to become a global citizen? Want to gain professional work experience without traveling far? With Global Experiences Virtuoso, we can be together, at a distance.

Meet GE Virtuoso: Virtual International Internships. With GE Virtuoso, you can put accessibility and mobility concerns aside and develop a meaningful professional connection with an international company. Here, you will gain the skills necessary to thrive in today's economy, including digital literacy, cross-cultural communication, time management, and much more.
Our virtual internship program allows you to gain the same benefits from working with an international company, and access to our career coaching and professional development program - plus extra benefits of it being affordable, flexible, and environmentally friendly.

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Program Highlights

  • Gain international work experience in the comfort of your home.
  • Guarantee a remote Internship with an international employer.
  • Receive CliftonStrengths Online Assessment, Professional Coaching Call, and Résumé and Cover Letter Support.
  • Take advantage of Individual Program Advising and a Group Tutorial on Teleworking.
  • Make the most of your experience with Internship Monitoring and Virtual Check-Ins.

Scholarships

Global Experiences Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

Global Experiences offers scholarships for both summer and semester terms in any of the organization’s 11 global cities. They are currently accepting applications for summer and fall 2021 and 2022. Full scholarships are available for semester-long programs, with special consideration given to those who are underrepresented in study abroad programs. Global Experiences also contributes to those who receive a Pell Grant or Benjamin A. Gillman scholarship, for both in person and virtual programs.

Value
$500 - $3,000

Program Reviews

9.86 Rating
based on 71 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 98.59%
  • 7-8 rating 1.41%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Content 9.8
  • Engagement 9.8
  • Support 9.9
  • Platform 9.7
  • Value 9.8
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Sophia
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fulfilling internship experience!

Through Global Experiences, I gained a fulfilling internship experience with an international nonprofit. After a one-on-one call with a staff member from Global Experiences as well as detailed research by the Global Experience Team, I was matched with an organization that I was excited to work with and fit my interests. Live video check-ins with other interns and a Virtual Program Manager allowed me to make connections with other interns in the program and help me plan for my future career. At the end of my internship, I appreciated the opportunity Global Experiences offered me to reflect on my internship.

Pros
  • Remote work; Flexiblility
5 people found this review helpful.
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Jennifer
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

First and memorable internship experience

I have enjoyed this internship experience since the first meeting. I will say that the first few stages of cooperating with a representative from my own university was a rocky start but once I was placed with a company, and attended my first GE meeting, I felt welcomed and supported. Everyone that has led a meeting through GE was kind and considerate. They did their best at engaging everyone regardless of who may be shy or outgoing. I found all the students that were doing GE at the same time as me, were driven and respectful.

5 people found this review helpful.
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Jennifer
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My Rewarding Virtual Experience

Through the Global Experience program, I was given the opportunity of working with a Costa Rican company as their social media marketer. I had a rewarding experience applying my Spanish fluency and building my marketing experience. I was able to recognize and aim my strengths to best benefit my experience. Through our bi-weekly meetings, I was able to network with other interns and build my global connections. I was able to meet my personal and professional goals through this experience. I am very pleased with my multi-cultural experience!

Pros
  • This is a flexible program.
  • It is very rewarding when you build your connections.
  • I strengthen my skill set when it comes to working virtually.
7 people found this review helpful.
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Mischma
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Experience to Remember!

The time that I had with Global Experiences was amazing! I had the opportunity to intern with a non-profit organization in Barbados where I was able to learn new skills, as well as improve the skills that I already had. Skills like updating website content, project management, website content creation, and many more.
Throughout this process, I was supported by Global Experiences with their daily check-ins and workshops. Global Experiences made me feel supported, and that I had someone who wanted me to succeed and feel comfortable with my time as an intern. It was such a phenomenal experience, I gained such confidence through this experience and I have Global Experiences to thank!

Pros
  • Network
  • workshop/check-ins
  • Time management
11 people found this review helpful.
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Caroline
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship Experience

My experience with Global Experiences was invaluable! I loved the way this entire experience was set-up. GE first provided their interns with "tools" which were great resources to have such as a strengths assessment, learning about workplaces around the world, and how to be a successful intern. Next they provided us with great guidance having a welcome and exit orientation, weekly-check in's, and a midpoint reflection with my host employer. This guidance really helped me become more self-aware, which was key on my entire journey to learn and grow as much as possible. Lastly, GE did a phenomenal job of networking. I was able to share my experience with other interns, learn through cultural events provided like: a cooking class, art tour, and city tour. I was able to network and increase my professional development through a strengths workshops and weekly-check ins

Pros
  • networking
  • resources
  • guidance
12 people found this review helpful.
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Joyce
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

FUN TIMES

My time with Global Experience was great. I had the opportunity of being partnered with an NGO in Ethiopia, where I was able to learn and practice various skills. Examples are project management, time management, writing, research and summary skills. Global Experience also provided workshops to teach us how to use our time in our placement effectively. Carmen was also very helpful in helping me navigate any issues I encountered, which further enhanced my time at Global Experience.

I would recommend this program because it allows you to learn valuable skills and help you decide what direction you want to go in for your career. Global Experience can also help you troubleshoot any issues you may encounter. They are there to help and guide you, so do not be afraid to reach out.

Pros
  • Workshops
  • Good Partnering
  • Help from Carmen to navigate any issues
14 people found this review helpful.
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Kercena
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Virtual Internship!

I was very pleased and excited to accept the position of Communications Intern-Virtual for GE-AIFS. I was placed with a boutique company headquarted in Spain, being responsible for researching and writing content for blog posts, social media such as Instagram and for LinkedIn. It was a delight to work in the arts and culture industry where I became immersed in new artists, trailblazers who are women of color, as well as curators and directors of museums all while collaborating with the host company. I am very appreciative of the experience and am certain that this has broadened my horizons and expanded the reach of the host company. Thank you again for the experience--I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a virtual internship.

Pros
  • Flexible schedule
  • Great people
  • Relevant + Interesting Work
Cons
  • Internship time period was too short
  • Adjusting for the time difference
  • Scheduling difficulties
11 people found this review helpful.
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Precious
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience!

I was initially nervous about this virtual experience because I had originally hoped to be able to travel for my international experience requirement but all of my worries were put to rest when I applied for this virtual experience. Right from the first day that I showed interest, I wasn't alone. They were constantly checking on me so I didn't feel lost. Carmen hosted meetings with us and while I wasn't able to attend all the time due to my schedule, She would send me emails to check up on me and make sure that I was doing well. At the end of the day, I found that I had no reason to worry in the first place. I will definitely be recommending this experience to everyone.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Just go in with an open mind and make sure to ask questions if you feel lost or need support.
31 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

No. This program sets you up with an internship in your chosen area of study. As with most internships, the work is not paid. You do still get career coaching from them while during your internship.