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
General grants/scholarships, BIPOC funding
Health & Safety

Program Details

Compensation
Unpaid
Timeframe
Fall Spring Summer
Weekly Hours
40
Age Min.
18
Feb 21, 2024
Apr 01, 2023
37 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 AIFS Abroad, we can be together, at a distance.

With AIFS Abroad Virtual Internships, 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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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

LGBTQIA+ Support

At AIFS Abroad, we want to support all participants in their study/internship abroad journey, inclusive of gender, race, religion, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Everyone has a complex identity, and faith, spirituality, and religion are important factors when deciding on a program location.

Accessibility Support

Everyone’s experience is unique. We recognize the location you choose can have an impact on your sense of belonging. We encourage you to use the information below as you review your options to select the program and location that will be the best choice for you. If you do not hold the identities that are amplified here, this information is still a great resource for you as well. It will give you a better understanding of those who have this identity.

Impact

Sustainability

In response to the overwhelming global climate crisis, AIFS Abroad is pleased to make Sustainability a key priority when considering organizational, operational, and programming decisions. We understand that the only way to effectively combat this crisis and mitigate the effects of climate change is to drastically reduce our environmental impact. Therefore, AIFS Abroad has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2025. AIFS Abroad is proud to announce we have signed the CANIE Accord, becoming the first US provider to make this commitment.

Program Highlights

  • Gain international work experience in the comfort of your home.
  • Guarantee a virtual 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.

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If you would like to earn academic credit for your internship and ​your university does not offer academic credit for your internship, it’s possible that you can receive transfer credit through our School of Record, Fairfield University.

Scholarships

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AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships, Grants & Financial Support

We believe a study abroad experience is an essential component of well-rounded university education and we are committed to providing financial assistance to as many students as possible in support of their goal to study abroad. AIFS also offers internship and study abroad + internship blended programs to support the development of personal and professional skills.

Value
$500 - $5,000

Program Reviews

4.99 Rating
based on 72 reviews
  • 5 rating 98.61%
  • 4 rating 1.39%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Content 4.95
  • Engagement 5
  • Support 5
  • Platform 4.95
  • Value 4.95
Showing 1 - 8 of 72 reviews
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Kianna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Experience :)

My experience with Global Experiences was amazing because it opened a whole new world in my eyes that I had not known before starting with my internship organization. Step by step, GE followed me and helped me overcome any questions and comments I had. What is unique about GE than the organizations is that I noticed GE was faster than any other one. They do not leave you in doubt and ensure you're comfortable when applying, in the process or when your internship is finished. I am currently a student and was able to complete this internship without any problem surrounding time management because of the help that was provided.

Pros
  • Great team
  • Fast communciation
  • Presentations biweekly about learning new skills
Cons
  • None
  • None
  • None
79 people found this review helpful.
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Sophia
4/5
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
103 people found this review helpful.
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Jennifer
5/5
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.

96 people found this review helpful.
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Jennifer
5/5
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.
100 people found this review helpful.
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Mischma
5/5
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
100 people found this review helpful.
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Caroline
5/5
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
107 people found this review helpful.
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Joyce
5/5
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
112 people found this review helpful.
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Kercena
5/5
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
108 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.