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Virtual Internships

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Finding work experience to make yourself stand out in a competitive job market is hard enough. Why make it harder by adding geography and accessibility barriers?

By choosing a guaranteed virtual internship and working remotely for an innovative global company in one of over 110+ countries, you’ll gain the experience you need to set yourself apart, without impacting your studies or social life. As the world moves towards remote working, you’ll be able to demonstrate to future employers that you already have global work experience.

Our alumni have gone on to work for Amazon, Deutsche Bank, Facebook, and other internationally recognized companies. Plus, on average, 1 in 4 of our interns get offered a full-time position at the end of their internship!

Simply enroll online, and choose your desired career field, commitment length, and start date. Once your application is complete, you'll be matched with one of our 11,000+ approved host companies in 6 weeks or less!

Reviews

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Henry
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Unique and Valuable Experience for Driven High School Students - Virtual Internships Foundations Program

When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit in 2020 and halted all travel plans, I found myself with an abundance of free time having finished the school year in June. While I could have stayed in my room all summer playing video games and watching TV, I instead chose to look into the possibility of completing an internship. Being in high school at the time and having had little relevant job experience, I was doubtful of the possibility of finding an internship over the summer. Luckily, I managed to find the Virtual Internships Foundations Program: a four-week online internship for driven high school students looking to gain valuable skills, knowledge, and exposure to their desired industry.

While initially a bit dubious of the internship's emphasis on teamwork, by the end of the four weeks, I realized how valuable this was as I was working with like-minded high school students of a similar driven nature. Not only was I able to network with students who were also considering careers in the business/finance sector, but I also received valuable, detailed, and specific feedback from both my host company (B Atomic: an e-insurance company) and program advisors on the quality of my team's work. Despite not having taken any business classes in high school, I was trained in areas such as marketing, brand management, HR, project management, and more which put me in good stead for starting my business degree at university. Finally, a key component of the program was guidance on resume writing, interview etiquette, and career management: all imperative skills when entering the workforce. Overall, this experience provided me the opportunity to network with like-minded people, learn about my industry of interest, produce high-quality, hands-on work, and gain an advantage over competitive first year university business students looking for employment. I would without doubt recommend Virtual Internships to those driven students looking to develop their soft skills, meet like-minded individuals, and learn about their industry of interest.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Presenting weekly projects to the Chief Marketing Officer of my host company was nerve-racking, but I overcame this by practicing the presentations with my group and ensuring the necessary research was done.
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Shayan
9/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Virtual Internships Review

My month-long experience with Virtual Internships was a very positive one, where I worked directly under a top-level executive for a company with over 1000 employees. We worked to create mission and vision statements, job templates, advertising campaigns, websites, and more. I gained a lot of real-world experience, and a key takeaway was learning how to work efficiently with a group virtually, along with managing deadlines. I learned quite a lot from this program, and the time-management and collaborative skills I took away from this program will greatly benefit me when I go to college, along with once I start a job.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My most nerve-racking moment would have to be our final presentation where we shared the project we spent weeks building up to, which included an advertising campaign, sample email templates and a website that we designed.
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Shashi
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience

Hey everyone. I am a senior High school student. I was looking for an internship to work with other companies. Scrolling down google I found this fantastic program that is a perfect match for me.
Not only do Virtual foundations connect you with the company but they also give you a superb collaborative team from different cultures and backgrounds to work with. Trust me, it's always amazing to meet new members from all around the world and see their way of thinking.
It is a great platform to start with your internship opportunity.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Have patience, collaboration, teamwork, researching ability, enjoy the program.
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Morgan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Virtual Internship Success

I absolutely loved my internship experience. I had the opportunity to gain real-world knowledge all while enjoying myself with engaging projects. I was nervous about a global internship at first because I hadn't ever worked in another country, but quickly felt right at home and was able to learn so much. I gained experience in marketing, sales, and even wrote articles for the company. It was such a great experience and I would advise anyone who is thinking of taking part in this program to definitely do so.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Dive right in! Don't be afraid to ask questions or be hesitant to try something new.
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Kaisha
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great opportunity to gain experience

This was a great opportunity to gain work experience and gain connections anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. This experience allowed me to develop a number of transferable skills in the business area I was most interested in. It’s a great addition to add to your CV and employers are always interested in a candidate who’s worked for an oversees firm. As the experience was virtual I was able to complete it from anywhere in the world at times that were most convenient for me.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Jillian Low

Job Title
Chief Academic Officer
Jillian Low: Virtual Internships

What is your favorite travel memory?

When exploring Angkor Wat in Cambodia, my two friends and I got separated wandering around old ruins. 20 minutes later when we converged, I had met a local man and his toddler who shared their breakfast with me despite not sharing any language, my friend the environmentalist had met a group of students looking at water conservation, and my other friend had a new painting from a local artist. The wide depth of our 20-minute organic experiences is precisely why I love travelling, anything can happen, and the world seems full of characters with more similarities than differences.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Working at my current company is not something I envisioned for myself at 20, nor even at 30, yet it has allowed me to truly understand the way that you can weave a professional career that takes sharp turns, leaps, and tumbles without losing yourself or passion. Career progression is non-linear, and the path so clear to you at 20, is sure to be different 5, or 10 years later. By learning to embrace the turns, rise to the challenge of change, and think innovatively, I have been able to grow rather than become stagnant during these ever-challenging times.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

Our 2020 participants had few other options than virtual opportunities due to the global pandemic. While the outcomes could have been dreary, by and large, they were uplifting, hopeful, and really embracing global remote work. One student, in particular, was really surprised by the opportunity to gain global fluency, and while based in the UK, he was hired as a contractor after his experience, and now works with a team in Vietnam and San Francisco.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Our program offers remote internship opportunities within 18 career fields, if I could pick any program I would love to choose a Virtual Internship in Computer Science & Technology. While I have limited coding skills, the opportunity would let me work for a really dynamic tech start-up, and past interns have supported blockchain technology, robotics, and AI support.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

In 2018 long before COVID my company started supporting virtual internships, to ensure that any student no matter the barriers could gain global work experience. That foresight allowed us to be well-placed and ready in 2020 when the world went fully remote temporarily, and the ability to think innovatively before it was necessary, makes me really proud of my team and company. Our company is unique due to its sole focus on remote work ensuring all programming supports and inclusions are specifically curated for the best support.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Being a successful company requires really strong leaders who have a clear mission and 'why'. Moreover, that leadership needs to be able to trust their staff to embolden autonomy, creativity, and process-driven solutions. While it seems simple, it's not always easy to find a successful marriage of leadership and autonomy, but when a company can find it, success is sure to follow.