Virtual Internships

Program Reviews

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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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Anya
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great opportunity to gain work experience

Virtual Internships were brilliant at matching me and my interests to a company that helped me get the most out of the program. I gained lots of experience and it was so useful having people in the industry I want to work in (the media industry) to talk to and ask questions about how it works and how to get my foot in the door.

The online resources from Virtual Internships was mostly good, it definitely motivated to keep making sure I was getting the most out of my internship. Some of the information was quite outdated or sometimes contradictory though, so I would take their online advice with a pinch of salt!

You also get two meetings with a mentor, one halfway through your internship and one at the end, and that was definitely very useful in making sure I was keeping track of what I was gaining from the internship, as now I know exactly what to put in my CV for it!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Make sure I am communicating to the company what I want out the program from the outset - I started doing this halfway through my internship and it was brilliant once I did this.
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Julian
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Opportunity to Explore!

I got to experience working as a financial data analyst for a UK company, and it was an eye-opening experience as I got to learn more about finance as an industry, which has definitely helped me in my graduate recruitment journey!
As this internship is virtual, I also gained valuable skills in how to work effectively and independently when working at home. My manager was very supporting, and the Virtual Internships team was very helpful in answering all my queries.
If you are struggling to find work experience, do give Virtual Internships a try as you will definitely gain a lot out of the programme.

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Ellie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing virtual experience!

I was set up with a marketing agency in China during summer 2020 and learned so much about the industry. It was invaluable experience that has helped me secure a competitive graduate scheme! I worked for 20 hours a week, giving enough time for enjoying the summer, as well as undertaking supplementary courses. There was also a lot of extra course content from Virtual Internships themselves, as well as really enjoyable webinars on topics such as interview skills. It is also an amazing opportunity to gain well valued international experience.

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Julian
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Opportunity to Explore!

I got to experience working as a financial data analyst for a UK company, and it was an eye-opening experience as I got to learn more about finance as an industry, which has definitely helped me in my graduate recruitment journey! As this internship is virtual, I also gained valuable skills in how to work effectively and independently when working at home. My manager was very supporting, and the Virtual Internships team was very helpful in answering all my queries. If you are struggling to find work experience, do give Virtual Internships a try as you will definitely gain a lot out of the programme.

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Syeda Rumana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An unforgettable experience!

Virtual Interships provided me with a great opportunity to explore my professional options through an online internship. I was able to work as a Social Media Intern for Boundless Impact which is based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The internship was definitely out of my comfort zone as I has little experience about social media but by the ned of the internship, I was able to submit a template for the newsletter and also complete profiles of my colleagues. It was really cool to see my work on their website.
It was also really helpful to have routine check-ins with Virtual Internships that helped me in organising my time and reflecting effectively on my work.

Truly a wonderful experience!

What was your funniest moment?
I loved our weekly zoom meetings in which you had to talk about the work we did during the week, what we wanted to focus on and how we were going to treat ourselves over the weekend!
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Áine
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Online Working Experience

I did online internships with companies in Vietnam and Nepal. These were a fantastic addition to my CV in a year where international travel was practically nonexistent. CRCC was really helpful throughout, providing me regular updates about the progress of my job searching process and promptly answering any queries that I had. The work I did was challenging and helped me to develop new skills and learn lots of really useful information. The video call with an employee from CRCC at the halfway point of the internship was really beneficial in evaluating my development. Would highly recommend.

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Alissa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Super Valuable Experience!

During my short but impactful time working as a marketing intern at a company based in Shanghai, I gained so much valuable experience in only 5 weeks. I instantly felt as though I was a valued team member and was able to take ownership of several hands-on projects within the first week. The team not only made me feel extremely welcomed but held me to high standards which cultivated an open and growth-oriented environment. As a result, I have gained so many new skills, as well as refined the skills I came in with, resulting in a newfound confidence as I approach future opportunities.

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Sierra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Such a great experience!

My experience with virtual internships was amazing. I went into the program with specific target skills in mind, however I ended up learning so many other skills such as design software, cross cultural time management, data management, etc. My supervisors were so helpful throughout my time interning and I felt like I could come to them with anything I was feeling. The workload is very manageable and the partner organizations are just great! My favorite part of interning was the ability to build my network.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I were to have another virtual internship, I would definitely utilize all the free language-learning platforms available to all interns. They let you pick any language you want and you have the duration of your time interning to take lessons!