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Virtual Internship

Optional Credit Available | Spring 2023
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  • Spring 2023

Overview

From small businesses to multinational corporations, more and more organizations are moving to a hybrid or work-from-anywhere environment. A work culture like this requires independence, motivation and time management. Hone these skills and more with virtual internship opportunities with Global Experiences.

With the flexibility to intern wherever you wish, a remote position with an international company will ensure that cross-cultural communication skills are developed and problem-solving and critical thinking know-how is improved. Thanks to Global Experiences’ professional development, learn how to leverage these refined competencies and experiences into future interviews and jobs. 

Virtual internships run during the fall, winter, spring and summer terms for 8 or 12 weeks with the option for full-time or part-time work.

What’s Included

The AIFS Abroad inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below to help interns make the most of their time on the program.

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  • Guaranteed Internship Placement

    Once accepted into the program we guarantee a full-time or part-time internship in one of your approved career fields.

  • Global Career Readiness Program

    Connecting academic goals to professional experiences

  • Virtual Welcome Orientation & Cultural Events

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience.

  • Internship Monitoring & Virtual Check-ins

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Virtual Exit Orientation & Post-Program Debrief

    Unpack the experience and prepare to leverage the internship in the future

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, group Strengths workshop, resume and cover letter support and alumni network

  • Alumni Discount

    Receive a $500 discount off future on-location intern abroad programs

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Credit

    • Credit can be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University
    • Earn up to 6 credits during the summer, and up to 12 during the semester
    • Some universities require credit to be earned, and we cannot change a universities requirement

Program Details: Virtual Internship Session 1: 12 Weeks

Dates

January 9, 2023March 31, 2023

Term

Spring

Application Deadline

November 15, 2022

Inclusive Fees

$500

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Eligibility

Open to

Minimum of GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

The Global Experiences Enrollment Team reviews application materials, which are a combination of relevant work experience, college or university level course work, and an assessment of maturity and readiness for working in a professional setting. After a participant has been accepted, we guarantee an internship placement. 

Our team works with applicants 1:1 to gain a better understanding of the skills they will bring to their team, talents they want to grow, and expectations they have of their experience. By working individually with each intern we can assess academic knowledge, career goals, language proficiency, and overall expectations for your virtual internship, in order to place you in a dynamic work environment.

Once a match is found, all interns will interview by phone or Zoom with their manager before the placement is offered and confirmed. When your internship begins, your program advisor will be there to support you with virtual check-ins and coaching to make the most of your internship placement. 

Global Experiences has 20+ years of history matching talented interns with top tier international companies. Our placement team is dedicated to finding the right employers for our interns in a variety of career fields. Below are some of our top fields for virtual placements, but are not limited to these:

  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Marketing
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion Business/Marketing
  • Finance
  • Graphic Design
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • NGO/Non-profit
  • Public Relations
  • Video Production

Global Experiences provides an award-winning Global Career Readiness Program which combines assessments, career coaching, and experiential learning to connect students academic knowledge with their professional ambitions. The Strengths-based approach focuses on interns meeting their potential and thriving in their future careers. 

Core Components Include

  • CliftonStrengthsFinder® Assessment
  • Group Career Strengths Coaching workshop
  • Goal Setting and Career Planning
  • Interview preparation
  • Group workshop on working remote
  • Leadership Training and Recruitment Opportunities
  • Summer 3-6 Credits
  • Semester, up to 9 Credits
  • Semester, up to 12 Credits

Adding credit can allow students to access existing financial aid options and gain credit towards graduation for many majors. This is suitable for students who attend a university that does not offer credit for internships. Some universities will require credit and we cannot change university requirements. For more information please discuss your situation with your program consultant at time of application.

Credit will be obtained through our School of Record, Fairfield University. 

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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline**
    November 15, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    December 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 8, 2023
  • Program Begins
    January 9, 2023
  • Program Ends
    March 31, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    March 31, 2023
  • * We encourage applicants to apply by this date for a better chance of acceptance into their preferred career fields.
  • ** Deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance.
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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(203) 399-5163 or email: aifsabroad@aifs.com