Global Remote Internships

Program Description

The Global Remote Internship Program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical 21st century skills, industry connections, and international experience through project-based learning without having to travel abroad.

Participants will work remotely from their own home and gain valuable international experience with the option of earning academic credit.

A Virtual program with real experience

After submitting an application, students will be matched with a company in the field that best corresponds to their academic background and professional goals. Projects for each internship vary by career interest and company assignment.

Career Semester

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Global Remote Internship Program Options

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10-Week Individual Placement

Students are matched with an organization based on their career goals and will work with a company located in Australia, Spain, or Vietnam on an individual project. Each project is 10 weeks in length and requires a commitment of 27 hours per week.

  • Cost: $1,550 USD
  • 10 weeks in length / 27 hours per week
  • Start in June, September, or January
  • Optional 6 academic credits (additional cost)

Relevant majors: Wide range of options

16-Week Individual Placement (Part Time)

Students are matched with an organization based on their career goals and will work with a company located in Australia, Spain, or Vietnam on an individual project. These projects are 16 weeks in length and require a commitment of 12 hours per week, thus allowing students to also undertake courses at their home university at the same time.

  • Cost: $1,550 USD
  • 16 weeks in length / 12 hours per week
  • Start in September or January
  • Optional 4 academic credits (additional cost)

Relevant majors: Wide range of options

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Placements are available in a variety of fields of study and countries.

Placements for Global Remote Internships – Individual Placements

Global Remote Internship Individual placements are very similar to our In-Person Internship placements. In most cases, our established host organizations are able to provide the same type of experience for remote interns. The main difference is that you will have a more refined list of projects on your offer letter for a Global Remote Internship to ensure that there are clear career goals and structure since you will be working independently from home. You can review the Career Fields pages for more details about the types of placements.

Examples of previous individual internship projects include:

  • Research & Development Intern​ - Perform research on various sustainable products​, create blogs, article or social media posts related to the research, coordinate with various stakeholders on project development​
  • Finance Intern​ - Conduct market research to develop market strategy, compile pricing plans, assist in implementing new & existing business strategies​
  • Project Coordinator Intern - Manage strategic communications; assist with websites, congress schedules, speakers, and VIP information for annual conference; website development with maintenance and regular news updates
  • Education Intern - Create English lesson plans for non-native speakers
  • Tourism Intern - Develop new travel tours and marketing them to target demographics
  • Sports Marketing Intern - Work with a professional sports team and aiding in the development of their social media presence

What's Included

INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM-BASED PLACEMENT

If you select an Individual placement, we will use your resume and cover letter along with information gathered during your advising session to place you in an internship placement with an organization based abroad. You will work remotely for 10 hours (for 16-week part time placements) or 25 hours (for 8 week placements )per week to complete your internship. Team-Based applications will be assigned to a team of 3-5 and each team will be assigned to a specific company project. Participants will be expected to spend approximately 25 hours per week on the project.

INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM-BASED PLACEMENT

INCLUSIVE ADVISING & SUPPORT

Our team of trained Program Managers and Career Advisors guides participants through the entire admissions process and abroad experience. We'll help you with program selection, resume advice, and pre-departure services including assistance with immigration visas, airline tickets, and orientation. The U.S. staff is in regular contact with the resident staff abroad who provide support to participants during their program.

INCLUSIVE ADVISING & SUPPORT

VIRTUAL ORIENTATION

A virtual orientation will be held the week prior to your internship start date. The goal of the orientation is to prepare you to be successful in your Global Remote Internship and to introduce you to other participants.

VIRTUAL ORIENTATION

PROFESSIONAL MENTOR OR CAREER COACH

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PROFESSIONAL MENTOR OR CAREER COACH

PERSONAL CAREER ADVISORS

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PERSONAL CAREER ADVISORS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLBOX

The Professional Development Toolbox is designed to help develop your career readiness competencies before, during, and after your program. Through a series of resources, ISA will provide you the tools necessary for you to begin to reflect on and grow the key competencies as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Our goal is that through these resources and tools, the gap between the classroom and the working world closes for you. The Toolbox includes:

  • Individualized Advising Session
  • Resume and Cover Letter Advising
  • Interview Coaching
  • Pro-Tip Email and Video Series
  • On-site Professional Development Activities
  • Career Resource and Alumni Guides

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLBOX

PLACEMENT SUPERVISION

The ISA Internships team works with each applicant to learn about their personal and professional goals and interests, in addition to their education, work, or volunteer experiences. We believe that spending this time on the front-end with each applicant allows us to make great matches between each of our interns and one of our over 800 host companies. Sample past placements can be viewed on our website, but this is by no means a comprehensive list of the breadth of internships that we can accommodate.

PLACEMENT SUPERVISION

ACADEMIC CREDIT
(optional)

Participants have the option to receive a U.S. transcript and 6 credits for the 8-week internship program or 4 credits through the 6-week internship program. Credit is provided through Carroll College for an additional $300. Visit the Academic Credit page for more details.

*Academic credit is not available for participants in the DENVER internship program.

ACADEMIC CREDIT
(optional)

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT

Throughout your internship, you will have the opportunity to connect with our on-site teams in the country where your internship is taking place in addition to receiving weekly cultural engagement emails with interesting information and links related to the culture and country. The goal is to give you a deeper understanding of the country's history and culture in order to help you better understand the context of the organization in which you are working.

CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT

Academic Credit

You have three options. We can help you find what’s right for you.*

Option 1 - Transfer Credit from University of South Florida

ISA Internships has partnered with University of South to offer a U.S. transcript and award 6 academic credits for the 10-week program and 4 academic credits for the 16-week program. Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of written academic assignments, evidence of reflective learning, and an evaluation from your host organization supervisor. The additional cost of academic credit is $375, and includes a transcript with an A-F letter grade from USF.

Option 2 - Credit from Your Home Institution

Students may work with their home university to receive academic credit for their program. Each academic institution has a unique policy for granting internship credit, thus students should inquire about receiving academic credit with their home university advisors, professors, and/or academic department heads.

Interns earning credit through their home institution will still have select assignments required to be completed by ISA as part of their program.

 

Option 3 - Just Do It for The Experience

You can just participate for the experience and choose to not earn any academic credit at all..

Academic Credit Types

Academic Credit Amounts:

In-Country Internships:

  • 12-week internships - 6 credits
  • 8-week internships - 4 credits

Global Remote Internships

  • 10-week individual placement - 6 credits
  • 16-week  placement - 4 credits

To get a better understanding of your options, reach out to an ISA Advisor by calling 512-480-8522 or emailing

internships@studiesabroad.com.

 

The Professional Development Toolbox from ISA
Included in Every Internship

The Professional Development Toolbox was designed to provide you with resources for success before, during, and after your internship.

Career Readiness Course

The Career Readiness Course was developed with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career-readiness framework in mind. This optional course provides you with:

  • Resources to aid in your professional development
  • Webinars to learn about networking and discovering your strengths
  • Tips and tricks for delivering a winning elevator pitch.

By completing the course, you can earn a digital badge to post on your LinkedIn profile.

Skill Survey Assessment Tool

Premiere access to SkillSurvey's Career Readiness Project:

  • Access self-assessment tools and supervisor surveys that allow you to measure the skills you gain during your internship
  • Compare yourself to entry-level job applicants from over 100 different institutions around the U.S.
  • Analyze gaps and areas for improvement in 8 core areas of career readiness, providing a roadmap for your development

Advising Sessions

An individualized advising session that covers:

  • Resume and cover letter improvements and interview techniques
  • Ongoing advising/coaching before, during, and after your internship to assist you with any challenges and support your learning journey

On-Site Workshops and Support

Goal-setting tools and activities:

  • Professional development workshops and activities
  • Personal internship supervisor

Frequently Asked Questions