Boost your employability with Virtual Internships*

Gain valuable career knowledge at no extra cost^ with an online internship in a career field of your choice.

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Develop your CV

Showcase your work experience

Experience remote working - the future workplace

Put what you learn into practice with Virtual Internships

Virtual Internships will help you on the path to career success. Confirm your place on a Study Group pathway programme and gain access to a virtual work placement experience that is tailored to your career goals. A Virtual Internship is a fantastic opportunity for you to take what you’ve learnt throughout your studies and put it into real-world practice.

Confirmed students starting their pathway programme between September and December 2021 will benefit from this fantastic service at no extra charge if you register your interest prior to commencing your studies.

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Benefits of Virtual Internships

  • Complete a virtual work placement at a global company while you study
  • Develop key skills to put on your CV and stand out in the competitive job market
  • Gain access to CareerBridge, a professional development hub, where you will work with a supervisor to create a CV, prepare for interviews, and more
  • Attend fortnightly topical webinars providing insight on the world of business
  • Have calls with an internship coach to ensure that you’re on-track
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion when you successfully complete your virtual internship

Virtual Internships is partnered with over 5000 businesses. Here are a few examples:

  • EzeeBuy
  • STA Travel
  • Manchester Airport Group
  • Paras Capfin Co
  • Thaki
  • Currency Bird
  • Power Up
  • Dongsung
  • Ping An Technology
  • Bloom Agro

There are 18 career fields available to you when you join Virtual Internships, including:

  • Business
  • Computer Science & IT
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Legal
  • Marketing

Virtual Internships is partnered with businesses in over 70 countries around the world including:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Spain
  • South Korea
  • UK
  • US
  • Vietnam

How to get started with Virtual Internships?

  1. Confirm your place. It’s important that you confirm your place on a programme by accepting your offer or satisfying the conditions of your conditional offer.
  2. Register your interest. Register your interest. Once you have confirmed your place, we will contact you to register your interest in Virtual Internships for free^.
  3. Enrol in Virtual Internships. Participation in Virtual Internships is optional, and free to all eligible students, subject to meeting academic and attendance criteria determined by your specific International Study Centre or College.
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Confirm your place and get ready to boost your employability with Virtual Internships

*Students must be 18+ and are only permitted to work up to 20 hours per week under a Student visa. Virtual Internships are usually unpaid experiences.

^You must register your interest in Virtual Internships prior to commencing your studies on your confirmed Autumn 2021 Study Group programme