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High school students and recent high school graduates have the unique opportunity to complete a virtual internship with a local business or NGO in Latin America or the South Pacific (Australia and New Zealand) to gain first-hand, real-world experience in exploring different industries. This is a unique opportunity to not only learn about a particular company, but to also learn about a field and industry as well as the cultural aspects of working with a company in a different country.

Participants will:

  • Engage in project-based work that contributes to the organization’s business needs
  • Gain real-world experience in a global and virtual setting
  • Learn valuable workplace and digital agility skills to set them apart future job searches

Full-time internships will require a commitment of 32 hours a week; part-time internship placements will require a commitment of 20 hours per week.

API’s virtual internship programming will support your internship success as you engage in activities designed to refine specific skills, orient you to the international workplace culture, guide you through virtual cultural webinars and local visits, and display your learning in a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, e-portfolio, personal websites, digital resumes and more!

What's Included?

  • Advising
  • Internship placement
  • Community-building activities and cultural resources in a digital learning workspace
  • API Digital Badge: Global Workplace Communication or Global Workplace Communication Gold
  • Career readiness materials and support, including how to reflect this experience on a resume and at job interviews
  • Success in remote work resources
  • Access to API alumni network & API Ambassador Program
  • Post-program evaluation

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Cover Letter
  • Two letters of reference
  • Official transcript
  • Resumé/CV*
  • Advising session
  • Required equipment: Laptop with reliable internet access
  • *Your API Program Manager will work with you to draft or refine your resumé or C.V. during your advising session
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Mar 14, 2022 - May 6, 2022 $1,650 Jan 15, 2022 No Extension Mar 1, 2022
Summer 1 May 30, 2022 - Jul 22, 2022 $1,650 Feb 28, 2022 No Extension Mar 15, 2022
Summer 2 Jun 20, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022 $1,650 Apr 1, 2022 No Extension Apr 15, 2022

*Participants who complete their internship in Spanish (in a Spanish-speaking country) may opt to earn academic credit (3 US semester credits) through Universidad de Congreso for an additional fee of $750. In order to receive credit in Spanish for the internship, participants must: 1) be interning in a Spanish-speaking country; 2) be completing the internship 100% in Spanish; 3) have taken at least 2 Spanish classes at the 300 level or above, or demonstrate written and oral proficiency at the equivalent level.

API has also partnered with Nichols College to offer academic credit for some API Global Internship programs (conducted in English) for an additional fee of $750. Students will receive an official Nichols College transcript at the conclusion of the program. Nichols College may require a minimum enrollment of students in order to award academic credit.

What You’ll Study

API’s Virtual Global Internship Program will provide you the opportunity to intentionally grow the skills that employers value in a global context, in a remote setting from home.

Develop skills while working on projects in real-world scenarios, grow a global network of professional contacts and explore diverse workplace cultures along the way. You will be a part of API’s virtual intern community, sharing your experience with API’s network of interns completing internships across the world. As a result, you will also earn a digital badge credential that you can display on LinkedIn that certifies your successful skill development and connects you to job openings and employers that seek your specific skill set. And you will do it all while navigating a variety of digital technologies—another top skill for employers!

Welcome to the APIConnect Virtual Workspace

Connect with global interns in our virtual workspace and navigate activities designed to grow your professional skill set and earn the API Digital Badge in Global Workplace Communication. Level-up your badge with Spanish language if participating in a Spanish-speaking internship.

The workspace will include activities to help you grow these essential skills:

- Critical Thinking + Problem-Solving
- Communication
- Leadership
- Cross-cultural Collaboration
- Professionalism + Work Ethic
- Reflection + Application

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    Laura Bahamonde

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API’S VIRTUAL GLOBAL INTERNSHIP SUPPORT + SERVICES:

  • A virtual international internship placement with designated supervisor
  • Orientation to working in a virtual environment
  • Orientation to working within a different cultural setting
  • Guided skill development programming designed to enhance your career readiness before, during, and after the internship
  • Professional development support in applying your virtual international internship to your unique career pathway
  • Live events to learn about the local host culture facilitated by API Global Guides
  • Digital badge certifying engagement with specific skills in a multicultural setting and access to a job database to connect to employers and job opportunities that require your unique skill set

Our customized internship program will give you the unique opportunity to begin to explore and cultivate your future career through a high-quality virtual international internship. Our internship program is comprehensive and includes all of the key services and support to enhance your experience. We will help you through every step of the process from the application stage to the culmination of your internship. Your first step toward this once in a lifetime opportunity is to complete an application.