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If you are looking to differentiate your resume, earn essential skills that employers value, and grow your professional network -- all from the comfort of home! -- then the API Virtual Global Internship program is for you!

API will coordinate a virtual internship placement with an international organization that meets your professional, academic and personal goals. Our programming will support your internship success as you engage in activities designed to refine specific skills, orient you to the international workplace culture, and guide you through virtual cultural webinars and visits. Capstone your experience by earning a digital badge that you can add to your LinkedIn profile, e-portfolio, personal websites, digital resumes and more!

We place students in virtual, customized 8-week internships across the world including:
— Argentina
— Australia
— Chile
— Costa Rica
— Ireland
— New Zealand
— Portugal
— Spain

Full and part-time placements are available in all locations!

  • 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.

What's Included?

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

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 (3.0 for STEM) G.P.A.
  • Cover Letter
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Résumé/C.V.
  • University Approval Form (if applicable)
  • Advising session
  • Required equipment: Laptop with reliable internet access
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Winter Jan 16, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023 $1,900 Nov 1, 2022 Nov 15, 2022 Jan 1, 2023
Spring Mar 13, 2023 - May 5, 2023 $1,900 Jan 15, 2023 No Extension Mar 1, 2023
Summer 1 May, 2023 - Jul, 2023 $1,900 Mar 1, 2023 No Extension Mar 15, 2023
Summer 2 Jun, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $1,900 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023

*Participants who wish to earn academic credit through University of Massachusetts Amherst will incur an additional fee of $750. Full-time placements offer 6 credits and part-time placements offer 3 credits for the 8-week session.

**Participants who complete their internship in Spanish, in a Spanish-speaking country, who wish to earn academic credit (3 US semester credits) through Universidad de Congreso will incur an additional fee of $750. In order to receive credit in Spanish for your internship, you must: 1) be interning in a Spanish-speaking country; 2) be completing your 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.

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.

You will differentiate your resume by working closely with an organization based abroad, navigating challenges and embracing the opportunities that arise from working across cultures to make a meaningful impact on your host organization. You will be a part of API’s virtual intern community, sharing your experience in real-time 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!

APICONNECT VIRTUAL WORKSPACE AND DIGITAL BADGE

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. The workspace will include:

I. Welcome + Orientation Module
II. Growing your skill set: Critical Thinking + Problem-Solving
III. Growing your skill set: Communication
IV. Growing your skill set: Leadership
V. Growing your skill set: Cross-cultural collaboration
VI. Growing your skill set: Professionalism + work ethic
VII. Reflection + Application

WORKSPACE FEATURES:
  • Forum to build and engage with your global community
  • Interactive cultural and skill-development content to satisfy a variety of learning styles, including TED talks, podcasts, videos and more
  • Ongoing feedback and response to submitted activities and reflections
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    Lauren Daniels

    Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!

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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
  • Webinars about the local host culture facilitated by API Resident Directors
  • 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

Please note that areas with the most potential for virtual internship 8-week placement include Business, Marketing, and Economics.

Have questions?

Schedule a virtual advising appointment with us to learn more!