Virtual Global Internships and Lab Programs

Receive mentorship and hands-on experience in a Virtual Global Internship

Create forward-thinking solutions to international challenges in the Innovation Lab

Build global-to-local advocacy plans with the Community Engagement Lab

Earn tangible, real-world skills for your resume with the Digital Badge Program

Hands-On Experience. Skills-Based Programs.

Virtual, global learning that directly applies to your career ahead. See API programs below.

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Build an international network. Gain hands-on experience in a virtual environment. Receive mentorship from those already working in the career you want.

Full-time, part-time, and 6-week placements available in a variety fields based around the world.


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Work in a team to uncover creative business solutions to global challenges.

Develop entrepreneurial business skills needed in a real-world environment.

Take an idea from concept to product in 12-weeks.

Receive mentorship and feedback from cultural coaches and industry and field experts on your ideas.


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Work with a team to build a global-to-local advocacy action plan in 12-weeks.

Create solutions that support community-based organizations locally and be replicated globally.

Learn from cultural coaches and field experts about community organizing, advocacy, civic engagement, and allyship for marginalized communities.


API Badges Together

Showcase the skills you learned with unique digital credentials you can display on your LinkedIn, e-portfolio, online resume, etc.

Demonstrate your ability to maximize opportunities to thrive in a virtual environment and readiness to innovate in a global, digital economy.


Work in a digital environment now. Earn scholarships for the future. 

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    Earn course credit and add an international edge to your resume—at the same time.

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    Work on your schedule—six week to full semester options available for fall and winter.

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    Show employers you're ready for a career that spans the globe even graduation.

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    Earn scholarships for future study abroad programs.

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    It's all in one curated, collaborative workspace. With it, you learn from talented instructors around the world and gain access to API’s Global Guides that share the sights and sounds of new destinations with immersive cultural experiences.


    "Everything is going well with my virtual internship. I think the placement has been a great match for me; I have learned a lot." - API Virtual Internship Student

    "I thought that the badge activities I had to complete were super interesting and informative. They broadened my understanding of the world and also provided me with some additional resources to build my own skills and leadership opportunities." - API Virtual Student