Internships for university & college students

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In today’s unique job market, now, more than ever, internships for college students are essential elements of career preparation. Hands-on experience is just as important as coursework for those looking to make a smooth transition into the global workforce.

An internship is the perfect opportunity to explore future career options, and to begin to build both a portfolio and a professional network. We offer both remote and in-person college internships, designed to align with a job market that is increasingly diverse.

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Why complete a college internship?

For many university and college students, it can take several years to build up a strong CV or resume. Of course, the more professional experience you have to complement your degree, the more valuable you are to potential employers. Those who complete internships whilst at university, whether remote or in an office, are a step ahead of the competition, and have CVs that boast the professional experience so many recent graduates lack.

These college internships show hiring managers that you are both motivated and organized, and can thrive in a professional setting. Virtual college internships are also perfect for those hoping to pursue a location-independent career in the future. If you’ve ever dreamed of working remotely or working abroad, it’s never too early to start down that path!

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Benefits of remote college internships:


We know that university students have incredibly busy schedules, including everything from classes and clubs to sports and volunteering. A virtual internship is the perfect opportunity for the busy university student to gain professional experience. We offer full-time and part-time online placements during both the summer and throughout the school year, with start dates every month. Our flexible program caters to all schedules and availabilities, ensuring even the busiest students can prepare for their future careers.

Essential skill development

Interns who complete global remote internships are equipped for remote and international careers. Each placement is designed to ensure college students and graduates have the foundational competencies to be successful in today’s global marketplace. Interns take part in our Career Advancement Training, which is built around the eight skills that the National Association of Colleges and Employers identified as essential for a 21st century career.

Develop a network

When  it comes  to finding a full-time role, your network is your net worth! The professional connections made during college internships are incredibly valuable. Ambitious college students are able to transition easily into full-time roles, with the help of excellent references and letters of recommendation. No matter which career field you pursue, a strong network is key to progressing professionally. Interns find both inspiration and guidance in industry experts. In addition to their mentors and managers, college students meet a global community of interns from around the world, through breakouts in our Keynote Speaker Sessions, peer groups in our Career Advancement Training, and remote networking events.

Career coaching

Career success coaching is one of the foundational elements of our remote program.  Each college student in our program has the opportunity to meet individually with a professional career coach, to provide guidance on next steps. Our expert coaches specialize in reviewing resumes and cover letters, interview preparation, personal branding, and more.

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Career readiness

Career readiness in today’s economic climate may look different than it has in previous years. College internships provide several foundational skills required for a successful career in any field, no matter the job market. Regardless of your area of study or the industry you hope to enter, potential employers look for applicants who can hit the ground running, are able to learn quickly and work efficiently.

The competitive placements in all of our career fields ensure students develop confidence and professional poise, allowing them to thrive in any environment. Those who complete internships during college enter the workforce with the knowledge they have successfully applied their knowledge in professional settings, and without the uncertainty that plagues many recent grads.

Of course, interns also develop skills in public speaking and giving presentations, two essential abilities in any role. They problem solve, and develop creative solutions that make them valuable members of the teams they join as well as outstanding applicants for full-time roles.


Internships for college students abroad

For college students seeking international experience, we offer internships abroad in 9 top cities. These placements are designed to enhance cultural understanding and cross-cultural communication. Many interns also learn a new language while immersed in a foreign culture,  as well as a stronger sense of independence.

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