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Want international experience this summer but still unable to travel? Need to work on your cross-cultural competency skills? Thinking about doing an internship to boost your resume

The Center for Global Engagement is offering several international virtual internship opportunities this summer! 

All internship placements are based off of students’ majors, experiences, and preferences.

How to begin... Review options, rank your preferences for the placement location and submit your application. The CGE has longstanding partnerships with our internship providers, CAPA, Euroace, and several organizations in Africa, who will work hard to accommodate your preferences.


Program Directors

Katie Sensabaugh, sensabkb@jmu.edu

Taryn Roberts, robertte@jmu.edu

Internship Options

Before you submit your application, please note that different providers have different location options. While location preference is important, the first priority is making sure internships are applicable to students’ majors, goals, and experiences. 


Virtual Internships | CAPA

Sites: Sydney, London, Dublin, or Florence

  • Program dates: June 3 – July 17, 2021 (6-weeks)
  • Academic credits (3): CGE Virtual Internship Abroad
    • UNST 498, IB 294, SCOM 318, SRM 482 (6 credits)
    • Open to all majors
  • Internship hours: 20 hours/week
  • Program fee: $600

Virtual Internships | EUROACE

Sites: various cities throughout Spain

  • Program dates:  June 3 – July 31, 2021
  • Academic credits (3):  CGE Virtual Internship Abroad
    • UNST 498, IB 294, SCOM 318, SPAN 490 (approval needed), SRM 482 (6 credits)
    • Open to all majors
    • No Spanish language knowledge is required, unless you receive SPAN credit
  • Internship hours:  15-20 hours/week
  • Program fee:  $500

Virtual Internships | AAAD-CGE Partners

Sites: Africa – Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Ghana, etc.

  • Program dates: June 3 – July 31, 2021
  • Academic credits (3): AAAD/CGE Virtual Internship Abroad
    • AAAD 401
    • Open to all majors – and can count towards the AAAD minor
  • Internship hours: 25-35 hours/week
  • Program fee: $300

Scholarships may be available for AAAD minors.
– Contact Taryn Roberts for more info.

Global Experience

Available placement areas for all providers include:

  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Media
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Design
  • IT
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Healthcare
  • and many more...

Sample Internship Placements

Application Information

Deadline to Apply: March 10, 2021

Applicant Criteria:

  • Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0
  • Open to all majors
  • Spanish is not required

Application Process

  • Study Abroad Online Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Program Cost

Programs Fee + (3 x Tuition rate) = Total Cost

  • Program fee based on location.
  • Tuition based on residency. 

Tuition Rate (per credit)

Undergraduate | In-State

$395

Undergraduate | Out-of-State

$962

* Summer 2020 rates shown

Student Testimonials

 

"Not only did this internship help me expand my resume by learning about web designand technology, I was also able to gain valuable connections during a time of solitude and isolation. Being able to virtually communicate and be part of a team with a group of people thousands of miles away was a much-needed experience for me during this time."

"Seeing the chance to do a virtual internship, and one with a study abroad element to it sounded like not only a replacement for my plans, but maybe something even a bit more unique."

“For students like me, ones who may not have had the money to complete a full study or internship abroad, this virtual international internship was the perfect solution that provided a small taste of working with international companies at a fraction of the cost.”

 “Though I wish I had actually travelled to Valencia, this internship enabled me to virtually experience European journalism and culture, even during a global pandemic. In fact, Valencia is now added to my list of future travel destinations.”

"Despite the restrictions of COVID-19, I was still able to gain valuable experience in my desired career field of web development and digital content creation. I learned about a multitude of new technologies, the basics of how to design and build a website, and even a little bit about the culture of Spain."

 “Throughout the whole internship, we had Zoom meetings about twice a week to check in on the progress, so there was always a process of updating and getting feedback, and there were never any big surprises or last-minute changes. Keeping up that communication was a great practice in learning how to communicate both professionally and virtually. It was also really helpful since I always knew what was expected of me and what my next task would be.”

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