The World Endeavors Virtual International Internship (VII) Program is a remote learning experience focused on career readiness and the development of key professional competencies carried out anywhere with internet access.
Many students spend hours in the classroom only to graduate with no practical experience. An internship is an effective bridge between university and the workplace – giving students the confidence and experience needed to successfully pursue their chosen career after college.
Participants are paired with a host company abroad where they gain firsthand experience with a multitude of remote-working technologies, attain valuable professional skills relevant for their future careers, and learn about the business landscape of a new country – all from the comfort of their home. Through regular interactions with their internship supervisor, participants are exposed to diverse cultures and ideas, and develop critical thinking and communication skills as well as intercultural fluency, which helps prepare them for the job market.
Using various tools including online learning platforms, self-reflection assessments, and regular evaluations, World Endeavors’ virtual internships help propel participants one step closer to their intended career.
The program fee for a Virtual International Internship is $1,470.
The program includes:
- Customized virtual internship placement with flexible durations, start dates and weekly hours
- 150+ hours of remote work experience
- Internship placement focused on developing career readiness and professional competencies
- Resume Clinic
- Interview Coaching
- CliftonStrengths Online Talent Assessment
- Dedicated Internship Advisor
- Pre-Internship Support and Cultural Training
- Certificate, company reference and LinkedIn recommendation
- Discount on future World Endeavors program
World Endeavors’ Virtual International Internships are focused on career readiness and developing professional competencies, as defined by NACE – The National Association of Colleges and Employers. According to NACE, “Career readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.”
The 8 career readiness and professional competencies developed through this virtual internship are as follows:
Exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. The individual is able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and may demonstrate originality and inventiveness.
Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. The individual has public speaking skills; is able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.
Build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. The individual is able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.
Leverage existing digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals. The individual demonstrates effective adaptability to new and emerging technologies.
Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals, and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others. The individual is able to assess and manage his/her emotions and those of others; use empathetic skills to guide and motivate; and organize, prioritize, and delegate work.
Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, e.g., punctuality, working productively with others, and time workload management, and understand the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image. The individual demonstrates integrity and ethical behavior, acts responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind, and is able to learn from his/her mistakes.
Identify and articulate one’s skills, strengths, knowledge, and experiences relevant to the position desired and career goals, and identify areas necessary for professional growth. The individual is able to navigate and explore job options, understands and can take the steps necessary to pursue opportunities, and understands how to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
Value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. The individual demonstrates, openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.
Once you’ve submitted your application, your dedicated internship advisor will get in touch to guide you through next steps. Placements can be secured in as short as 2 weeks.
Submit your free application and get started planning your virtual international internship today!