Virtual Internship Placement Abroad

Have you been grounded by travel restrictions, yet still want or need an international internship? Look no further – we’ve got the perfect virtual internship opportunity for you!

EUROPe & Asia
Many majors

Scholarships up to €400 available

New virtual internship placement examples added regularly! Check out your field of studies to see if there’s anything new!

Do you want to get an edge on your colleagues with work experience? What about a virtual internship for 2020-2021?

In a world that is changing by the day, set within a global crisis that is changing by the minute, the need for businesses to rely on technology and remote communication is critical. While the rest of the world is required to work from home where possible, this is your chance to gain real-life experience working as part of an essential remote team for a company that has had to do it out of necessity. As a result, hone your technology skills and problem-solving while learning from people working in your field of interest.

In a competitive job market, a virtual internship placement abroad gives your résumé an international dimension that’s rare among graduates. Hence, having done so during such a crucial learning curve in business will take it that bit further.

A virtual internship gives you the real-world experience you need, in the industry you love, in your own home.

Learn International has partnered with Next Step Connections (another study abroad provider) so we can offer offer virtual internships across several different countries in Asia, as well as Europe.

Below is a list of majors and industries for virtual internship opportunities. Not all majors can be accommodated in every location. If you don’t see yours on the list, don’t worry – contact us with what you’re looking for and we’ll see what we can do! 

Finding the right virtual internship placement

As many employers around the world have temporarily shifted to working remotely, they have identified specific challenges and needs where interns can help.  Our host companies have all identified specific projects for interns that would make a positive difference.  No making coffee and photocopying here – you’ll be working hard to help further the company’s goals!

We pair students with a small or medium company that will support and challenge them in equal measure, with remote guidance and supervision. Given this, the virtual internship placement will allow you to work remotely with inspiring professionals, applying your academic knowledge to real-life business projects, which will help further your career goals.

What will I learn?

Our virtual internships will give students the chance to hone skills, develop new ones and build confidence through learning by doing. We can provide certified work hours, placement assessments and feedback to satisfy your university’s requirements for academic credit.

Virtual internships also include remote mentoring, direct supervisors, purposeful projects, defined roles and responsibilities and industry expert guest speakers, as well as CV, cover letter and interview guidance and remote support throughout the programme. 

Dual Location Option

Students have the opportunity to undertake two distinct, project-based virtual internship placements with companies from both Europe and Asia. This gives students the chance to maximise their intercultural and global professional exposure this summer.

This unique opportunity allows them to contribute to and learn from colleagues and mentors in local SME offices in both Europe and Asia within one programme.

The chance to experience and learn from the contrasting work cultures in America, Europe and Asia in one programme is a very attractive option for students that are suddenly faced with a myriad of online placement options.

As all of the virtual internships are in English, this is a unique opportunity for you to undertake a virtual internship within multilingual enterprises without a language barrier.

What's Included:

  • Guaranteed internship placement
  • One-to-one remote support from supervisor/mentor
  • Application, résumé and cover letter guidance
  • Interview preparation and guidance to work culture in host-country
  • Remote student support from Learn International
  • Robust virtual orientation prior to starting the placement
  • Cultural highlights and virtual events throughout the programme
  • Online learning portal
  • €50 stipend towards a professional development course of your choosing
  • Certificate of completion
  • Alumni network
  • 3-credit internship course (8+weeks) with official transcript (additional fee)

Not included: Laptop/computer, webcam, reliable, high-speed internet, headphones with microphone

Intern Requirements:

  • Ability to stay on-task with remote supervision
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work within different time zones' business hours and be punctual
  • Reliable, high-speed Internet
  • Personal laptop/computer with functional webcam, speakers and microphone (webchat headset preferred)


We’re small, which helps us keep our fees competitive despite the fully customised programme we offer each student.

  • There’s an application fee of €95, which is non-refundable.
  • Programme fee:  €1840.00 for all placements regardless of duration
  • 3 credit course and academic credit available (8+ weeks; extra fee)

Laptop/computer, webcam, internet access, headphones with microphone, etc. are not included and must be supplied by the participant.

Professional Development Course

Learn International is dedicated to the commitment of lifelong learning. As such, your internship programme will include up to a €50 stipend towards enrolment onto a professional development course of your choosing to enroll in and complete while you’re on your internship.

For interns who decide not to avail of this opportunity, there will be no additional discount or cash back. Additional terms and conditions apply. Ask your Learn International Internship Coordinator for more information.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline is based on when you’re available to intern. We accept applications on a rolling basis for this programme.

Applications must be received at least 4 weeks before your intended start date.

Start Dates

Start dates are flexible, and are based on both your and the host company’s availability. 


We offer standard scholarships up to €400 off the programme price. They are competitive, so act quickly and apply here now!

The scholarship application has two parts: a one-page essay about how the placement will contribute to your academic and career goals, and a choice of how you might record your internship experience. You can choose to either:

  • Write a weekly blog.
  • Submit a weekly video blog.

All scholarship recipients will also be required to:

  1. Submit weekly photos we can use for social media and marketing
  2. Write a testimonial at the end of the programme. 


Terms and conditions apply. Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

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How To Get In Touch

If you want to talk to me about your internship please email me today to set up a call.

Michelle Yalch Kasmauskis, Internships and Study Abroad Manager