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Did you know... You can intern abroad remotely with companies based in Dublin, Sydney, Florence, London and cities throughout Spain!

New this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. This unique opportunity allows students to work on a global level and yet stay local. An online internship can be done from anywhere, allowing students to have flexibility and freedom to work and gain professional experience remotely. Let us help you find an international internship in your field today!


APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED for internship placements in Spain!

APPLY NOW for priority

NOTE: APPLICATIONS CLOSED for internship placements in London, Florence, Sydney, and Dublin. 

Program Description

In this 3-credit internship program, students are placed with companies located in Sydney, London, Dublin, Florence, and various cities in Spain. The internship placements are based off of students’ majors, experiences, and preferences. Students work 15-20 hours per week with their companies, and complete a variety of tasks and participate in virtual company meetings. The 12-week program runs from February 8th - April 30th.

Upon submitting an application, students will have the ability to rank their preferences for the virtual internship placement location. The CGE has longstanding partnerships with our internship providers, Euroace and CAPA, who will work hard to accommodate student preferences. While location preference is important, the first priority is making sure internships are applicable to students’ majors, goals, and experiences. NOTE: If a student prioritizes an internship opportunity in Spain, that can be guaranteed.

Students will enroll in UNST 490: CGE Virtual Internship Abroad and will be graded based on a career reflection paper and a company evaluation.

**Spanish language knowlege is not required for internships in Spain.

Program Directors

Katie Sensabaugh, sensabkb@jmu.edu | Taryn Roberts, robertte@jmu.edu

Global Experience

CGE partners Euroace and CAPA provide the internship placements based on students' areas of interest and experience. Placement areas include:

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

Sample Internship Placements

Application Information

APPLICATIONS STILL OPEN for internship placements in Spain

Application Deadline: APPLY NOW for priority

Applicant Criteria:

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

Application Process

  • Study Abroad Online Application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
APPLICATIONS CLOSED for internship placements in London, Florence, Sydney, and Dublin
Cost

Program Fee: $1,000

Tuition: Your regular semester tuition based on residency

Application fee: $40

The program fee covers placement expenses, orientation, lectures on international business, and day-to-day support from CGE staff.

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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