Since 2011, The Intern Group has organized international internship programs for thousands of students from around the world, in 14 global cities and in virtual experiences online.

The virtual internship program includes a remote placement in a host company with an English-speaking supervisor, career development resources, access to exclusive live-streamed talks and Q&A's with business leaders, and other extra features.

What can I participate in?

The Intern Group offer a range of virtual internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors including:

  • Business
  • Finance and Accounting
  • PR & Marketing
  • Journalism, Publishing & Media
  • NGO and non-profit
  • IT & Computer Science

Further information on each virtual internship can be found on The Intern Group website.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ Domestic and Virtual Internship Eligibility Criteria and any other criteria as outlined by the host organisation. Students are required to apply to both UQ and the Intern Group via the buttons below.

  1. Submit an application to the Internships and Global Experiences Team and
  2. Submit an application to the Intern Group

Students will receive access to their Internships Workflow once their application is approved by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. 

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Costs & Inclusions

The program fee for UQ Students is USD $2,990 (Approximately AUD$3,900). 

Students receiving Youth Allowance, are eligible for a USD $500 discount off any programs.

This cost includes:

  1. Virtual internship placement in your chosen career field
  2. Minimum 25 hours per week of remote work-based experience
  3. Professional DISC assessment of your workplace behaviour profile
  4. Welcome & orientation sessions with The Intern Group and the host company
  5. Remote working support & tutorials
  6. Career advancement training & resources
  7. Access to The Intern Group's exclusive live-streamed talks and Q&A's with business leaders
  8. Exit interview/debrief with The Intern Group staff
  9. A session with a professional career coach
  10. Lifetime membership in The Intern Group's worldwide alumni network.
  11. A certificate of completion from The Intern Group upon completing the final evaluation survey at the end of the program

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 30 September 2021
Host: TBC

Program Dates

Start: TBC
End: TBC


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Virtual
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Internship Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.

Information Sessions

The Intern Group Virtual Internships | September 2020 | Session recording