Virtual Internships organises global remote internships for all students and young professionals looking to gain that international work experience.

They guarantee a remote internship in the career field and location of your choice. Since 2018 they have sent over 7000 students and work with 12,000 Host Companies in over 150 countries.

Video Testimonial of student Sam Pilkington from the University of Birmingham who completed a virtual internship with virtual internship partners as a BDand Strategy Intern at Everfit Teach.

What can I participate in?

Virtual Internship Partners offer a range of virtual internship opportunities across the World over a wide array of sectors including:

  • Business
  • Computer Science & IT
  • Creative, Design & Fashion
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship & Startup
  • Finance
  • Green Technology, Sustainability & Environmental
  • Health Wellness & Sport Management
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Events
  • International Development, NGO & Charity
  • Legal
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Marketing
  • Media, Communications & Publishing
  • Real Estate
  • Recruitment & HR
  • Urban Planning & Architecture
  • And more….

Further information on each section, can be found on the Virtual Internship Partners 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 Virtual Internship Partners via the buttons below.

  1. Submit an application to the Internships and Global Experiences Team and
  2. Submit an application to Virtual Internship Partners

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

Program cost is AUD $1,500 for UQ students. 

This cost includes:

  1. Provision of work experience placement with a Host Company (All virtual internship positions are unpaid)
  2. Guaranteed Virtual International Internship in the country or career field of choice
  3. Dedicated Internship Experience Manager
  4. A guaranteed 30 hour a week internship in the career field of your choice 
  5. Assigned Internship Coach to complete midpoint and end of program coaching calls with the delivery of Global Career Management Plan (GCMP) and Global Employability Certificate
  6. Access to CareerBridge, our Global Internship Curriculum walking students through resume creation, interview prep, time management, remote work and more.
  7. Weekly Group Discussions or Business Webinars covering a range of topical themes
  8. Full End of Program Report including supervisor evaluation, student assessment, and GCMP


Funding is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Funding should not be a factor when developing your budget and should only be considered supplementary financial support if awarded. 

Applicants will be considered for only one grant per application round.

Widening Participation Grant 

When you submit your application for an internship, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding page for details.



Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Internships and 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: 21 April 2023
Host: 30 April 2023

Program Dates

Earliest Start: Rolling start every 2 weeks
Latest End: Flexible end dates


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 internship application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.

Information Sessions

Past Session Recordings

Virtual Internship Partners | April 2021 | Session recording