There are a number of different opportunities to be involved in virtual internship opportunities during the summer and winter breaks. Below are details on the providers that have been approved as Student Employability Centre (SEC) Internship opportunities, and details on the opportunities they offer.

Applications for Summer 2020/2021 are NOW OPEN!

3. World Endeavors: Virtual International Internships

Applications for World Endeavors are now closed

Who are World Endeavors?

World Endeavors was founded in 2002 with the mission to transform lives through international education. We currently offer meaningful and immersive internships and volunteer programs in 24 countries around the world. The World Endeavors Virtual International Internship (VII) Program is a remote learning experience focused on career readiness and developing professional competencies carried out anywhere with internet access.

Participants are matched with a virtual internship with a company or organisation abroad where they can gain valuable professional skills relevant for their future career. Through regular interaction with their internship supervisor abroad, participants are exposed to diverse cultures and ideas, and develop important skills such as critical thinking, digital technology, and intercultural communication.

Using various tools including online learning platforms, self-reflection and intern supervisor evaluations, World Endeavors’ virtual internships help propel participants one step closer to their intended career.

What can I participate in?

World Endeavors offer virtual internships across: Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, England, Ireland, Morocco, South Africa and Thailand in the following fields:

  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Architecture
  • Data Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Science
  • Event Management
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Government/Public Policy
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resources
  • IT/Computer Science
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Media/Communications
  • Non-profit Management
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations
  • Software Development
  • Tourism
  • Visual Arts
  • Web & Graphic Design
  • Wildlife Sustainability

Further information can be found on the World Endeavors website.

Costs & Inclusions

USD $1,470 (approx. AUD $2,060) is the program fee for UQ students who are successfully placed within a World Endeavors Virtual International Internship Program. This includes the deposit of USD $500 which will only be requested following your initial program interview with a World Endeavors advisor and acceptance into the program. If students pay the deposit and enrol within 24 hours of acceptance, they will receive USD $50 off the final program fee.

World Endeavors also offer a USD $100 grant to all successful UQ students for this intake of virtual internships.

Students must apply to both UQ and World Endeavours via the links below.

This cost includes:

  1. Customized virtual internship placement
  2. Minimum 25 hours of remote work experience per week
  3. Resume Clinic
  4. Interview Coaching
  5. CliftonStrengths Online Talent Assessment
  6. Dedicated Internship Advisor
  7. Pre-Internship Support and Cultural Training
  8. Certificate of Completion, Company Reference, and LinkedIn Recommendation
  9. Up to USD $750 discount on a future World Endeavors program


When you submit an internship application, you are automatically considered for a AUD $750 grant supporting short-term internship participants.

To be considered you must have uploaded your Host Organisation Acceptance Letter by 8 November 2020.

There is no additional application required.

If you have already submitted an application for the Employability Grant for your internship, you will receive an email to advise that your application will be withdrawn and that you will be automatically considered for the short-term internship grant instead. Please note that you cannot receive two types of funding for the same experience.

Grants are limited and may be awarded by a selection committee on the basis of:

  • academic merit
  • academic progression as provided at the time of application
  • in consideration of other scholarships awarded to the student
  • applicants will be considered for only one grant from the Student Employability Centre per application round

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met.

Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 2, 2020 will not be eligible for this grant.


To participate in a World Endeavors virtual international Internship program, you must;

1. Be actively enrolled into a UQ program and courses*,
2. Not due to graduate at the end of the semester of application*,
3. Have a minimum GPA of 4 and a record of steady academic achievement, and
4. Meet all other criteria as outlined by the host organisation.

*Due to the evolving situation of COVID-19, students may be considered for participation in this program if they are not currently enrolled. Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 2, 2020 are also eligible to apply, although they may not be eligible for UQ Insurance while undertaking their internship. These exceptions are for this round of applications only.

How do I apply?

Please apply to both UQ and World Endeavors as below:


Applications to UQ

Applications for World Endeavors are now closed*.


Applications to World Endeavors

Applications for World Endeavors are now closed*.


*Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Key Dates

Summer Break Period, 2020/2021

Start: 22 November 2020
End: 19 February 2021

UQ Application Dates

Open: 3 August 2020
Close: Varied dependent on provider

Internships must start and end within the dates specify above

Information Session

Learn more about the program opportunities before you apply by attending the provider information sessions below!

Upcoming sessions

There are currently no upcoming information sessions.


Past session recordings

Forage (previously InsideSherpa) Virtual Experience Programs | Thursday 13 August | Session recording

NEXSTEP Virtual Internships | Monday 17 August | Session recording

World Endeavors Virtual International Internships | Tuesday 25 August |  Session recording

Pagoda Projects Remote Internships | Wednesday 26 August | Session recording

CISaustralia Virtual Internships | Thursday 10 September | Session recording

The Intern Group Virtual Internships | Thursday 17 September | Session recording

Virtual Internship Partners | Tuesday 22 September | Session recording

ISA Global Remote Internships in Spain | Tuesday 29 September | Session recording

Practera Nano Industry Projects | Tuesday 13 October | Session recording

International Internships Virtual Mobility Programs | Wednesday 28 October  | Session recording

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Student Employability 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

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