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 a range of virtual internship opportunities over a wide array of sectors 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.

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

Apply to UQ  Apply to host 

Costs & Inclusions

USD $1,470 (approx. AUD $1,890) 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 $150 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 your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered for a Short-term Experience Grant. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline. 

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met. Students who are due to graduate at the end of semester 1, 2021 will not be eligible for this grant. 

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: 30 April 2021
Host: 07 May 2021

Program Dates

Start: 20 June 2021
End: 25 July 2021


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

Past Information Session Recordings:

World Endeavors Virtual International Internships | August 2020 |  Session recording