The Virtual Summer International Internship is a new three-credit internship opportunity. As the beginning of 2020 has taught us, it’s critical to learn to adapt, acclimate, discover new ways to contribute, and be productive working remotely. Virtual internships combined with the internship course will give you an opportunity to learn, as these new educational models are unfolding and responding to needs.
You’ll be matched with a business in Barcelona, Dublin, Florence, London, Madrid, Prague, Rome, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei or Toledo, depending on the best internship fit. Internships in English are possible at all of these locations. You’ll work on projects for an international organization from the US, while adding a global perspective to your professional work experience. You’ll apply your in-class knowledge to real-world meaningful work, gain experience, expand your skill base, earn three credits from coursework, and maximize your time spent at home this summer.
While we’ll try to place you in your preferred location, keep in mind that our top consideration is making an appropriate match to your skills, experience, and internship goals.
Internships with Spanish and Chinese organizations: Although not required, strong Spanish or Chinese language skills will be an asset for some internship placements. On the form, indicate if you’re able to complete work in Spanish or Chinese.
You’ll be assigned projects in the US for 12–20 hours per week. Placements are available in the following areas:
|Art History||Health Care|
|Creative Media||Public Health|
|Finance||Urban Planning/Urban Design|
Please note that these are not positions to be filled but examples of possible placements based on a match of skills and experience to the needs of the organization or business.
|Bioinformatics Clinical Researcher||Game Design Intern|
|Business & Markets Researcher||Graphic Design Assistant|
|Business Analyst||Health Researcher & Blogger|
|Business Development Intern||Human Resources Researcher|
|Computer & Graphic Design Assistant||International Marketing Assistant|
|Creative Marketing Intern||Marketing & Social Media Assistant|
|Data Analytics Researcher||Marketing Content Coordinator|
|Design Intern||Policy Research Intern|
|Digital Marketing & Sales Intern||PR Assistant|
|Digital Marketing Assistant||Publishing Intern|
|Digital Marketing Researcher||Social Media Intern|
|Educational Marketing Assistant||Translational Researcher in Critical Infection|
|Event Planning Assistant||Video Editing & Animation Intern|
|Financial Modeling Intern||Website Design Intern|
This internship includes a three-credit online internship course. The course will be taught and facilitated using lecture, workshops, discussion, formal presentations, self-guided research, and preparation for future interviews. The course will help you apply in-class knowledge to your work and understand your newly developed professional skills so you can articulate them in professional situations.
The Virtual Summer International Internship is an excellent opportunity to gain real-world experience, develop intercultural communication skills, and build professional relationships with international colleagues.
Hours: 12–20 hours/week depending on the placement. The program curriculum spans the full duration of your placement.
June 22–August 1 (Florence, Madrid, Prague, Rome, Shanghai, Taipei and Toledo)
July 6–August 14 (Barcelona, Dublin, London, and Sydney)
June 1, 2020
The program fee is $1,540. Virtual Internships are not eligible for other discounts, although some scholarships may apply. University of Minnesota participants pay the internship fee instead of on-campus tuition and fees for the term they participate in the internship and course.
Visit the billing page for information about the billing process for application fees, deposits, and program fees.
Learning Abroad Center scholarships can be applied to this internship.
Minimum of sophomore status
NOTE: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account when you initiate an application.
To complete the online application for this program, you must select or provide the following information on the online application:
Center Name: TC Learning Abroad Center
Education Abroad Term: Summer 2020
Country: Choose Australia, China, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Taiwan, or United Kingdom
Select the Virtual Summer International Internship program and track.
Use your University of Minnesota internet ID and password to log into the Education Abroad application system. Your student account will be charged a $50 application fee.
Once you submit your application, Learning Abroad Center staff will create a University of Minnesota student internet account for you. You will use this account to access the Education Abroad Application System, and other University of Minnesota services. You will be charged a $50 application fee for this program.
Our staff will contact you within 2–3 business days with your internet account information, and additional application instructions.
Your application checklist will include the following: