Semester Offered: Fall / Spring / Summer

The Global Remote Internship Program enables students to secure a virtual internship with an international company or organization. As part of this experience, students will gain valuable work experience and remote professional networking – while learning how to communicate and operate in an international context.  In a world becoming more reliant on connecting, collaborating and performing virtually, remote internships will enable and empower students to develop skills today that will prepare them for employers’ needs of tomorrow.

The College of Arts & Letters partners with internship provider organizations who identify customized internship placements for each student in industries such as:

Advertising & Public Relations | Business | Communications | Data Analytics | Entrepreneurship & Startups | Fashion | Fundraising & Philanthropy | Game Design & Development | Graphic Design | Human Resources | Human Rights | International Development | IT & Computer Systems | Journalism | Marketing & Social Media | Publishing & Editing | Video Editing & Animation | Web Design

Participants will be placed in internships with international companies and organizations who are based in locations including:
Argentina | Australia | China | Ireland | Italy | Japan | South Africa | South Korea | Spain | United Kingdom | Vietnam

Internship Hours & Dates: 15-20 hours per week; Internship duration is approx. 8-10 weeks; Summer dates are TBD; All summer placements will take place between May and August, 2021. All placements are unpaid.

Application Deadline:  
Spring 2021 Program – October 15, 2020 (applications are closed)
Summer 2021 Program – TBD (application will open in January)

Eligibility & Requirements:  Major in College of Arts & Letters required; 2.5 minimum GPA required, 3.0 minimum GPA preferred; Minimum of junior class standing required; Previous professional experience preferred.

For students interested in placements with a foreign language component, there is a minimum requirement of 2 semesters (or equivalent) of Italian, 4 semesters (or equivalent) of Spanish, Korean or Chinese, and 6 semesters (or equivalent) of Japanese.

Must be a self-starter with strong time management skills; Must have a reliable computer and Wi-fi connection for meetings via Zoom and other interactive platforms; Specific software and digital storage space may be required for particular placements. 

Academics:  Students are required to enroll in AL 493A Arts & Letters Internship course for a minimum of 3 credits; If you are seeking credit from James Madison College or College of Social Science, you must apply through the respective college. Students seeking MC credit should email Max Olivero at Students seeking SSC credit should visit the College of Social Science web page.

Program Costs: There is no program fee to participate. Students are responsible for tuition costs for the required AL 493A Arts & Letters Internship course (3-credit minimum). The number of spots available on the program is limited. The program includes placement services, employer-student facilitation by internship provider, and other professional development opportunities. 

Prior to applying, we strongly suggest scheduling an appointment with a representative in your home college via Handshake to prepare your résumé.

For more information about the program, contact:
Dan Meier,​​​​, College of Arts & Letters.