Virtual Internships Abroad

Virtual Internships Abroad offers you professional work experience with global employers in a highly flexible and customizable format. 

The Virtual Internships Abroad (VIA) program provides self-directed and motivated Penn undergraduate students the opportunity to gain a fully funded professional work experience over the summer with a global employer, with the added convenience of working remotely. Students can choose the length of their internship and the number of hours they wish to work per week, all while gaining important skills through cross-cultural training and language learning. 

Program Features and Facts: 

  • Match with a remote internship in a wide variety of industries including business, engineering, law, tourism, fashion, entrepreneurship, graphic design, video production, sustainability, healthcare, non-profit management, and dozens more 

  • Work with an employer based in countries across Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australia 

  • Customize your own internship dates (4-10 weeks) and work schedule (10-40 hours per week) to fit your goals, availability, and other summer commitments 

  • Take advantage of cultural immersion opportunities such as language learning, cross-cultural networking events, and virtual local city tours 

  • Receive full funding to cover 100% of the virtual internship program fee, which includes the internship placement, professional workshops, cultural programming, and ongoing internship support  

Applications for VIA are now open! Click on the Program & Application Details page to learn more. The priority deadline to apply is April 1, 2021. Applications for VIA Summer 2021 are no longer being accepted as the program has now filled.

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The Student Experience
Jeffrey Fishman, CAS '23

“I could not experience Argentina in-person, but by pursuing my internship with an open mind, I was still able to improve my professional skills, learn about a new culture, and meet a network of awesome individuals.”

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Program & Application Details

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Meeting with an Advisor

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Program & Application Details

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Meeting with an Advisor

Questions? Contact intern-abroad@upenn.edu