Working Virtually

Check out these virtual experiences and resources to boost your resume and support your career goals!

Virtual Microinternship Experiences

Interested in real business experiences that you can market during the fall recruitment season? Consider submitting your resume for a microinternship in partnership with a Smeal Alum. This will be an unpaid, project-based, remote position over the summer months in topics business development, data analytics (Excel, Tableau), social media management/analytics, benchmarking/research, database management, and more!

Resumes submitted to this position will be shared with alumni on a rolling basis beginning May 15. If an alum is interested in working with you, they will be in touch via the email/phone number you provide on your resume so be sure to check your emails and voicemail. Submitting your resume does not guarantee a microinternship but does provide an opportunity to be selected.

Submit your resume on Nittany Lion Careers today >>

Or, search for the job posting on NLC Careers >> ‘Virtual Microinternships with Smeal Alumni’

Curious as to what a gig experience or microinternship is? Check out this informational video by the College of Liberal Arts >>


Virtual Internship Opportunities

Interested in a virtual internship or externship and gaining the skills necessary to thrive in today’s economy?

Check out these resources for virtual internships and externships available:

Penn State Virtual International Internship Resources

A remote, virtual internship with an international company provides the benefits of having an international position while living at home. It is possible to apply for a Student Engagement Network Grant of up to $2,000 to offset part of the expenses that may arise.
Check it out >>…/virtual-international-internships


GE Virtuoso: Virtual International Internships

Gain international work experience and build your resume — from your laptop. Are you a self-motivated and independent student looking to become a global citizen? Want to gain professional work experience without traveling far? With Global Experiences Virtuoso, we can be together, at a distance.

The virtual internship program allows you to gain the same benefits from working with an international company, and access to the career coaching and professional development program – plus extra benefits of it being affordable, flexible, and environmentally friendly.

Learn more >>


Paragon One – Remote Externships

Get real-world experience to land your dream job. Develop your skills through real company projects with mentor-led externships. We’re invested in your success. Mentorship and training are built into every externship to set you up for success, even after completion. Over 8 weeks, you’ll receive 15+ hours of online industry-specific training and mentor support over video conferencing.

Learn more >>


Virtual Student Federal Service Internships

Check out internships with the Federal Government through their VSFS Program! The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is an eight-month remote internship program for U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government.

Learn more >>


Remote Job Boards


For more information on navigating the job search during this uncertain time, visit the blog and check out this comprehensive list of companies still hiring! Note: this list is user-generated so make sure to do your own additional research!

Additionally, check out the Recession Resilence Guide created by Smeal Alumni Career Services!

Internships and Jobs Working Virtually