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:
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
Interested in a micro-internship or want to learn more about how a micro-internship can advance your career? Check out this resource!
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 >> globalexperiences.com/virtual-internships
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 >> paragonone.com
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 >> vsfs.state.gov/
Remote Job Boards
- Remote Job Boards (These are external to Penn State. Use your best judgment when vetting opportunities.)
- Job Boards with Remote Filters
- Freelance Remote 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!