Virtual Internship Program USA (VIP USA)

What Is a Virtual Internship?

Currently, there is an exciting trend of moving internships into the virtual space and connecting foreign undergraduates, graduates and young professionals with innovative U.S. businesses through virtual structured internship programs like ours.

A virtual internship allows interns to gain work experience and professional skills directly from home instead of from being on-site. With the growth in technology, interns can now work remotely with companies in a variety of career fields ranging from Business & Marketing, Communications, Web Design to Information Technology, and more. The switch to the virtual workspace is very real.

A virtual internship is very similar to an in-person internship. Virtual interns are equal members of the team, just as if they were physically present, and interns work on individual projects as well as attend weekly meetings with supervisors and employees, just online.

Our Virtual Internship Program USA (VIP USA) allows participants to receive hands-on experience in U.S. business practices, learn about other cultures, and create lifelong relationships with one another.

Advantages of Our Virtual Internship Program USA

Our extensive experience as a J-1 visa sponsor in the Intern visa category guarantees comprehensive care and support throughout the application process. With offices in both Europe and the U.S., we are available 18 hours a day for questions or inquiries by our interns and host companies making our process very effective and increasing success rates.

In fact, our offered internships are designed to strengthen the participant’s practical skills, knowledge, techniques and methodologies, and closely resemble the nature of the  Exchange Visitor Program regulations as per Department of State rule 22 CFR Part 62 for the J-1 intern category.

We are well connected to over 1,000 U.S. of the most excellent and innovative companies, with an increasing amount of these companies offering virtual positions allowing us to arrange internships in the most popular industries such as Computer Science, Business & Marketing, Communications, International Business, and more.

All of our knowledgeable staff members in our internship placement team work side-by-side to review your application, locate suitable companies, and arrange personal interviews with the supervisor of your future internship host company. Your personal contact with your assigned Placement Coordinator ensures that direct support is always guaranteed.

Even after your internship is confirmed, we provide extensive follow-up assistance such as scheduling & internship monitoring, work hours oversight, monitoring training plan adherence, reference letter at the end of the internship, and much more.

Our Placement Process

1. First, complete our online request form for more information and read the registration documents. Reach out to us with any questions you may have regarding the registration forms and program description.
2. We will ask you to provide us with your resume as well as additional application documents (cover letter, references).
3. You will then be assigned a personal Placement Coordinator who is your go-to person throughout the entire process. There will be a one-on-one video welcome session between you and your Placement Coordinator to discuss your career goals and internship preferences as well as answer your questions.
4. After that, you will use our in-house custom made video resume software called CV One with the help of your Placement Coordinator. Together you will write a video script text, then review it and make improvements and  then record a convincing video even using a built-in teleprompter function. Our clients love that app!
5. After a final review of your application portfolio and finalizing your official applicant profile, we will present it to our contact persons at hand-picked partner companies. We will immediately inform you as soon as one or more of our partner companies have signaled interest in your profile and wish to conduct an interview.
6. Your placement coordinator will then provide you with detailed information about the company and prepare you for the phone or webcam interview, as needed. We may even do a mock interview, which is fun.
7. It’s showtime! You will have your webcam interview with the host company representative. If your interview was successful and the host company and you want to proceed with the placement we will help negotiate the internship agreement and finalize the contract.

Benefits of Our Virtual Internship Program USA (VIP USA)

  • Travel and visa costs can be expensive. Save time and money while working for a global company in the comfort of your own home.
  • Collect university credit while gaining professional experience.
  • Improve your English skills and learn about Americans and American business culture.
  • An Internship Coordinator will work with you to create a solid resume, schedule interviews, and secure the perfect internship for you.
  • Enjoy direct communication not only with your host company supervisor and team members but also with your personal Placement Coordinator. Yes, we are there for you throughout the internship!
  • Select between working full-time or part-time. The choice is yours!
  • Flexibility is a huge plus! By going virtual for your internship you can now plan your internship schedule around your personal school or work life by completing your internship projects at your convenience.

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Similarities Between Virtual Internship and In-Person Internship

  • You will have a designated host company supervisor to report to.
  • Career guidance and feedback from supervisors and employees are given continuously.
  • Project-based tasks and responsibilities are assigned to you as per internship training plan.
  • Be part of a team by participating in meetings and online working platforms.

Differences Between Virtual Internship and In-Person Internship

  • Relationships will be entirely online.
  • The work schedule is different and flexible.
  • Methods of communication will be emphasized through online platforms (Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype).
  • Save money without travel and visa costs.

Interested? To participate in this program or request information, please submit your data and receive our registration documents and job openings.

Still many questions open? Read our FAQs!

Our FAQs cover the most frequent questions from our previous participants.