Globalize your resume. Gain workplace experience. Explore the world.

Get hands-on experience in an international workplace with an internship that is customized to your professional interest. Global interning will equip you with the skills and background that today’s employers want.

The University of Iowa Study Abroad Office has established several virtual internship options that can be completed from home. Remote internships mean that you can work with companies across the globe to support a variety of projects ranging from social media support to website designs, market reports, financial assessments, usability testing code, and much more. 

When completing a remote internship many of the same aspects of a traditional in-person internship still exist, including meetings with your supervisor or teammates, completing a mix of individual and group projects, and learning about the overall company culture and the industry it works in. Check out all of the options here!

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Where can I do a virtual internship?

We have multiple options for virtual internships to help find you the location and internship that works best for you! For business students, the following options offer the most internships in your field, but check out all of the options here

CEA Virtual Internships Abroad: Virtual internships abroad offer you the opportunity to gain valuable résumé experience, build a global professional network, and expand your skillset while staying local this summer. Offered across 10 cities in eight countries around the world, CEA’s virtual internships abroad allow you to boost your career path and add skills that will set you apart from candidates once you graduate and enter the job market. 

  • Barcelona or Sevilla, Spain
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Paris, France
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Rome or Florence, Italy
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Prague, Czech Republic

IES Virtual Internships: IES has been offering quality, part-time internships for nearly 60 years. And now, they’re bringing the internships to you with the IES Virtual Internship Program. You tell IES which term you want to go, what you would like to do, if you have a preference of where your employer is located (one of several IES Abroad host cities), how many hours you want to work (between 10 and 32 per week), and IES makes the arrangements. You get the same hands-on (just not literally), professional experience you'd get abroad, while also gaining the remote working skills that are oh-so-important right now, plus an international component to boot.


Applications for Summer 2021 are now closed. To learn more about future sessions:

Tippie Global Internship Scholarship

Tippie has two specific Global Internship Scholarships that can be combined with other Tippie, study abroad, and program specific scholarships. Scholarships can be applied toward virtual internships as well. Awards range from $300 - $1,000. Apply for general Tippie Scholarships, indicate that you are doing a Tippie Global Internship, and you will be considered for all of these awards. 


There are many other scholarships available to make global internships possible. Here are some resources to get you started:

Apply for Tippie Scholarships