Remote internship program FAQs
If I am accepted into the program, am I guaranteed a virtual internship?
If we are unable to place you in a virtual internship within your primary or secondary career field you are protected by our money-back guarantee.
When is the deadline to apply for the virtual internship program?
In order to have enough time to complete the required processes involved, you must apply for our Virtual Internship program at least 2 months before your desired start date. Applicants are accepted onto our Virtual Internship programs on a rolling basis & we offer programs starting every month of the year.
What is included in the Virtual Internship Program?
Our Virtual Internship Program includes a virtual placement in a professional internship, invitation to our global community & events as well as access to our Career Advancement Training platform and Keynote Speaker Series.
Before your internship begins, you’ll receive access to a variety of professional development resources to prepare you for your experience. If applicable, our teams will also assist you with the necessary documentation to receive academic credit.
Upon completion, each participant is offered a personalized career coaching session with an Alumni Success Coach. You’ll also have access to our global alumni community and all the networking benefits it provides!
What type of things will I be doing in my virtual internship?
Meaningful, collaborative, project-based work with clear guidelines is the theme within all of our high-quality virtual internships. To ensure project guidelines are clearly defined, that you are making progress and continuously learning in your internship you will have regularly scheduled one-on-one catch-up calls with your internship supervisor. This will complement the regular, asynchronous communication through which remote work flourishes using channels such as slack.
Can I receive academic credit for a virtual internship through The Intern Group?
Our School of Record, Florida A&M University, an accredited public university located in the USA, awards equal academic credit for The Intern Group’s in-person and virtual internships.
Whether you can receive academic credit for a virtual internship depends on your individual academic situation. Please carefully read through our page on academic credit here. The content on our page on academic credit applies to both in-person and virtual internships through The Intern Group.
Are the virtual internships paid?
The vast majority are unpaid. We look for opportunities that allow our interns to gain the best possible experience while adhering to local laws and visa restrictions.
Our goal is to find the best possible internship placements that will provide our participants with real-world responsibilities and the skills they will need for the future. If a host organization offers a stipend or another form of compensation, participants are welcome to accept it, however, it is not guaranteed. The true focus is on the immense professional growth!
For this reason, Time Magazine reports that 88% of our interns do gain graduate-level employment within 3 months of completing their internship.
Can I start off interning part-time and switch to full-time later?
The majority of our host organizations are flexible and open to changes, as long as you are responsible and respectful of their projects. If you know in advance that your timetable is likely to change during your program, let us know and we’ll make sure to match you with a flexible host organization.
Will I require a visa to intern remotely?
You will not require a visa to complete a remote internship.
Is there a minimum/maximum age requirement for the virtual internship program?
The minimum age is 16+. There is no maximum age & we regularly welcome experienced career changers.