Global Remote Internships 

Get international exposure
without leaving home

The Global Remote Internship Program provides students with the unique opportunity to gain practical 21st century skills, industry, connections, and international business experience through project-based learning.

Students will participate in either a group project, facilitated by a Professional Mentor, or an individual placement. In all cases, participants will work remotely from their own home and still gain valuable international experience while earning academic credit.

A virtual program with real experience

After submitting an application, students will be matched with a company in the field that best corresponds to their academic background and professional goals. 

Projects for each internship vary by career interest and company assignment. Examples of previous internship projects include:

  1. Determining potentially disruptive megatrends, technologies, and startups to help financial firms reshape their future
  2. Completing a marketing effectiveness analysis of a large, multi-national organization's digital presence
  3. Identifying practical initiatives that contribute to a manufacturing company's global sustainability goals
  4. Discovering funds, investors, and acquisitions to help fund a start-up company's growth

Four internship options:

  • Individual Placements - 8 weeks

    • - Work with a company located in U.K., Spain, or one of several countries in Asia
    • - Individual Project
    • - Students are matched to an organization based on their career goals
    • - Video Interview may occur after application
    • - Academic curriculum ensures that participants stay on track while working remote

    Dates: September 11 - November 6, 2020

    Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

    Cost: $2,450

    Relevant majors: Marketing, Communications, Business, International business, Finance, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Tourism, Fashion, Education, General Engineering, and Pre-Law

    What's included:

    • - Virtual orientation
    • - Virtual workshops
    • - Career coaching
    • - Professional supervisor
    • - Career readiness and cultural comptency resources
    • - Interactive assessments
    • - 200 work hours
    • - 6 credits
    • - Digital badging
    • - Certificate of completion available upon request

  • Part-Time Individual Placements - 16 weeks

    • - Work with a company located in Europe, Australia, or one of several countries in Asia
    • - Individual Project
    • - Students are matched to an organization based on their career goals
    • - Video Interview may occur after application
    • - Academic curriculum ensures that participants stay on track while working remote

    Dates: August 28 – December 18, 2020

    Application Deadline: July 20, 2020

    Cost: $2,450

    Relevant majors: Marketing, Communications, Business, International business, Finance, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Tourism, Fashion, Education, General Engineering, and Pre-Law

    What's included:

    • - Virtual orientation
    • - Virtual workshops
    • - Career coaching
    • - Professional supervisor
    • - Career readiness and cultural competency resources
    • - Interactive assessments
    • - 160 work hours
    • - 4 credits
    • - Digital badging
    • - Certificate of completion available upon request

  • Team-based Placements - 4 weeks

    • - Work with a company located in Australia
    • - Participants are placed into teams of 3-5
    • - Each team will be assigned a project for the company and given clear directives
    • - A Professional Mentor helps guide the team to ensure that the project stays on track
    • - Unique online platform facilitates team work and learning
    • - Participants gain skills in teamwork, communications, and problem solving

    Dates: July 10 - August 7, 2020; September 11 - October 9, 2020

    Application Deadline: June 1, 2020; August 1, 2020

    Cost: $1,875

    Relevant majors: Marketing, Communications, Business, International business, Finance, Software Engineering, and Computer Science

    What's included:

    • - Virtual orientation
    • - Professional Mentor provides project guidance
    • - Virtual workshop
    • - 7 client/mentor meetings
    • - 30 informational videos
    • - Interactive assessments
    • - 100 work hours
    • - 3 academic credits on a U.S. transcript
    • - Digital badging
    • - Certificate of completion

  • Team-based Placements - 8 weeks

    • - Work with a company located in Australia
    • - Participants are placed into teams of 3-5
    • - Each team will be assigned a project for the company and given clear directives
    • - A Professional Mentor helps guide the team to ensure that the project stays on track
    • - Unique online platform facilitates team work and learning
    • - Participants gain skills in teamwork, communications, and problem solving

    Dates: September 11 - November 6, 2020

    Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

    Cost: $2,025

    Relevant majors: Marketing, Communications, Business, International business, Finance, Software Engineering, and Computer Science

    What's included:

    • - Virtual orientation
    • - Professional Mentor provides project guidance
    • - Virtual workshop
    • - 10 client/mentor meetings
    • - 45 informational videos
    • - Interactive assessments
    • - 200 work hours
    • - 6 academic credits on a U.S. transcript
    • - Digital badging
    • - Certificate of completion

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Program Inclusions

All participants of both individual placements and group projects will earn academic credit from Carroll College. 

CARROLL COLLEGE

ISA has partnered with Carroll College in Helena, Montana, to offer a U.S. transcript and award six academic credits for 8-week programs and three academic credits for ISA Internships, 4-week programs. Students will be enrolled in SA425: International Internship. Credit is included in the cost and awarded based on the successful completion of the group project. It also includes a transcript with an A-F letter grade from Carroll College.

FAQs

  • Why participate in a Global Remote Internship through ISA?

    ISA's Global Remote Internships combine the experience of working for a company abroad while earning academic credit of a college-level internship with the ease and comfort of staying at home. It’s a global professional experience without the cost associated with travel. Our program provides a unique approach to navigating a virtual internship with processes that enable participants to gain a robust global experience through guided and structured platforms. Students will have access to multiple career readiness resources throughout the internship, such as professional mentors, career readiness techniques and more while gaining experience working with an international organization! Students will also have the ability to earn a micro-credential which can be posted to their LinkedIn profile upon successful completion of the internship.

  • What are the eligibility requirements to participate?

    • - Minimum 2.5 GPA
    • - English proficiency (no other language proficiency required, although some knowledge of Spanish is helpful if placed with an organization in Spain)
    • - All participants must have their own home computer/laptop and access to internet

  • What does the application process look like?

    • Step 1: Apply on the ISA website and pay the $95 application fee
    • Step 2: Submit additional application materials such as your resume, unofficial transcript, internship supplemental form
    • Step 3: Pay a $405 referral deposit in ISA student portal *
    • Step 4: Your application is then sent to placement team
    • Step 5: Placement team confirms an internship/project
    • Step 6: Pay the final program fee by June 1 *
    • * only applies to students whose university does NOT have a direct billing agreement set up with ISA

  • What's included in the Cross Cultural Toolbox?

    • Our Cross-Cultural Toolbox is designed specifically for our remote interns. While these interns may not be physically in their host country, they still have daily interactions with colleagues coming from a variety of backgrounds. We want to encourage that interaction and aid students in their intercultural competence as they progress through their remote internship. The Cross-Cultural Toolbox is a compilation of resources that students will access before and during their internship experience which will enhance their cultural learning. Participants will start with an intercultural competence assessment during our virtual pre-program orientation and then receive regular communication packed with content relevant to the culture of the country in which they are interning. Our team will also hold "coffee catch ups", just as we do when students are on-site, in order to discuss topics of cultural significance and what they have learned from their experience.

  • What additional costs should I expect?

    The only additional costs required are a personal laptop/home computer and internet access. Neither ISA nor the host organization can provide this to participants.

  • What if I don’t need academic credit?

    The curriculum is designed to enhance the virtual experience and is an essential part of the learning process, so we are requiring all students to participate in the assignments whether they choose to receive academic credit through our school of record, Carroll College or not.

  • Can graduate students participate?

    Yes, however graduate students should expect to be working with undergraduates on group project internships. The academic credit awarded will also be undergraduate credit.

  • How many hours per week will I be working?

    • - Individual placements- 25 hours per week
    • - Group projects- 100 hours total for 4 week project; 200 hours total for 8 week project
    • - Group projects also have time commitments for company meetings, Professional Mentor meetings, and the workshops

  • Will I be required to work in my company’s time zone?

    • - For Individual placements, students need to recognize that there will be some evening or early morning hours required because the companies are located in Asia or Europe. Participants should expect to have weekly or even daily meetings (depending on the project) with their internship supervisor located in abroad. However, all host organizations recognize that interns are typically located in the U.S. and will accommodate so that the majority of work can be completed in U.S. time zones.
    • - Group Project participants will typically all be located in U.S. so any group or individual work can be completed in U.S. time zones. However, the Professional Mentor and the company are both based in Australia, thus some evening hours will be required to accommodate for those meetings.