UCSC Virtual Global Internships

Coming Summer 2021


Go global (virtually)! Explore your career goals, expand your professional network and skills, and gain real work experience by participating in a remote internship for an organization based abroad all without traveling abroad. Internships are customized according to your career interests and skills and are available in a wide variety of fields and disciplines. You will earn UCSC credit, enrolling in two online Summer Session courses that are designed to complement your experience and support a successful internship. Internships are available in a variety of career fields and placements are in English with some language immersion options.

You will intern approximately 20-30 hours per week and should expect to spend additional hours per week on your online UCSC courses.


  • Gain valuable intercultural communication skills while working with an international team and workplace.
  • Become introduced to your host community and culture through virtual activities and networking opportunities.
  • Fine-tune your remote working skills and applications that are useful for careers in your fields of interest.
  • Add an internship to your resume, and prepare to talk about it in interviews - future employers will be intrigued.


Term: Summer

Dates: June 21 - August 13, 2021 (the 8-week Summer Session)

Location: Virtual - Locations worldwide

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Good academic standing
  • 18 years of age or older at the time of the internship start date

Cost Estimate: $3200 - $3400 (includes tuition for six units, campus fee, and program fee)

Note: Internships are academic experiences and are unpaid.

Courses: You will enroll in two courses, earning 6 UCSC quarter units in 8 weeks. Syllabi coming soon.

Students will enroll in the required course:

  • Intercultural Communication (3 units)

Students will select one of two additional courses:

  • Innovation and Community Collaboration for Global Impact (3 units)
  • Global Leadership (3 units)

Interested? Complete this brief interest form to be updated when more information is available and when applications open.

How to Apply to Virtual Global Internships

Applications will open in January of 2021 for our summer 2021 programs.

  1. Complete your Study Abroad Profile in SlugsAbroad
  2. Submit the application in SlugsAbroad by the deadline (TBD)
    Applications are processed within two weeks after the deadline