Virtual International Internships
Virtual International Internships allow you to start your career on your own terms. You decide which career field you work in, you decide where you’d like to work, and you decide your work-life balance.
Virtual International internships provide the unique opportunity to participate in real working environments from the safety of your own home. You’ll be fully supervised and supported as you gain industry knowledge from within your chosen career field, after which you’ll be able to add the host company to your CV/resume as you would with any other internship. Completing a remote internship demonstrates adaptability, problem solving skills, and the ability to motivate oneself – all skills which are highly sought after by employers.
How much time you invest into the internship is up to you: 20-30 hours per week for a period of either 1, 2 or 3-months – the choice is yours. All participants are guaranteed a placement in one of their chosen career fields, and all interns can choose the country of the company they would like to work for; with the option of completing an internship on-the ground in that country at a later date.
What’s Included in the Virtual International Internship Program?
- Guaranteed International Internship in your country of choice
- Dedicated Career Coach
- 8 hours of Online Language Lessons
- Access to CareerBridge – our Global Internship Curriculum
- Weekly Group Discussions or Business Webinars
- Full End of Program Report
Benefits of Virtual International Internships
Networking is crucial to future employment outcomes, and if you are looking to start your global career, building a dynamic network of international contacts should be your first step. Remote internships allow you to curate a global network from the comfort of your own home.
Remote Working Skills
Over 70% of today’s workforce works at least 1 day a week remotely. Completing an online internship will give you direct experience and increase your skills in written communication and problem-solving as well as mastering software and platforms relevant to your career field.
Cross-cultural Working Knowledge
Unlike other remote internships, CRCC Asia’s program allows you to develop your professional skills and gain multicultural competency in a country of your choosing. Throughout your internship you will be exposed to collectivist work culture’s, vertical hierarchies, scheduling across time zones, and managing multiple native languages and jargon.
Break Into Your Dream Career Field
Today’s job market is more competitive than ever before, making it tough for people to enter their career field of choice. CRCC Asia removes this obstacle by guaranteeing you an internship in a career field of your choice. Helping you get the working experience you need to land your dream job.
Online opportunities reduce the financial obstacle that studying abroad can present; but still retain the career and global mobility benefits gained from work experience in a different culture.
Stand Out to Future Employers
Remote working requires high-levels of time management and self-discipline. Completing an internship online will allow you to hone these skills for when you’re ready to enter full-time employability. Not to mention the uniqueness of having an overseas company on your resume/CV will give you plenty to discuss during your next interview.
Moving from Online to In-Person International Internships
CRCC Asia does maintain its commitment to in-person international experiences and has created this opportunity as an alternative or as an add-on component, letting students participate remotely at first and then in person in the future. As such CRCC Asia is offering a $500 USD discount on any of our future in-person international internship programs for any student who participates in our Online International Internship program in 2020.
Unpacking the Program Inclusions of the Virtual Internship
1, 2, or 3 month Guaranteed Online Internship Placement
Our online international internship program guarantees you a 20-30 hour a week internship placement in the country or career field of your choice. All internships require a minimum 120 hours of work to meet academic requirements and are project based with a clear plan from the start to ensure you have enough work to complete each week.
Our programs are designed to meet the requirements of our School of Record, Saint Peter’s University to offer students the opportunity to gain a transcript with 3, 6, or 9 transfer credits for their internship. We also work with individual students and universities to identify the best method for a student to gain academic credit and can support by providing job descriptions, participation confirmation letters, and a supervisor evaluation. To learn more about gaining credit click here.
CRCC Asia requires all host companies to provide clear project-based work descriptions that plan for far beyond the first week to ensure that there is a clear work plan and that the remote intern is always engaged. Through completing these projects you will have great experience to add to your resume/CVand despite the remote nature of your work you will have also gained a network of professionals that can help you explore your future career management.
Creating a Sense of Community Remotely
Completing a remote internship presents a risk of feeling isolated or disconnected, and therefore CRCC Asia has created multiple touchpoints to connect fellow remote interns and build a community. These opportunities exist from the first day the intern accepts until well after they have completed their internship
Weekly Google Hangouts
All students will be able to join a weekly google hangout discussion where the moderator will ask guided group discussions as well as open the floor to any inquiries or concerns. These discussions will allow students to feel connected to a cohort as well as always have a place to connect directly every week.
1.Tuesday at 5:00 PM EST – 6:00 PM EST
2. Wednesday at 5:00 PM GMT – 6:00 PM GMT
Bi-weekly Business Webinars
All students either currently committed to the program, actively participating in their internship or a recent alumni will be invited to join our live bi-weekly webinars. Webinar topics can include: Bringing Initiative into the Workplace, Creating smart goals, Starting a Global Career, Global Networking at a Distance, and much more. Webinars will draw on external expertise and may feature guest speakers or moderators.
Webinars will be held on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM EST unless otherwise noted and begin June 10th, 2020.
360° Professional Development Support
Without support throughout the entire remote internship process there is a chance to lose engagement and miss opportunities for professional successes and to build a key network. Consequently CRCC Asia has added additional professional development support to walk you through the entire internship program and leave you thinking and planning your future career management.
Assigned Internship Coach
Each student will be assigned an Internship Coach who will walk the student through the admissions, placement and internship process. At the end of each week, all students and host companies will receive an email check-in to see about project completion, general feedback and request for support. This will keep both students and host companies actively engaged throughout the process and able to work with their Internship Coach directly should there be any concerns.
Outside of weekly check-ins your Internship Coach will schedule two formal calls with you first at the mid-internship check-in and the second after completing your full internship. The final call will allow you to reflect on your entire internship as well as create a Global Career Management Plan.
Supported Supervisors and Host Companies
In the same method that our interns are supported to unpack best practices in remote work and international internships, all supervisors and host companies will receive guides and training on how to manage remote international interns.
Throughout their time hosting an intern CRCC Asia will actively check-in on all host companies and provide additional support should any issues arise. Upon the internship concluding, all supervisors will be given the opportunity to provide a supervisor evaluation for the intern.
Employability and International Focused Guides
Access to language courses
As students will be working across 6 different countries, CRCC Asia has built in online language courses into our programs to allow students to get an introduction to the language of their host company and begin applying greetings and other phrases into their day-to-day work. Understanding a country’s language is one way to better understand it’s culture, a key learning outcome of our program.
Access to CareerBridge
Our entire Online International Internship is supported by our custom developed global internship curriculum which assists a student in navigating the culture in which they are working as well as unpack key professional skills needed in any workplace scenario. The curriculum supports preparing for the internship with resume/CV and interview advice all the way through the internship and beyond touching upon professional communication, project management, networking and much more.
Step One: Choose a Focus
CRCC Asia has created two focuses for an applicant to choose from to ensure that your needs and professional goals are met and guarantees a placement in the country or career field of your choice.
By selecting the International Focus Track, CRCC Asia guarantees you an Online International Internship in the country of your choice, allowing you to select from China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, India, or The United Kingdom.
In guaranteeing you the country of your choice, CRCC Asia requests that you select 3 Career Fields ranking them 1-3. During the placement process we will attempt to get you a placement in your first choice and move to the second only after all options are exhausted.
Why Choose the International Focus?
Perhaps you would like to work in the country after graduation or have been studying the country’s language and culture and would like to expand those skills and understanding.
This option is perfect for anyone focused on building networks and experience in a specific country.
Career Field Focus
By selecting the Career Field Focus Track, CRCC Asia guarantees you an Online International Internship in the career field of your choice, allowing you to select from over 18 different identified Career Fields.
In guaranteeing you the career field of your choice, CRCC Asia requests that you select 3 countries ranking them 1-3. During the placement process we will attempt to get you a placement in your first choice country and move to the second only after all options are exhausted.
Why Choose the Career Field Focus?
If you have a clear focus on the professional skills and experience you would like to gain but are not committed to working in one specific country then exploring the Career Field track is for you.
This option is perfect for anyone wanting global experiences throughout the world, but has a focused career goal.
Step Two: Complete the Initial Application
The CRCC Asia Online International Internship application process is done in two parts, first the general application for and second completing the virtual video application. The initial general application will ask you to identify a few key details to include:
1. Preferred Start Date: Our Online International Internship Programs start every other Monday on a rolling basis. We ask that applicants select a start date at least 6 weeks in advance of their chosen start date. You can find a full list of program start dates below:
2. Selected Focus and Corresponding Career Field or Country preferences
3. Requested Program Duration and Weekly Hours worked: Interns have the opportunity to select a 1, 2, or 3 month internship as well as deciding whether to complete a 20 hour or 30 hour per week work schedule. To complete a minimum 120 hour internship, any intern selecting a 1 month internship will need to select a 30 hour a week internship schedule.
4. Uploading your Resume/CV
Step Three: Complete the Virtual Video Application
After completing the initial application you will be invited to complete our Virtual Video Application. The video application was chosen as virtual connections will be a main component of your online international internship. The ability to show your understanding of new platforms, engage with a digital application, and feel comfortable on the screen will be crucial to a successful online internship. Completing your recorded responses will only take 5-10 minutes.
Step Four: Await Your Official CRCC Asia Offer
All completed Virtual Video Applications will be reviewed within two business days after being submitted with any successful applicant receiving an official offer letter via email. The official offer letter will confirm your program details and should you have any additional questions allow you to schedule a call with an Internship Coach.
Remote internships are available across all 18 of our career fields. All you need to do is choose one and we’ll match you with a host company in that industry.
Once you’ve decided which career field you’d like to work in, and where you’d like that company to be based, it’s time to submit your application by completing the form below! To choose the remote internship option, simply select ‘Online International Internship’ from the program type drop-down menu.