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Virtual Internships

Virtual internships provide the opportunity to gain real-world work experience with flexibility on work location and, at times, work hours. Students are able to access organizations around the world, and in a variety of fields.

UC Davis Programs

UC Davis Virtual Summer Internships

UC Davis Virtual Summer Internships allow you to earn UC Davis internship credit while you gain cross-cultural and professional work experience in diverse fields without the need to travel. These customized virtual internships are available in a variety of career fields. Students also take an online course with a UC Davis faculty that provides students the space to reflect on their experiences.

Universitas 21 (U21) Sustainable Micro-internships

U21 Sustainable Micro-Internships are free online group-based internships. Over a two-week period, students will be presented with an ongoing sustainability challenge and work in groups from around the world to innovate a solution and how to communicate this with stakeholders and host organization.

UC Davis Widening Circles

The UC Davis Widening Circles program enables students to explore new pathways for learning, sharing, connecting, and acting with purpose and humility in the face of global inequality and injustice. This program includes an online curriculum, guidance from experienced mentors, peer-to-peer learning, personal reflection, and multimedia storytelling. In addition, students have access to a global network of social impact organizations with internship and volunteer opportunities.

UC Davis Washington Program

UC Davis Washington Program is an opportunity for students to do an internship and take classes remotely in the Nation's Capital and surrounding areas while earning 12 units or more. Students will have opportunities to network with UC alumni in DC, learn in small classes from experts in DC, participate in a virtual speaker series featuring DC professionals (past speakers have included Supreme Court Justices, politicians, experts on international, environmental, and health policy, and journalists). Financial aid applies.

Article 26 Backpack Internship

UC Davis Global Affairs and UC Davis Human Rights Studies are building a team of interns to support the Article 26 Backpack – the UC Davis Tool for Universal Academic Mobility. Backpack, as we call it, is a multi-lingual ecosystem that empowers refugees, displaced, and at-risk young people around the world exercise their human right to education.

UC Davis Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals Internship

The UC Davis Global Affairs Sustainable Development Goals Internship is an opportunity focused on strengthening UC Davis' engagement with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is a 2-credit internship and will involve 6-8 hours of work per week. Available fall quarter. No cost. Unpaid.

UC Davis Global Center for Latin America and Caribbean Internship

The UC Davis Global Center for Latin America and Caribbean Internship is an opportunity to work with the UC Davis Global Centers team to facilitate information sharing, outreach, and collaboration between regions. It is a two-credit internship and 6-8 hours of work per week. Available fall quarter. No cost. Unpaid.

Non-UC Davis Programs

The following programs are not affiliated with UC Davis but are open to UC Davis students. Reputable providers operate these programs and students work directly with them for all aspects of the program. Programs may offer academic credit, but you would need to work with your academic department to determine if credit applies. Financial aid is not available for these programs.
Paper Airplanes English Program

The Paper Airplanes English Program connects you with Syrian refugee students for English tutoring over Skype. Two-hour weekly sessions take place over 16 weeks using a pre-prepared curriculum. Personalized training is provided virtually over a 2-week period to ensure success. Various start dates available. No cost. Unpaid.

U.S. Department of State Virtual Student Federal Service

U.S. Department of State Virtual Student Federal Service internships involve working on a federal government project for 10 hours a week, for 9 months. There are 2,200 positions available, and projects span a wide variety of topics. Fall and spring options available. No cost. Unpaid.

Virtual Internship Search Tools

Below is a list of organizations and search engines that can assist you in finding a virtual internship placement:


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