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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Heredia, Costa Rica; L√ľneburg, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Montevideo, Uruguay; Prague, Czech Republic; Reggio Emilia, Italy; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 09/28/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2021 11/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/18/2021 05/12/2021
Summer 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission 05/31/2021 08/06/2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Online/Virtual Provider: USAC
Field of Study: Business, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Health & Human Services, Journalism, Marketing, Social Work Minimum GPA: 3.0
High Impact Experiences: Internship Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Advisor: Luis Santiago
Program Description:
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Program Description

Gain international work experience and build your resumé — from your laptop.

Are you a self-motivated and independent student looking to become a global citizen? Want to gain professional work experience without traveling far?

Earn academic credit, satisfy the Explorations Beyond the Classroom requirement for graduation, gain international work experience, and develop global professional competencies through our remote global internship. In a world becoming more reliant on connecting, collaborating and performing virtually, our remote internships educate, enable and empower you to develop skills today that will prepare you for employers' needs of tomorrow. 

•Gain resume building international work experience
•Develop global professional competence
•Learn to work with international colleagues
•Engage in team building & real world teamwork
•Gain remote professional networking & intercultural communication skills
•Become a digital professional
•Learn to operate in an international context

Our virtual internship program allows you to gain the same benefits from working with an international company, and access to our career coaching and professional development program.

Below are featured career fields offered for virtual internship opportunities around the world.

Digital marketing and social media management | Business | Event Planning | Electrical Engineering | Translation | Social welfare/services | English language instruction | Journalism | Research/Grant-Writing | Health/Wellness | Computer science | Graphic design/3-D modeling


How USAC Virtual Internships Work

Although the placement site will be a world away, you will be in regular contact with the Resident Director and your placement supervisor who will introduce you to your internship organization, its mission, and most importantly, the work they do.
  • Interns will complete a minimum of 120 work hours remotely during U.S. working hours. This format allows students to gain professional work experience, learn more about a future career field, and develop an appreciation for the workplace culture of their placement country.
  • Internships include a 15-hour seminar that will help students make sense of their internship experience and navigate the cross-cultural landscape of the workplace.


  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least sophomore standing at time of participation (have studied at UNCW for at least one year)
  • Good judicial standing
  • 3.0+ GPA at time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation

Academic Details

Students can earn transfer credit for 3 credit hours.

Program Dates

Spring Dates
January - May

Summer Dates
June - August

Financial Details

Program Cost
$1390 (Semester)

What's Included:

  • 3-credit academic internship
  • Placement assistance and support
  • Global perspectives internship seminar online
  • Virtual internship supervision
  • Access to Office 365 for duration of the internship
  • Official University Transcript

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