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English + Virtual internships

The NACE Job Outlook 2021 found that when evaluating graduate job applications, employers value internships or previous work experience over qualifications to make their decision on a candidate.

Over 50% of employers surveyed rated industry experience as the number one deciding factor between two otherwise identical candidates.

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EC Plus Virtual Internship gives students the opportunity to work remotely for one of 12,000 approved host companies in 70+ countries – gaining not only professional career experience, but also exposure to an international company and experience working with different cultures.

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How long is a Virtual Internship?

4, 6, 8, or 12 weeks – it’s up to you. You can also commit anywhere between 10-30 hours per week to your internship. The beauty of virtual internships is that they are flexible to fit your studies and lifestyle.

What companies could I be working for?

Host companies range from big organisations to startups and SMEs. Over 70% of interns work directly with the founder or c-suite member of their host company!

Why is internship experience so important?

A virtual internship gives you the chance to gain the soft and hard skills you need to succeed in your future career. You’ll be able to work with CEOs, incredible leaders, and more throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Will a virtual internship make me more employable?

1 in 4 interns are offered a position by their host company following completion of their virtual internship.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (US) released their 2021 Job Outlook report noting, “Employers continue to indicate that internship experience is the deciding factor between two otherwise equally qualified candidates.”

Gain the skills employers want

Not only will you gain the experience you need, but you’ll also gain the soft skills employers actively want in new hires by working remotely including time management, prioritization, cultural awareness, and so much more.

It’s more than an internship

You’ll be supported throughout by your internship experience manager. You’ll develop core skills needed to advance in the future through our professional development hub of 12+ courses. You’ll have access to a career coach who will help you leverage your internship experience to land the job you want. And of course, you’ll gain the valuable experience you need.

It’s entirely accessible – no need to relocate, travel, or commute

Internships shouldn’t be available only to those that can afford to relocate to big cities or travel abroad. Virtual internships make real-world work experience with innovative, international companies accessible to all, regardless of your degree choice, location, or background.

The Steps to Apply For A Virtual Internship:

Step 1: Book your (min. 4 week language course and min 120 hour internship) programme with EC and then continue the application process online to specify your interests and future career goals

Step 2: Meeting VI’s enrolment team on a short video interview to learn more about you so that we can match you with the best host company

Step 3: Be matched with a host company perfectly suited to you in 6 weeks or less

Step 4: Begin your internship with a start date that suits you best

Step 5: Gain valuable, real-world professional experience on your internship, build your skills with our professional development hub, and gain clarity on your future career path with your personal career coach.

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Upper Intermediate to Advanced

Course Duration 

4, 6, 8, or 12 weeks

Course start dates

Every 2 weeks

Lessons per week

Internship: Between 10-30 hours per week

This course is suitable for students who
  • are 18+
  • are at Level B2 English

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