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IES Virtual Internships

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About IES Virtual Internships

IES has been offering quality, part-time internships for nearly 60 years and full-time internships with the introduction of IES Internships in 2013. And now, they’re bringing the internships to you with the IES® Virtual Internship Program. You tell IES which term you want to go, what you would like to do, if you have a preference of where your employer is located (one of several IES Abroad host cities), how many hours you want to work (between 10 and 32 per week), and IES makes the arrangements. You get the same hands-on (just not literally), professional experience you'd get abroad, while also gaining the remote working skills that are oh-so-important right now, plus an international component to boot.

And aside from the world needing to work at a distance right now, IES knows it's not always easy to juggle classes, a part-time job, a social life, and an in-person internship with set hours, let alone leave home to fly to abroad for months at a time do. This is why IES is excited to help you work virtually anywhere in the world, well, virtually. Learn more about IES virtual Global Internship offerings and how it works to get started! 

While working remotely, you enroll in a virtual three-credit academic internship seminar along with other IES interns. Topics include:

  • Understanding business culture
  • Improving communication in the virtual workplace
  • Strengthening work attitude and aptitude
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Navigating issues, challenges, and opportunities so you can succeed on the job in the future

To read all the details, please see the IES Virtual Internship site.

Application Deadlines

Summer 2021 - March 15, 2021
Fall 2021 - May 13, 2021

Program Dates

Spring 2021: February 15 - May 14
Summer 2021: May 31 - July 23


$1,995 + UI Admin fee for 3 credits; $2,295 + UI Admin fee for 6 credits


UI International Internship Advisor Monica Ernberger (