Skip to main content

Virtual Internship Courses – 2020 Fall

USAC Virtual Internships are composed of two distinct, yet interrelated components, an online internship seminar and internship hours completed remotely online with a placement site abroad in a given career field. The Virtual Internship Program (seminar + placement) is worth 3 semester credits.

Global Internship Seminar

The Global Internship seminar is a 15-hour online seminar that will provide you with essential information to make the most of your internship experience. This online course explores topics such as organizational frameworks and cultures, professional identity, personal branding, and networking that will contribute to your personal, academic, and professional development.

The online seminar will be delivered asynchronously using the Microsoft Teams for Education online learning platform, allowing students to work through the course content at their own pace and in ways that complement their virtual internship experience.

Virtual Internship Placements

Internship hours will be completed with a placement site in one of the following career fields. You will work together with your site supervisor to develop a schedule and work responsibilities relevant to your particular placement. Virtual internships require a minimum 120 hours in addition to the internship seminar.

Digital marketing and social media management

Digital marketing and social media management positions may include, but are not limited, to the following work responsibilities:

  • Analysis and evaluation of digital presence
  • Social media account management
  • SEO analysis and development
  • ORM strategy development
  • Web editing and design
  • Digital platform content creation
  • Market research
  • Campaign development and promotion
  • Marketing campaign analysis
  • Editorial strategy development
  • Copy editing
  • Graphic communications development
  • Video production
  • Multimedia projects
  • Digital Storytelling

Placements available in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Spain, Thailand, and Uruguay

Business

Business positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Executive assistance
  • Strategy meeting attendance and participation
  • Liaising with clients, vendors, and suppliers
  • Sales performance review
  • Process analysis and improvement
  • Business intelligence gathering
  • Policy development
  • Business development
  • Workshop organization and presentation
  • Project management
  • Business/Financial plan development
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Market research
  • Consulting
  • Survey development and analysis
  • Event planning

Placements available in Brazil, China, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Spain, Thailand, and Uruguay

Engineering

Engineering positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Novel design concept prototyping
  • Material property evaluation
  • Material selection and design
  • Test samples creation and testing plan execution
  • Failure analysis
  • Data analysis, summarization, and presentation
  • Modeling and control techniques of atomic force microscope
  • Modeling, identification, and control of thermal systems
  • Control of Robotino
  • Control systems, systems identification, and signal processing
  • Kalman filtering (linear quadratic estimation)
  • Technical writing

Placements available in Germany and Brazil

Translation

Translation positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Translation of marketing materials
  • Translation of video content
  • Translation of internal documents
  • Translation of sample sentences and grammar points
  • Translation of web pages
  • Captioning

Advanced language proficiency is required.

Placements available in Brazil, China, and Spain

Social welfare

Social welfare positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Research projects
  • Video projects
  • Project planning and management
  • Liaising with community partners
  • Grant-writing and crowd funding
  • Program development
  • Social enterprise advisement
  • Activities organization
  • SWOT analysis
  • Administrative assistance
  • Report writing and case study development

Placements available in Ghana, India, Thailand, and Uruguay

English language instruction

English language instruction positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Lesson planning
  • Curriculum and materials development
  • Online teaching
  • Group and individual tutoring
  • Workshop presentations
  • Professional vocabulary development
  • Pitch training
  • Conversation classes and workshops
  • Holistic communication strategies development
  • Creating supportive learning environments
  • Adult language education
  • Vocational language education
  • Early childhood language education
  • Language education research
  • Teaching assistant

Placements available in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Italy, Thailand, and Uruguay

Journalism

Journalism positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Content development
  • News reporting
  • Interviewing
  • Media partner monitoring
  • Content research
  • New media/multimedia development
  • Web content development
  • Proofreading
  • Media content promotion
  • Content editing
  • Social media content development and management

Placements available in China, Czech Republic, and France

Grant-Writing/Crowd Funding

Grant-writing/Crowd Funding positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Prospect research
  • Application development
  • Exploring crowd funding platforms
  • Funding campaign management
  • Research projects
  • Financial report management
  • New donor research
  • Legal compliance
  • Liaise with potential partners/donors

Placements available in Czech Republic, Ghana, and India

Research

Research positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Research assistance
  • Proofreading and editing
  • Summarize relevant research materials
  • Research promotion
  • Comparative analysis
  • Gather, record, transcribe, and digitize documents
  • Edit and proofread translations
  • Collect data
  • Compile notes

Placements available in Czech Republic, Italy, and Thailand

Health/Wellness

Health and wellness positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Research
  • Preparing learning materials
  • Campaign promotion
  • Developing promotional materials
  • Data collection
  • Public health awareness campaign participation
  • Social media management

Placements available in Italy and Thailand

Computer Science/IT

Computer science positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Design, coding, unit testing and documentation of software components and features
  • Build automation test framework
  • Work with the software engineering team
  • Participate in sprint planning, demos and daily scrum activities
  • Work with C++/C# programming, Java, HTML5, and JavaScript
  • User interface design
  • Technical writing
  • Create project dashboards
  • Process documentation

Placements available in Ghana and India

Graphic Design/3-D Modelling

Graphic design/3-D Modelling positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Prepare materials to coincide with social media and blog posts
  • Assist with website and blog updates
  • Assist with collateral updates and version control
  • Creation of logos for various products
  • Creation and updates to various sales collateral
  • Assist with video production and editing
  • Work with Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, and other 3-D modelling software
  • 3-D rendering and design
  • Create graphic database

Placements available in India and Italy

Human Resources

Human resources positions may include, but are not limited to, the following work responsibilities:

  • Employee recruitment
  • Assist with recruiting, testing, and interview processes
  • Develop goal setting and assessment metrics
  • Assist with implementation of employee benefits programs and engagement activities
  • Preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures
  • Records maintenance

Placements available in India

Additional Offerings

Courses

  • Fall
    300-level3 creditsTaught in English
    Spring
    300-level3 creditsTaught in English
    Description not available at this time.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Fall: Open

Spring: Coming soon!

2021-22 App. Cycle

Stay tuned for more information on upcoming Virtual Internship options in Summer, Fall & Spring.

Eligibility

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Sophomore standing or higher

Interview required

Program Type

Specialty Online

Credits

3 US credits