What is a virtual internship?
Virtual internships (also known as remote internships or online internships) are steadily growing in popularity globally. A virtual internship is a placement where an intern gains professional experience and training while not physically present at the company location. All communication between the intern and company is carried out via online platforms such as phone, email, Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, webinars, Google Hangouts and various other communication & project management programs.
What industries are available?
Virtual internships may not suit all industries (e.g. hospitality), but with modern working techniques, improved technology, and the correct training structure, they can be beneficially executed in a wide range of fields. Check them out here, and contact us if you can’t find something that appeals to you
Will I be employed by the company at the end of the virtual internship?
The virtual internships we arrange do not include a job offer with the host company as they are a temporary training experience. However, seperate from our service, some interns have been offered employment on completion of their virtual internship
Are there any age requirements?
There are no age restrictions for a virtual internship.
Are the virtual internships paid?
While many of the companies offer a small stipend, all our virtual internships are voluntary/unpaid as they focus on remote supervision & training to benefit you, NOT on mindless data-entry.
What are your fees?
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Will there be any additional fees I need to consider?
Unlike an in-person international internship, a virtual internship has no additional fees.
What English level is required?
Applicants must have a strong English level. Upper intermediate is the minimum level we expect. A good level of spoken English is essential for the internship.
Do I need to be enrolled in University?
Short answer is ‘No’. All applicants should fit into one of the below categories:
- 1. School Leavers; Those who have recently completed schooling and would like to gain an insight and basic training in a specific field before committing to a career path.
- 2. Enrolled Students; Students who are required to complete an internship as part of their University curriculum. University requirements differ between each educational institution.
- 3. Graduates; Recently completed a tertiary qualification in their requested field.
- 4. Voluntary; Those that choose to complete an internship which is not an essential requirement to graduate.
All placements provide the intern with essential training and guidance to ensure a valuable link to their future career goals
What Visa do I need?
One of the benefits of a virtual internship is that there are no visas required.
When does the internship start and how long does it go for?
The intern selects the start date. We do not have set start dates. Interns can start an internship on almost any Monday throughout the year.
We have developed two convenient options available for your Virtual Internship;
– 8 Weeks > 20 hours per week; Total 160 hours of Virtual practical experience
– 12 Weeks > 20 hours per week; Total 240 hours of Virtual practical experience
Both options include at least 1 x weekly voice or video call with the company supervisor.
At this stage we remain open to accommodating requests for an alternative duration.
Can I earn course credit?
Yes, we are able to arrange for the internships to contribute towards your course.
You will need to supply us with all the necessary requirements set by your University.
Do I need Insurance
Insurance is not required for a virtual internship.
Does IDU monitor me during the virtual internship?
All interns are required to complete a monthly training monitor. This is provided by Internships Down Under so we can ensure that the virtual internship is meeting the pre-set training requirements. All companies are also required to complete a monthly training monitor.
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