Virtual Internships

Virtual internships have seen a surge in popularity in recent times and many employers are providing new virtual opportunities or converting their existing placements to be undertaken remotely.

They can provide many of the benefits of traditional internships and are therefore a great way to gain work experience.

Careers Network Virtual Internships

Careers Network works with external providers to give students access to our Virtual Internships Programme. Open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as recent graduates from the last 2 years, the programme offers successful students with the opportunity to undertake a remote summer internship with an employer within the UK or overseas. Opportunities are available across a wide range of sectors. For full details including when the programme is open to apply to please visit the Virtual Internships page

Knowledge Exchange Internships

The Knowledge Exchange Internships scheme offers bespoke virtual internships to current University of Birmingham undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as recent graduates from the last two years. With a wide range of opportunities advertised year-round across a variety of sectors, this scheme provides students with the opportunity to engage in impactful knowledge exchange with UK and international employers, gain valuable work experience and develop professional remote working skills. Internship lengths will vary by employer but will typically last up to 55 hours and can be worked part-time or full-time, dependent on the business needs and the successful candidate's availability. For more information, including details of current vacancies, please visit the Knowledge Exchange Internships page.

Forage Virtual Internship Experiences

Forage provide virtual internship experiences with real employers. These module-based programmes enable you to complete simulations of work related tasks and projects, which you can choose to submit to the employer if you wish. This can help you to get an insight into a particular sector and gain practical skills, as well as connect you with top employers.

Forage also offer a free virtual experience on work-readiness skills, which are the behavioural skills that help you to transition effectively into the world of work and are highly valued by employers.

These experiences can be used to boost your CV and LinkedIn profile, for more information on this please refer to Forage’s referencing policy.

Remote Internships

Many companies are now offering remote internships which allow you to work on projects with organisations all over the world without having to leave your house. These are great for boosting your skills and experience in a more flexible and affordable way without geographical restrictions. You can find remote internships on our online jobs portal Careers Connect and in your college newsletters.


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