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  • Locations: Online, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer (Online)
  • Budget Sheets: Summer (Online)
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English Housing: Flat/Apartment
Number of Credits Offered: 3 Type of Program: Internship
Click here for a definition of this term Area of Study: Accounting, Applied Science, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Minor in Business, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Laboratory Science, Middle East Studies, Mild Disabilities, Multimedia, Arabic, Music and Well-Being, Music, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Neuroscience, Nonprofit Studies, Nursing, Nutrition, Ocean and Estuarine Science, Paleontology, Philosophy and Law, Art and Visual Technology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Philosophy, Professional Writing, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy and Management, Recreation Management, Rehabilitation Science, Religious Studies, Art History, Russian, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Senior Housing Administration, Severe Disabilities, Social Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Software Engineering, Spanish, Sport and American Culture, Arts and Social Change, Sport and Computer Game Design, Sport Communication, Sport Management, Statistics, Sustainability Studies, Sustainable Enterprise, Systems Engineering, Teaching English as a Second Language, Theater, Tourism, Arts Management, Urban and Suburban Studies, Visual Impairment and Blindness, Web Design, Women and Gender Studies, Geography and Geoinformation Science, Honors, Government and International Policy, Global and Community Health, Korean, Business, Asia-Pacific and Northeast Asian Studies, Climate Dynamics, Assistive Technology, Astronomy, Athletic Training, African and African American Studies, Atmospheric Science, Audio Production, Aviation Flight Training and Management, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biology, Business Analytics, Chemistry, Childhood Studies, Chinese, Aging Studies, Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Classical Studies, Coaching, Communication, Community Health, Computational and Data Sciences, Computer Engineering, Computer Game Design, Computer Science, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, American Government, Consciousness and Transformation, Conservation Biology, Conservation, Creative Writing, Criminology Law and Society, Cyber Security Engineering, Dance, Data Analysis, Earth Science, Economic Systems Design, Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology, Economics, Education Studies, Electrical Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Ethnomusicology, Film and Video Studies, Anthropology, Finance, Folklore and Mythology, Foreign Languages, Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science, French, Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Geology, German, Applied Behavior Analysis, Global Affairs, Global Systems, Graphic Design, Health Administration, Health and Social Policy, Health Communication, Health Information Technology, Health Promotion, Health Psychology, History, Applied Computer Science, Human Development and Family Science, Immigration Studies, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Information Systems and Operations Management, Information Technology, Integrative Studies, International Security, International/Comparative Studies, Islamic Studies, Applied Information Technology, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Jazz Studies, Journalism, Judaic Studies, Kinesiology, Latin American Studies, Latin, Leadership, Legal Studies Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0
Open to non-Mason Students: Yes Career Fields: Accounting, Advertising, Agriculture & Ecology, Architecture/Urban Planning, Arts/Museums/Galleries, Business, Chemistry/Biology, Communications, Creative Arts & Design, Criminal Justice, Culinary, Education Administration/Business, Engineering, Environmentalism & Sustainability, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing/Merchandising, Film/Video Production & Industry, Finance/Economics, Government/Policy, Graphic Design, Healthcare/Medicine/Wellness, Historical/Archival Research, Hospitality Management/Travel Industry, Human Resources, International Relations, IT/Computing, Journalism, Law/Legal, Marketing, Music/Entertainment Industry, NGO/Nonprofit, Photography, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Entrepreneurship, Social Services, Sports Industry/Business, Teaching, Theatre Industry, Website/App Design & Development
Program Description:

Virtual Global Internships

Online, Summer

1000x400 Virtual Internships
Online Virtual Global Internship in Various Locations:

Are you unsure of traveling this Summer or unable to due to existing commitments? Even though you can’t travel, you can still have an international experience! Build your resume, gain cross-cultural skills, and earn academic credit through a virtual global internship. Since many companies are not hiring for in-person jobs/internships in the US or abroad, this is a unique opportunity to gain international experience!

You will intern part-time or full-time remotely while taking a Mason course online to earn academic credit. For the Summer, part-time or full-time internships may be available. To work with the time differences in each location, you will have projects to complete by specific deadlines and might not be online at the same time as your supervisor. You will work out with your supervisor what your asynchronous schedule looks like and what check-ins you will have together/with a team, most likely once a week. This will look different for each organization and based on student availability.

The program cost is the same as in-state tuition and fees for 3 credits. 6 credits may be possible on a case-by-case basis with our partners.

Click on the green partner links below for more information and examples for each partner. 
Partner Organization Career Fields Available Countries Program Notes
Anglo Educational Services Most fields (strong History, Arts, Business, Non-Profit) United Kingdom 10 weeks long typically. Includes check-in calls. Students must have a 2.75 GPA or above to apply and be in their second year. Discounts available on future Anglo travel programs for students who complete a virtual program.
CRCC Asia Business, Computer Science/IT, Fashion Design, Engineering, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Finance, Health, Sports Management, Hospitality and Tourism, International Development, Law, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Communications, HR Management, Urban Planning China, Japan, South Korea and more in Asia  8 weeks long but 12 weeks may be an option. Includes 3 months of optional language lessons, weekly group discussions or business webinars, internship coaching, and access to their online global internship curriculum. Discounts available on future CRCC Asia travel programs for students who complete a virtual program. 
Global Experiences Accounting, Business, Marketing, Finance, Graphic Design, IT/Computing, Journalism, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Australia, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and more in Europe 8 weeks long but 12 weeks full-time may be an option on a case by case basis. Includes professional coaching with resume and cover letter support, advising check-ins, and CliftonStrengths Online Talent Assessment.
Project Everest Social Impact Consulting, Social Entrepreneurship, Business, Finance, Economics, Environmentalism
and Sustainability, Public Health, Computer Science, Project Management, Engineering
Fiji, India, Malawi, Timor-Leste (on social impact consulting teams with Australian students) 4 weeks long. This is an intensive virtual program from June 7 - July 2 or June 28 - July 23 with project work for about 35 hours/week and group workshops. Students complete social impact consulting internships in teams, working on a real problem statement pulled from Impact Partners, aspiring BCorps or a newly founded technology based business. Participants will have unprecedented access to an industry network and Project Everest's overseas staff and communities. Students will also attend multiple training workshops, and pitch their final project idea to address a community need. Students can earn a Social Impact Consulting certificate in the process and the team with the best pitch goes into the running to win a group mentorship session with industry, and $1,000 credit towards a Global Impact Program with Project Everest.
CIEE Arts, Business Development & Sales, Business Finance & Accounting, Communications, Data Science & Data Analytics, Design, Digital Health, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, IT & Computer Science, Marketing, Media, Film, & Photography, NGO, Social Media, Sustainability & Environment Berlin and several others 8 weeks but 12 weeks may be an option. Includes professional coaching, advising check-ins, and support.
UAndes Higher Education, Education Administration, International Relations Santiago, Chile Work 30 hours/week for 5-6 weeks. The internship is in the University of the Andes Study Abroad office, supporting coordination of international student programs. Interns can both participate in and assist with coordinating the 2021 SUMMIT leadership program.
Road2Argentina Architecture, Law, International Relations, Engineering, Digital Marketing, Advertising, Public Policy, Education, Public Health and Medicine, NGO, Environmental and Sustainability, Finance Buenos Aires, Argentina Typically 8 weeks but the number of weeks is flexible. Includes professional coaching, advising check-ins, and support. Internship placements in education/tutoring available, as are most other fields.
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) Most fields Quito, Ecuador 8 weeks but could be flexible. Includes professional coaching, advising check-ins, and support.
World Endeavors Arts and Design, Business, Management, Communications, Media, Education, Social Services, Engineering, Technology, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Health and Life Sciences, Policy and Government, Tourism and Hospitality  Rabat, Morocco; Bangkok, Thailand; Prague, Czech Republic, and many more in several regions Flexible start dates, durations and weekly hourly commitments from 10 to 30 hours per week. Placements are customized based on each intern's specific interests and goals, and focus on developing career-readiness and professional competencies. In addition to a resume clinic, interview coaching, and the CliftonStrengths Online Talent Assessment, World Endeavors Virtual International Internships also include opportunities to engage with the local culture through various activities and tours online. Includes education/tutoring opportunities in Morocco location and possibly others.
Each of these internship partners also host in-person Summer travel internships, if you are interested in traveling to this country to work in Summer 2022 instead. 


3 credits (6 may be possible on a case-by-case basis)

The number of credits you can earn for your internship depends on the number of hours you intern over the course of the semester. Your grade for the class is based on the work you complete for the Mason internship class online, which will include a final report from your internship supervisor.

All virtual internships posted are typically for 3 credits and you must complete 45 hours of work per credit. However, some companies/organizations may be comfortable with shorter or longer internships. Email if you are interested in a  6 credit option instead, and our staff can share possibilities for that location and your field.

  • 3 credits: 135 hours minimum. This is possible for all internships listed. This comes out to 11+ hours/week if the internship spans 12 weeks but more hours/week for shorter internships. It may also be possible to condense the internship which will mean more hours per week. 
  • 6 credits: 270 hours. May be possible for some internships listed. 

In order to receive academic credit, you are required to take a corresponding Mason course online during the internship. Course options are listed below. 

Course Options

  • Default Credits for all Virtual Internships:
    • Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship (3 credits) - The INTS 390 course fulfills the Global Understanding Mason Core requirement.
    • Conflict Analysis & Resolution (CONF) 370- Internship Field Experience (3 credits)
Students wanting different credits can petition their department, however, these approvals are not guaranteed, and there may be additional eligibility requirements. For example, students have preliminary approval COMM 450 if they meet all requirements from the department. You can look up potential alternative credits and their requirements in the Mason Course Catalog. There will be a questionnaire in the application process where students indicate the credit they would like to receive and we will provide you with the form required for approval. This process is handled entirely by the student, not by GEO.
Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact for more information.  
Note for School of Business Applicants:

The School of Business has a specific credit policy for internships for their majors which excludes internships that are not offered in the School of Business from a student’s degree. Students with a major in the School of Business have the following options:
  1. Enroll in a School of Business internship course (this requires you to meet their qualifications). You will be responsible for the tuition for that course and the GEO Internship program fee.
  1. Earn INTS 390 or CONF 370 credit but the credits will not apply to your Business degree. You will fulfill your Global Understanding Mason Core requirement. You will be responsible only for the GEO Internship program fee. 
  1. Earn internship course credits towards your minor. The GEO internship credits will apply to electives in the minor. Consult with your minor department to discuss if they will count prior to participation.
Either way, you are encouraged to talk to your academic advisor about this now to make the most informed decision for you. 

Internship Placements:

Students will fill out this survey as part of their application process to indicate their interest in career fields, location, specific partners, languages, and other factors. The GEO Program Administrator will then discuss specific options with that applicant based on their completion of this survey.

The internship component involves students working part-time at an international organization or company. Once accepted by GEO, students will work closely with one of our partner organization's placement officers to identify areas of interest, and to secure an internship. For virtual internships, a student and the company supervisor will determine together the timing of the internship, especially considering time differences and class schedules. Students will likely have an independent project or task to complete during their available time, to account for time differences, and the nature of virtual work. However, they would have scheduled meetings with their supervisor about once a week, in addition to receiving email guidance throughout the week. This may differ slightly based on the company, the type of work, and the student's availability.

Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study as well as about the complete support services offered during the program to their GEO Program Administrator. Within your inquiry, please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 

To learn more about the internship placement timeline, click here

Program Cost 

Summer 2021: Equivalent of In-State Tuition + Mandatory Student Fees

  • Tuition (3 credits):
    • 3 credits for undergraduates is currently $1626.75. 6 credits may be possible.
  • Internship placement
  • Professional development programs and networking opportunities by the internship placement partner
Not Included
  • Computer and Wi-Fi for internship. Contact if you have any concerns with your current computer/Wi-Fi availability and we can discuss this further.

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students eligible to use financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of first payment and final balance payments. The Program Cost for study abroad courses is assessed separately from Mason tuition and fees. This means separate charges will be put on your student account for this course, including a study abroad tuition charge and a study abroad program fee charge which together equals the published Program Cost for this course.

Students may only be eligible for financial aid if they take 6 Mason credits or more for the Summer term.

Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.

First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by April 1 (Summer). This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee. Students who are using financial aid will submit their Intent to Use Financial Aid form by this date but may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

In the event that a student’s financial aid or VA Benefits is estimated to cover the entire costs of the study abroad program, the entire charge will be posted to their student account, since that is where the aid will be applied. In this case students do not pay their first payment through MasonAbroad. However students must submit their “Confirmation of Financial Aid” form by the first deposit deadline.​

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by May 1 (Summer). This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) should have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. Then, they will submit the "Confirmation of Financial Aid" form by the Final Payment deadline. This Confirmation form will become available in the MasonAbroad application system once you are accepted into the program . If you are using VA Benefits please contact to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Withdrawal and Refund Policy: All participants are bound by the Mason GEO Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:


GEO offers a number of need-based and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:

Application Deadlines:

Spring and Summer 2021 Open: August 1, 2020 
Deadline for Summer: March 10, 2021

Eligibility and Timeline:

This program is open to all undergraduate students and graduate students. Students should also meet the following requirements:
  • Meet the GPA requirement
  • Are able to complete tasks remotely while meeting the partner’s deadlines

Application Requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Mandatory Meeting: With Experiential Programs Administrator

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Personal Statement:Your personal statement is a letter given to a potential internship host along with your resume. A personal statement is your chance to describe and give examples of the skills you possess and to give a potential internship host a better idea your goals and interests. As you are writing your statement, think of your audience - your potential employer abroad. 

Resume/CV: Your resume (Curriculum Vitae or CV) is given to a potential internship host along with your personal statement. 

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.

Confirmation of Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid to cover the first payment, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.

Application instructions:

Travel and Visa Links

Mason Links

Questions? Contact:


GEO Experiential Programs Administrator

Name Kelly McNulty
(she, her)
Phone 703-993-4798
Student Office Hours Schedule a meeting here.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.