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Would you like to do an Internship in Australia?

Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 03:03 PM By Ana Camara


A virtual internship and a remote internship are the same things with different names.

Like in-person internships, you gain real-world professional experience in your desired field, setting you apart.

A virtual internship with Greenwich provides the opportunity to work remotely with over 14,000 approved host companies in 80+ countries. You'll gain professional experience and exposure to international work cultures.


How long is a Virtual Internship?


  • 4, 6, 8, 12 or 16 weeks - it’s up to you. You can also commit anywhere between 10-30 hours per week to your internship. The beauty of virtual internships is that they are flexible to fit your studies and lifestyle. 

What companies could I be working for?

  • Our host companies include big organisations, startups, and SMEs, providing insights into business operations. Over 70% of interns work directly with the founder or c-suite member of their host company!

Why is internship experience so important?

  • The most important thing you can have on your CV is direct work experience. A virtual internship gives you the chance to gain the soft and hard skills you need to succeed in your future career. 

Will a virtual internship make me more employable?

  • 1 in 4 interns receive job offers from their host company after completing their Virtual Internship.
  • NACE 2021 Job Outlook: Internship experience is key for employers choosing between candidates.

Where do alumni work now?

  • Alumni work at Facebook, Amazon, Deutsche Bank, and other global companies valuing international experience.


Other frequently asked questions…

When will I start?

  • Within 6 weeks in your chosen career field and region with our approved host companies.

Why do I pay for this internship?

  • We're familiar with internships that involve relocating and mainly involve making coffee.
  • At Virtual Internships, all host companies provide detailed internship project plans, ensuring you gain maximum value from the experience. Finding an internship yourself can be extremely difficult and doesn’t guarantee a rich work experience. 
  • This is more than an internship. You'll get an internship manager, and career coach, access to 12+ skill courses, and help crafting your five-year plan.

How do I apply?

  • Apply online
  • The virtual Internship team will then review your application and set up a short video interview with you
  • You'll match with your host company within 6 weeks of enrolling.
  • Finally, you'll begin your remote internship with an exciting international company, developing your skills.

Why should students do a Virtual Internship?


  • Guaranteed opportunity to gain professional career experience  
  • 14,000+ approved host companies in 80+ countries 
  • Range of career fields to suit your interests and career goals
  • Online, 24/7, so doesn't impact your Australian study and work life
  • 1 in 4 interns receive job offers from their company.
  • Program completion certification and evaluation report included

Note: Minimum English proficiency of 5.5 required for host company acceptance." Students must be at least 18 years old at placement. The duration from application and host matching to internship start is usually around 6 to 8 weeks.

Click here for more information on available internship fields.

Why You Should Do A Virtual Internship

A remote internship provides a significant advantage in job applications at leading global companies - no prior experience is necessary. You'll dedicate 10-30 hours weekly for 4-16 weeks, securing a placement tailored to your career field worldwide. Get the experience you need to kickstart your dream career, from the comfort of your own home - with no need to buy a suit!

Top Reasons to Complete a Virtual Internship


  • Work with thousands of innovative companies in 80+ countries

Fancy working for the next tech unicorn? It’s possible with a virtual internship. Unlike office-based internships, you'll work with global companies reshaping their industries.

  • Work directly with founders and C-suite members

You’ll be able to work with CEOs, incredible leaders, and more throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Over 68% of interns work directly with founders or C-suite members, providing significant insight into company operations."

  • Gain the skills employers want

Gain essential experience and coveted soft skills like time management, prioritisation, and cultural awareness through remote work.

  • It’s more than an internship

You'll receive support from your internship experience manager throughout. Advance your core skills for the future with a professional development hub featuring 12+ courses.

You’ll have access to a career coach who will help you leverage your internship experience to land the job you want. And of course, you’ll gain the valuable experience you need. 

  • It’s entirely accessible - no need to relocate, travel, or commute

Internships shouldn’t be available only to those who can afford to relocate to big cities or travel abroad. Virtual internships offer real-world experience with innovative, international companies to everyone, regardless of degree, location, or background.

Who Will I Be Working For?


This is one of the top questions asked by future interns and arguably one of the most important. Virtual Internships carefully screen all host companies to ensure your internship experience is rewarding.

Enrol and learn more here.

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