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Virtual & Remote Internships


The Greene Center has been working with technology partners to identify and create virtual internships and projects that range in length and compensation. Check out our curated list of custom partner resources as well as new and exciting opportunities posted by employers (including alumni) on Handshake.

A simulation of the work done at leading companies. Any student, regardless of university degree, prior experience, location or year group, can now have the opportunity to experience working at some of the world's top firms.

Intersect Job Simulations
InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. Our goal is to provide true-to-life job simulation exercises that help individuals consider the following questions:

  • What are my professional interests and skills?
  • How do my interests and skills translate to potential careers?
  • What are my career options?
  • Which careers haven’t I considered?

MindSumo was created out of the Stanford Student Startup Accelerator, StartX, by three friends who wanted to change the way that creative thinkers and companies worked together. Today MindSumo has become the leading platform for Millennial & Gen Z problem solvers to apply their creativity and innovation by working on projects from top companies from around the world. Our community represents over 350,000 "problem solvers" from six continents and over 3,000 universities. Companies work with our users on these projects to ideate, gather insights, and drive new thinking within their organization. Compete on diverse case competitions for financial awards. Topics vary across industries.

Parker Dewey
When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?

Looking to connect with companies that match your interests and passions? Upload your resume, flag companies and projects, then collaborate virtually through a semester just like a regular employee. Upon completion, you can choose to continue working with the same company or join a new one.

This summer, the Greene Center is piloting a program with Riipen, a digital platform offering short-term, virtual and team-based projects with companies. These projects are real-world problems companies are seeking students to collaborate with on, and span across industry sectors. See project details and apply through Handshake.

UR Education Abroad
The Center for Education Abroad in conjunction with our international partners, is excited to offer several virtual global opportunities for students during the summer 2020 term! These virtual opportunities are not meant to take the place of a physical abroad experience however they offer valuable academic and intercultural experiences and exposure to cross-cultural competencies. In the midst of the current pandemic, more and more companies are operating remotely around the world. A virtual summer global internship offers students the opportunity of professional experiences and development in a remote work setting as well as exposure to the cultural differences in how companies operate and how they have embraced remote operations around the world.

Explore the following opportunities and contact an education abroad advisor with any questions:

Are you staying at home and worrying about your summer internship because most of them are canceled? Swiping social media all day but still have nothing new on your resume? Trying to find a way to improve yourselves but ending up laying back to your bed? 
No worries, YoloShadow is here to help! We are a platform that provides job shadow opportunities for travelers and young professionals around the world. Yolo’s job shadow experience is a great way to explore career options in different parts of the world. That is, combining job shadow experience with cultural immersion. During the quarantine time, we will tell you everything you need to know about YoloShadow and how to engage in this ever-changing world. (we promise you it is way better than Instagram nominations.)

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