Virtual Programs

UCI students can engage globally by taking courses, doing research and interning from wherever they are. These virtual opportunities take many forms and are offered by UCEAP, UCI, Other UC Programs and Independent Programs.

There are numerous benefits to participating in a Virtual Program including:

  • Gaining new perspectives and insights about your field from others around the world
  • Learning cross-cultural communication skills without the travel
  • Building your global network
  • Enhancing your skills utilizing digital tools crucial for today’s global job market
  • Having a global experience without the costs of physical travel

These programs offer UCI courses available in the UCI General Catalogue.

ProgramAcademic Field(s)TermCountry-specificDescriptionOffered by
France and You: Trans-Atlantic Problems and Partnerships Past, Present, and FutureSocial Sciences
Course: POL SCI 139 (4 units)
Winter Quarter 2021France (Virtual)UC Irvine

The programs listed below offer virtual internship programs with UC courses. The UCI Study Abroad Center is currently evaluating the academic and financial aid implications of participating in these programs. If there is a program you are interested in, be sure to check in with your Academic Counselor and Financial Aid before committing.

Program Academic/Career FieldTerm(s)Country-specific or WorldwideOffered by
Business and Communication Virtual Internship in JapanBusinessSummerJapanUC Davis
Business and Communication Virtual Internship in Buenos AiresBusinessSummerArgentinaUC Davis
Design and Fashion Virtual InternshipDesignSummerWorldwideUC Davis
Engineering and Computer Science Virtual InternshipEngineering and Computer ScienceSummerWorldwideUC Davis
Green Technology, Sustainability and Environment Virtual Internship, EnvironmentSummerWorldwideUC Davis
Comparative Global Health Virtual InternshipGlobal HealthSummerWorldwideUC Davis
Global Health in Ghana Virtual InternshipGlobal HealthSummerGhanaUC Davis
Human Rights and Social Impact Virtual InternshipGlobal PolicySummerSouth AfricaUC Davis
International Development, NGOs, and Charity Virtual InternshipInternational DevelopmentSummerWorldwideUC Davis
Counseling and Humanitarian Action Virtual InternshipSocial ImpactSummerJordanUC Davis
Education and Social Change Virtual InternshipSocial ImpactSummerChileUC Davis
Food and Nutrition Security Virtual InternshipSocial ImpactSummerUgandaUC Davis
Berkeley Global Internships (Virtual)MultipleSummerWorldwideUC Berkeley 
Multiple Career Fields Virtual InternshipMultipleSummerWorldwideUC Davis
UCEAP Virtual Summer InternshipMultipleSummer10+ Cities in Australia, Europe, Central and South AmericaUCEAP

The UCEAP Summer Virtual International Internship includes UC units and very limited financial aid.

Virtual internships are offered without credit in Independent Programs.  Programs without academic credit are not eligible for financial aid.

Program Academic/Career FieldTerm(s)Country-specific or WorldwideOffered by
API Virtual Global InternshipMultipleSpring, Summer 1, and Summer 2Argentina, Australia, Chile, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, and SpainAPI
CAPA Remote Global Internship - Not For Credit MultipleSpring, Summer, Fall Australia, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom (UK)
CIEE Virtual Global InternshipMultipleSpring, Summer15+ cities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America CIEE
CIS Abroad Virtual InternshipsMultipleWinter, SpringArgentina, Ecuador, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, and the USA (New York City)CIS Abroad
Virtual: Global InternshipMultipleSummer10+ cities in Australia, Europe, Central America, and South America CEA
CYA Virtual InternshipMultipleFlexibleGreece and EuropeCollege Year in Athens (CYA)
ISA Global Remote InternshipsMultipleSummer, FallAustralia, Peru, Spain, and VietnamISA

The structure of your virtual internship will depend on your field and the organization you are paired with, but you can likely expect the following:

  • Mix of synchronous and asynchronous work
  • Project-based tasks
  • Regular check-ins with your supervisor
  • Career development support