On this page we have brief summaries of the different types of Virtual Global Internships, & Projects you participate in through IPENG. Read further below for descriptions and student testimonials.
Note: All experiences at this time are unpaid
Spring Semester Application Deadline: November 15th
Summer Semester Application Deadline: February 15th
Fall Semester Application Deadline: June 15th
IiVP is the Illinois in Vienna Program. Virtual projects are professional and research experiences that offer students the opportunity to gain valuable life and career skills through focused projects with alumni, an employer, or a partner organization. Students and organizations collaborate remotely, allowing students to gain global and intercultural competency skills working with organizations worldwide.
Review the IiVP Virtual Project offerings here. Projects are continuously updated.
Greek Studies on Site is a study abroad program located in Athens, Greece. In addition to study abroad programs, Greek Studies on Site also facilitates internships and research projects with organizations, companies, and faculty in Europe.
Review the Greek Studies on Site Offerings here. Projects are continuously updated.
During my summer break, I had the opportunity to learn more about my country and do an internship with Azul Airlines thanks to the work of the people from Campus B. Even though I spent most of my life in Brazil I was still able to learn a lot about its history, festive, musical and culinary culture through the presentations given by campus b and their partners. Not only did I learn a lot but I also had lots of fun while doing so, and made lots of new friendships, and overall it was an incredible experience.
My internship experience was also an interesting and challenging one as it was my first time ever working on a long-term project while fully online. Before joining the project I had no experience of data management and now I'd say I'm more than decent at it. I also got to make new friends and connections there which is always a great thing, and I'm very thankful for this experience, both with Azul and Campus B.
Internship Project: Azul Linhas Aéreas thru CampusB, Summer 2020
After signing up for Campus B, I didn't know what to expect considering all the uncertainty with the pandemic. However, I had an amazing experience working with both Campus B and Litro de Luz. Getting to work with a mix of American and Brazilian students, learn about Brazilian culture, learn Portuguese, and have an internship was great. The friendships I made and the amount I learned surpassed my expectations. The faculty both at Campus B and Litro de Luz were receptive and welcoming. While I wish I could have done this in Brazil, I am very thankful for the opportunity that I had.
Internship Project: Litro de Luz (NGO) thru CampusB, Summer 2020
VACorps was easy to work worth and worked with me to find a placement. The company I worked for had a very relaxed atmosphere and allowed me to be very involved with upper level management. The most valuable skills I have gained is the professional experience in both the industry and the virtual workspace. The experience was worth the cost and I am was offered to continue my work into the spring.
Internship Project: Astrofika thru VACorps, Summer 2020
How did your virtual internship advance your career goals?
I felt really grateful for the opportunity to work on a project and think about exactly what I wanted to get help with from my mentors. It's very unique—usually as an intern you're just going to be assigned random tasks that don't help you professionally grow and learn a lot. However, with Campus B, I was in an internship position where I could do anything I wanted within urban mobility, which is what I was working on.
They have a company in Brazil that works on electric air taxis. Being able to dedicate a lot of my summer to researching that—what other people are doing and what I think cities should be doing—definitely affirmed that that is something I am very interested in. I feel like I found a niche that I am really interested in, and I'm thankful for that!
Internship Project: Parque Tecnológico thru CampusB, Summer 2020
This past semester, I participated in a virtual internship with Azul Airlines. through Campus b. This internship really tested my professional strengths, but overall I came out stronger and more prepared for the work force.
Here's a website dedicated to the work I've done for a virtual internship with Leroy Merlin Brazil in partnership with CampusB. Alongside the internship, students from UIUC took a class called LAS 292 Global Perspectives. I'll first take you through the first nine weeks of my internship and class. Then, I'll show you an anti-resume I developed based on the accumulation of these experiences, as well as my personal goals for the future. Enjoy!
Graduating in December 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with experience in optimization in technical projects, generating solutions in data processing, and strong leadership skills for both small and large groups. Seeking Entry-Level engineering/technical operations position in the airline/aviation industry.