Learn about our global summer programmes funded by the Global Greenwich Scholarship.

Finding international work experience this academic year might seem impossible due to the global travel restrictions in place due to the pandemic.  

However, for summer 2021, first and second year undergraduate students have the opportunity to complete a funded 4 to 12-week virtual internship with an organisation abroad.

Completing a virtual international internship will give you the opportunity to gain valuable international experience, boost your employability and cultural awareness, and develop valued digital working skills without leaving home.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of sectors including, but not limited to, Business, Computing, Engineering and Healthcare, from countries including China, South Korea, India and Fiji. The programme will include workshops and webinars, mentoring and skills development, and you will also receive a financial grant of at least £500 on completion of the full programme.

Students can complete a virtual internship through one of two organisations:

Virtual Internships

  • 4 to 12-week virtual placement with a company based abroad.
  • Minimum 120 hours of work experience.
  • Over 18 career fields.
  • Internships with companies based in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam or India.
  • Online language course.
  • Internship coach.
  • Online internship curriculum.
  • Webinars and social events.

Think Pacific

  • 4 to 12-week virtual placement with Fijian Ministries, international NGO's, schools, social enterprises or local charities.
  • Up to 100 hours of learning, mentoring and work experience.
  • Career fields include Business, Health, Psychology, Education and Sports.
  • Contribute to the Fiji National Development Plan and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Complete Sustainable Dev & Fijian Culture learning modules.
  • Workshops, mentoring and networks.

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be eligible, you must be a first or second-year undergraduate student.
  • We will prioritise applications from the following groups:
    • Students with an annual household income of under £25000
    • Students with a disability
    • Students identifying as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic
    • Care leavers
    • Student parent/carers
    • Students with little to no previous international experience

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 28 February 2021.

Apply via the Santander Universities application platform here.

If successful at this stage, you will then be asked to complete the placement process with the relevant internship provider.

Please email studyabroad@gre.ac.uk if you have any questions.  

About the Global Greenwich Scholarship

The Global Greenwich Mobility Scholarship, funded by the University of Greenwich and Santander Universities, supports undergraduate students at the University of Greenwich to take part in short-term global opportunities.