Virtual Internships

Virtual Internships


Gain valuable work experience with a UK company and launch your international career with a virtual internship. Virtual internships are a personalised preparation course that will help you to develop important workplace skills and experience to get a headstart in the career of your dreams.
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Why should you choose a virtual internship with us?

About you: You’re completing your studies and want to gain some industry experience to put your best foot forward when applying for future work. You want to work for international companies and develop a challenging and rewarding career. A virtual internship will provide you with the experience, workplace knowledge, on-job practice and support to launch your career and set you apart from other job seekers.

How it works
Launch your international career with a powerful combination of expert career advice and UK work experience.
Gain smart tools and practical experience to give you the confidence to pursue the job of your dreams.
Strategically designed internships to increase your chances of future career success and stand out from your competition.
Our unique approach will equip you with the skills, tools, knowledge and experience to confidently follow your dream career.
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Course structure & important dates

Course Details

Your virtual internship will place you with a UK company suited to your industry and career goals.
From wherever you are in the world, you will remotely join a UK company and complete your 150 hours over 10, 20 or 30 hours per week.

Your virtual internship can fit your schedule. You can work 10, 20 or 30 hours per week at a time that suits you.
You can also choose to start your internship at any time, which means you can finish your studies or part-time job, before joining the internship.

One-to-one career coaching session will help you define your career path and help you hone a highly targeted CV.
Following application you will undertake a personalised training programme, to help you prepare for your company interviews, hone your CV and prepare for the workplace.

Assisted guidance on how to build an attractive Linked-In profile and receive a professional testimonial to boost your profile.

Upon successful completion of your internship, you will receive a Certificate and a formal reference written by your internship manager. Your experience, certificate and professional reference will be useful tools to provide to future employers.

On your internship, you will learn:

  • Essential 21st Century skills
  • Efficient online and remote working practices
  • How to create a highly targeted CV
  • How to build your Linked-In profile and online presence
  • Hands-on practical work experience
Preparation for the World of Work Course

Prepare for the workplace with our Preparation for the World of Work Course. Working one-to-one with a professional teacher, this 10-hour course will help develop your English language for the workplace and introduce you to professional environments.
You will:

  • expand your workplace vocabulary
  • improve your ability to engage in verbal communication and express yourself in interviews
  • practice workplace language skills including writing for the professional environment
  • improve your digital skillset as it relates to online and offline situations

You can take this 10-hour course over one or two weeks.

Our preparation course will help you to:

  • Expand your workplace vocabulary
  • Express yourself effectively in writing
  • Improve your speaking skills in job interviews
  • Learn online etiquette relevant to UK workplaces
  • Increase your language comprehension and vocabulary through situational learning

Virtual Internship – £745

Preparation for the World of Work Course – £450

How to apply

To apply for a virtual internship you’ll need to complete an application form and attend an initial virtual interview. While you interview with prospective employers you will also begin your personalised training plan.

You can also choose to start your virtual internship at any time, which means you can finish your studies or part-time job, before joining the internship.

Why OI Digital Institute?

We provide students with high-quality online education courses. We pride ourselves on offering flexible study options tailored to your needs and recognised by leading Higher Education institutions and professional bodies.

How we're different

Our mission is to create access to education and provide more opportunities for students to achieve their higher education goals worldwide. We believe that online learning can and should be more than reading pages of text and watching videos of a person who you’ve never met and probably never will. Real people, real teachers and genuine contact can make a good experience great. And we should know, as part of Oxford International, we’ve been helping international students achieve exceptional results for 30 years.

What our students say?

We create our courses with students in mind. We look at helping you to achieve results while also enjoying the experience of learning. As such, we regularly receive great feedback from our students, and we use this to find ways to always do more for you while you’re studying with us. Hear more about what our students have to say…

Entry requirements

To undertake a virtual internship you’ll need to meet the appropriate language criteria, have access to computer equipment and the internet.

Minimum English language level CEFR B2 or IELTS 6.0 or above
19 years old or over
Access to a computer or laptop with webcam and a quality headset with microphone for video calls
A fast Internet connection (2mbps minimum)

Students and professionals use OI Digital Institute

The level of teaching, experience and patience from the course providers was absolutely incredible. It was intense, there was a lot to learn in a short space of time, but it was structured to ensure it was taught and consumed at an attainable pace. It was extremely rewarding.
Dan Parkinson

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We work with a range of UK based companies and will work with you to determine a workplace that is suitable for your career goals.

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