Career Premium Offers Virtual Internships for International Students

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on May 8, 2023

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An international student wearing headphones sits across from a monitor to participate in a videoconference at his virtual externship program

With employers around the world embracing remote-first practices, it is critical for students to have experience in a virtual work environment. Shorelight is pleased to announce the relaunch of Career Premium, a virtual internship program designed to help international students apply for remote internships and build real-life work experience for their resumes.

International students, you can now apply for a virtual internship and prepare for the global workforce from anywhere in the world. Internships are extremely flexible and run throughout the year, so you can apply at any time. Get mentored by industry experts; train for certifications in business, engineering, or tech; and build your resume to launch your dream career. Read on to find out more about how Career Premium can help you get a head start on your professional development!

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What Is Career Premium? 

As an add-on program to Shorelight’s Career Services, Premium enables students to take additional courses that lead to certificates, attend exclusive training workshops, and apply for virtual internship opportunities.

Plus, you are still eligible for the full duration of OPT and CPT once you have completed the Career Premium program!

[Career Premium] is incredibly valuable. I’ve learned how to connect with potential interviewers, how to ask the right questions, and how to better utilize my own school resources.”—Rebecca, hired at Goldman Sachs

How Does the Career Premium Program Work?

There are three key components to Career Premium:

  1. Certificates and training: Attend online professional bootcamps before your virtual internship starts. Gain hands-on experience once you officially begin by contributing to projects alongside industry experts. If you are interested in certifications needed for business, engineering, or tech careers, Career Premium now offers unlimited access to training courses that lead to certification in Amazon Web Services, Java, Microsoft Azure, and Python, among many other in-demand skills.

  2. Coaching and mentorship: Receive direct guidance from career coaches and industry experts on career exploration, skill training, and professional development.

  3. Applying: Work on real-life projects for leading employers and build your portfolio. We work with more than 12,000 multinational companies that have unique projects for you to leverage your new skills, experience, and professional network to land your dream job.

What Online Internship Opportunities Are Available with Career Premium?

With Career Premium, you can explore entry-level work in a variety of industries including banking, business analytics, data science, digital marketing, finance, fundraising and foundation research, gaming, marketing, real estate technology, social media market intelligence, and venture capital. Some top employer examples include Blackbox, Microsoft, Halcyon IQ, Patagonia, and Samsung!

Career Premium students now have access to training certificates from Google to Microsoft, which helps them stand out against other applicants in an extremely competitive internship and job market.”—Brittany Chill, Career Services manager

With Career Premium, You Will Benefit From: 

  • Industry-specific skills training and real-life work experiences at growing companies

  • Mentorship from industry experts

  • Remote work skills training including skills in software/platforms

  • Cross-cultural competencies development and high-touch Career Accelerator curriculum

  • Global networking opportunities, including access to exclusive employer events and valuable contacts for interview opportunities at top-performing companies

The tutors are resourceful, and they really helped me while I was applying for internships. I certainly believe I will find a job after graduation.”—Shelley, hired at Tesla

With Career Premium, international students can learn industry-specific skills and gain real-world experience for their resumes from anywhere in the world. Our students have been hired at Google, Microsoft, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Tesla, and PricewaterhouseCoopers! 

So… where will you work next semester?

Start your Career Premium application here >