About the Program


Are you seeking a highly relevant online global experience in your field of study that enables you to develop professional skills and offers you a thorough cultural immersion in a unique African or Asian country? GEI’s Virtual Internships enable you to develop and apply your theoretical and practical knowledge in a supervised placement. You are matched with a local host organization according to your level of study, existing skills and desired fields. A specific internship plan is developed in advance of each placement. Academic credits are available, and you will be expected to complete some key course requirements. In addition to the placement, you will benefit from a pre-placement orientation, a weekly classroom with interdisciplinary training, and a weekly formal supervisory meeting. While GEI cannot guarantee that we will find a suitable host organization for you, placements are typically available in a range of fields. This includes Mental Health, Maternal & Newborn Health, Education, and Economic Empowerment. Custom placements have flexible starting dates with flexible duration (minimum 4 weeks).



  • Combine a highly relevant global experience with professional skills development and cultural learning.
  • Work with multidisciplinary colleagues and develop your intercultural communication skills, confidence and adaptability.
  • Foster your technology and personal skills to work remotely.
  • Gain new insight through a unique African or Asian perspective on social impact topics in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Broaden your personal and professional network, and connect with people from all over the world.

For more information, please click here to visit the program’s website.

Program Dates

Online Program Dates: Flexible

Tuition Fees & Payment

  • Regular Internship:

Student applies for a pre-designed internship program.

– Start dates: June 1, Sep 1, Dec 1, Mar 1
– Duration: 8-12 weeks
– Fees: US $985

  • Custom Internship:

This type of internship is designed based on the needs of the individual applicant.

– Start dates: flexible
– Duration: flexible (min 4 weeks)
– Fees: US $795
+ US $75 for each additional week

Please contact programs@global-engagement.or for detailed information

Please note that application and payment will be done to Global Engagement Institute directly.


OIP does NOT provide a scholarship for this program.

Application Deadline

1 month prior to start


Please click here to apply.

Program Coordinator

Regarding all your questions about the internship content, application status, fee discount and payment issues please directly contact programs@global-engagement.org

Mrs. Nilüfer Şahin Akpınar summer@ku.edu.tr is the main contact for the program at KU.