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Virtual: Design & Innovation
Summer 2021 June/July 8-Week

About the Program

Unlock the secrets to success in the world of start-ups as you work with and learn from proven entrepreneurs across the globe, and gain the practical skills and industry knowledge needed for success. You will intern with a start-up company, take a class on the key concepts of planning your own start-up, and participate in virtual co-curricular activities that leverage the full collective knowledge of this entrepreneurial community.


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Virtual
  • Dates:
  • 6/15/21 - 8/13/21
  • Price:
  • $3,595
  • Credits:
  • 6
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • Closed
  • Withdraw by:
  • 5/3/21
  • Application Requirements
  • Complete Application
  • Internship Interest Form
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • Eligibility
  • Foreign Language
  • All Levels, although absolute beginners are discouraged. Native English or equivalent fluency may be required for some placements.
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 2.75
  • Other:
  • 3-4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged.
  • Course Prerequisites:
  • Participants are required to have access to a laptop/computer with audio and visual capabilities as well as access to reliable internet/WiFi.
  • Education
  • 1 year as a registered college student by the time of application
Additional Internship Documents (As Requested)

You may be required to submit additional documents, depending on the needs of your CEA CAPA Global Internship Program. A CEA CAPA representative will reach out to you after you have submitted your initial application to collect any additional documents we might need.

These additional documents may include, but are not limited to:

  • A professional portfolio
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Police Background checks: If you are applying for a placement working with vulnerable populations or children, or if CEA CAPA identifies a placement opportunity with or connected to such an organization, most likely you will be required to complete a police background check in the US and the host country for certain locations.

The CEA Virtual Center is a hub of exclusive courses, lectures and cultural engagement activities all accessible online. Not bound by location, the CEA Virtual Study Center provides you with the chance to choose the courses and experience that best align with your academic, career, and personal interests. Virtual courses have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH), CEA's School of Record.

Program Structure

CEA’s virtual study + internship program includes a personalized internship placement, a flipped classroom-style online academic course and an additional virtual elective course. Your internship work schedule may vary depending on industry standards for your career field and will be determined with your supervisor when you start.

Internship Course
The required internship course has been designed to help you make the most of your internship and launch your transition to professional with the refined and strengthened career skills employers are craving. The course features 8 hours of live, synchronous coaching sessions during your internship and includes additional self-directed course content, activities and assignments equivalent to about 30-40 hours total.

Credit Options
The internship includes the required online hybrid course and a minimum of 120 hours in your internship placement. Together, the internship hours and course are worth 3 credits.

In addition to your internship course and placement, you will enroll in the virtual Creating your Start-Up course to complement your internship experience and learn more about the entrepreneurial culture.

The virtual elective course meets for 45 contact hours/3 credits. Overall, you may earn 6 credits. You will automatically be enrolled in the multicultural workplace course and elective course upon acceptance into the program.

Co-Curricular Activities
This program features a robust list of virtual co-curricular activities that augment and bring to life the concepts learned in class, including:

  • A lecture series featuring guest speakers from the entrepreneurial world (start-up founders/CEO's, executives from small start-up initiatives, etc.)
  • A panel discussion with individuals from professional organizations
  • Entrepreneur meet and greet events

Career Coaching & Placement Process
Once you’ve submitted your application, your career development adventure will begin! The placement process is more than just securing an internship placement. You will engage in a career exploration and coaching journey with your internship coach to help you to identify your ideal professional pathway. During this time, you will receive 7-10 hours of professional career coaching via video, email and workshops.

You will also engage in additional interviews with our in-country internship coordinator and your potential host site supervisor. The host site retains the final decision regarding placements, so it’s important that your interviews reflect your maturity, adaptability, curiosity, and commitment to both your career interests and the host organization.

Timeline Guarantee
Upon successfully completing your in-country internship coordinator interview, CEA guarantees you a placement that will support the personal, professional, and cross-cultural learning objectives you have identified in your career coaching process. All placements will be secured two weeks prior to program launch.


Course offerings are contingent upon enrollment. We'll post an updated list once offerings are finalized.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.

Sample Calendar

Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA CAPA before purchasing airline tickets.

You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.

Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.

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