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International Business

International Business

This is a highly customizable international business internship, where interns contribute remotely with companies in startup business mentoring, educating, food storage and processing, and business research and consulting. Placements and duties can be customized to interns’ interests and skills, and may include collecting business data, supporting IT engineering and providing business advice.

Internship Highlights:
  • Learn about business research, data analysis and business report writing from a team of experienced professionals.
  • Gain insights into the business culture of India, the world's sixth largest economy.
  • Understand about business consulting for a variety of clients, ranging from governments and international organisations, to start-ups.
  • Learn about business management and finance across a variety of business sectors.
Type of host organizations:
  • Business consulting and research companies
  • Business mentoring centers
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Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
Get job-ready with our Experiential Learning Curriculum
Internships align with UN Sustainable Development Goals
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Interns must have a serious work ethic. Relevant studies / experiences in a related field is recommended but not required (e.g. studies related to business management, finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, IT, etc). Internship tasks are adjusted to suit your level of expertise. High School graduates aged 16+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

International Management, Data Analyst, Accounting, Finance, Business Research, Business Administration, Management, Information Systems Manager, Auditor, Food Processing, Production Management, Marketing, Sales, HR

Internship details

These virtual internships in international business enable participants to develop experience in a wide range of international business operations across multiple industries and economic activities in India and around the world.

This is a remote internship you can undertake virtually from home. Click here to view in-country Business internships, if you would prefer to intern abroad.

These are highly personalized International Business internships, and we will use your preferences and interests to customize your internship so that it meets your personal goals. Interns are matched to engaging placements, where experienced supervisors provide guidance, as well as meaningful tasks and objectives.

Specific duties will depend on the exact nature of your internship, but often include collecting and analyzing data, developing business concepts, and helping with administrative tasks. You’ll be in regular contact with your supervisor, who is an experienced local manager.

Remote International Business interns can opt to be placed in companies in the following industries:

Business research and consulting

Interns assist a research and consulting company in the city of Jaipur, helping to conduct research on behalf of the Indian government, international organizations and private enterprises. International business interns support members of the business research and consulting team, who have backgrounds in economics and engineering.

Previous research projects include:

  • Economic assessment of the quality of a public education system
  • Market analysis for international Chambers of Commerce
  • Market analysis and evaluation of development potential within the food processing industry
Business training

Interns can be placed in a mentoring and incubator program that provides support to start-up businesses across India. These education centers offer short term courses to business owners, in fields including information technology, e-commerce, and marketing. Remote interns can help to set up and administer these courses, while also gaining insights into the start-up businesses that participate in the programs.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Business Administration & Start Ups interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Assisting with documentation (business proposals, strategies, step by step guides, etc).

  • Business related research, blog writing, influential posts on social media.

  • Collecting and analyzing business data to review new and innovative ways to promote the business.

  • Business outreach to potential companies and clients.

  • Business administration and logistics.

Professional development opportunities:
  • Collection and analysis of data.

  • Business consultation for different types of customers.

  • Administrative tasks.

  • Development of business concepts.

  • Intercultural communication.

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.

What recent interns said about their experience

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Jody Torres
December 2023

I am beyond grateful for finding Intern Abroad HQ, as it allowed me to gain experience in doing some business tasks. At first, I was hesitant to apply as it might be a scam or not worth it. However, my way to pursuing my future career is with support from Intern HQ Abroad.

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Jody-Ann Boya Guznian-Torres
December 2023

I am grateful to my Program Manager for guiding me from the start until I started my internship. The internship provided me with an opportunity for growth, development, and the realisation of my untapped capabilities which is great for a career changer. Now, I am considering a second internship.

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Srinath Ayyappan
August 2023

In this internship, I gained hands-on experience relevant to my long-term career goals. Learning social media strategy, advertising, marketing, creating social media content, analytics, and campaign management has given me a better understanding of business career opportunities and how businesses function. This internship has given me key hard skills (like communication) and insights that will serve me well if I continue on a marketing career path.

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Iaroslav Migunov
May 2023

My internship aids my future career and goals in every way possible. I am very interested in business, hence why I chose to complete a remote International Business internship (out of India). This opportunity allowed me real first hand work experience, preparing me for a job, but at the same time, allowing me to gain college credit to help me assist my future academic journey. Overall, this internship has given me a lot of new skills and new abilities to be able to problem solve. I feel much more empowered, confident, and prepared for my future career.

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Tafadzwa Dave
August 2021

I chose the Virtual International Business Internship out of India because I wanted to gain more insight into how Organizational Psychology works and see HR practices in real-life situations. Choosing this internship program has enabled me to grow and work out what I want to do in my future career. My online role involved various tasks such as career counselling, organizational counseling, psychometric assessments, corporate counseling, recruiting, researching and providing personal insights about the ongoing training and courses. I helped the organization select great candidates suitable for the various positions it offers and I helped individuals work out what kind of career they want to go for. My internship supervisor and I always communicated through video calls and used emails and messaging to submit documents and schedule meetings. I used a Google calendar to keep track of meeting times with my supervisor and team members. I met so many professionals, all of whom had so much respect and valued everyone’s ideas. I had so many opportunities to contribute my thoughts, and everyone was willing to listen which made me feel valued and confident. The elements I enjoyed the most were the virtual meetings I had with my supervisor and other interns, doing interviews and listening to other people. The virtual meetings enabled me to express myself freely, to be heard, obtain instant feedback and interact with other interns freely. I enjoyed holding interviews with other professionals, which improved my self-confidence, communication and listening skills.

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Program fees

It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Duration
Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.