While every student’s path to success is different, getting hands-on, real-world experience is an essential part of most students’ early careers. Luckily, Upkey’s Virtual Internship Program (VIP), offers budding professionals exactly that: experiential learning and professional development opportunities.
As a Virtual Intern, you’ll develop hard skills to help you grow and thrive as an employee and skilled professional. On top of that, you’ll get access to industry professionals, gain industry insights, and learn transferable 21st-century skills while building social capital.
Upkey’s Virtual Internship (VIP) programs afford young professionals a number of invaluable tools and resources, including:
- Deep dives into entrepreneurship, leadership skills, and career readiness from industry experts
- Access to hands-on projects relevant to your interests and goals
- Connections with leading companies, entrepreneurs, top professors, executives, and mentors who have been in your shoes before and will support your growth
- An ever-expanding network: on average, VIP students triple their network and connections in 8 weeks or less
- Chances to hop on to other projects across different fields (ex. finance, marketing, and technology)
- Access to top executives and mentors on leadership training and global initiatives
What you get
We focus on preparing students for the workforce during this immersive virtual experience while also equipping them with essential everyday life skills. To ensure that we meet our goals, we offer the following to our select VIP interns.
- Custom badges from leading companies
- Access to mid and senior-level Industry professionals
- Certification of completion
- Access to F-100 leaders and leading Industry leaders
- Mentor throughout your Internship
- Externship with a secondary company
- Access to a global peer network
- Three transferable college credits
- Resume worthy experience for jobs and careers
Who should apply
Current college students, recent grads, or high-school seniors ambitious to learn new skills in the following topics:
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Content Writing and Media
- Consulting and Strategic Analysis
- Technology and Product Management
- Business Leadership
- Marketing and Communication
- Finance and Accounting
Timing & requirements
College Credit: As part of this program, Upkey has partnered with Trinity Christian College to provide three (3) academic credits applicable to any institution. Please contact your institution to ensure that you can transfer these credits.
- Start Date: July 5, 2021
- End Date: Aug 13, 2021
- Duration: 6 weeks
- Time commitment: 8-12 hours a week
- Live sessions: 6 hours a week primarily between 11 am - 4 pm CDT
- Enrichment sessions weekly. Mentoring activities.
- VIP Program Fee: Free for students
- Optional College Credit: You have an option to receive three (3) elective transferable college credits from Trinity Christian College. Trinity may require an admin fee of $100 to transfer these credits if you choose to receive them
We provide high school seniors and college students with fun, interesting, and engaging learning tracks to help them cultivate a marketable professional image, show off their grit and tenacity, and emphasize their potential. What we do: We offer virtual tools, live programs, and hands-on projects that help students become polished, confident, and career-ready.
Our services are engaging, powerful, and free and help students build 21st-century skills while gaining social capital.
We work with leading companies to better educate, engage, and discover talent earlier and build stronger pipelines to the next generation of a diverse workforce.