The Global Virtual Internship Program

Helping Connect Community College Students to the Global Workforce

  • The Global Virtual Internship Program (VIP)
The Global Virtual Internship Program (VIP) is a completely virtual instruction that provides students with supervised experience in conducting client-orientated research and business strategy execution. During the internship, students will work collectively to scope the problem and identify gaps for their client, analyze consumer trends and behaviors, and develop ideas to address the client’s needs. Students will produce interim reports throughout the internship to track progress and receive mentor feedback to develop their skill set throughout the program.

Learning

This internship requires students to apply technical skills they have acquired in class to analyze consumer trends, evaluate assigned client’s objectives and needs to develop strategic research and ideas for their client. The specific objectives are:
  • Professional Practice in Global Trade. Students will conduct research and analysis on consumer trends and behaviors to develop a strategic consumer analysis.
  • Client Relations and teamwork. Students will develop the interpersonal skills through interaction with the client and their team. Students will manage teamwork and create a constructive and professional working relationship to address client’s needs and discuss expectations.
  • Technological and Digital Tradecraft. Students will strengthen their skill set and gain a better understanding of the role of digital media and marketing for businesses. Students will identify best practices in digital marketing, utilize data to create a strategic plan, and establish their personal brand through the process.

VIP Career Training Paths

Implementing culturally appropriate Social Media Marketing campaigns to drive brand awareness globally.
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Social Media Marketing

Analyzing global consumer trends in a target overseas market to guide Marketing campaign and address gaps.
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Global Marketing Analysis

Using proven advertising strategies to target consumers globally and increase visibility and reach.
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Global Advertising

Leveraging Analytics to make informed strategic decisions in an ever changing global marketplace.
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Data Analysis

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Global

The Global Trade Springboard is a virtual showcase that pairs local ecommerce businesses with local community college students. It is designed to show what can be accomplished by students in a relatively short period of time with a few essential digital marketing skills.

“The [Virtual Internship Program with Limoneira] really prepared me for what to expect in the business world and it gave me an opportunity for self-realization; I was able to identify ways in which I could improve”

-Tod, International Business Student at Moorpark College VIP