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

Digital

As part of the VIP application process, students earn digital badges in a variety of topics. Students work at their own pace to complete the badges as part of the VIP application. All digital badges include online videos with accompanying quizzes, allowing students to work independently or as part of a classroom assignment. The badges provide industry-recognized knowledge and employable skills attainment.
A resume is asked for by employers, schools, and other organizations throughout your entire career. In this badge, we will show you how to quickly build a professional resume using Google docs templates.

Google: Start Your Resume

Managing data is critical to the operation of companies in nearly all industries, and spreadsheets are a universally accepted tool to quickly organize data for a variety of uses.

Google Sheets

We want you to be successful and show your level of excellence and commitment to your future professor, boss, and co-workers. We will review these skills and more.

Work and Internship Success

Supply Chain Management Software provides a hub for sourcing products for a number of companies across a variety of industries ranging from hospitality, technology, financial services and many more.

Supply Chain Software

Digital Marketing is the primary focus of this internship and this badge will help you gain the necessary framework needed to be successful in our program. Learn about key digital marketing concepts and test your knowledge with questions developed by industry leading experts.

Digital Strategy

Are you an active community college student?

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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.

“Getting the additional eyeballs on it allowed us to continue to serve our audience with clever and creative things. This project enhanced MagnetPAL’s overseas presence and a new distributor relationship in New Zealand was established based on search engine optimization recommendations made by the interns."

- Craig McManis, Founder of MagnetPAL

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What Students are

Tod, International Business Student at Moorpark College VIP

“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, VIP Intern

Kharina Miramontes, Palomar College

Kharina Miramontes found out about VIP through an advertising class and completed an internship with Jinx, a San Diego-based company that creates clothing based on video games like Minecraft and The Witcher.

“The classes I was taking really paralleled everything that the company needed so I was able to apply everything that I learned. We were able to give a lot of key insights to help them determine how to reach people our age. I continue looking at marketing internships because I enjoyed what I did with Jinx so much and it really resonated with me.”

- Kharina Miramon, VIP Intern

Danielle Jackson, Santa Barbara City College

Danielle Jackson was part of a team that designed a marketing plan for Tenikle, a company that makes nautically-themed phone holders. She and her teammates drew on their own experience to help the small team expand the scope of its social media audience and content strategy.

“Virtual is the way to go in the future. It brings people such flexibility when it comes to jobs. I could pick when I wanted to work on my projects, which gave me the room to study and perform my internship in the best way possible. I would highly recommend the VIP program not only because having an internship is a great way to explore a field of work but also because it has been a wonderful opportunity to learn more about global trade.​”

- Danielle Jackson, VIP Intern

Troy White, Moorpark College

Troy White’s VIP experience required him to make lemonade out of lemons as he worked on new social media marketing strategies for Limoneira, a citrus wholesaler in
Ventura County. The company is looking to expand its direct-to-consumer business and
the interns helped identify target markets and strategies for reaching those audiences.

“A lot of different cultures use lemons for different reasons, so we tried to tailor our posts to that to reach different audiences and get their brand out there. They have wellness benefits and you can use them in recipes … we just tried to think of everything you could do with a lemon and how people could attach themselves to the lifestyle of consuming lemons,”

- Troy White, VIP Intern