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Virtual internship programs

Includes courses in partnership
with the University of Richmond

Join virtual internships from anywhere

How people work, study and live has changed rapidly over the last few years. If you have access to a computer and the internet, you instantly have access to a world of possibilities. Virtual internships are a savvy way to get the practical work experience you need to land that purpose-driven job you’ve been dreaming about – from the comfort of your own home. When you do a virtual internship with GVI, you’ll do actual project work that is solving real sustainability problems – in partnership with renowned conservation organisations in locations ...

4 subject areas to choose from


Wildlife conservation

Gain real experience in wildlife conservation by doing a virtual internship alongside leading environmental organisations that focus on important environmental challenges. You’ll walk away with valuable first-hand experience, a greater practical understanding and professional connections that will help you pursue a successful career in conserving wildlife.


Marine conservation

Take a deep dive into marine conservation practices and methods to kick-start or accelerate a career dedicated to preserving our ocean’s ecosystems. Throughout the program, you’ll collaborate with marine conservation experts and organisations to help replant coral reefs, combat poaching and promote the protection of valuable marine areas.


Climate crisis and clean energy

No matter what specific career you decide to pursue, everyone in sustainability can benefit from gaining a greater understanding of the realities and impacts of the climate crisis. Discover sustainable clean energy solutions – such as solar, wind and wave power – and learn how climate change is affecting ecosystems, communities and local livelihoods across the world.


Environmental and corporate sustainability

If you’re passionate about empowering businesses to operate more sustainably and responsibly, our environmental and corporate sustainability virtual internship is a great option. Get real-world experience in sustainability – a highly sought-after skill by employers that will give you that competitive edge to build a successful career in this field.

Hear from our interns

Giulia | Marine Conservation

Sonia | Climate Crisis and Clean Energy...

Willem | Wildlife Conservation...

Bella | Marine Conservation...

Jessica | Climate Crisis and Clean Energy...

Hashikka | Wildlife Conservation...

Dan | Marine Conservation...

Robin | Wildlife Conservation...

Samantha | Marine Conservation...

Sammy | Wildlife Conservation...

What you get

Endorsed <br/>certificate


Endorsed <br/>certificate

Complete two online courses and earn a certificate from the University of Richmond.

A professional recommendation

A professional recommendation

Get a professional recommendation from your personal mentor that details your skills and accomplishments.

Masterclass lecture series

Masterclass lecture series

Attend an immersive masterclass lecture for each internship project, delivered by leading academics and local experts.

Real world projects

Real world projects

Complete a project that solves a problem for a real organisation and add it to your resume.

Personal mentorship

Personal mentorship

Receive support from your dedicated internship supervisor during weekly one-on-ones, and career coaching sessions from an external expert.

New, verifiable skills

New, verifiable skills

Learn new skills, relevant to an impact-focused profession, and apply them to real scenarios.

Up to
GBP 200
Get a GBP 200 grant towards
an in-country internship

Book and pay for your virtual internship program, and receive a GBP 200 grant towards an internship in any of our locations around the world.



Select a duration
Study pace: 5 hours / week8 Weeks16 Weeks24 Weeks
Study pace: 10 hours / week4 Weeks8 Weeks12 Weeks
Pricegbp 745gbp 1195gbp 1495

What's included?


Includes courses in partnership with
Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies