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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description


CAPA Shanghai

Photo courtesy of CAPA

   Quick Facts

The ASU Study Abroad Office has partnered with CAPA: The Global Education Network to place ASU students in virtual internships with companies around the world.
  • Gain professional work experience with an international company - no travel required!  
  • Earn 3 ASU credits and enroll in an online Global Internship Course taught by CAPA's international faculty.
  • Secure an individualized placement with an organization based in one of CAPA's global cities (Barcelona, Dublin, Florence, London, Sydney).
  • Placements are available for most majors and designed to meet your professional and career goals. 
  • Applicants should have completed at least one semester of Sophomore year at the time of application. 

Students may choose which Spring 2021 session works best for them:
Session A (January 15 - March 12) application deadline of October 30
Session B (March 15 - April 30) deadline extended to December 18!

Have questions? Check out our FAQ page for this program 

Visit our YouTube channel to watch a recorded version of an informational webinar  


Placement Process

Who is CAPA?

CAPA is a study abroad program provider based in Boston, Massachusetts. They operate study centers in seven different cities around the world, and are well versed in placing students into internships using their existing employer networks in those cities. The ASU Study Abroad Office (SAO) has been partnering with CAPA for many years to run in-person programming, and recently that relationship has expanded to include the Global Virtual Internship program.

Internship fields

Virtual, unpaid internships are available in a wide variety of fields. CAPA will use its extensive network of placement sites around the globe to identify the "best fit" internship site for a student. Placements will be determined based on a student's individual interests, abilities, academic background, and career goals. Example fields and industries include (but are not limited to):

Advertising & PR | Business | Communications | Data Analytics | Education | Fundraising & Philanthropy | Game Design & Development | Graphic Design | Human Resources | Interior Design | IT & Computer Systems | Marketing & Communications | Sports Management | Video Editing & Animation | Web Design

The following fields and industries are expected to have limited placements available, or may have restrictions in place due to the nature of work:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare (Telehealth/client interaction)
  • Cyber Security

Students will be expected to intern for about 20 hours per week. Before participating in this program, it's important for students to consider other obligations such as their course load, part or full-time job commitments, family care, dedication to student organizations, etc.

Placement Process

Internship Placement Process
For additional information on the placement process, visit our FAQ page!


Academic Program & Courses

Online Global Internship Course

All students will complete a 3 credit Online Global Internship Course that complements the hands-on work experience gained through the internship site. This course will be taught by CAPA's international faculty and will meet for 1.5 hours per week. Click here to access a course syllabus. The course is designed to guide students in their personal and professional development, alongside their CAPA classmates around the world. 

Academic Credit

The credit awarded upon completion of the program will be at the discretion of the student's academic unit. Upon starting an application, students are provided instructions on how to seek credit approval based on their college or department.

CAPA Shanghai - ECNU

Descriptions courtesy of CAPA

Special Considerations

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your global virtual internship experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Technical Considerations

Virtual internship participants will need access to a computer and strong internet connection. CAPA also recommends the following system features:

  • Windows 7-10 or Mac 10.12 - 10.15
  • Memory of 4GB RAM
  • The latest version of your preferred web browser 

Disability Accommodations 

Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.



Cost Information

Internships are unpaid, but students will receive academic credit. Click here to view cost sheets by residency classification. 

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad. Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

*Corporate enrolled students who rely on tuition benefits should reference our FAQ page to learn about their funding opportunities.



Links to Additional Resources

*The ASU Study Abroad Office does not officially endorse, administer or monitor the content of these links.

Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 12/18/2020
Rolling Admission 03/15/2021 04/30/2021
NOTE: There are two sessions:
Session A: January 15 - March 12
Early deadline of October 30.
Session B: March 15 - April 30

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.