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ELT: virtual internships program launched

ELT provider British Study Centres and international internship provider Professionals UK have announced a new Virtual Internship program for students seeking to enhance their careers while learning English.

The Virtual Internship Programme offers a reduced carbon footprint for environmentally conscious students. Photo: pexels

The virtual course can also be completed part-time

The online program aims to offer students valuable work skills and practical experience, while also enhance their business English.

“Given the current global climate and situation, virtual programs have never been more relevant, both for delivering learning and for developing highly in-demand career skills,” Bella Cranmore, Business Development director at Professionals UK said.

“We know that this program fits right in with the needs and expectations of the 21st century student”

The program includes one-to-one online English lessons, a virtual internship in the UK, online coaching sessions as well as access to an online learning platform to develop practical 21st-century skills.

“We know that this program fits right in with the needs and expectations of the 21st-century student, helping them develop their English, their employability and the skills they need to succeed in life,” Global Academic director at British Study Centres Siân Hanson added.

A £5 donation per students also goes to the World Land Trust’s Plant a Tree program to “amplify the reduced carbon footprint of virtual internships”.

Developers say the program is “well placed to address travel restrictions and health concerns”, given the current uncertainty with the COVID-19 situation.

Offering training without added travel and accommodation expenses, the course focuses on Digital Marketing and will rapidly expand into other areas such as graphic design, IT development, finance and business administration.

The program is available on a part-time basis, giving students the flexibility to fit the internship around existing studies or commitments while saving on overseas travel and living expenses, the organisations added.

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