Global Impact Virtual Internships

For 16 years our partner, Global Leadership Adventures, has taken teenagers around the world to engage in meaningful community service and learning. Despite the global pandemic, it’s critical to use this school year to continue to build your portfolio of experiences and explore academic majors. That’s why they have created an online internship that may change your life: Global Impact Virtual Internships.


Global Leadership Adventures and Summer Springboard not only share a mission-driven determination to empower college-bound teens through experiential learning, we also share roots as sister organizations. One of our mutual founders, Andrew Motiwalla, is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and his vision helped GLA build the global connections with international partners and communities that make the “global impact” part of this virtual internship possible.

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Want to gain valuable work experience with an innovative non-profit in Africa or South America? This 6-week part-time virtual internship allows you to develop career skills while working on initiatives focused on the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development worldwide. These internships are facilitated by Global Leadership Adventures, in partnership with top non-profit organizations based in Peru, Costa Rica, South Africa, or West Africa.

Students will choose one of five available focus areas, which will guide the specific content of their internship as it relates to each theme:

The deadline to register is September 15, and there are 24 spaces available for each internship focus area. With this limited capacity, we recommend registering soon before spots are filled.