Authentica - Virtual Internships


Boost your career and employability by enrolling in Authentica's Virtual Internships!  The program allows you to build valuable skills while working remotely in a diverse team on real-world projects at innovative organizations across Asia addressing UN Sustainable Development goals. Work from anywhere, save travel and living costs, and combine with your campus study program.

Remote internships through Authentica are unpaid internships.  The internships are with global companies and work days will vary between placement and availability.  (These can range from approx. 15 to 40 hours per week for 6-10 weeks)  Pitt students pay Authentica directly for the placement cost.  (Placement costs start at $495USD -see Authentica's price sheet for more details.) 

Virtual Internship projects have included:  Develop a plastic offsetting model; design a 6-seater electric vehicle for short distance commutes; develop and design health supplements; benchmarking study for waste incinerator with inbuilt scrubbing system; 


Academic Description: 
This program is NOT for credit; it is an experience only program. Please review the Authentica website to learn more about the educational objectives.
Application Instructions: 

You must first be accepted by the Swanson School of Engineering International Programs Office, then you will be directed to apply to Authentica.  Prior to being accepted by Pitt, please read the Authentica application and website. 

SAO Staff: 

Chandra Colaresi

Hi! My name is Chandra, and I am a Global and Engineering Professional Development Consultant in the Swanson School of Engineering. My professional background is in communications and policy, but I have been lucky enough to study or work in England, Scotland, France, and Belgium. Please contact me if you are interested in global research, co-op, or internship opportunities as well as the Global Supply Networks program. Let’s discuss all the exciting options you have to see the world during your time at Pitt!

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Schedule an appointment with me using Pathways!

  • Log in to Pathways or use the Navigate app.
  • Select Appointments > Schedule an Appointment
  • Select Pitt Global as the Care Unit.
  • Select Study Abroad Virtual Advising as the Location
  • Select Study Abroad Program Specific Questions as the service
  • Select my name and find a time that works for you!

Having trouble or don't see a time that works for you? Just email me!

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