<aside> ✨ As the saying goes, joining a high-growth start-up is like flying a rocket ship whilst you’re still building it.

At Virtual Internships, one of our core operating principles is transparency, so we thought that if you’re interested in joining our rocket ship 🚀 then we should show you a little more about what #LifeAtVI is like.

We have been inspired by other public guides/handbooks, and as such, we created this living document to help you better understand who we are, how we operate, and what to expect if you apply, or even better, join us here at VI! 😁

**Why have we called it the “VI-P” Guide? ****Well, it has lots of meanings! One is that the ‘VIP’ is you, another is that it stands for Virtual Internships People, or maybe even Visitors Information Pack …we could go on and on! Got any others?


Who Are We

<aside> 💡 We are Virtual Internships, an award-winning global EdTech startup that delivers remote work experience programs to help young people pursue their dream careers.


Our Mission

<aside> 🚀 Bridging the gap between education and the workforce by making internships accessible to all and preparing young people for the future of work.

**Browse our open positions →**


Our Recognition


The 2nd year in a row Virtual Internships is being recognized as one of the top purposeful organizations to ‘escape’ to in 2023!

We are ranked 20th in the world out of 13,000 organizations to work for by Escape The City 2022, with top score in Impact.


We won the Innovation Award at the EdTechX Summit 2023, with specific recognition for Global Impact” alongside the category of “Innovation.”

🛣️Our Story Milestones

Applying to VI

We want to help you feel prepared and know what to expect during the hiring process

Interview Process


Our Commitment to Your Application

Perks & Benefits

There’s more to a job than just a salary

Benefits and Perks


Flexible Working Hours

Professional Development Budget

Global Leave (Holiday) Guide

Diversity & Inclusion

Our Packages

We believe in a level of transparency where you know how we construct packages as a remote-first early-stage start-up

Compensation Philosophy

Contracting Arrangements

What Makes Us Proud

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Our Culture

We’re mission-driven, operating with a strong set of values and principles. We’ve codified our culture by creating our own “Culture Deck”.


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130+ Team Members Worldwide

We’re constantly growing and love welcoming new VI-ers to join our global team.

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We Are Home to 20+ Nationalities

Virtual Internships is home to a diverse group of talented individuals.


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We Are Backed By The Best

We’re backed and guided by some of the best investors in the world such as Sequoia Capital, Kaplan International Pathways, Hambro Perks, Arsenal Growth Equity, and Ascend Vietnam Ventures


📏Our Operating Principles

VI’s 6 Operating Principles

☹️Why Virtual Internships Might not be Right for You

We know the typical adage is never to point out the negatives. However, transparency is one of our operating principles, so we’ve considered why VI might not be the right fit for you. After all, it's in your and our best interest to provide an environment where you’ll thrive. 🤝

We hope the below helps you make an informed decision about whether you will thrive on the VI rocketship! 🚀

😵‍💫**You Find Constant Ambiguity Unsettling**

🛣️**You Are Motivated By Structure and Following Traditional Career Paths**

👀**You Like Finding Issues Without Thinking Of Solutions**

🦥**You Rely On Your Work Day Being Planned Out For You**

💼**You Want a 9-5 job.**

📖**You Don’t Enjoy Learning**

Big thanks to Neha Khurram from On Deck for giving us the idea to share the above.