Virtual Internships started in 2018 after recognizing that the future of work was at our doorstep, and more students across the world would need to prepare for remote work experience as well as create a network of virtual connections to succeed. The founders also recognised the importance of reducing barriers to internships to widen diversity and inclusion in overall internship participation. VI’s inaugural program was able to leverage the expertise of CRCC Asia, which at the time had 10+ years of experience cultivating host company networks and best practices for supporting interns. This served as a great framework for VI as it adapted its support for a virtual programming landscape. Throughout the past 2 years, VI has supported over 300 students in accessing remote internship experiences.


 After viewing successful remote internship models slowly building at universities and leaning into #thefutureofwork, co-founders of CRCC Asia begin creating the blueprint for Virtual Internships.

 Virtual Internships launched using 10 years of international internship expertise and host company support to create a fully supportive program connecting students with remote work across the globe

 After successful university and individual student engagement Virtual Internships hit 200 program alumni who developed quality work experience at a distance.

 With #thefutureofwork at our doorstep, Virtual Internships is poised to deliver a tried and tested program to students across the globe, connecting them with dynamic host companies worldwide.

Virtual Internship Leadership Team

Dan Nivern – Co Founder & CEO

British transplant in USA, 5 yrs in China, Oxford linguist. Passion for education and employability

Edward Holroyd Pearce – Co Founder & President

Asia enthusiast, entrepreneur passionate about training and employability

Jason Kan– Chief Operating Officer

Operations and investment banking experience, passionate about personal & professional development, “roaming Brit”.

Rachael Criso – Director of University Partnerships

30 years sector experience at University of Michigan

Matthew Barton – Director of Operations

Experienced business professional with a background in Operations and Management Consulting. Worked across Europe and Asia.

Passionate about delivering business results through the development of talent.

Mike True – Advisor

Internships Guru “The Godfather of Internships”

CRCC Asia Support

As CRCC Asia and its sister company Virtual Internships look to support students seeking internships in 2020 we have joined forces to take the decade of internship expertise and dynamic and experienced staff to deliver a quality virtual international internship program powered by Virtual Internships. Through this partnership the ultimate program is delivered by Virtual Internships but empowered by CRCC Asia leveraging support and expertise.


Staff and support for the International Internship program will be from both Virtual Internships as noted above and CRCC Asia staff noted below.