Internship Registration for Credit

Students can sign up for internships and apprenticeships directly with Virtual-University.us (V-U) if they are not affiliated with another university.

To oversee a student's work-study program directly, provide ongoing training and supervision, and to award credit as a non-degree program, Virtual-University.us charges just $200 per month, with a minimum initial charge of $800 to cover the first four months.

While taking an internship or apprenticeship directly through V-U, students also have other writing assignments that need to be submitted to V-U professors, and you are required to attend an online seminar at least once a week.

These seminars are typically conducted on a multimedia web-conferencing system that allows a professor and class members to use video, audio, text chat, slides and a follow-me web browser to share presentations and instruction.

For each month of "full-time-equivalent" work-study, V-U awards two academic credits. This means if an intern is only serving a part-time internship of 20 hours a week, he would earn one credit during that month.

Achieve your
master’s degree FREE!

And you can begin working on your M.A.
even before your B.A. is completed.

This is how V-U's master's degree program works. You serve 6-8 work-study professional internships while taking multimedia courses and attending live webinars.

• 80 hours of internship, online instruction or independent research/reporting per graduate credit.

• 36 credits (2,880 flexible hours of work-study) required to complete your master’s degree.

No Tuition! It's underwritten by employers.

A limited number of spots are available for this free master's degree program. If a student enters the program and then quits, that spot essentially goes to waste. To make sure you are committed to this program, we do charge a $1,000 registration fee, which we return to you 100% upon graduation.

While taking an internship directly through V-U, students also have other writing assignments that need to be submitted to V-U professors, including a Final Professional Project, and you are required to attend an online webinar at least once a week.

These seminars are typically conducted on a multimedia web-conferencing system that allows a professor and class members to use webcams, recorded video, live and recorded audio, text chat, Powerpoint slides, white board, and a follow-me web browser to share presentations and instruction.

For each month of "full-time-equivalent" work-study, V-U awards two academic credits. At this rate a student can complete the master's degree in 18 months. However, a student can take essentially as long as he needs -- two years, three years, even five years.


EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE

We guarantee success. Indeed, you can continue attending webinars and completing internships FREE OF CHARGE as long as it takes for you to find full-time employment within the communications industry.

V-U is not yet accredited by an independent accrediting agency. Until it is, credit awarded by V-U cannot be transferred to most other universities. However, V-U credit does satisfy employers' requirement that an intern be receiving credit in lieu of wages.

According to our surveys, mass media employers do not care as much about the degree as the practical experience a prospective employee has.

Many media executives have said they are willing to hire political science, liberal arts, and even math and science graduates as long as they have some practical training and a successful internship that demonstrates they can do the job. In fact, we have helped older students find lucrative mass media employment without any degree whatsoever.