Guide To Virtual Internships

Imagine this for a moment. After weeks of double-checking your laptop, you finally received the email you’ve been waiting for: You got accepted as an intern! After doing a happy dance that brought to mind Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, you realized there’s a problem. Your schedule is already filled up and the location of the internship will be an issue. However, as luck would have it, your boss suggested virtual internship as a solution and told you to give it a shot.

What’s The Deal With Virtual Internships?

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It’s not just the bigger pool of talent that’s getting companies from around the world jumping on the virtual internship bandwagon. Thanks to these virtual internship program,, companies get to save more money.

During an interview with The Guardian, Mira Khoury, a 20-year old student at Royal Holloway, University of London, said that she’s a fan of the flexible system. “It shows I’m a self-starter, focused and can apply myself even when I’m not in the office. It opens up a lot of doors and is a great learning experience.”

Source: William Iven

What Are The Different Types of Virtual Internships?

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There is something for everyone. If you do a quick Google search, you would find out that there are a huge variety of virtual internships looking for virtual internship candidates. Social media marketing, journalism, graphic designing, you name it.

Ellie A. Kohl, a long-distance advertising intern and senior at Kent State University, said, “while there isn’t any chance for her to learn office etiquette, the networking makes up for it.”

During an interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education, she said that the distance has taught her to understand her employer’s needs at CBD Marketing. The virtual internship proved to be fruitful as it was reported that Kohl will be moving to Chicago to work with CBD full time.

Source: Nadir Balcikli

Conclusion

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Although there are many loopholes in the virtual internship system, an intern searching for convenience and flexibility in doing his or her work will find virtual internships a valuable experience. However, do note that there has been an increase in the amount of interns searching for jobs. Job seekers with higher qualifications from across the globe are competing for the same internship as you are. Which is why the next step would be to make you stand out from the crowd.

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