Much like in-person internships, remote internships can take place throughout the year – be it during your summer or winter breaks or during your studies. Most are flexible and offered on a part-time basis, allowing candidates to gain a first-handed insight into their industries.
As a remote intern, you can expect to assist in a range of company projects. Whilst the physical arrangements for a remote intern may differ from an in-person internship, the practical experience gained is no different. Take part in online meetings, show work in daily check-ins, receive feedback on completed tasks and ask for questions and advice. Practice and develop strong communication skills, build on your time-management skills as you navigate through tasks and strengthen your ability to work independently. By leveraging technology-based communication methods, candidates will be able to keep in touch with supervisors and their teams in real-time.
Much like in-person internships, completing a remote-based internship allows candidates to gain understanding of the technical skills needed to succeed in the field, the opportunity to build industry contacts and confidence in professional business acumen.