Virtual Internships: What You Need to Know Before Summer Break

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Written By Sreeja Adhikary

VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS WON’T CAUSE YOU TO CANCEL YOUR SUMMER PLANS!

Summer is here! We know virtual internships are probably the last thing on your mind. After all, the ONE time all college students are waiting for is summer. You must be excited. It’s a time to visit family or travel abroad. Maybe you are going camping or making that trip you have been putting off. Hold on though; you need to keep in touch with your studies. It might not be a good idea to get disconnected for two months. You may struggle to catch up once you are back. So, what can you do during the summer? The answer is virtual internships.

Regardless of whether you are an 18-year-old student or a life-long learner with years of wisdom, online internships bridge the gap between education and professional worlds, making it easier to transition from academic life to professional life. It may also serve as a foundation to landing a career. Although, it’s also true that long summer holidays will probably be a dream once you graduate and get a job.

We hope we aren’t confusing you. However, you should know that you can do both. Take that vacation while gaining experience as an online intern. Welcome to the World of Virtual Internship!

WHAT ARE VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS

Online degree programs are becoming increasingly popular, so why should virtual internship programs be left behind? Believe it or not, they are the trend. Online internships are becoming an increasingly popular opportunity for many people. Degree seekers that want real-life work experience without having to dig through some job board only to find work that takes away all hope of riding the train across Europe during the summer months will be happy to know that virtual internships are the perfect fit.

Traditional internships are an integral part of various degree programs and provide an avenue for college students to explore real-world applications of what they are learning. Virtual internships are essentially the same thing. The big difference is they can be done remotely from, say, the coffee shop with Wi-Fi that you found while traveling in Australia.

5 REASONS FOR YOU TO BE A VIRTUAL INTERN

Working as a virtual intern can be an exciting and rewarding experience. The many benefits of virtual internships include:

  1.  Building a valuable network of colleagues and professional references that can help you get a job in the future.
  2. The ability to test drive a field of work that catches your interest.
  3. The freedom to work from any place (coffee shop in France).
  4. No commuting costs.
  5. Flexible hours.

WHAT YOU REQUIRE FOR WORK

You don’t need much. You can still complete a virtual internship even if all you have is a laptop and internet access. However, a few additional things do come in handy. If you are traveling, carry a separate bag with everything that you need to complete your work. Other than your laptop and internet connection, you will want a set of noise-canceling headphones with a microphone so you can speak with your team. Depending on where you work, you may also need a webcam. I would also suggest notebooks, pens, calculator, coffee mug (you’ll feel hungry and thirsty as soon as you start 😊) and a comfortable chair.

7 COMMON TYPES OF VIRTUAL INTERNSHIPS

  1. Marketing.
  2. Video production.
  3. Graphic designer.
  4. HR recruiting.
  5. Web designer.
  6. IT Security.
  7. Content writers.

While many companies offer virtual internships in one specific expertise, we provide internships in Content Writing, Video Production, Graphic Design, Human Resource Recruiting, Web Design, and IT security. Our programs will see you networking with professionals, learning new skills and strengthening your resume. We offer equal opportunities for all, and it is 100% virtual! At this point, we know you probably want to know more. Click here to get your virtual internship now!