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Working From the Couch: What to Know about Remote Internships

CCadmin_LydiaCCadmin_Lydia Verified Member Posts: 32 Junior Member
"In university settings where students are increasingly pitted between their finances and the pressure to pursue multiple internships, virtual internships seem to offer the perfect compromise."

Internships are one of the best ways to gain work experience and to demonstrate that experience to potential employers. However, your gained experience is only as beneficial as the internship opportunity allows. You wouldn't take away as much from an internship where you mainly made copies and organized office supplies.

The same goes for internships you can do from home. Recently, remote internships have become increasingly popular. But it is still important that the opportunity serves your interests and provides invaluable learning experience.

Here are 5 things to look out for when deciding if a remote internship is the way you want to go and if that internship will truly benefit you.

http://college.usatoday.com/2014/06/27/working-from-the-couch-what-to-know-about-remote-internships/

Replies to: Working From the Couch: What to Know about Remote Internships

  • DiscipulusBonusDiscipulusBonus Registered User Posts: 1,001 Senior Member
    This was an interesting article. I'm planning to apply to one of these virtual internships next year, and I'll keep these tips in mind.
  • RaleighGirlRaleighGirl Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    Interesting I would like to check it out! How would I find one? lol.
  • CCadmin_LydiaCCadmin_Lydia Verified Member Posts: 32 Junior Member
    There are a lot of different places you can find them. Websites like internmatch.com or internships.com let you fill out a profile and then they suggest internships you might be interested in applying for. They indicate whether the internship is virtual or on-site in its description.
  • JobblyCoJobblyCo Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Love this topic! Virtual internships are democrizing (i.e. you don't have to live in a certain area, say SF or NYC where there's a lot going on and consequently don't have to move). Plus, more and more people chose to have a virtual 'career' (so working remotely, from home, either as freelancers, entrepreneurs or as part of a remote team), so virtual internships are, in my opinion, the future.
  • JobblyCoJobblyCo Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Am adding something; you can find internships here :) http://www.jobblyco.com/
  • JumpinginandoutJumpinginandout Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    The relationships that you build in the office is one of the most important things you can get out of your job though! Well, if you are looking to do something online, you could also try freelancing websites like elance. Quite a few of my friends also used to work for essay consulting companies or web editing gigs.
  • JennyHowardJennyHoward Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I do agree with the fact that working in office is pretty vital. Meeting people and etc. But recently my attention was attracted to different ways of earning additional money (bills don't pay themselves d'oh) and there are really a lot of them. Right now I get up to $200 monthly. Wanna know how? Email me :) [email protected]
    But kids, work offline, unless there is a medical condition.
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