"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.