The cost of travel, accommodation, meals, and insurance can be prohibitively expensive, particularly for those doing internships on a voluntary basis. But a remote internship allows you to cut these costs dramatically. You’ll only be paying a placement fee to the organisation who finds the internship for you – not a cent more.
A remote internship usually allows you to work your schedule around the internship. You generally need to be available for online meetings, but otherwise you have a lot more freedom in organising your time. You can complete work tasks around your job, study, or vacation schedule.
On a remote internship, all you need is WIFI and a place to work, so you can move around during your internship. You could work from your favourite coffee shop, a beach house, or a share space in Bali – the world is your oyster.
Embrace the new normal
Covid-19 has brought about a ‘new normal’ in the way of work. As they’ve shifted to working from home, companies have learnt how to manage and train employees remotely. Tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Monday have made remote working efficient and easy – and they’re now widespread. As a result, interns can trust that remote internships will be just as seamless as in-person placements.
Remote working skills are in demand
Increasingly employers are looking for proof that you can work independently and to deadlines. When you intern remotely, you’ll develop into a motivated self-starter who can organise your own schedule to meet deadlines, which will serve you well in future jobs.After all, there’s no hiding when you login to your meeting and don’t have your part of the project completed.