2020 Online Internship Program
An online internship can help students of practicallyany discipline to experience what is it like to work in the student’s chosen industry. Working remotely, i.e. working online, is becoming more and more common to many organisations and businesses. More and more team members and supervisors are carrying out their daily tasks remotely, from their own homes, libraries, or cafes, for example. Remote working teams are getting together for regular meetings online. Working in a virtual team has many benefits, and those benefits will also apply to virtual internships.
As an online intern, you will have flexibility with how you arrange your time, and the location from where you will carry out your internship tasks. An online internship also means you will not have to commute to your internship. You are likely to have more control over your daily hours, or the days of the week on which you will do your internship. A remote internship is suitable for all students, and especially students who are not able to commute, or who don’t want to move but would like to do an internship with an organisation based in another city, or another state.
Students of the following disciplines can experience a virtual internship and what it is like to be part of a remote team and gain experience in the field relevant to their studies:
- Accounting, Economics, and Finance
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronic Engineering
- Data Analytics
- Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science
- Food Technology
- Graphic Design
- Human Resources (HR)
- Information Technology
- Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronics
- Software Engineering
An online internship can offer students an opportunity to gain practical skills in their chosen industry. Completing a remote internship is likely to show that a student has developed valuable personal skills, such as the ability to use initiative, the ability to solve problems, and the ability to manage their use of time. These valued personal attributes combined with the many technical skills a student is likely to gain during a virtual internship can be of great help after graduation when a student is ready to enter the working world.