Did you know that online internships are really Brilliant learning opportunities? But first,
What is an 'online internship'?
You might have never really heard about online 'internships' before! Perhaps you are wondering what it means?
Here's a little information for you about this rather 'unique' learning opportunity, especially if you never knew what online internships are!
We need to 'understand' firstly that doing internships online is very different from doing a regular job!
Here is a little more information about the world of virtual internships.
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What is a virtual internship?
A 'virtual internship', is all about the concept of online 'work experience placement' and is mostly sought by students.
How does it work?
'Online virtual internships' give you a unique opportunity for work experience placement. It can be done from the comfort of your own home!
What are the basic requirements to do internships of any kind online?
All you require to do an 'online internship' is a smartphone with a working internet connection!
Who is eligible to apply for these internships?
People who usually pursue these 'virtual internships' in India are mostly students! Often someone who is hoping to gain a little 'work experience' in a new field or job they know very little about is most likely to do a virtual internship!
During the lockdown, students prefer to do virtual internships rather than in-person internships due to the onset of the pandemic.
Ever since the onset of the recent pandemic and the resulting lockdown, 'in-person internships' are becoming the less popular option even among college students who usually are expected to attempt the same as part of their college education curriculum!
And so lately online internships are becoming more common among the students nowadays!
One of the obvious benefits of virtual internships is their flexible nature. You can work remotely from the comfort of your own home! There are no fixed working hours for virtual internships unlike in regular office jobs!
One needs to remember that 'virtual internships' usually are paid a weekly or monthly stipend! There are 'unpaid virtual internship opportunities' too.
Another delightful thing about these internships is that they count as 'work experience' and they can be added to your cv. Thus these work experiences help to beautify your Resume!
'Online/Virtual internships' usually last between a few weeks to a couple of months! It's always a time of learning and progress though!
Anything else you need to know about these internships?
Usually, the apps of choice to have installed on your smartphone/laptop for virtual internships are- 'Skype' which is usually used by your employer for interviewing regular Email apps like Gmail or Outlook is the norm means of communication!
Instant messaging is also a must. Apps like Zoom and Google meet add the dimension of video conferencing/webinars which help with imparting other learnings!
Next steps of a virtual internship?
Start sending your resume to NGOs and startups in India that are just waiting to hire you as their interns and give you much-needed work experience!
To conclude, online Internships are really wonderful opportunities to grow and learn something new! Start hunting for YOUR perfect internship opportunity now! It might just change your life, and help you discover the job of your dreams!