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What is a virtual internship?

A virtual internship is when an intern works remotely, as in anywhere else other than a physical working space. The virtual means of collaboration include video conferencing, email, a content management system or any other collaborative working environment.


Participants in virtual internships do similar kinds of work and get similar levels of experience as their in-person colleagues. Pay and other benefits are also similar with that of the traditional in-place internships: some virtual internships are unpaid and count as credits in a degree program while others offer a salary for the amount of work being done.

Hiring interns to work remotely has an array of advantages such as the following:

 

Check out Heather Huhman’s 5 REASONS TO CONSIDER A VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP.




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