Communicating with the Site Supervisor
Communication between you and your site supervisor is imperative in a virtual internship. Consider setting up a meeting at the same time each week so that you can monitor your progress, discuss on-going tasks, and keep your site supervisor up-to-date. There are a variety of ways to stay in touch with your site supervisor. Visit the Virtual Communication Tools section to learn more about them and consider which might work best for your situation.
Make sure you have the proper tools for successful virtual communication. A microphone ⁄ headset combination will alleviate background noise and improve the clarity of your conversations. More information can be found in the Student Guide to Using Collaborate.
As part of the iSchool internship requirements, you will maintain a blog about your experience. Consider sharing the link to your blog with your site supervisor so that he or she can monitor your progress.