Benefits of Virtual Internships to Sites


Benefits of Virtual Internships to Sites

While iSchool students benefit from both on-site and virtual internship experiences, the benefits of virtual internships to sites are many and include:

  • Access a larger applicant pool: Location is no longer a factor for prospective interns.
  • Hire interns to supplement permanent staff: Interns are available 15 weeks each fall and spring and 10 weeks over the summer.
  • Save workspace, equipment and supplies: Interns commute virtually and will not need to be physically accommodated.
  • Harness innovative ideas: Our virtual interns are typically forward thinking, tech-savvy and self-motivated students.
  • Revive important projects: Virtual interns can contribute to the projects neglected due to lack of employee time.

Consider these helpful tips for hiring and working with virtual interns: