Creating A Mutually Beneficial Virtual Internship Program

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  • Creating a Mutually Beneficial Virtual Internship Program
  • So, you want to develop a virtual internship program
    But are you ready?
  • To have a successful program, you need to have a few things in place
  • A project management tool is essential. You may be able to use a free application.
  • If you plan to expand your program over time, you might want to consider activeCollab
  • Invest in a remote desktop software, such as CrossLoop
  • How do you plan to communicate?
  • Skype for Business is probably your best option
  • Plan on having a regular weekly meeting, as well
  • With a couple interns, use
    Skype-to-Skype free calling
  • As your program grows, you might want to consider Skype group chats
  • Give an overview of important company news to help the interns feel involved
  • Hold brainstorming sessions, when needed
  • Allow each intern to give an update of projects for the week to help build a cohesive team
  • Give kudos on specific accomplishments whenever possible!
  • Allow time at the end for questions about the weeks assignments
  • Virtual internships take both the right candidate and the right supervisor
  • During interviews, be sure to ask candidates the right questions
    • Give me an example of a time when you worked on a project successfully with little supervision
    • Tell me about a time when you made a mistake and describe how you solved the situation