Should I go for Virtual Internship ?

Check out this list of pros and cons to help you make a decision whether you should go for Virtual Internship or not.

Pros:

No Office Reporting Hassle. One of the best feelings is getting up for work and not having to get out of your pajamas if you don’t want to. It is also nice to be able to work from a place where you are comfortable. Virtual internships are great for people who don’t have a way to get to an office or prefers to work from home.

Work hours Flexibility. The great thing about my internship right now is that you can work on it for an hour or two and then go to class and then work on your internship again for another few hours when you are done. It is nice to have the flexibility.

Opportunity to work for a company that is not in your area. You can meet people from all over the country and it provides a great networking opportunity. You will also get to learn about a new area when contacting local media or making travel arrangements.

Cons:

Clarity of Doubts. You may spend a lot of time on the phone or mails asking questions or getting clarification. There may be a delay in receiving your next assignment because you have to wait for a phone call or an email. This means you may not finish as many tasks.

Harder to stay on task. Some people are easily distracted and what was a 5 minute break on Facebook just became an hour. Taking a break is always good for your mind, but be sure to stay on task. This can be tricky because there is nobody around you to keep you on track.

Office Culture Exposure. One of the best part you can miss out during a virtual internship may be your office culture that you were aspiring from a long time. One of the funny parts of any internship may be able to show your co-workers a funny video or hear about their weekend. With a virtual internship, while you may spend a lot of time on the phone, most of it will have to do with work.

Whether or not you choose a virtual internship, the decision to do an internship is always the right one!

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