When life gives you lemons Clic'n Clac gives you remote internships. Given the current Covid-19 situation we and many companies have adjusted how they do business, and now given the climate and the ever-changing policies 74% of all our internship positions are available both remotely and/or on-site - so you can choose. Internships Abroad are extremely beneficial to upgrade your CV for your future career, but what can a remote internship abroad give you? We will explain the benefits as well as give you some advice to make the best out of your remote internship.
Before you start you need to make sure your set-up is perfect for two reasons: for you personally and for your employer. Don't work in your bed. Common, you're better than that. Make your work environment just that, your work environment. Like this, you can distinguish the rest of your house with your work environment. Don't forget to include things that make you feel good: plants, motivation pictures, fan, etc. For your future employer, make sure you have the tools needed to succeed: internet connection, email, webcam, etc.
Beforehand you will have to give thought to your working hours. As mentioned above you have some freedom with remote internships, but be sure to ask your boss what hours meetings will be. You should always remember to take breaks to maximize productivity. Again, at the end of the day, this is what your future employer will be looking for in your remote internship: productivity and results.
One of the fallbacks we can see with a remote internship is how you learn new skills. It could be a bit more challenging to have someone show you how to do something or use a certain tool. Companies are adjusting to this remote atmosphere, thus how employees and interns learn will adjust with it but for the time being, ask for Feedback. It is always important to ask for feedback, but even more so in a remote atmosphere. This way you can have immediate feedback on how you're tackling a project or using a tool. Don't be afraid to ask an employee to give you some web-time to walk you through a certain project or task. Asking for regular feedback will show your manager that you're genuinely interested and want to grow.
In any setting, Clic'n Clac would recommend showing initiative and motivation. Why we mention it here is because we know that being in a remote atmosphere can easily play with your motivation. I mean, again, nobody watching you so technically you can do whatever. Wrong! Make the most out of this experience, and staying disciplined and motivated will be a real asset for you and your future. Showing initiative, motivation, and discipline will give you the most out of this remote internship experience and nothing but value. You never know what will be around the corner of this experience, so make a good impression!