Applying for an online overseas internship is gaining popularity and has many advantages, says SOM SHARMA
Many students planned for opting for overseas internship programme in 2020. But it has become difficult due to COVID-19 that limited the scope of learning offline but with the advancement of technology, remote internship or online internships has gained popularity, in recent times
The process of participating in a remote international internship is someway similar to the traditional way of applying to work — provide resume to employer, giving interview and showcasing past work experience.
These internship programmes will assist to enhance skills and will provide relevant industrial professional exposure which will further help in future employability and career prospects.
Cost-effective training: This programme will reduce the travelling costs and many other cost therefore it is cost effective learning opportunity which can help you to attain global standards trainings, creating global network, crossing cultures, learning different languages while working remotely.
Help build profile: While many of your peers would be sitting idle at home probably watching Netflix at the same time you can build up your resume which help you to build up your professional profile. Apart from that working remotely will help you improvise your management skills like time management, discipline. Overall skills which employers in job market seeks for.
Help to create global network: In spite of staying at home, you can make international networks which will help you to gain global exposure. Interacting globally helps in making network of like-minded co-interns, mentors and supervisors. It helps to create a community of international colleagues and professionals that you can reach out anytime you need.
Working with flexibility: These internships helps in making students flexible as it is teaches how to become a self-starter, taking initiative on their own, which is highly preferred by the potential employers. You can work on flexible hours and with limited work restrictions.
The writer is founder, Edu Brain Group