Look at virtual like as a silver lining – internships are now location-agnostic. You can now find international internships sitting where you are.
COVID has forced many internships to go online – which means that what may have been unavailable to you earlier, is now yours to take a shot at. And while internships, overall, have seen a decline, the fact that you can apply remotely may open more doors for you.
WayUp, an internship platform, has released its list of the Top 100 Internship Programmes of 2020 (for the US).
You should look at this list, even if you don’t live in the US – you never know – they may accept you. Or, you could contact their branches in your country.
Here’s what you can do to get that internship
- Go aggressive. Look everywhere
- Make a list of all the organizations that you’d like to work for and keep checking their websites
- Reach out to them on LinkedIn
- Look for international
- Use Google for your benefit – put in the right keywords and search regularly
- Example – Virtual Internship Opportunities students (you’ll be surprised how many links show up)
- Keep checking your university websites and career services
- On a regular basis, look at platforms that list internships – many of these list international internships
An internship can prove to be a critical step in your careers ladder – so give it all you have. These are challenging times, but organizations are now coming around to the idea of remote work, which is something that could benefit you as a new graduate. Keep up your search and stay focussed. It’s not as hard as it seems.