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Many internships for college students have been cancelled or postponed. What will happen to this rite of passage that’s so important in landing future jobs? It’s not going away- it’s just taking a different form for now.
I recently read about Intern From Home- a great resource for virtual internships, as reported by Goldie Blumenstyk in the Chronicle for Higher Education.
Blumenstyk talks about a group of Brown students who developed a digital platform “where companies (mostly start-ups) post internship opportunities, and students submit simple applications, listing their qualifications via Google Docs…It’s not slick, but through word of mouth, the site has drawn postings from more than 100 companies, attracted signups from more than 1,200 students, and resulted in more than 150 placements”.
I took a look at Intern From Home and was excited about what I saw. There are postings for internships across many industries including media, finance, education, technology, consumer products, healthcare, real estate and more. There are also tips on how to handle the internship process as a new normal.
Check out the website at www.internfromhome.com.