How to Get a Remote Internship During COVID

Posted: October 26, 2020 | Author: Grace Thorkelson | Read Time: 3 minutes

How to get a remote internshipIn many ways, getting a remote internship is similar to getting an in-person internship. But, due to the fact that the COVID pandemic has altered the way in which career and internships fairs take place, following the steps below will be vital to the success you find in taking the next step towards your career aspirations.

What is a Remote Internship?

Remote internships allow you to get firsthand job experience at a firm or organization of your choice, without physically being at the office. Remote internships allow you to work from wherever you are -- completing the tasks and accomplishing the goals that your supervisor has assigned to you. Remote internships help students have a better understanding of the particular field of work, and the in’s and out’s of how the industry runs on a day to day basis.

How do I Find Remote Internships?

Finding remote internships will be slightly different than what you’ve seen or done in the past. Of course, take any opportunity to network with potential employers face-to-face, but if virtual career or internship fairs are available--make an added effort to join in. These types of events will connect you with the right opportunities to get a remote internship and launch your career.

Make Connections with Potential Employers

Similarly to getting an in-person internship, it is critical to make connections with potential employers, firms, and businesses that interest you. Get ahead of the game by reaching out to ask questions and getting to know more about the company you would like to intern for. Doing so can help your potential employers see the desire that you have in working for them, and give you a better feel for whether or not they are a good fit for you and your professional goals.

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

If it seems that there are no internships that fit your needs and wants exactly, don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new. There is no better place to determine whether a certain path is right for you than a short-term internship. It can provide you with the experiences, both good and bad, to help you realize what it is you’re really looking for in a career.

Look for Internships in the Right Places

Southern Utah University’s Career and Professional Development Center provides information and resources for students to find internships that are available through the Handshake platform. Reach out to one of the Career Center’s experienced staff members for questions about how to improve your resume and cover letter, and how to find internships that will help you develop both personally and professionally.


Finding remote internships may be new to you, but looking in the right places, stepping outside your comfort zone, and connecting with potential employers is just what it takes for you to land the perfect internship.

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