Independence and Disconnect in Remote Internships

As Professional Writing and Rhetoric majors, students have opportunities to intern remotely for many companies and organizations. For example, I was an editing intern for a nonprofit over the summer. It sounds like the ideal situation, but anyone who has completed a remote internship knows how difficult it can be to meet deadlines and complete tasks in a timely manner. If you can manage your time well and like working independently, a remote internship might be for you. However, remember that working alone at your desk hours away from a company can keep you disconnected from the office and prevent you from learning skills that are essential to your future career. Check out this New York Times article on one student’s experience in a remote internship.

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