Wednesday, February 21, 2024

AIFS Overseas Interns Share Digital Internship Expertise


Adapting to the ever-changing world of labor, AIFS Overseas launched a digital internship program in response to a necessity from our college students, college companions, and employers. We’re so grateful for the digital interns who helped us study and develop together with them these previous couple of years.

Try opinions from these digital interns about their distant internship expertise:

“Nice Internship!” 

“I first joined the [program] with the intent to intern overseas, however because of COVID that clearly couldn’t occur. The [staff] had been wonderful in serving to me to navigate what was taking place, discover an awesome and significant intern placement regardless of being digital, and provides the identical academic sources that had been initially a part of the in-person program. This can be a implausible firm that’s motivated that will help you succeed! In case you have the possibility, do an internship with [AIFS]. They’ll all the time be glad to assist and discover you an internship and firm that matches your character. There are such a lot of private {and professional} experiences that [I’ve achieved], I already miss my internship!!” – Kristin M., Valparaiso College 

“Adaptability at Its Most interesting!” 

“As everyone seems to be nicely conscious, the onslaught of COVID-19 world wide threw all people’s plans apart and left college students questioning how they might be capable of discover actual world-work expertise whereas being confined to our houses. […] I used to be capable of safe an internship with an organization in Eire and acquire real-life sensible abilities from house. I had an unimaginable expertise and the employers that [the program works] with clearly care in regards to the intern’s growth and assist us to develop the instruments and the abilities crucial to reach a real-life office atmosphere. I can’t thank [the team] sufficient for his or her professionalism and it’s extremely spectacular that they had been capable of deliver this solely new program to life in a matter of months. I might extremely suggest a digital internship […] whether or not there’s nonetheless a pandemic happening or not!” – Jacob R., Massachusetts Maritime Academy 

Sydney’s Digital Internship Instagram Takeover

“World Fluency” 

“Clearly, you must, like, handle your time higher since you’re doing it [an internship] all from the consolation of your individual house, however you’re additionally getting that world fluency and […] work expertise, so I feel it’s a nice, nice alternative!” – Sydney Okay., Charleston Southern College 

“Nice Expertise!” 

“This was my first expertise working from house, and it was one to recollect! I signed up final minute as a result of my in-person internship needed to be canceled because of the world pandemic. I used to be barely nervous as a result of I didn’t know what to anticipate, however [the organization] made it simple. With out a lot discover, they discovered me an organization to do a digital internship with. I feel that was significantly troublesome as a result of I used to be seeking to work in Human Assets. It was not the simplest job to position somebody in for a digital alternative abroad, however they did it! The corporate that I used to be positioned with was terrific. They had been type and really versatile because of the circumstances. I realized about HR, however the firm additionally let me have a number of different initiatives to work on, like organising their social media. On the finish of every day, I might spend a half-hour speaking with my coworkers about how our cultures are completely different/comparable. It’s so attention-grabbing to see how different individuals reside. I’ve undoubtedly gained a number of mates from my internship firm. (When the pandemic is over, I’m completely going to go to them!!) I had weekly check-in conferences with [AIFS Abroad}, where all the interns would meet and talk about what they were doing or express any questions/concerns. They also did a cooking class and a virtual tour of cities all over the world. I even had a one-on-one with the program advisor, Carmen. She gave me very useful professional advice. I really looked forward to our meetings every week and seeing everyone’s smiling faces. It was motivating, and I could tell the [advisors] wished us to have the most effective expertise attainable. That is as shut because it will get to being there in individual, with out being there in individual. Take this chance. You’ll not be disenchanted. If you’re like me and wanted to have an internship to graduate, that is the proper option to full that whereas staying secure and socially distancing.” – Kassandra S., Salisbury College 

“An amazing various when in-person journey isn’t attainable” 

“What most impressed me about this program was [the team’s] means to adapt to the rapidly altering COVID-19 pandemic. Shortly after my in-person program was cancelled, I used to be excited to obtain an electronic mail that I might nonetheless be capable of full a world internship, even when it was from house. One in all their representatives helped me discover a new internship alternative that was work-from-home pleasant, and lots of workforce members labored collectively to create orientation occasions and shows earlier than my internship even began. I appreciated [their] flexibility as a result of it allowed me to realize useful work expertise moderately than letting my summer season be a waste due to the worldwide pandemic. This program is a superb various to conventional experiences for quite a lot of causes, together with the elimination of journey bills and the flexibleness of working remotely.” – Anna T., Texas A&M College 

“Wonderful expertise that modified my life!” 

“The appliance course of could be very simple for everybody. The factor that units [this organization] aside to me on this facet, is their flexibility. They all the time labored with my schedule and labored in the direction of making the internship round my wants. Through the internship, they created an awesome cultural expertise. Though it was solely digital, I nonetheless felt a way of neighborhood with the [team] and different interns.” – Alex A., Miami College of Ohio 

Steffy’s Digital Internship Instagram Takeover

“All of this information that I’ve gained is data that I’ll preserve without end!” 

“So, being an intern nearly has been a number of enjoyable. […] Over the course of the final couple months I’ve been capable of finding a rhythm and a schedule that works for me, however that additionally labored for my employers and for the group […] Collectively we’d all the time discover methods to assist me acquire extra relevant expertise, assist me get extra publicity to completely different staff, completely different settings, completely different age teams even. […] So I’ve been capable of simply collect some extra abilities, collect extra consciousness about myself — [for example] what I like what I don’t like and simply develop into extra self-aware. […]These are all these components of myself that I’ve not been capable of perceive or know or find out about even previous to the internship, however via the internship, via the teaching, via the conversations with my employers, via the interviews, via each work that I’ve carried out, I’ve been capable of develop into extra conscious of who I’m, develop into extra conscious of the kind of work that I want to do. […] All of this information that I’ve gained is data that I’ll preserve without end [and] that can assist me to develop into higher as an worker, as a pupil, as a good friend.” – Steffy M., Carleton College 

“Finest Internship!” 

“The employees listened to what I hoped to get out of the internship and located the proper placement for me. All through the digital internship, [the team] gave me a way of neighborhood by having weekly digital conferences with different interns [and] gave digital alternatives for skilled progress, in addition to tradition. Not solely did I like my internship placement however I beloved that [they] had a holistic method. There may be nothing I might change about this wonderful program!” – Morgan H., Miami College of Ohio 

“A digital internship modified my perspective” 

“My digital internship was nothing greater than a hit. [This organization] presents a lot greater than an internship alternative. Together with the internship, I had the possibility to construct my skilled connections, make mates, and even learn to use my work abilities efficiently within the office. If I might redo this expertise, I might do it in a heartbeat.” – Dylan W., Wilkes College 

“They made the most effective of a really troublesome scenario” 

“When my in-person internship was cancelled [because of COVID-19], I used to be skeptical in regards to the idea of a digital internship, nevertheless it ended up paying off in methods I by no means might have anticipated. I couldn’t have designed a greater internship than the one I bought.” – Gerret M., Concordia College 

We’re so pleased with our digital interns and are excited to just accept the subsequent class! 

Able to have the identical expertise and make your resume stand out to employers? Apply for our digital internship program at the moment! 

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