Companies around the world and the US are offering opportunities to work remotely for their employees. Their biggest hesitation? A loss in productivity due to distraction or demotivation.
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"We’ll never probably be the same. People who were reticent to work remotely will find that they really thrive that way. Managers who didn’t think they could manage teams that were remote will have a different perspective. I do think we won’t go back."
Source: Buzzfeed News
An online internship is just like an in-office internship, with the obvious exception that you will not be commuting into the office each day. Projects are specifically scoped to be the same in complexity, length, content and duration as an in-office internship, with the added benefit of a comprehensive support structure in the shape of daily check ins from your dedicated Teaching Team mentor, and twice-weekly check ins from your company manager.
For three days every week, you will work on your internship project, in your internship team as well as individually. You will have daily check-ins on your progress on your internship project from your Teaching Team dedicated mentor, who will also be on hand to answer any questions you might have. On two days a week, you will have class in the virtual classroom with your Head Teachers, your Teaching Assistants and all your course classmates.
Twice a week, your manager at your internship company will check in with your team - together with your Teaching Team mentor - to answer questions you might have about your internship project, as well as to check on the direction that your project is taking, and brainstorm with your team any challenges you might be having.
You will learn to use tools such as Zoom, Slack, and Workplace for enhanced remote team collaboration.
Your Teaching Team mentor will check in with your team daily, on a Zoom conference call. You will also have a dedicated Slack channel with your internship team, and your Teaching Team mentor, who will respond to any queries on this channel within 12 hours. Workplace allows for groups, chat and video calls, and you and your team will use this, as well as the more familiar tools such as email and WhatsApp for daily collaboration.
There are a number of avenues for you to reach out for help if your team is stuck. You have daily check-ins with your dedicated Teaching Team mentor, as well twice-weekly check-ins from your company manager. You have a dedicated Teaching Assistant who will respond to any of your questions within 12 hours via your internship team’s Slack channel. And you can always reach out to the iX Internship Manager for any issues you might be experiencing, whether they have to do with your internship teamwork, or anything else.
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