Creating a Remote Internship
What makes a great remote internship?
Remember your audience
Your remote internship page describes to employers what your students are capable of, and why they should be interested in working with them. Avoid using jargon or language that is geared towards academics or students.
Focus on the benefits for employers
State clearly why companies could benefit from participating. Partners sign up for different reasons: recruiting students, creating positive brand awareness, or gaining insights into their business challenge. Relay how this opportunity helps them meet those goals.
What makes a great host company?
This is your opportunity to lay out the types of hosts you’re looking for. Do they need to meet with students daily? Make sure that’s clear in the page, along with payment expectations, company type, and any other parameters that your preferred intern hosts should be able to meet.
Describe projects the students can work on
With virtual internships, it's best for the internship to focus around a central project. This creates clear expectations for both the student and employer, and better outcomes than open-ended responsibilities. While the student's work may evolve over the placement, having a primary project gives them something to fall back to.
Don't box yourself in
Riipen is a marketplace, and if your perfect projects are very narrowly defined, you may have trouble finding a match. We recommend being open to companies of different sizes and types, and providing 3-5 different project examples that fit your subject area.
Ultimately, it's important to meet the learning outcomes for your students, but this should be balanced with the need to attract applications from companies.
Check out examples, or get started directly from the links below.