Will there be abroad remote Internships in 2020/2021?
Considering that the Covid situation won't end soon do you think there will be remote internships in the IT field?
I think that this choice for IT companies should be really interesting because at least you don't have additional costs except the salary, so I'd like to hear your point of view about this.
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Our Work From Home policy has extended through the rest of 2020, so I would not be surprised if all internships through 2020 remain remote.
My company too has chosen to do its internships virtually. Firstly to cope with all the ambiguity and making sure we plan an overall program that is robust against any COVID-19 measures. And secondly because we successfully managed to run these virtually last year!
We concluded our internships being virtual didn't impact our interns satisfaction with the program and neither did it affect their career progression! 88% of our virtual interns joined us as full time software engineers after their graduation.
There is also the added advantage of hiring top talent from further afield. Opening up campus programs to a wider pool of University students means companies have the opportunity to find talent they might otherwise never have come across.
It will also help with bringing more diversity to companies and with diverse talent brings diverse ideas, helping to create products and services that serve a diverse client base.
So yes, I think remote internships would be the way forward for the IT field until the Covid situation resolves.