If you’re anything like me, you’re looking for something to do in from the Indiana heat right now. And what better way to spend a summer day than with a good book? Since many of us are still learning how to work effectively at home, it seems like a good topic for some summer reading. Here are nine suggestions to help you be a better virtual intern (or supervisor!) this summer:
1. Work from Home Superstar: How to Stay Focused and Rock Your Day
We all know that distraction is one of the worst enemies of working from home. This book understands the struggle and offers advice about how to be just as productive at home as in the office.
2. Effective Virtual Conversations: Engaging Digital Dialogue for Better Learning, Relationships and Results
Another real challenge of working remotely is communicating virtually. This book focuses on digital communication and provides …
High school internships are underrated — we’re shining a light on these valuable experiences by telling the stories of students around the state. Be on the lookout for more blog posts about high school internships!
Dear High Schooler,
If you’re wondering if you should do an internship, the answer is yes.
Maybe you don’t know where you’ll do it, because it’s nothing more than an idea right now. No problem! The process of finding an internship might teach you just as much as the experience itself. It may feel daunting to search for an opportunity as a high school student, but I think you’ll find there are more than you’d expect. Your school, community, and Indiana INTERNnet want to help prepare you for the workforce and know that internships are one of the best ways to do so.
Don’t underestimate the value of a high school internship. Even an unpaid position will …
Whether you’ve hosted interns for years or weeks, chances are you’re still not a mind-reader. You care about making this internship the best possible experience for everyone involved, but your intern may not know how to communicate their goals to you just yet. To make things easier, here’s a list of ten things your intern probably wishes you knew:
1. I’m here to work
If I wanted to be paid to do nothing, I would get a job as a house sitter. I’m here to gain experience in my field of interest, and I’d rather be busy than bored.
2. That said, I know my limits
And you probably do, too. I don’t expect every task you assign me to be incredibly important or challenging, because I understand there are some things I’m just not qualified to do. I’ll learn from the small things, too.
3. I’m always observing
Here at Indiana INTERNnet, we’re all about experiential learning. Our focus is internships, but we recognize that sometimes students have to get creative and find other opportunities – especially this summer. As some internship programs have been cancelled or changed due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities have only increased to help communities through this crisis. If your summer internship has been cancelled or shortened, consider spending some of your extra time serving!
Recent months have made us all more aware of the needs within our communities – why not help to meet them? Not only will you be making a difference during this historic time, but you’ll also be gaining valuable experience to learn from and add to your resume. Can you say win-win?!
There are so many needs that it can be hard to know where to start. But there are several resources to help you …