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3 The cons of a virtual internship

Despite the benefits, there are some drawbacks of a virtual internship to consider. Loretto (2019) outlines some of these below. It is useful to note, however, that with the right mitigations, many of the ‘cons’ outlined by Loretto in this list can be minimised:

  • there might be a lack of structure and support
  • there might be less job training and guidance
  • you won’t experience the office environment
  • you will have to be more self-motivating.

As remote working becomes more prevalent in the working world, some of the common issues for remote workers are becoming more widely recognised, including burnout due to a lack of definition between the working day and normal life, and the potential for feelings of isolation.

Watch this short video from Inc. to hear some advice from remote workers about avoiding some of the potential problems.

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