Remote Internships & Micro-Projects: A Win-Win Proposition
April 8, 2022
15 minutes to read
With the unexpectedness of the pandemic, a lot of companies are now looking for new ways to integrate exciting talent into their workforce. Running a successful remote internship program is difficult as interns are mostly fresh into the industry.
Moreover, hiring someone remotely without a way to be able to monitor might be difficult.
How can small businesses eliminate remote work concerns, ditch the traditional style of working, and benefit from remote micro projects?
Benefits of Remote Internships
Like contract jobs and freelancing, remote internships happen remotely. While students struggle to juggle coursework in physical internships, remote internships give companies a chance to hire ambitious and driven young talent easily.
Technological advancements have given us the freedom and infrastructure to manage remote work and maximize the benefits of remote internships with the same efficiency as working on-site. Remote internships are slowly starting to become normal.
What are Micro Projects?
Micro-projects are specific, contract-based engagements where workers can be employed as interns or on a part-time basis. Depending on the project's volume, they require putting in from five to up to forty hours of work.
Usually done remotely, a micro-project or a micro-internship has a deadline. It is approached differently than a task assigned to a full-time employee.
These assignments can range from industry to industry and are specific to the field of the intern or employee who has been assigned to it.
Grow Your Business
Remote internships and micro-projects can offer organizations and small businesses a chance to build their talent pipeline. They help connect the new wave of young ambitious talent, including recent and soon-to-be graduates with prospective employers and give them a chance to experience a work culture.
Many college students seek opportunities and want to showcase their skills. By inviting students to join and work with you virtually and building a fruitful work relationship, they might likely decide to join your company as full-time employees.
Access to Talent Pool On Demand
The best part about remote internships and micro-projects is that they help companies filter out self-motivated and aspirational people who don’t need a lot of oversight and supervision. By offering remote internships and micro-projects, you can build a pool of ready-to-hire resources that you can later approach and recruit. You can be confident in the value they will bring to your brand.
Ensure Quality of Work with Remote Internships
Even though an internship and a part-time job may share certain characteristics, it is important to remember that they are two very different things. An internship must retain elements of on-job training and supervision by a senior or a subject expert.
The intern must be briefed on the roles and responsibilities expected of them. They should be given adequate critical feedback they can take back with them when they start their professional careers.
This is where mentorship comes in. What does mentor mean?
The right mentor at Qureos can guide the interns in the right direction, allowing them to be both self-enterprising as well as keep them steered on the right track.
The mentor ensures that the intern meets the company requirements and that their performance does not lag.
If you would like to know more about how to find the right talent for your organization or how remote internships and micro-projects will work for you, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to connect with you.