5.1 What are the most important influencing factors in the implementation of a remote internship?

Influencing Factors
  • Only do a remote internship if it is authentici.e. if the company works remotely on a regular basis.
  • Independence: There should be good on-boarding here, adapted to the individual learning pace of the intern so that they are not overburdened.
  • The social component of the internship experience: participation in the team, participation in team meetings, the team dynamics, participation in client meetings, and synergies between the different departments/teams.
  • Good preparation and goal setting by all involved .

5.2 Which tasks/work methods in the internship are feasible remotely and which are more useful in a physical place of work?

tasks/work methods in the internship
  • The relationship between remote/face-to-face depends on how the company lives remote work for all its employees.
  • Depending on the type of placement, free e-learning may be offered (Expertise)
  • Parts of the on-boarding can take place online (Company Info)
  • Language course, if desired/needed

5.3 What are the most important characteristics that determine success and failure?

important characteristics
  • Preparation of the mentor
  • Preparation of work colleagues
  • Regular feedback, both in the online and in the face-to-face phase
  • Accompanying the work with a complementary online course
  • Support for trainees with questions and problems
  • Attractive/ varied tasks

5.4 What elements should a remote internship include?

elements of an internship
  • Creating an understanding work environment.
  • Learning how remote work "functions" (how to organize myself)
  • Participation in all areas 
  • Integration into the team and the company
  • Creating a checklist and a learning agreement
  • Create a mentor network in which the interns' closest companions can exchange ideas.