Internships come in many forms. Whether it's working under a professor on campus, interning for a firm in your home town, heading to the big city—or even abroad—for a corporate gig, or going remote and completing an internship virtually—everyone's in it for the same reason, right? To gain experience, to make connections, and to get ahead. At IES Abroad, we decided to combine "virtual" and "abroad" to create a new experience for interns when (or for whom) an in-person, on-site program isn't the right option. Enter the Virtual Internship Program (VIP).
To give you a better idea of what this looks like, we checked in with one of the VIP participants to see what a day in the life virtually interning 'in' London looks like. Jessica F.—a Lehigh University student who's majoring in Finance and Mechanical Engineering—shared her day with us.
A Day in Jessica's Life
This winter I interned with a private wealth management firm in London, England. It was a part-time, remote internship, and I was expected to work approximately 20 hours each week for my six-week break. My schedule each day varied depending on my tasks and scheduled meetings, but there were some things I tried to keep constant so I could form a routine. I outlined and photographed an example of what my day might look like from my point of view. This day was a big one because I gave a large final presentation, but other days were much more relaxed.