Travel: You can’t go where you want to for your internship because of travel restrictions? Don’t let that stop you doing a placement for a company in New Zealand. Start doing a remote placement, and then travel after the restrictions have been lifted and finish the placement here.
Cost: You do not need to leave your house if you don’t want to! You don’t have to pay to travel to the office, you don’t need to think about what to have for lunch, you don’t need to change out of your Pajamas if you don’t want to…. Well, maybe for the video call with your supervisor!
Time: School taking up too much time? Working full or part time already, just to make some money? Just too much else going on to focus on your career? A remote internship can fit around all of these things. You can work 10, 20, 30 hours per week, and make it fit around the other things that you have committed to.
Work experience: this is still going to look great on your resume! You will build on and improve essential professional skills such as time management, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration. And of course, professional verbal and written communication. Digital/online skills are the way of the future!