Exploring the viability of a virtual internship, Intern Profits releases new industry White Paper: A Case For Virtual Internships.
Online PR News – 04-January-2012 – – Today, Intern Profits, a service of Efficient Enterprises, Inc., released an industry White Paper exploring the viability of virtual internships. The White Paper, entitled: “A White Paper: The Case For Virtual Internships,” addresses the pros and cons of virtual internships, the types of internships best suited for virtual internships, and how to make a virtual internship effective for all parties, including the employer, intern and colleges and universities.
“Despite the misconceptions and continued debates surrounding virtual internships, they remain a viable solution for employers and interns alike,” said Dreama Lee, President of Efficient Enterprises, Inc. and author of the White Paper. She continued, “Whether you are an employer, student or school and if you are unsure of how virtual internships work or haven't considered the efficiency and flexibility of a virtual internship program, you must read this White Paper.”
The easy-to-consume White Paper provides insights into:
-What is a virtual internship
-Why virtual internships are important
-The pros and cons of virtual internships
-Which type of internships are most and least suited to be virtual
-How to make a virtual internship effective for all parties
-Tools and resources to effectively run a virtual internship program
-The steps schools can provide students to better prepare them for virtual internships
-How potential interns can best prepare for and take on a virtual internship
"Virtual internships are an innovative new approach to career development that benefit both employers and students trying to juggle school, an internship, and other obligations. This white paper offers, in detail, a look at the importance of virtual internships, and combined with other resources, presents a great background for employers looking to hire students to work virtually," said Yair Riemer, Vice President Global Marketing, Internships.com
The White Paper also offers information on tools that are important to the employer and intern in order to run an effective virtual internship program including: phone services, instant messaging systems, project management tools and recording tools.
Industry experts, including: Michael True of Messiah College; Internships.com; Sarvesh Agrawal of Internshala.com; and Super Interns all served on an industry expert review panel that provided feedback and consult as the White Paper was developed.
“Given the current economic crisis in the U.S., where unemployment is at an all time high, and the fact that the average employer employs a global workforce or a telecommuting workforce, virtual internships are even more important. By providing a low cost and efficient solution to both the intern and employer, virtual internships can be a real solution and preparation tool to the aforementioned issues facing our workforce,” said Justin Lee, CEO of Efficient Enterprises, Inc.
The White Paper may be downloaded at: http://www.internprofits.com/virtualinternshipwhitepaper/
Intern Profits, a service of Efficient Enterprises, Inc., provides businesses the tools and resources to find, hire and manage interns to help grow and expand their business while creating educational opportunities for tomorrow’s talent today.