If you're looking for an interning programme which can be done remotely from anywhere in the world, Virtual is for you.
With the advancement of technology and an increasingly virtual workplace, remote or online internships are gaining in popularity. We work with a wide range of companies in South Africa that offer professional and supported remote internship opportunities. Virtual internships provide an invaluable learning opportunity and many of the same benefits of a traditional in-person internship.
We will conduct a customised placement search to find you the most suitable virtual internship. Our experienced team will send you a highly refined selection of internship offers from leading organisations in your chosen career field
Once you have accepted an opportunity, we’ll facilitate an online meeting to get you acquainted with your internship supervisor and wider company team. In the lead up to your virtual internship, your assigned Bridging Gaps mentor will schedule a comprehensive induction session with you. In this initial induction you’ll receive resources and guidance on;
Information about the host organisations
Responsibilities and tasks
Expected skills acquisition
In order to thrive in your online internship and realize the benefits, we understand the importance of a defined structure, clear lines of communication and well-founded expectations from both parties. Throughout the course of your internship, we will work closely with you and your intern supervisor to ensure these things.
We’ll arrange regular check-ins, feedback meetings and professional development sessions.
Along with finding you a fantastic placement in your relevant field, we will be with you every step of the way, our team is just a click away at all times! Regular check-ins and feedback sessions will happen online.
If you are interested in supplementing your virtual placement with additional learning, we’ll provide you with guidance on online courses and qualifications relevant to your internship and career field. We also share online events and resources with our Bridging Gaps community to help interns excel in their future careers.
On completion of your internship, your host organization and Bridging Gaps will supply you with professional reference letters. Our team will provide ongoing career and academic advice and you’ll benefit from being part of our supportive alumni community.
GOOD TO KNOW
Here are some recent comments of others that chose Virtual. You can click through to read their full reviews too.
I think even from when I first arrived you guys were so sweet. You met me with water and a sandwich, which seems like such a small thing but was just what I needed after a long flight. Little touches like that are really special. Also taking me to my first day and making sure I know where to go, little thoughtful details like that are what makes you guys such a great organization. Also knowing if anything happened you guys would be there.