🐋 Crush your online internship. Secure that return offer.

And paid short-term opportunities in web dev, data analytics, and social media marketing!

The setting of your internship has changed but we know your goals haven’t.

There are tips out there to simply adapt to the challenges of being remote…

But at Tech Pod—we want to give you tips to thrive in the remote setting. 🏄‍♂️

Because __% of interns report worrying about their online performance (answer ⬇️ )

So here’s 3 actionable steps we compiled from talking to tech interns who successfully secured their bag…erm return offer.

Let’s get it 💥


1. The 2-Hour Rule

The #1 skill a remote intern can master is focus management. 💡

Because if you’re not intentional with your time…

Meetings, coffee chats, and busy work can burn through your mental resources 😰

So create time solely dedicated to cognitively demanding tasks (like your project)

  1. Determine what time is the earliest you’ll be called into a meeting

  2. Block 2 hours before that time daily to hyper-focus on priority work

You’ll be able to be fully present in the day’s activities knowing that you’re making steady progress on your project and know you’ll finish on time.

2. Brighten people’s day

Defeat your team’s Zoom fatigue & leave a positive impression ⚡️

The impact you make on the people in the organization will be a huge determining factor on whether you receive a return offer.

So liven up meetings by discovering shared hobbies you have with teammates and chatting about them around work talk. 💬

You’ll brighten their day, network, and have fun yourself in the process.

3. Network with strategy

Set a networking goal & use proven strategies to accomplish it 💁‍♂️

Determine the amount of time you have to set aside for coffee chats and the number of people you would like to meet.

You have the power to email anyone in the organization and full-timers are more willing than ever to connect with interns.

With a solid email subject line, you can land meetings with some amazing people!

Use the keywords “quick” + “intern” to yield the highest response rates 📬


No internship yet? Sit back—we got you covered.

Listen up: It is not too late to join a project this summer. Let us introduce you to…

Rize facilitates student-to-business connections through short-term paid projects. 🚀

You have the opportunity to work with several different companies, across industries in roles such as web development, data analytics, social media marketing + more!

Right now, they have part-time projects (think 8-15 hrs a week for 2-6 weeks) that you can jump onto now. 😯

Gain professional experience & join them as they push to open up paid opportunities to students of all backgrounds. ✊

Apply Now

Psst—tell them you’re from Tech Pod to get access to exclusive projects and training programs. 😎


⭐️Trivia Answer:

In a 2020 survey of 900 students, 12% worried they wouldn’t be able to prove they deserve a full-time position virtually.


Beep Beep…Internship Delivery 🚛 📦

SPECIAL THIS WEEK

Short-term Paid Projects in Marketing and Web Dev, Rize— connecting you with small businesses that need your skill set.

PRODUCT

Product Marketing Analyst, TikTok

Product Intern, Match

Product Manager, Splunk

MARKETING

Design Associate, Outcast

Growth Marketing, Poshmark

Social Media Marketing, Dashible

SALES & PARTNERSHIPS

Sales Intern, Grüvi

Sales Intern, Oracle

Operations and Sales, EXO

COMMUNICATIONS

Internal Communications, Rivian

Public Relations, Poshmark

Editorial Intern, TouchPal

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Written by Jacqueline Mastrelli

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