Finding an internship during the COVID crisis has become nearly impossible. Here are some tips by Mobi Trainee to help students find an internship in a company abroad !
Finding your internship during COVID times
Internships are in general the best way to discover the world of work and the possible future jobs, regardless of the duration of it. Finding an internship turns out to be much more difficult for most students during the pandemic.
Who has already sent hundreds of resumes without any answer? But what does the HR department do? In short, the actual crisis just worsens these situations.
Why are there less internship offers ?
The economic crisis produced by the sanitary crisis has caused a decrease in internship offers.
Indeed, most companies also face several difficulties: teleworking, delayed projects, lack of means, and stay hesitant to the fact of welcoming students or are simply incapable of making internship offers, even more when it comes to an international context.
The problem persists: students need to do an internship to conclude their studies. Same demand, less supply.
The solution? Mobi Trainee can help you organise your internship research!
How to find an internship during the pandemic
Most students are interested in internships and jobs abroad. They orientate themselves naturally towards international fields like languages, trade, marketing, or tourisme. These sectors are partly blocked today because of the sanitary crisis: there are less trips and exchanges and consequently less job offers.
But good news! An internship is considered as a valid reason to quit your country and settle in another one. It is now possible to do an internship in a foreign company, you just need good strategies and to hang on.
How to approach companies to find an internship during COVID
- Make a list of the companies that interest you
To start, it is very important to make a list of the companies that interest you and that match with the fields and the types of internships you are looking for.
Get in touch with the company’s direction and apply directly with them
There are different ways of contacting the company’s direction and to apply directly with the people concerned by your application, especially by LinkedIn with the aim of having a real dialogue. Another option is to call companies directly.
- Prepare a brief presentation of yourself and anticipate the questions that could be made during the interview
It is very important to properly prepare your presentation and the answers to the possible questions that could be asked during the interview.
- Sign up to the different recruitment platforms
Signing up to platforms such as Indeed or Monster is a way to seize an opportunity to do an internship abroad. Don’t forget to allow notifications and set up alarms to be one of the first to apply for the offer.
- Write a good resume
After contacting the company they will certainly ask for your resume. Applying for an internship abroad can be very beneficial for your professional and personal experience, even if there are teleworking conditions.
Some tips to accomplish your internship abroad research
It is crucial to stand out from other applicants by highlighting your professional experiences and the skills that are linked with the job you are applying for. Languages, for example, are one of the most important assets when applying for an international internship.
The most important point to remember is to avoid being discouraged and to always pursue your motivation, because it is what matters the most for a company. A student who remains motivated despite the context and the difficulties that present to us during this sanitary crisis will double his chances to find a place in a company abroad.
You will also need to show a great ability to adapt to the working conditions in a company, that are generally resumed to teleworking.
Mobi Trainee helps you find your internship abroad according to your skills, your experiences and your wishes! They offer a personalised coaching to prepare your interview with the company, assistance to write your resume, a support to manage the internship agreement, assistance to find accomodation and guidance throughout your whole internship.
To contact them just send an email to email@example.com and they will do the rest!