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1.     How does online internship work?

2.     What benefits can the online internship provide to our company?

3.     What tasks are suitable for online internship?

4.      How should the tasks for online internship be formulated?

5.      How can a prospective online intern be evaluated?

6.      Why are online interns motivated to do virtual internship?

7.      How will online internship be paid?

8.     What kind of Agreement should be signed related to online internship?

9.      How can we start online internship?

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How does online internship work?

Manhattan Institute of Management (M.I.M.) will select the students best fitting your company profile and the function you intend to assign to them and send their resumes to you. You can interview them online, if you wish.

Upon your approval the students will start an online internship in your company. During a few months of the internship they will work on tasks assigned by you, and will communicate with you via the Internet under control and with assistance provided by MIM staff.

 

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What benefits can the online internship provide to our company?

Online internship can provide considerable benefits to your company.

First, you can save money paying $500 per month for job in Internet-based industry remunerated usually much higher in the US.

Second, you can gain access to special expertise of local people capable to do marketing research, create database, and promote your products at overseas markets attractive for your company.   

Third, an online intern will never take any space in your office, nor will even use your computers or add to any other bills.

 

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What tas ks are suitabl e for online internship?

The tasks for online internship should be either specialized or one-time but not related to core business functions and repetitive ongoing tasks.

Specialized tasks as developing a database or e-Commerce back end for your Web site, for example, requires specific programming skills that your in-house staff probably donít possess.

Such one-time projects as marketing research at local markets or designing a visual solution for a Web site donít require repetition or maintenance and can be fulfilled by an online intern.

In contrast, core business problems as writing a business plan, elaborating concept of a Web site or ongoing tasks such as Web site maintenance are not suitable to be managed through online internship.

 

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How should the tasks for online internship be formulated?

Absence of face-to-face communication imposes some rules for online internship tasks formulation.

The tasks should be formulated in simple, standard and well-structured manner with clear indications regarding objectives, content, duration, intermediate and final results.

You should avoid complex, fuzzy, ill-structured tasks that should be rather treated through direct personal interaction.

 

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How can a prospective online intern be evaluated?

 

Students come to MIM through partnership with prominent European business schools, which integrate MIM programs into their own programs as a Study Abroad program. After a few years of undergraduate and graduate studies, students have an appropriate level of business English and are schooled in basics of finance, marketing, advertising, e-Business, etc.

You can evaluate an intern on the basis of his educational background, working experience and relevant skills mentioned in her/his resume.

You can also ask an intern to provide a sample of a job recently fulfilled.

 

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Why are online interns motivated to do virtual internship?

 

International online interns are looking at online internship in American companies as an opportunity to get virtual working experience related to the cutting edge Internet business and receive references useful for their future career.

Some of them consider the virtual internship as a preliminary stage for an on-site internship later, within the context of MIM Study Abroad programs provided in New York, in your company, if you wish, or in another company.

 

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How will online internship be paid? 

Online interns are offered to you with their time, energy, creativity, skills, rich and diverse international background, including their valuable local market knowledge, and with helpful contacts with local companies in their countries, for monthly payments of $500 for each paid to MIM upon your evaluation of quality of work delivered by an intern as matching to your expectations.

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What kind of Agreement should be signed related to online internship?

Before starting an online internship a formal agreement should be signed between MIM, company, and an intern. The agreement sets out mutual expectations regarding the quality of work, when the work or its installments are to be submitted, what will happen if  the intern does not deliver on time or to expectations, and what is to be done if either of participants decides to terminate the work before it is completed.

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How can we start online internship?

 

The single thing required from you for starting an online internship is to fill the virtual internship Information Form and submit it to MIM.       

 

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