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Remote Internships: They're here, they're real, they work.

979194b680ed5ef116ab5bcd9780f66b?s=47 Franz Vitulli
October 24, 2015

Remote Internships: They're here, they're real, they work.

Although distributed companies are becoming increasingly popular, internships are still a wonderful opportunity for agencies to assess talent and for young job seekers to get real working experience. But how exactly can you mentor someone or be mentored without constant face time?

In this talk, thanks to my unique position as a former remote intern and current remote mentor, I will present some insights on how to get the most out of a remote internship: setting it up, hiring, being hired and making sure that the internship becomes a valuable and productive experience for both sides.

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Franz Vitulli

October 24, 2015
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  1. REMOTE INTERNSHIPs they're here, they're real, they work. @franzvitulli franzvitulli.com

  2. FRANZ VITULLI Product Marketing Specialist

  3. SOCIAL MEDIA ENTHUSIAST

  4. SERIAL WORDCAMP ATTENDEE (and occasional speaker)

  5. REMOTE WORKING what’s up with all this noise?

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  7. WE’RE FAILING.

  8. None
  9. the future of work

  10. challenges

  11. HIRING

  12. INTERNSHIPS

  13. ARE YOU THE RIGHT PERSON / COMPANY?

  14. TEST-DRIVE REMOTE WORKING

  15. FREELANCE

  16. SELF-ASSESS YOURSELF

  17. doers DREAMERS vs

  18. We — our job …and if it hadn't been a

    remote job we probably would have loved it anyway.
  19. WHERE DO I START?

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  21. (iwantmycareer.com)

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  23. COMMUNITIES

  24. None
  25. DIGITAL NOMADS

  26. None
  27. COMPANY WEBSITES

  28. LET’S APPLY!

  29. …NOW WHAT? the internship starts tomorrow.

  30. TRIAL PROJECT

  31. (E)MEET EVERYONE you’re a skype call away from everyone in

    the company.
  32. FIND THE RIGHT PLACE coffee shop, co-working space, home, library…

    your call.
  33. Build a routine in-the-zone vs downtime… be in control.

  34. integration balance vs work-life

  35. Make things happen …without constant supervision

  36. DON’T MISS DEADLINES you’ll only get judged on results.

  37. do one thing at a time multitasking is for cv’s.

  38. work on several projects and find out where the talent

    is
  39. reduce useless processes reports, essays, meetings, calls. optimise for happiness

    and productivity.
  40. COMMUNICATION how do we stay on top of things?

  41. TIMEZONES they’re a pain, sometimes.

  42. PERSONAL CHECK-INS feedback, baby.

  43. Support

  44. Clones

  45. DIVERSITY don’t be afraid.

  46. COMPANY CULTURE find the right fit.

  47. FINAL DECISIONs

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  49. end it gracefully

  50. Be wise on social media

  51. stay in touch (at least with people you liked!)

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  53. investing in humans is how you build the best company.

  54. job offer should you accept it on the spot?

  55. keep working smart more responsibilities, hats worn, money, skills, steps

    towards real happiness
  56. restart the cycle

  57. a better tomorrow people, companies, internet, society

  58. благодаря! @franzvitulli

  59. Questions?