September 2, 2021

A Few Quick Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout

Working from home can be convenient, but it also comes with challenges–whether you’re working full-time, part-time, or as an intern. The idea of not leaving your house and being stationary in one spot all day is daunting in a different way than commuting to an office and being surrounded by people. Working from home may feel draining at times, but it doesn’t always have to.  According to this article from Forbes, “Employee survey comments around burnout doubled from March to April, increasing from 2.7% to 5.4%, suggesting that it’s a growing threat to the productivity and engagement of today’s workforce,” the study reads. Those who struggle with balancing home and work are 4.4 times more likely to exhibit signs of burnout. So, here are a few tips to help you combat WFH burnout. Get Up and Move Blocking off a certain time each day to move your body can be super beneficial in resetting and recharging your mind in the […]
August 5, 2021

Science and Research: Interning On-Site and Virtually

At InternWorks, our goal is to develop internships for all of our students, assuring they will gain valuable work experience and get a glimpse into their desired career fields. Two of our high school students share their experience interning at a research lab at a top hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Both students share a different perspective on a similar internship.  High School Junior – On Site in the Greater Boston Area (Summer 2019) Before applying to colleges, I was itching for some valuable, hands-on experience and to get a taste of the future that I was planning for myself. I was very interested in majoring in science, so I applied to InternWorks, and they could not have found a more well-suited internship for me. I began my medical research internship working at a laboratory at a major hospital in the middle of Boston’s medical hub. The lab was studying preeclampsia, a condition that occurs in some pregnant women that can […]
July 1, 2021

Seven Things to Include on a High School Resume

High school is a time for new beginnings and new responsibilities. In addition to increased study hours and extra-curricular activities, it is important to keep in mind that internships may be on the horizon for you. Now is the time to have your resume ready to go. A resume gives a potential employer (or college) a brief snapshot of who you are should entice someone to get to know you better. Writing a resume may seem daunting, especially if you don’t have much work experience. So where do you start? Information. Gathering and organizing information is half the battle! Create a Word or Google doc with detailed notes about your schoolwork, activities, and work or internship experience. When you are ready to write your resume, choose a resume template. Use an easy-to-read format using a simple font such as Arial, Helvetica, or Calibri. Avoid templates that use multiple colors or complicated formatting. Limit your resume to one page. Your resume […]
June 3, 2021

Time Management Tips For Remote Interns

As the school year comes to a close, and we head into the world of summer internships, what we stress about shifts. Can you successfully do your summer internship and still have enough time for fun and sleep? With some planning and effective time management, you can have a productive and stress-free summer internship experience. Here are 10 things you can do to take control of your time—and your life this summer.   1. Make a List   Whether you are working remotely or on site, lists help. Jot down everything you have to do each day and each week. Next, prioritize tasks. What projects or assignments are due this week? Start with the most urgent or time-consuming at the top of your list and get them over with early if possible. That will leave you time to revisit any tasks that need a second look.    2. Pay Attention to Your Energy Levels Do you work best first thing in the […]
May 19, 2021

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Virtual Interview

There have been major changes in the workplace during the last year, resulting in similar shifts for internships. Many companies operating remotely have adopted hiring processes that include remote interviewing and onboarding. This includes interns. With traditional, on-site interviews currently not the norm, now is a good time to refresh your interviewing skills. How do you get ready for a remote interview? Keep these three words in mind: prepare, prepare, prepare! 1. Know What You’re Going to Say Prepare answers to commonly asked interview questions. Write out your answers. Be specific. Practice your answers aloud in front of a mirror or with a partner. Preparing for an interview is one of the many valuable career-readiness modules InternWorks provides. Research the company or organization. Review the website and other online resources (such as press releases or news articles) for information. Take notes about anything you think is important or interesting. Prepare a few questions to ask at the interview.  You might ask: […]
April 29, 2021

Internships in the New, Virtual Workplace

Working remotely has become a new normal. What does this mean for internships? It is no surprise that the COVID pandemic has changed the world in ways we could have never imagined: events have been cancelled, trips postponed, and school is now on Zoom. Among these changes has been a shift in what we once knew as the “traditional workplace.” Employees used to working in a cubicle during 9-to-5 hours started experiencing much more flexibility with regard to standard workplace culture by working remotely. In response to the needs of both employers and students, InternWorks introduced virtual internship programs in late spring 2020 and had tremendous success in placing students into premium, virtual internships that students were able to participate in from anywhere in the world.  Like traditional, on-site internships, virtual internships provide skills and experience necessary to prepare students for jobs, future internships, or their future career. Companies have adapted to the changing workplace and are still able to offer […]