What I Learned During My Remote Internship

This past summer, I was a remote MBA intern.

It was an interesting experience, doing a virtual MBA internship during a pandemic. As expected, I learned a lot – about the field, about the company I worked for, about remote work, and, more generally about being a successful intern.

Some background info: my internship was Navy Federal Credit Union and lasted for three months during the summer of 2020. I was assigned to work out of the Florida office, but because of the pandemic, I never left home in Baltimore.

Looking Back on a Virtual Summer Internship

Among the things that COVID-19 changed this year: the summer internship. Many of 2020’s summer interns did their work virtually, spending those summer months at a computer, rather than in a corporate cubicle. That’s how it was for Maryland Smith marketing interns Kaylee Towey ’20 and Kelsie Oshinsky ’22. In a summerlong internship with UV equipment maker Miltec UV, they gained professional marketing experience – in a virtual setting.

22 Undergrads Wrap Up Their Global Virtual Internships

This summer the Center for Global Business at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business organized the first Global Marketing Virtual Internship program, a program the center plans to make a yearly affair.

Twenty-two Maryland Smith undergraduate students were selected from a pool of over 100 applicants to participate in the cohort-based 10-week program focused on website globalization and digital marketing. The students were placed with Maryland and D.C.-based companies that export their products and services abroad.

Conversations with Michael Parra and Vanessa Chang, Verizon Interns

This summer, the Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country. Listen to the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.


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