3) Virtual-Internships: The Future of Work Experience

Who Benefits from Virtual-Internships?

  • Recent Graduates & Career Changers: Deep dive into industry projects, showcasing adaptability and stepping into aligned leadership roles.
  • Graduate Students: Bridge academia with industry through hands-on projects, enhancing your professional portfolio and leadership skills.
  • Undergraduate Students: Merge academic knowledge with real-world projects, gaining industry insights and preparing for career advancements.
  • High School Students: Get an early introduction to STEM through enriching projects, laying the groundwork for future academic and professional success.

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  • Free Tier: Explore both mini-projects and virtual-internship recurring projects. An ideal way to discover the breadth of our offerings and find your interests in STEM fields.
  • Core Package: The essential tier for active participation in our virtual-internship program. Gain access to pre-internship training with AI-enhanced code-along sessions, skill evaluations, and team formation tools, all facilitated by our t3 AI Career Navigator chatbot.
  • Premium Package: Elevate your experience with unparalleled customization options. In addition to all the Core Package features, the Premium Package offers additional AI tokens for more evaluation attempts, enhanced training, and other exclusive benefits.

Getting Started

For aspiring STEM professionals and talent seekers alike:

  1. Kickstart with SkopeAI to identify pivotal skills.
  2. Engage with the AI Project Engine as a foundation for virtual internships.
  3. Explore recurring virtual-internship projects spanning diverse fields like Bioinformatics, Cloud, Full Stack, Machine Learning, and UX. Our focus area in 2024 will be Generative AI and other areas as voted by the community.
  4. Discover success stories and trajectories from past students here.
  5. Gain insights from The Student Voice about transformative experiences.
  6. Begin laying your groundwork now! Prepare for our upcoming virtual-internship team formation tools launching in Q1 2024.

Key Features & Unique Functionalities

Automated Team Formation:

  • Automated team formations strategically match members based on points earned from mini-projects, ensuring synergy and skill compatibility. This streamlined approach sets the foundation for effective and successful collaborations.

Mentor Chains®:

  • Experience the unique STEM-Away® mentorship model - Mentor Chains®. With STEM-Away® mentors guiding intern leads, a cascading mentorship effect is created where intern leads subsequently mentor their teams. This multi-tiered approach offers comprehensive guidance and provides leadership opportunities for junior talent that are typically difficult to obtain at their stage in their career.

Customizable Internship Experience:

  • Customize the internship experience to meet specific requirements. Options include adjusting the duration, selecting preferred time zones, and setting desired outcomes, crafting an experience that aligns with individual goals and aspirations.

Showcasing to Companies:

  • Transform hard work into tangible opportunities. With the 1-Click® Resume feature, achievements can be effortlessly showcased. Exclusive STEM-Away® demo days further provide a platform to highlight accomplishments directly to potential employers.

Whether you’re stepping into the world of STEM or seeking emerging talents, Virtual-Internships provides a platform like no other. Dive in and shape your future in STEM!

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:key: FAQ: Overview

  • What’s the relationship between mini-projects and the virtual-internship projects?
    • Answer: All virtual-internship projects originate from a collection of mini-projects from AI Project Engine. We strongly recommend that all team members complete these mini-projects before beginning their main team project. This approach guarantees that every participant is well-prepared, having familiarized themselves with necessary tools, programming languages, and foundational concepts.
  • How are individual contributions reflected in certificates?
    • Answer: Certificates are tailored to specifically indicate the deliverables each individual has contributed to. This method ensures both transparency and fairness in acknowledging each member’s efforts.
  • How does the Automated Team Formation work?
    • Answer: Teams are formed based on a combination of factors: the points earned from mini-projects, choice of roles, logistical details, and desired outcomes. This ensures that each team has a balanced mix of talents, fostering effective collaboration. Once teams are formed, they can embark on their projects, with mentorship opportunities available to ensure guided learning and progress.
  • Can I get academic credit for the virtual-internship?
    • Answer: If your school or college awards academic credits for internships, we can work with your institution to arrange for academic credits for your participation. All accepted interns will receive a standard offer letter, please note that we cannot accommodate individualized offer letter requests.
  • Do I need work authorization for these internships?
    • Answer: No, you don’t. These are educational internships, so you do not need US work authorization to participate.
  • Are these client projects?
    • Answer: No, they aren’t. STEM-Away® projects are not client-based, and there is no delivery commitment from intern teams.
  • Can international students participate in the Virtual-Internships?
    • Answer: Absolutely! We encourage international participation and have designed our Virtual-Internships to be globally inclusive. Students from regions with limited access to STEM opportunities especially benefit from our platform.

:clipboard: FAQ: Participation Details

  • How is the time commitment determined for these virtual-internships?
    • Answer: During the team formation process, you can select your preferred time commitment. While there’s no fixed schedule, the experience you gain from the program directly correlates to the effort you put in. Remember, your certificate will reflect your exact deliverables, showcasing the specific contributions and achievements you made during the internship.
  • How are meeting times decided?
    • Answer: There are two types of meetings:
      • Team Meetings: These are determined entirely by the team leads based on inputs from their members. Teams are free to use STEM-Away® chat channels or any other external channels to facilitate these meetings.
      • Mentor-Led Meetings: Meetings led by STEM-Away® mentors are typically scheduled between 7am to 7pm Pacific Time to accommodate a broad range of participants. Meeting minutes are always shared with the entire team to ensure those who couldn’t attend are kept in the loop.
  • Can I blog about my team experience during the internship?
    • Answer: Definitely! We encourage it and will even showcase top blogs on our social media platforms.

:star2: STEM-Away’s Virtual-Internships offer a unique blend of real-world projects, team collaboration, and skill development, ensuring you’re not just job-ready, but future-ready. Dive into the future of internships with us! :star2: