The FAU Career Center is here to help you locate virtual and remote work opportunities that are right for you. For more information on navigating a virtual job or internship search, please find the tips located here (link this section- Navigating Interviewing and Working Remotely Jobs/Internships) or schedule an appointment through Handshake
Virtual Internship: A virtual internship is just like a regular internship experience, except the intern gains his or her job experience while working remotely, rather than being physically present within a “typical” office environment or a job location.
Micro-Internship: Micro-internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. They usually consist of 5 to 40 hours of work, and can occur any time of year. They are highly-specific, project-based positions, often in arenas like lead generation, content creation, or data entry. Students receive a fixed fee, and are given between one week and one month to complete their project.
Virtual Work: “Virtual work” implies individuals work from home offices using modern technology to get things done. Both traditional, office-based companies, and virtual companies—hire individuals to work 100 percent of the time from home using the Internet. Employers tend to use this term frequently when looking for home-based workers.
A virtual job is a 100 percent telecommuting job. These jobs are often seen with titles such as virtual teacher, virtual administrative assistant, or virtual salesperson.
Remote Work: “Remote” jobs are done in remote locations away from the office. Depending on the position, a remote job could be done from a home office or could be done on the road or other location. This term is used quite often by employers and it can mean something different to each one. Make sure to read job descriptions very carefully when you come across this term to understand exactly what the hiring manager is looking for.
Remote jobs are telecommuting jobs but the employer will typically specify where the work will take place and whether or not any time is required in the office.
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