As international travel is slowly picking up again, a remote internship is still a good alternative to travelling abroad for your international internship! It gives you the opportunity to gain intercultural experience and can give you a fresh look on your field of interest while communicating with a team from a different cultural background. Rina from Japan completed a remote internship in Myanmar. For 4 weeks, she supported a tour operator in Myanmar without having to leave her home country.
What did you do in your internship?
Firstly, I was able to deepen my knowledge of the tourism industry in Myanmar. I was getting into marketing research and created buyer personas, which had never done before! That was a valuable experience, that I will be able to use in the future.
I also researched the tourism sector in Japan and then created programs for the Japanese market, helping my internship partner to expand their business in Japan. I also created and uploaded a video to social networking sites. I really liked creating a new program for the tour operator. That was fun and I learned much about tourist attractions in Myanmar.
Did you have any worries before starting your internship? What piece of advice would you give to those who are thinking about participating!
I was worried that I would have problems communicating with my internship partner because all communication was in English. I was actually worried about many things at first, but thanks to the support of everyone at World Unite!, I was able to enjoy the internship and make the most of it! Whenever I asked for advice, they responded quickly and were really helpful.
I would tell anyone who is thinking about a remote internship to just go for it!
The internship allows you to deepen your knowledge in your field of interest and to improve your English skills. If you are thinking about working globally in the future, you should definitely participate!
What else are you taking with you from this experience?
This internship helped me to reaffirm my desire to work in the field of tourism in the future. I know now that I will deepen my knowledge in that area in order to create a future career! I realized that my English skills are still not good enough in order to aspire for an international career. So my next goal is to improve my English skills.
Here you can find all information about Rina’s internship. Register now and use your time at home effectively!