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Can I get a remote internship with software dev?

mars profile image Mara McCrann twitter logo github logo ・1 min read

I'm hoping to get work experience as I finish my first year of Computer Science course this year. Is it possible though that I could get any remote internship with software development? (or even web development?) Not gonna do it just as I post this, but I'm planning to, and want to know if it's possible. Is it okay if I'm not an 'expert' when I do? Thanks!

Edit: can someone please help me with this? haha.

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I'm sorry to say it's not quite realistic. Even if you managed to find one, I'm not sure you'd get that much out of it. The value of the internship is the constant feedback you get from someone more experienced. From what I've seen, most remote-first companies hire experienced folks and they have their pick of the litter too. Remote-friendly companies might reserve it for more experienced folks, or "engineers in good standing". OTOH, with more and more city-wide lockdowns these days, it might become doable.

 

Thank you for the straightforward response tho! So, it's better if I really get one on my place then? The only problem with that is there are only very few companies here that offers internship, and most of them do web development (want to aim software dev with c#), that's why I was curious of remote internship.

 

Honestly it's not so much about the technology. You have a couple of years of Uni and some more years of career to figure out where you want to be. It's more about the experience of building software really, working on teams, etc. I'd look into the quality of the company, the people you'd be working with, how much time they can dedicate to you, etc. Tech stack, type of work, etc. shouldn't matter that much.

 

Perhaps an easier path is to take advantage of the online mentorship opportunities that some people offer. I’ve seen some on twitter offer it. Maybe more members of the community have additional thoughts.

 

Ooh, I've seen some actually! Just skeptical since I just want to get like a 'legit' one, and I'm kinda doubting myself with my current skills.

 

Definitely worth doing the research for sure. I just know that I’ve seen people I respect start offering them (the names escape me right now, but I feel like it might have been an A Book Apart caliber author), so they’re definitely out there!

 

Possible But I think it wouldn't be a good idea for a remote internship. Not only technical purpose, but you will also need some soft-skills, discipline & teamwork. Which is really hard to maintain in remote work. But If you are thinking that you will go for lifetime remote work, then it should be possible.

Here is a link to find out some startup who are giving the remote job [random source]
bit.ly/2xxEqxd

Thanks

 

Don’t worry about being an expert. No one expects that in your early roles. If possible try working directly with others. There is so much you can learn from your future colleagues.

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A first year CS student who loves game development. Made little games, programs and stuff. Still learning. Introverted. Socially Awkward.