June Survey Results: What’s Your Biggest Concern About Your Remote Internship?

Dana Guterman
Published: June 22, 2020


Summer is here, and while 2020 looks a bit different from previous summers, one thing hasn’t changed: It’s internship season. For some of you, this is your first work experience, and for most of you, it’s your first time working remotely—and it’s a steep learning curve.

At Chegg Internships, we want to help you succeed at everything internship-related. So, over the past month, we’ve asked site visitors, “What’s your biggest concern about your remote internship?”

Over 100 of you responded, and it’s clear that everyone has different concerns about the months ahead.

Graph showing respondents greatest concerns about remote internships

The most common anxiety? Nearly one out of three site users are concerned about their ability to learn new skills while working remotely. Getting hands-on experience is one of the primary goals of an internship, and not being in an office can certainly make that more difficult. But you have more control over your internship than you think, and by preparing, you can make the most of the experience.

First, check out these tips for optimizing your internship experience. We also have some great advice about how to make the most of your remote internship from an actual intern program manager.

After that, respondents were pretty evenly split on their concerns. Eighteen percent are wondering how (and if) they’ll stay focused, while 14 percent are concerned about managing their time. Another 14 percent on worried about maintaining that all-important work-life balance when life and work take place in the same room.

We’ve put together some guidelines to address all three of these areas in our guide to working from home. By setting a schedule, preparing your workspace, and checking in regularly, you can have it all—while staying safe at home.