Professor at Faculty of Technology and Informatics, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Prof. Ts. Dr Salwani Mohd Daud Razak said virtual internships will provide more opportunities to students to obtain work experience with global employers despite their location and limitations on their mobility and other obligations.

“Since geographical location is no longer an issue, students will have greater opportunities to select the companies of choice.

“However, virtual interns require a greater willingness to work independently, need to be proactive about getting support and be able to set their own schedule in order to organize personal and professional tasks,” she told Bernama today.

Salwani added that startups could also benefit from the situation as it will assist them in recruiting suitably skilled interns.

“In times of economic and employment uncertainty, this could provide mutually beneficial opportunities for both companies and interns,” she said.