Former Human Resources Intern at The Borgen Project
about 2 years ago
Since the HR internship is a telecommute one, the training is as well. I had a Skype session with my manager, in which she gave me a complete overview of what my day-to-day work would look like. Essentially, all of the daily tasks are outlined in an extensive Google Doc. Once you've completed a task, you strikethrough it. This was nice for being able to complete tasks ahead of time, because it was completely based on your personal schedule. For training, we practiced this by being given small tasks, such as liking the organization on Facebook. Because the task list is so thorough, the internship did not require much training. The Borgen Project team did a really good job of outlining every task with great detail. Additionally, they held extra Skype sessions and webinars to answer questions as new tasks arose throughout the course of the internship.