Published: 23rd April 2018
Internshala's latest report tells you about all the internships trends of the year 2017
Summer and Winter vacation continue to be the best season to hire interns. The average stipend for internships is Rs 7,500
While the e-commerce sector continues to hire the most number of interns, recruiters are hiring in areas like management and engineering more than any other area. These are just some of the trends that Internshala's Internship Trends 2017 report sheds light on. Complied by their content team headed by Kavya Nair, the infographic is based on data from the forty lakh applications they have received and the four lakh internships advertised on Internshala, the e-portal that helps students find internships. We catch up with Sarvesh Agrawal, the founder of the platform, and he cooly says that "the trends are what we expected."
There are been a distinct rise in those recruiters looking for work-from-home interns. In 2016, the number was 13,728 and in 2017, it grew to 24,148
We specifically ask Agrawal about how, as per their reports, Delhi continues to be a hotspot for internships, while southern cities like Bengaluru and Hyderabad are in third and fifth positions on the list respectively. "Aside from the fact that we are a Delhi-based platform, Delhi has basically three major hubs — Gurugram, NCR and Noida — while Bengaluru and Hyderabad are single entities. So, discounting the three-city factor, we would say that the southern states are doing pretty well too,” says Agrawal.
And what can be expected of 2019? "Expect a steep jump in internship seekers, thanks to the AICTE, the national-level council for technical education, that has made it mandatory for engineering students to take up internships," he tells us. Internshala too will do its best to provide more and more internship opportunities through the MoU it has signed with AICTE. They aim to sign MoUs with skill development bodies of various states as well ensure that if 2017-18 experienced a 35% boost in internship seekers, then the percentage is only likely to rise.
Some of the findings of the report:
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