Published: 26th March 2018
Make your vacation eventful: Internshala launches Online Summer Internship Fair 2018
With over 2.5 Mn students and 80K organisations registered on Internshala, a student can search and apply for an internship as well as get trained on skills needed to get an internship
India's leading internship and training platform, Internshala has announced the launch of Online Summer Internship Fair (OSIF) 2018. With an aim to help students find their dream summer internship, the online event will see 21 leading organisations hire interns through Internshala from 24th-31st March 2018.
In its 3rd edition, the Online Summer Internship Fair 2018 puts emphasis on practical learning through internships. Few of the organisations which are hiring interns as a part of OSIF are Zomato, OYO Rooms, General Motors, Burger King, Reliance Entertainment, Max Healthcare, Mahindra Agri, UrbanClap, WWF, and Chumbak. These leading brands are offering internships for students across India in diverse roles like Engineering, Product Management, Design, Sales and Marketing, Research, Content Writing, Human Resources, Operations, and Finance. Youth Ki Awaaz, the popular media platform, is the Youth Outreach Partner for the online event and will create awareness on the importance of practical learning.
Traditionally, internships are a concept of the west but with growing emphasis to develop practical skills and improve employability, it has gained relevance in India in the past 5 years. A popular myth that resides among students is that finding a summer internship is tough and to land one with a leading brand is even tougher. Internshala came up with the concept of OSIF in 2016 to bust this myth and help students launch their career. Through an internship, college students will get a chance to work on real-world problems, apply theories into practice, learn industry-specific skills, and build a network.
The Government of India, along with educational bodies, is working towards improving the employability of the students, and internships are one of the most powerful tools for it. In 2017, AICTE mandated 3 internships for students in colleges enrolled under its purview and signed an MoU with Internshala to facilitate internships.
On the launch of the Online Summer Internship Fair 2018, Sarvesh Agrawal, the founder and CEO of Internshala, said, "At Internshala, our vision is to create a world full of opportunities for every student by equipping them with relevant skills and practical exposure through internships and trainings. Online Summer Internship Fair will create an awareness among the students about internships, help them understand the importance of practical knowledge, and give them an opportunity to work with India's best minds. The experience which will come by interning with a leading organisation will not only help their resume stand out but would help them gain immense practical experience."
(For more details, students can visit internshala.com/summer_internship_fair from 24th March till 31st March)