Published: 10th October 2020
Flipkart introduces 45-day paid festive internship for students
The company said that the 45-day internship is aimed at helping students gain critical skills in supply chain management and create an ecosystem of trained professionals for the e-commerce industry
E-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Saturday brought back its paid internship programme Launchpad for undergraduate students from tier-II cities and beyond to work in its supply chain ahead of the festive season and the Big Billion Days sale.
The company said that the 45-day internship is aimed at helping students gain critical skills in supply chain management and create an ecosystem of trained professionals for the e-commerce industry. Over 2,000 students participated in the internship programme last year. Flipkart said it is working with educational institutes across 21 locations including Binola (Haryana), Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Uluberia and Dankuni (West Bengal) and Malur (Karnataka), Medchal (Telangana) and several more, to identify meritorious students and engage the selected ones at its fulfilment centres.
"We are confident of providing an engaging and immersive working experience to our interns during the upcoming festive season, which will help generate more interest towards the supply chain," said Amitesh Jha, Senior Vice-President, Flipkart.
Upon joining, students will be trained in various aspects of supply chain management while following strict practices that prioritise their health and safety.
This includes mandatory thermal screening before entering the facilities, maintaining social distancing while at work and use of the Aarogya Setu app at all times, the company said.
The exposure, Flipkart said, will help students build long-term resiliency and agility in their operations while upskilling them in this fast-changing external scenario.