internships have been a western concept, but it has spread across the world and
has a role to play in student’s life. Statistics say that in 2016, the amount
has gradually increased as twice than in 20th century. It is a form
of work-based learning where academic knowledge is applied into organization. During
an internship, college students observe, learn and take responsibilities by
actively participating in some duties assigned to them and eventually it
supports the company’s business endeavors. In simple words, internship act as a
connection between academic learning and actual workplace operations. Both the
organizations and students get mutually benefited.
of various fields take internship programs as a part of their academics. Many
colleges and teachers guide the interns and support the students in getting a
right company for their internships.Nowadays due to technological advancements
and growing organizations, there is lot of opportunitiesfor the students to
find relevant companies for pursuing their internships. It gives the students a
wholesome experience by making them updated on current workplace business
operations. There are number of websites available for the students to make
search for their internships.
of the leading magazines has published that “Internshala” has been the most preferred online portal for
internship search for students in India.In a survey conducted by Internshala, it was found that there was
1700 internship positions in 2011 and the number has increased to2.65 lakhs in
2016. It shows the tremendous growth pattern in companies offering internship
opportunities to students.
Companies can uplift student’s
growing number of organizations and startups hire interns, students have a
variety of choices to choose their career. Internshipsact as an experimental
learning and hands on experience for the students other than knowledge from
books alone. Sometimes, stipend is paid in order to motivate and appreciate the
intern’s work.Since most of the colleges allows their students to work during
the summer holidays, this makes the students to spend a meaningful time at the
company, to know about their operations and a chance to apply the
studiedtheoretical conceptsinto practice.
is a vast field of marketing, sales, operations, HR and finance and it is the
most happening sector with many internships. An organization comprises of about
48% of management students as their staff. Engineering graduates and also few
other sectors like food, media and others form the rest of 52%.
Mostorganizations face the problem of getting efficient and smartworkforce. So, Internships facilitate as a tool to solve
this problem and it also reduces the requirement of innumerous training and
workshops that costs the company.
companies provide Pre-Placement Offers (PPO’s) to thebest interns when they
finish their graduation. This is mutually effective strategy for the company to
get best out of the fresh talent pool and the student gets placed to a place
where they have already experienced how it feels like to work there.
Nowadays,being competitive is a very big boon for the company’s economy. There
are online websites that are very much useful for students to search for internships with their preferences.
Some of such websites are: Internshala, Twenty19, Letsintern, etc.
Internship – Definitely has a role
in career development:
are eager about opportunities and are open to stepping out of their comfort
zones to experience new situations to learn, to handle and to gain the feel of
having a sense of accountability. For this they require internships where a
proper mentor and coach can guide them throughout their tenure. It aids the
college students to adapt better to the work culture. These days people want to
start new enterprise, internship experience helps the students to start their
own company and their career. Internships play a major role in developing the
career of students. Many organizations value the student’s hard work in terms
of stipend. This also is an experience that makes the student to adapt the
culture of getting compensated for performing a Job role as an Intern.
have a very strong impact in building successful career for college students
from varied backgrounds and education, which acts as an experimental form of
learning. I being a student who have interned in few places realized its
importance and value which inspired me to write this article.