The News Scroll 25 February 2021  Last Updated at 5:18 pm | Source: PTI

One intern is being hired every minute on Internshala

One intern is being hired every minute on Internshala
(Eds: Disclaimer: The following content is a press release. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) Internshala has been working towards building a culture of meaningful internships in India since 2010. In the 10 years of Internshala’s journey, it has turned into the most trusted platform for internship seekers and recruiters looking to hire interns. Internshala is now a community of ~1 lac+ employers and ~54 lac students and is growing every minute. The increasing frequency of internships posted on Internshala is an indication of rising awareness regarding internships. The year 2020 despite COVID-19 saw a rise of 31% in internships as compared to 2019. Similarly, the number of students who applied to internships in 2020 was more than 4.7m which was 35% more than the number in 2019. Owing to the increasing demand, Internshala offers internships in over 170 number of profiles offering opportunities to students coming from various educational backgrounds consisting of 440+ number of degrees and diplomas. In fact, in the past one year, ~400k students were selected for at least one internship. The internship platform not only offers variety in the internship profiles but also continuously strives to bring exciting opportunities for the students through various online internship fairs and exciting internship campaigns. These initiatives bring internships that cater to varying student interests and include a multitude of internships comprising of in-office internships; work-from-home opportunities; internships with big brands; internships during COVID-19; internships with legendary icons like Kamla Bhasin, Prof. H.C. Verma, P.T. Usha, Kailash Kher, Narain Karthikeyan, A.R. Rahman, and many more and; out-of-the-box internships like travel, tattoo making, game testing, etc. In addition to various initiatives, Internshala has been consistently working on improving its website for a seamless user experience. The online platform is free for internship seekers and intern recruiters. It also provides an ad-free website experience with easy to use features for both employers as well as students. The students are provided with a smooth experience while building their resume, searching for an internship using multiple filters, and applying to the internships through the website itself. Similarly, the employers once authenticated are able to post multiple internships, provide assignments to the candidates, use a chat module to connect with the candidates, and screen the applications at a single platform. “Over the years, all the stakeholders involved including college faculty, companies, students, and their parents have understood the importance of an internship in a student’s career and have made their contribution to building this culture in India. Even the government has recognised the significance so much so that we have seen new policies being implemented by MHRD and AICTE regarding internships. In fact, a lot of government institutions like DRDO, SBI, Niti Aayog, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), and many other ministries have their own internship programmes for the Indian students” said Sarvesh Agrawal, the founder and CEO of Internshala. He added, “Internshala is committed to advancing this culture of internships and wishes to make internships available to all the 3.74 Cr (source: AISHE final report 2018-19) college going students of India in the upcoming years. A large pool of internships in India are offered in metro cities and a few tier-2 cities. The platform is working on getting organisations from tier-2 and tier-3 cities of India so as to bring opportunities closer to students from these cities.” Students and employers may visit here to find their dream internships and to hire the best fit for their internships respectively: PWR PWR

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