Thiruvananthapuram: Internship and training platform Internshala has rolled out its Online Summer Internship Fair (OSIF) 2018 with an aim to help students find their dream summer internship. The online event has 21 leading organisations hiring interns through Internshala the programme which was kickstarted on March 24. The programme will continue till March 31.

In its 3rd edition, the Online Summer Internship Fair 2018 puts emphasis on practical learning through internships. Organisations hiring interns as a part of OSIF include 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, said a company source.

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.” More details here.

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