Internships play a very important role in shaping your working habits in a corporate environment. They also give you a clearer picture of the industry you want to work in and provide a window to the professional world. A lot is said about internships when the summer session comes to an end but, before we can pick the internship that we want to do, the vacations are almost over. Picking the right internship program is a conundrum because none of us know what these internships have in store for us and how we can benefit from them. As a result, a lot of myths have been implanted in our minds regarding internships that need to be addressed and even erased.
Today, the opportunities for internships are beyond cool and interesting as they are available , apart from through the stereotype training programs, where learning process is monotonous. Internships aren’t merely for students studying science, technology, business or law. India has a number of flourished industries and every sector offers great internship programs to students from every field. It is time that we understand that internships are as integral and important for the Humanities, Arts and under-graduates from other courses as much as they are for the technical and business under-graduates.
No matter what the field is, you can find the perfect internship programs for yourself! All you need is a good amount of research to help you zero down your area of interest and the list of organisations which offer internships/training in them
Following are some brilliant off-beat internship ideas:
Unlike what most people think, Art is not a saturated industry in India. There are a lot of options for internships as well as a full-fledged career in the field of Art & Designing. With advertising and marketing flourishing in India, there is a surplus requirement of graphic designers, interior designing, banner designing and many others. Following are some of the creative organizations that offer internships in this field:
- Asia Art Projects
- Dorje Doma Designs
- Flamingo Interiors Pvt. Ltd.
- Litmus Branding
Journalism and Editorial profiles can be pursued not only after studying literature or mass communication. With social media and digital content taking center-stage, all industries have been adapting the online means of marketing and advertising. As a result, there has been a need for copywriters who can create and pitch content, and web content managers who can manage social media platforms. Some of the organizations that provide internship are:
- DDB Mudra
- Resultrix Media Pvt. Ltd.
- Ogilvy and Mather
- A plethora of budding Digital Marketing agencies in the metro cities
Sociology students can really flourish their career now that there are intern opportunities with some of the globally recognized organizations such as UNICEF. UNICEF provides opportunities for full-time internship programs where students engage in research to learn more about the underdeveloped world and development issues. Following are the other organizations that offer internships in Sociology, Humanities, Social Work, and research related to the above:
- CRY – Child Rights and You
- Teach for India
- Human Rights Law Network
- Eureka Child Foundation
Finding internships in the entertainment industry can be tiring but, if you are really adamant on finding an internship program then the right place for you is Mumbai (for Bollywood, of course!) and if not, then Delhi NCR (for the capital’s roots in theater and film city in Noida) . Following are some of the brilliant organizations that provide internship such as:
- Furtados Music India
- KM Music Conservatory
- India Film & Media Internship Program
- Indian Institute of Photography
- National School of Drama
- Film City, Noida
To speed up your search, you can also look up for websites that provide internship opportunities. You can simply create a profile and start looking for your ideal internship program. Following are some of the websites: