The Space to: Explore

Real World Experience: India Internships  

- NOTE: Applications are no longer being accepted for 2015 - 

About the India Internships

The Space to: Explore offers four internships in India each summer. You'll spend two months living and working for The Manipal Group, a high-profile, successful conglomerate of businesses located in Manipal, India. All expenses, including travel, accommodations, meals and incidentals are paid for. The internships are unpaid. If you're planning a career working abroad, this internship will give you valuable experience and a competitive edge when applying for employment or graduate school opportunities.


Who should apply? 

The internships are open to first-year, sophomore and junior students of all majors. You do not have to be a finance, economics, accounting or business major to apply. Previous interns have come from a range of majors.

Is India the right experience? 

India is a beautiful, vibrant and exciting country. Be aware that The Manipal Group requires a six-day workweek, with Sundays off (although previous interns report that Saturdays are fairly slow-paced and casual). You'll enjoy the experience and have a better chance for success if you are able to deal with the longer workweek and also to handle a variety of tasks in your position. You must also be able to handle the living conditions: your housing will be comfortable, but you'll be living in India during the monsoon season and the temperatures (and rain) can be extreme. The first two weeks in-country can be a very difficult adjustment for some students. If you're adventurous and open to new foods, new people and new experiences, you'll do fine. We've never had a student ask to come home early, and you'll likely discover a love for the country that stays with you your entire life.

Suggestion: speak to one of the 2014 India Interns (click the link at the top of the page to see who they are) if you have questions about the living/working conditions.

How do I apply? 

The internships are competitive. To apply, send a cover letter explaining your interest in the internship (and why you're the best choice!) and your resume to Jennifer Dillenger, Director, The Space, by January 9 at 5 pm. Interviews for finalists will be held at the end of January.