Real World Experience: India Internships
NOTE: Applications are no longer 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.
How do I apply?
The internships are competitive and applications will be accepted again in late fall 2015. 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. Interviews for finalists will be held at the end of January 2016.