Let’s do Summer Internship

These days examinations in various Faculties and Centres of the University (JMI) are going on. Students are busy in putting their best in the exams.

The university has announced summer vacation from 16th May to 15th July, 2011. It would be a good experience if the students join some institutions/organisations and use their two-month long vacation in internship.

Internship generally refers to on-the-job training for white-collar jobs. It is mainly for college and university students.

Today, when there is a fierce competition in every field, the students are expected to be more that just book worm. It is widely accepted that hands on training in a particular field provides the best training for the students in shaping their career because nothing can compare to the shadowing the expertise of a seasoned professional and their individual skills.

There are numerous benefits of doing internship. It provides opportunities to students to gains practical experience and also to create a network of contacts.

It also helps the employers with educated students willing to learn and ready to work at low amount.

Most of the company today are willing to offer substantial amounts to the students as per their abilities and responsibilities.

However, internship may be paid or unpaid – it depends on the nature of job and the organisation. But in most of the fields like medical, engineering, law, media, finance, etc internships are paid. But there are some non-governmental organisations and think tank which usually do not pay.

There are a number of organisations which are inviting application from the willing students for internships.

Students can do internships in Media organisations, Public Relation Organisation, Travell and Tourism, Hotel and Restaurants, Business Houses. They can also intern with some automobile companies and learn skills on the spot. If the student is good at a language – he/she can also work as a creative writer in any organisation.

Students – willing not to intern – can also use their vacation in some creative works. They can enrol in some other short term courses which can help them in their career building. Students can also sharpen their communication skills. They can get enrolled in a private coaching nearby which can provide them apt environment to get familiarity with the language.

However, as education seems to be commercialised, some institution of Spoken English, in Jamia Nagar locality too, have turned professional. They seek an average of Rs. 2000-4000 for a 2-3 month course of Spoken English which is quite high for a student belonging to a middle class family – even when there is no certainty of fluency in the language after the course.

But the willing students should not get disenchanted.  Youth Empowerment Services (YES), a Gaffar Manzil, Jamia Nagar, based NGO, which has collaboration with the University Counselling and Guidance Centre, is running some Spoken English classes for the University students.

Duration of the course is 45 days, fee Rs. 300 – which includes study materials provided by the organisation. Students’ are interviewed before they are allowed to join the batch.

Some useful URL for internship.

www.internship.com, www.internsindia.com, www.indianinternship.com, www.duplacements.com

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About SHAFAQUE ALAM

Journalist I Writer I Poet
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