Indian diaspora students abroad now have the opportunity to do internship with top Indian corporates to gain experience about their work culture and also connect with their roots in India.
The internships have been arranged by the Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC) set up by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry.
The India Corporate Internship initiative was launched at the OIFC Indian Diaspora Business Meet during the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in Los Angeles in mid-November.
As many as 23 Indian companies, including Apollo Hospitals, Blue Star, Flipkart, Forbes Marshall, Godrej, Infosys, Kirloskar Brothers, Tata Chemicals, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata International, Tata Trust, Trent and Wipro are offering more than 60 short-term (2-6 months) paid internships to students of Indian origin from top international universities.
It will offer a platform for the students to enhance their profile value through challenging projects, an official press release said.
Students will have the options of working in diverse sectors like Aerodynamics, Automotive, Banking & Financial Services, Healthcare, Incubation centres for Indian start-ups, IT (software & services), Manufacturing (heavy engineering, consumer durables, infrastructure, etc) Power (distribution & systems) Retail & e-commerce, Social Enterprises, etc.
“The objective of the initiative is to expose Indian diaspora students to opportunities in one of the fastest growing economies of the world and the large dynamic market of India,” the release said. A part of OIFC’s India Connect Initiatives & Programmes for Overseas Indians, this initiative is aimed at students of Indian origin pursuing post-graduate programmes in Management, Engineering and Science & Technology. The internships will begin in summer of 2016. Students can apply through the OIFC website.