Call to Alumni for Funding International Internships
Greetings from the Career Development Centre of IIT Kharagpur !
I am glad to write to you about the announcement of promoting international internships for our students. At IIT Kharagpur, every year more than 1200 students go for a compulsory internship for eight weeks during their summer vacation after 6th or 8th semester. This is a vast pool of young, energetic and bright students seeking opportunities of 2 months internship at industry and academia. Usually these students get experience in industries and academic institutions within India, academic institutions outside India having MoU with IIT Kharagpur and also in industries abroad. Presently, about one third of students get internship through a well defined process monitored by Career Development Centre (CDC).
IIT Kharagpur plans to provide its students International Internship opportunities with active involvement of our illustrious alumni who have made this Institute proud. Alumni can directly recruit summer interns in their own organizations or in others’ through their network. It is a good opportunity for organizations to closely interact with the students for an extended period of eight weeks during internship and may offer a job if they find a student fit for the organization. Recently one of our illustrious alumni, Mr. Vinod Gupta has offered three students of IIT Kharagpur as summer interns in his US organization for summer 2015. This is an appeal to all alumni who may take the advantage of this initiative and register with our CDC office for taking our bright young minds into their organizations for internship. Alumni of IIT Kharagpur are requested to let the Career Development Centre (CDC) of IIT Kharagpur know details of such International Internship opportunities they can provide to our students either in their own organizations or in other organizations through their networks.
We urge to support this initiative for the career development of the students of today and future of KGP. A package to support student’s travel, lodging, boarding and miscellaneous expenditures (a stipend) is to be provided to the selected students by the recruiting organizations of the alumni. An example of such package may look like the following: Air fare + room and board + a stipend amount of USD 2000. Alumni are requested to fill up the form at the Online portal of CDC and follow the steps given in the schedule. Minimum of eight weeks during the summer vacation (29 April 2016 – 15 July 2016). It has to be only within the summer vacation time for students. For details click here
It is a novel Initiative, through which many of our students will get exposure of international work environment and different cultures.
With warm regards,
Prof. S K Barai,
Chairman, Career Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur
Phone: +91-3222-282230; Email: [email protected]