Of the millions of students who graduate from Indian colleges every year, only 8-10% do so with a job offer in hand. Internshala has proposed internships as a solution to help the rest of the graduates build their careers.
Through the campaign, Internshala is pledging to help 50,000 graduates secure an internship by March 2018, aiming to tackle the problems of unemployability and skill gap.
Through this campaign, unemployed graduates who are unable to find suitable jobs can apply for internships with pre-placement offers matching their requirements. After the internship, the graduate has a chance to land a job in the same company.
The brands offering internships with pre-placement offers as a part of this campaign include Teach For India, Aditya Birla, OYO Rooms, Decathlon, and Sportskeeda. Graduates, irrespective of their year of study, can apply to over 1,600 internships.
“Every day at Internshala, we come across inspiring stories of graduates who undertook an internship to build their careers. We strongly believe that internships are a solution to the problem of unemployment and can help graduates acquire the skills they require to land their first jobs,” said Sarvesh Agrawal, founder and CEO of the platform. “While the government of India has identified skill building as a top national priority, our pledge to help graduates through ‘India UnEmployed’ can play a pivotal role in solving this and make a real impact.”
Internshala was founded in 2010 and provides internship opportunities to over 2 million users registered with it. Students and recent graduates can find internships in a diverse range of fields including engineering, management, applied arts, science, law, design, hotel management, architecture, and so on. In 2016-17, more than 4,00,000 internships (across different streams) were listed on Internshala with an average stipend of Rs. 7,500/- per month.
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