Golden rules to choose an internship that will convert to a successful career gateway

We have prepared the list of the most important things that you need to consider while choosing the best Internship opportunity.

an experience we need a job and for a job we need experience. To end this vicious cycle an internship can come to aid. Corporate houses often need extra hands that they cannot on company payroll due to cost-cutting issues and labour laws.

Students can make the best of the opportunity by interning with a company and using it as the field experience in the curriculum vitae.  However, as a young student coming fresh from a school, it can be very difficult for you to choose the best option for Internship in India.

However, we have prepared the list of the most important things that you need to consider while choosing the best Internship opportunity.

This little guide will ensure that you invest your time and efforts in the best place.

1.   Career options that you have in mind: 

A budding journo interning as an assistant to a corporate honcho will not be of much use. The internship should directly relate to your favoured career. The idea is to learn the work and not just add to your C.V.

 2.   The duration of Internship: 

Internships are of varying length. Colleges require an internship of three months maximum to complete the course. The internship is not a degree or a certification course that you want to pursue for a certificate. Thus, it is crucial that you choose an extended internship that can offer good exposure and you have the liberty of learning more.

3.   Financial benefits on offer: 

Corporate houses offer free internships mostly. However, or some students, money is a big factor as they might have financial burdens or responsibilities of their family. Thus, you must consider the financial benefits on offer. Internships will not pay you a hefty amount but look for the ones that at least pay you for your travel assignments and also give you the first taste of your hard earned money.

4.   Learning opportunities on offer:

 The main purpose of any internship is to offer good learning opportunities to the students. While choosing the best internship option, you need to look for an option that offers you a good start for your career.

5.    Feedback from the Interns:

This is where your seniors will come to the scene. Talk to them about their experience at a company. It is not suitable to choose a startup that is offering internships for the first time. However many startups are also a good learning opportunity and they want their employees to multitask. You can also take the help of websites like Glassdoor or other hiring platforms were ex-employees post their reviews.


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