Scheme for International Internship facilitated by Alumni -

Background :

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 its 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.

It is a novel Initiative, through which many of our students will get exposure of international work environment and different cultures.

Who can avail this opportunity?

3rd year B. Tech, 3rd year Dual Degree and 4th year Integrated M. Sc. who are eligible for 8 weeks /2 months compulsory summer internship for the following courses.

Duration of Internship :

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.

Schedule :

Timeline Activities
July 15, 2015 Launching of the Internship Portal
July 15, 2015 Invitation to organizations/ Alumni
July 15, 2015 – September 30, 2015 Filling up of Internship Notification Form @ ERP by the alumni
August 01, 2015 - October 15, 2015 PPTs at IIT /Webinar etc.
August 15, 2015 - October 16, 2015 CV collection
August 16, 2015 - November 15, 2015 Selection Process – Based on CV, Interview etc.
By November 17, 2015 Final Selection and acceptance of offer
January 1, 2016 Initiate the VISA Formalities

Financial Support :

A package to support student’s travel, lodging, boarding and miscellaneous expenditures (a stipend) should be provided to the selected students by the recruiting organization. An example of such package may look like the following:

Air fare + room and board + a stipend amount of USD 2000.

Selection of the student will be made as per CDC Guidelines. Once the company registers Career Development Centre will get in touch with the company with further details of process.

Steps to follow :

Alumni are requested to fill up the form at the Online portal of CDC and follow the steps given in the schedule.

Please follow the following link to Register in our online portal :