Here’s your 2017 internship ‘it’ list

Confused about which companies will actually add value to your resume when you intern with them? We’ve gotten to pick the best of the best and lay it out for 2017. Click it!

Published: 02nd January 2017 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2016 11:03 PM   |  A+A-

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Top five Govt/Psus

Channelise you patriotism for the country by working for DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) and pick up some research and development skills on the way. Also, they were the ones behind the recent successful testing of the Agni-V missile. Maybe they will ‘launch’ your career as well

Vizag Steel Plant
The integrated steel producer Vizag Steel Plant has the badminton star, PV Sindhu, as its brand ambassador. It also recently got a train renamed after it — Vizag Steel Samta Express. If that doesn’t convince you of the credibility of the organisation, we don’t know what will  
The recent demonetisation is surely keeping the Reserve Bank of India’s hands full and they can definitely do with some interns. India’s central banking institution is a busy place to work and a reputable one at that

Another bank, more opportunity. Though the State Bank of India may not be as powerful as the RBI, it is a multinational and financial services company. It is headquartered in Mumbai and it must have some branch in your city you can apply too

Many of us in the South may not be aware of the full form regardless, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) certainly is a place one can look forward to interning at. It ensures reliability and stability in its operations and can sure add some value to your resume too

Top five Corporates to check out

Axis Bank
Headquartered in Mumbai, Axis Bank ranks at number three on the list of India’s largest private sector banks. But, it tops the list of corporates to intern with this year. Since it started in 1994, slowly but steadily it has established 2,904 domestic branches (including extension counters). Maybe you could be working in one of the branches 

Goldman Sachs
US-based Goldman Sachs features on the second slot in our list. Even Great Place to Work® (a job review portal) seems to agree with us, as according to its review, 88 per cent of the employees think this investment banking firm is a great place to work at. Interning too should be a great learning experience

Here is another bank, this time it is Mumbai-based HDFC, which also happens to be the second largest private banking firm in the country. Its net profit was Rs 12,296 crore, an increase of 20.4 per cent compared to the previous year. Did you know that the full form of HDFC is Housing Development Finance Corporation?    

Harvard-dropout Bill Gates’ Microsoft definitely deserves a mention in this list. Though Gates says he did not regret dropping out, you might just miss out if you don’t intern here. Microsoft has about nine locations in India. Quick! Check if it’s in your city and apply for an internship

Tata Steel
A subsidiary of the Tata Group, Tata Steel is number five on the Top Corporates to Intern with list. This steel-making giant may have had its beginnings in India but is now a multinational company. It recently decided to invest one billion pounds in a UK plant. Maybe the time you invest here will be worth the same. Or more!

Top NGOs on your list

Love children and teaching? Teach For India is the number one NGO you should intern with, as per the list. While they fill the education gap that exists in the country, you can hone your skills of leadership, management and team work, and do social work while you are at it

Pollinate Energy
Elevating the life of deprived rural Indians, Pollinate Energy provides the needy with life-changing products and it might just decide to present you with an internship you won’t be able to refuse. The NGO itself is based in India and Australia

Sparsh, the special needs school, has ranked sixth in India and third on the list of Top NGOs to Intern with. It had started as an organisation for special children but has now expanded its reach into doing more good for the society. Maybe you will fit in somewhere?

The Saviours
Making sure there is blood for those who are in urgent need, The Saviours arranges donors and also conducts blood camps. Now you can literally give your blood, sweat and tears at your work place. Though it is based in Kolkata and New Delhi, don’t let that stop you

Research Route
Internshala has collected students’ experiences from 2013-2016. The total data point is 6,643
The students shared their internship experience on four parameters: mentorship, learning, work culture and stipend
Companies which had 5+ responses from students were considered

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