internships for economics students in india
Internships for Economics Students in India
- What is an internship?
- Benefits of doing an internship
- Types of internships
- Types of internships in india
Finding an Internship
Finding an internship can be a daunting process. Fortunately, there are many ways to find internships in India. First, check with your university’s career office to see if they have any recommendations or resources that may help you with your search. Next, use online job sites like Monster and Indeed to look for openings. Finally, reach out to friends and family who work in the field you’re interested in—they may be able to offer insight into what kinds of companies are hiring and where they could match up with your interests best.
When deciding whether a particular internship is right for you, think about what kind of experience you want out of it: do you want something hands-on? Do you want something more theoretical? How much time do you have available for an internship? Once these questions are answered truthfully—and without pressure from parents or others looking over your shoulder—you’ll be able to find the perfect fit!
Finance and Accounting Internships
If you are an economics student, finance and accounting internships are a great way to gain some experience in the financial sector. These internships provide valuable insight into how companies manage their finances as well as how they interact with each other.
If you want to work in accounting or finance after graduation, internships are a good idea because they will allow you to see what life is like in the workplace before making such a big commitment. It’s also beneficial for your resume if you do well on your internship—employers will take note of this and may be more willing to hire someone who already has relevant experience under their belt.
To succeed at an internship in finance or accounting:
- You will need strong analytical skills since these two fields involve analyzing large amounts of data and finding patterns within it; however, having good communication skills is also important so that others can understand what these patterns mean (and why they’re important).
- Come prepared with questions about the company’s financial position going forward so that when asked what questions get asked by potential interns during interviews later down the road–you can say confidently that yours was one of them!
Marketing and PR Internships
The role of marketing and PR is to generate awareness of a company’s products and services, driving demand. These professionals may work in a variety of industries, with the goal being to increase sales or profit. In this way, they are responsible for brand building through advertising campaigns and product development (such as packaging design).
Marketing and PR internships are available in diverse sectors ranging from tech companies to fashion houses. The roles range from general admin duties like filing paperwork or making coffee, to more specialised positions where you can get involved with various aspects of marketing such as writing press releases or creating promotional materials for clients.
The Institute of Economic Studies (IES)
The Institute of Economic Studies (IES) is a student-run think tank based out of New Delhi. IES offers a broad range of internship opportunities in areas such as research, writing, and event management. The institute also has summer internships in New Delhi and Bangalore.
To learn more about the application process and what to expect, we spoke with Anushree Dasgupta (IAS ’22), who completed an internship at IES last summer. The following Q&A has been edited for length and clarity:
Q: Why did you choose to do an internship at IES?
A: When applying for internships during my first year at Yale, the first thing that drew me to IES was its location—New Delhi! It’s always great to be able to explore another country while working on meaningful projects during your college career. Additionally, being able to work with other students from different backgrounds gave me an opportunity not only explore India but also learn about other parts of Asia through their experiences as well as my own observations about living in India for five weeks straight (which are quite different from those made by tourists).
The Centre for Civil Society
If you are an economics student interested in pursuing a career in the field of public policy, the Centre for Civil Society may be able to offer you several internship opportunities. The centre runs a wide variety of activities that cover topics such as political reform and social change, so there are plenty of options if you’re interested in working with them. Internships can last between three and six months, depending on the projects you choose to work on during your time there.
The requirements for applying vary depending on which area of interest you select: if your focus is economic research, then having completed at least one year of study is required; however, if your interests lie specifically within governance or advocacy research, then it’s best if your program has been completed by June 30th (or earlier). In addition to this basic information requirement, applicants must also submit a statement explaining why they want to do an internship at CCS; how they fit into their team’s goals and objectives; and how their skills can help contribute toward achieving those objectives (at least two references are required).
Students for Free Culture India Chapter (SFC-I)
Students for Free Culture India Chapter (SFC-I) is a student organization that promotes free culture. It works towards the same goals of other organizations dedicated to promoting free culture, such as the Wikimedia Foundation and Creative Commons. The SFC-I website provides an overview of their activities, including events, workshops and seminars to help promote the concept of free culture in India.
The SFC-I website has links to their Facebook page and Twitter account where you can learn more about them as well as post questions or comments if you like.
Non-Profit Organization Internships
A non-profit internship will allow you to get hands-on experience with a good cause. Nonprofits can be found in all sectors of society, including health services, education and law enforcement. The possibilities for internships at these organizations are endless.
Some examples of nonprofit organizations that offer internships include:
The list goes on from there!
If you’re an economics student, there are plenty of internships out there that can help you build your portfolio.
If you’re an economics student, there are plenty of internships out there that can help you build your portfolio. The following list includes organizations that offer internships in a range of economic fields and areas.
- Other places to look for internships