What is the application process?
1. Send your CV to email@example.com with the subject titled ‘Indian Internship’.
2. If you are successful in the initial stage of the application process, we will call you for an informal telephone interview.
3. If successful, you will be offered a place and will be required to pay a deposit of £150 to secure your place on our internship program.
When should I apply?
Applications for all programs are taken on a rolling basis. There are often limited placements in popular fields so we recommend people apply and make their program deposit as soon as possible to get the placement process started early. Program deadlines indicate the last date we can accept participants for a start date, which is usually based on accommodation availability and visa deadlines.
How do DestIndia-Internships add value?
DestIndia Internships has spent considerable time identifying and screening a number of leading organizations in their respective industries. We then work closely with them to develop robust and thorough internship programs that gives interns unparalleled experience in their desired area of specialization. Furthermore, DestIndia Internships provides an end to end solution for their candidates, from pre-departure preparations, accommodation, induction processes, 24hr support from DestIndia’s team, airport pick-ups and transfers, arranging social activities and a lot more!
Is there a minimum/maximum age?
18 years of age- there is no maximum age.
Do I need to speak Hindi or any other Indian dialect?
The great advantage of working in India is that the business language throughout is English- this is partly to due to historical ties with the UK, coupled with the fact that given the diversity of languages within India, English is the one of the unifying languages in the corporate world.
How much does the program cost?
Between £100-£200 per week depending on the internship
What is included in the fee?
Airport pick up and drop off
One day orientation
24 hour/round the clock support from in country directors
Assistance in booking weekend excursions
What’s not included in the program fee?
International and domestic flights
Travel and medical Insurance
How do I obtain a visa for India?
You should apply independently- you will need to obtain a 6 month Tourist Visa or Entry Visa.
Do I need to get vaccinations before I go to India?
We recommend that you see your physician and preferably a doctor at a travel medicine clinic at least 4-6 weeks before you are scheduled to depart. There are some recommended vaccines and it’s important that you take the necessary precautions and be up-to-date on your routine vaccines.
Does DestIndia send any information prior to departure?
DestIndia will send an itinerary to you stating further details of the internship, key people and their contact numbers, details of airport pick up, accommodation etc.
What happens when I land at the airport?
A member of the DestIndia team will collect you at the airport. They will be holding a placard with your name written on it. We will take you to your accommodation.
What type of accommodation will I be given?
Your accommodation is included within the program fee. Depending on the specific internship program you are participating in, you may be placed in a hotel, in an apartment or in home-stay accommodation. Importantly, all interns are placed in modern, comfortable accommodation. Interns may share rooms, depending on the specific internship they are doing.
What happens if I have any problems once I’m in India?
It is highly unlikely that you will face any major problems during your internship program. However we do have a 24hour support line to call on if any situations arise where you need additional support from the DestIndia team.
About the Indian Internship
When do the placements usually start?
Internship start dates are agreed on an individual basis with the intern.
How long will my internship last?
Internships are between one and six months in duration.
Are the internships paid?
The internships are unpaid, however some organisations give a small stipend to the intern at their own discretion.
Why take an unpaid internship?
The intent of the internships is to provide practical, applicable work experience in your career field of choice. These internships allow you to further differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack by showing that you not only have experience in a given field, but also that you have demonstrated your ability to live and work in a foreign culture. The resume boost alone will truly differentiate you from other applicants in the eyes of a prospective employer. In which case, the ‘pay’ you will receive comes in the form of international work experience, establishing contacts in your career field of choice, and adding a line to your resume that will shine above all else. Of course, this is not to mention the personal enrichment of living and travelling abroad while immersing yourself in a foreign culture.
I am already living in India and looking for an internship. Could you arrange this for me?
It is possible to participate in our internship programs if you are currently living in the area that the internship is based in. The cost of the internship placement will be reduced accordingly.
What is the dress code?
The dress code varies depending on the internship you are participating in- we will advise you accordingly.
I would like an internship in a sector which is not listed on your website, is this possible?
DestIndia is constantly expanding the sectors that they offer to prospective interns. We are in constant communication with various industries, identifying leading companies with which to partner with. Let us know your preference and we will endeavour to find a suitable company to match your needs.
Will my internship company offer me a job?
We have had interns who were offered full-time employment upon completion of their internship. This would be entirely up to the placement company and would be organized directly with you, as DestIndia does not facilitate full-time employment beyond the internships. Most interns make excellent contacts during their program that help to open doors to future employment, so be sure to do the same.