I have been toying with an idea for the last couple of years to have a ‘meaningful’ internship in our company. My meaningful I imply â€“ worthy of learning, challenging, tough, the most intense / learning 8 weeks you will ever spend anywhere.
The no-frills â€“ eat, sleep, drink and talk technology kind of an internshipâ€¦ but (yes there is a but)
â€¦ it has to be fun!!!
Well, I really did not have any kick-ass ideas, until a few weeks back. Now I am preparing to have something like a Rs. 100,000 Internship challenge.
Twelve students (1st or 2nd year) would be participating in the Internship challenge, (3 teams of four people each).
They would get their usual stipends, etc. but to make it worth while, Iâ€™d like to put a financial incentive for the team that wins â€“ Rs. 100,000 (to be divided equally amongst the member of the team).
2nd and 4rd place will get some form of a reward as well.
I now just need to make sure that this internship program sees the light of day.