Internshala, an Internship resource and a career website, launched ‘Intern with Icon’ campaign that provided opportunity to students to do internship with Prof. Dr. H C Verma, author concepts of Physics & professor of IIT Kanpur and Nandita Das, renowned Indian actress and director.
On the launch of ‘Intern with Icon’ campaign, Sarvesh Agrawal, Founder & CEO of Internshala said,"Internshala has been steadfast in its effort to help students discover their passion and excel in their field through internships. Intern with Icon is a great opportunity for every student irrespective of his/her social or academic background to learn from Prof. H.C Verma and Ms. Nandita Das and achieve success.”
The objective of the programme is to allow students to intern under the mentorship of iconic people from different walks of life such as startup, business, academia, social work, film industry, etc. and provide them with an opportunity to imbibe qualities that will enable them to overcome great challenges
For Prof. H C Verma's internship, the duration is 3 months, where selected students will work on designing and documentation of Physics experiments in a literary package i.e in the form of stories or skits. In addition, the interns will also help in creating videos for teacher training on classical Physics. Around 2 students are selected after rigorous process of shortlisting by Internshala. Prof. H C Verma during the selection procedure specially looked for Engineering and Science (Physics) background students.
Prof. Verma said, "Internshala is a great platform for students to find an internship. Through Intern with Icon program, I would like to give interns a chance to design new Physics experiments which will help the school students to understand the latest developments in the field of science and technology through practical learning".
On the other hand, the duration of internship under Nandita Das is 2-6 months. The interns will work with the renowned actress in her next directorial venture - a movie based on Saadat Hasan Manto's life.
Nandita Das selected interns for movie research, graphic designing, content writing and administration. She has shortlisted 4 interns, one for each profile. She specifically looked for interns from Mumbai who have interest in partition history (period of 1946-52)
Intern with Icon campaign was launched on September 15 and it continued till September 25.