Oracle is one of the largest IT companies in the world popular for its flagship product, a relational database management system (RDBMS) with the same name. A lot of IT companies in India and across the world depends on Oracle for analytics applications, business intelligence and supporting a mix of transaction processing. Naturally, an internship opportunity with Oracle is what every intern will look forward to.
Mainly because Oracle offers amazing internship opportunities and is known for its dedicated internship programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Computer Science, IT, Electronics, Electrical and related fields. The duration of the summer internship program is 3 months. The company also encourage B-Tech final year students to apply for internship whose duration is 6 months.
In order to apply for a summer internship at Oracle, you can follow one of the following methods:
1. Online application through Oracle India’s official website
Check the company website for available internships and apply online. You will have to register and fill in your profile before you are able to send in the application
2. Through Referral
Oracle receives thousands of application every year and hence the competition is tough. However, you can get past the initial screening phase easily if you apply through referral. If you know someone who works at Oracle, ask them for a referral. If not, you can reach out to people working at Oracle through LinkedIn. Once someone refers you, the talent acquisition team goes through your profile and if you get shortlisted you will receive a mail from the HR department for a screening test.
3. Email the HR Directly
If you are able to get the HR’s email address, email the HR directly stating your purpose. Write a crisp-cover letter stating why you have the potential and the skill-set that makes you worthy of being an intern in the company
Tip – Write one email and send a follow-up email 3 weeks later. Do not trouble the HR too much or sound too desperate.
4. Campus Recruitment
If you are lucky to be studying in one of the pioneer colleges in the country, there are high chances that Oracle will be visiting your campus for hiring interns. Get in touch with your college placement co-ordinator to find out about the process and any preparation you need to do.
The Next Step
Once you are done applying using any of the above processes, you will have to wait for a response from the Oracle’s talent acquisition team. Oracle receives thousands of applications every year and it might take some time before you receive any kind of reply from them. If your profile is shortlisted, you will receive an email from the HR department of the company with details of online assessment.
If you clear the online assessment, the next step will be to attend a series of Face-to-face interviews. You will be assessed on your technical prowess, coding skills, analysing skill, and behavioural skills. You will be asked to write codes, solve puzzles and answer questions based on your past projects.
To increase your chances of acing the interview, search and practice for Oracle interview questions online. Once you get past the interviews, there will be a small HR interview post which you will be given the selection letter.
The Internship and the perks
Oracle is known to give lucrative perks to the interns. With stipend of 25k-30k/month, transport facilities, food coupons, flexible timings and work from home options, Oracle clearly gives you lot more in addition to valuable work experience.
During the internship, you will be assigned, specific teams and mentors. Mentors are very keen on teaching you, the key is to look interested and have your basics sorted. Practice a lot of quizzes and tests before the internship starts. Over the tenure of 3 months, you will be learning to work on many important projects and developments in the industry.