Updated: Apr 28, 2020
It is no news that the entire country is in lockdown currently. While this lockdown may get over in next few weeks but most companies will still continue to offer work from home (WFH) until the risk of coronavirus goes away completely.
Fortunately and unfortunately, the lockdown is happening at the time when almost all the educational institutions of India have their summer vacation. Fortunately, because it gives every educational institution the time window to prepare for virtual classes if the situation does not improve anytime soon. And unfortunately, because students will no longer be able to go for on-site internships.
However, this should not stop students from pursuing an internship as companies are offering WFH internships more than ever. Thanks to technology and the many benefits offered by virtual internships, they are the new normal. From start-ups to MNCs, all kinds of companies are now offering remote internships to students.
Switch Idea brings to you a list of best companies offering remote internships amid lockdown -
Listed on both BSE and NSE, Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd. is one of the most popular financial services companies in India. Founded in 1987, the firm offers a wide range of financial products and services. If you seek to make a career in the finance industry, Motilal Oswal is one of the best companies to intern with.
The company is currently offering remote internships for many different domains, such as data analyst, technical analyst, digital analyst, business development, digital marketing, etc.
You can check their latest openings here - https://www.motilaloswalpwm.com/careers
UpGrad is an online learning platform that provides courses and educational programs that can transform an individual career’s and help him get better opportunities. One can use UpGrad to gain certification in data science, digital marketing, product management, machine learning, software development, and many more. It is one of the most popular online learning platforms in the country which is used by millions of students every year.
A career in UpGrad can be a great start to your career giving you a chance to work in the evolving educational sector of India. If you have expertise over a particular technology, you can join UpGrad as a WFH teacher in that sector.
To know about the latest openings of UpGrad, visit - https://www.upgrad.com/careers/
Who doesn’t want an IIT tag in their resume? If you were not able to make it to the IITs, you can still get a chance to be associated with IIT Bombay by interning with them. Currently, IIT Bombay is offering remote internships in the field of Web Development, Project Development, Deep Learning, and many other domains. Most of these internships are posted by individual professors and can be done under their guidance, such as this - https://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/~ganesh/
CRY, an NGO and a child right organization by the name CHILD RIGHTS AND YOU is well-known for its philanthropic activities. If you want to intern in a social organization, this is your chance to do that. The NGO has multiple openings for remote internship positions in domains such as graphic designing, crowdfunding, video editing, content writing, and many others.
And no, the opening is not for voluntary work. You will be paid a stipend to work on the select positions.
Kofluence is a startup aimed at micro-influencers. It is like Uber for micro-influencers that connect brands and micro-influencers and helps brands reach out to their audience through micro-influencers. When pursuing an internship at Kofluence, you get an opportunity to work independently on your project while getting all the help from the mentors. So if you are someone who loves a challenging work environment, this is the place to be!
You can apply for internships here - https://www.kofluence.com/
These are just a few of the countless companies offering remote internships right now. The best way to find remote internships is to trust Switch Idea. We have upgraded ourselves with time and we have now many remote internships (with stipend 5k or more) listed on our website. Visit www.switchidea.com to know more or to apply for internships.