Job aspirants paid low stipend, miss office environment as internships go digital

12 June 2020


To cope with rescinded job offers and add value to the blank column of work experience in their resume, many students have shifted to attending internships digitally. However, first-time interns are missing out on the experience of being in a workplace physically, especially those who have on-site project related work such as real estate. Besides, the stipend too has been either cancelled or reduced by a significant amount for freshers by a majority of firms this year, claim students from across the country.

Despite the issues, students have accepted the offers to intern as they think it is better than not having one. Many also claim to have missed the opportunity due to a lack of resources in lockdown during the internship season (April to June).

The UGC and AICTE have both asked schools to provide alternatives to students who have missed internships in the form of project work on campus once the institutes reopen.

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