Mindler, India’s leading career guidance platform, has launched the Mindler Internship Program for Class 12 students across India and the Middle East. With over 25,000 students to participate in the program, this is the world’s largest student internship drive.
The free of cost, student-first initiative will see students from over 1,000 schools in India and over 70 schools from the Middle East, go through a 5-week long virtual internship that will give them the experience of interning with a fast paced growing organization. Mindler is bringing this initiative in collaboration with Afairs (one of Asia’s leading education enablers for student-university outreach) and Education World.
Prateek Bhargava, Founder and CEO, Mindler, said the need of the hour for Class 12 students is an experience that is both high in value and consumes less time in the crucial board exam year. “Mindler pulls this off with elan, giving 12th grade students, who are at a crucial phase in their academic life, a well-balanced internship program that brings the experts to them in the comfort of their home. In a 5-week work from home program, 12th grade students will virtually rub shoulders with some of India’s foremost educators, entrepreneurs, artists, motivators and other distinguished career coaches, who have created an effective roadmap for them to accomplish their dreams.”
As part of this internship drive, students will be building a parallel Virtual Simulated Organization over the next few months, which will culminate in a massive project empowering over 2,00,000 students across the country. Under the program, the students will get to work from the comfort of their home and build skills across various domains including Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing, Disruptive Careers, Unconventional Careers, Time Management, Personality Mapping, Motivation, Public Speaking, and much more via Mindler master classes. This invigorating endeavor will further guide and support the young leaders who are going to be the future ‘digi-preneurs’ (Digital Marketers + Entrepreneurs).
Mindler had recently acquired Immrse, a virtual career simulation and internship platform. It also raised its Pre-Series funding round led by Ecosystem Ventures, Inflection Point Ventures, Ventures Singapore and Chennai Angels this year (2021).
This is a monumental opportunity for 12th grade students to level up their skills, gain work experience and certificates, and have a chance to look at the inner workings of an organization. Hundreds of students spoke glowingly about their experience with last year’s Mindler Internship Program, highlighting the amount they learned in classes, and increased confidence and motivation levels.