These stories may not have won popular vote but won the hearts of editorial team at Internshala. Some were hilarious, some were heart warming. It was an honor to have these stories narrated on Internshala and were awarded Gift Vouchers worth Rs. 2,000/- each.
Nikhil’s entry won the Editor’s Choice award for Best Love Story — read on to find out more!
Daily winner for: – 29th August 2012
Name of the intern: - Nikhil Gupta
Institute: – IIT BHU
Organization interned with: – Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
Let’s be honest here. No one wants to read the account of an IITian undergoing an internship, industrial training at that. His experience would only comprise of slogging through his daylight hours amidst gigantic machines among the most chick-repelling guys of the country. At least, that is what the clichéd opinion of the public is. But as far as my internship was concerned Read more…
Sara won the Editor’s Choice award for Most Hilarious Story — read on to find out why!
Daily winner for: – 27th August 2012
Name of the intern: - Sara
Institute: – IBA
Organization interned with: – Hyeworth
Editor’s note: – ‘Sara’ chooses not to reveal her name and hence goes by this pseudonym.
While this could serve as a warning to both my current and potential employers, I wish to stay pseudonymous so the former does not know what I’m really capable of, and the latter figures it out it in his own sweet time. I have no desire to make it easy for them.
Swati’s story is very interesting and quite well-written — read on!
Daily winner for: – 26th August 2012
Name of the intern: - Swati Shetty
Institute: – Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies
Organization interned with: – Johnson and Johnson Limited
“An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience,” — Don Marquis. So, I did not know how optimistic I should have been as I stood in the HR conference room of Johnson & Johnson Ltd., waiting for the panel to arrive and evaluate me on my summer internship: it was my only internship, so much for experience! To make an intriguing read, I would like to say that waiting there was an extra-sensory moment, where my entire internship flashed before my eyes in a matter of seconds. But that was not the case really. It is only now that I reflect and look back at the experience that was called ‘My Summer Internship.’ Read more…
Tarun’s story was very well-articulated — in Hindi!
Wildcard Entry for: - 7th August 2012
Name of the intern: - Tarun
Institute: - IIT Bombay
Organization interned with: - IIM Ahmedabad
Editor’s note:– Tarun sent in his entry in Hindi; and we loved the idea. Not only that, his story is very interesting and extremely well-written. Do give it a look.
उस दिन जब इस प्रतियोगिता के बारे में पड़ा तो पहले तो सोच में पड़ गए की लिखे या न लिखे, क्योंकि हमारी गर्मी की छुट्टियाँ ना तो किसी बड़ी कंपनी के वातानाकूलित दफ्तर में गुजरी थी ना ही किसी पराये देश के हसीं मौसम में . हमारी छुट्टियाँ तो गुजरात और महाराष्ट के अलग अलग गाँवों की धुल फाकते गुजरी थी जिनके बारे में क्या पता कोई जानना भी चाहता हो या नहीं. परन्तु Read more…
Divya’s entry won the Most Touching Story award — do read her truly moving account of the state of sex workers in India.
Wildcard Entry for: - 29th July 2012
Name of the intern: - Divya
Institute: - Christ University, Bangalore
Organization interned with: - SWACH (Society for Women and Children’s Health)
In the summer of 2010, I and a friend of mine in Panjab University, Chandigarh were busy studying for our annual exams, when we came across a feature published in a local newspaper. It mentioned the prevalence of prostitution in India, and how the city proudly flaunts its clean character. Being a student of sociology by profession, enthusiasts by nature, and activists by interest, Read more…