How I transformed from a homemaker to a writer through a virtual internship


About the Author: Maneesha Mathias is a homemaker who quit her job post marriage. She shares how she restarted her career with a virtual internship after 25 years.

I graduated in commerce some 25 years ago and worked at a stockbroker firm in a data entry profile till I got married. After the marriage, I stayed at home to take care of my new family; however, due to a sudden turn of events in my life, I decided to follow a spiritual path and become an evangelist. I loved this job since it brought me satisfaction and had limited work hours, which made it possible for me to spend enough time with my children.

After almost 20 years, I started finding quite some free time at my disposal and desires began to sweep in. I had been preaching in my mother tongue which made me feel as if I was losing my command over English. I should also tell you that I always had a hidden desire to write. So, one fine day when I heard my daughter, who is pursuing engineering, talk about internships, I asked her if Internshala, the portal on which she was looking for internships, had any opportunities for women. She replied in affirmative and encouraged me to register on the portal.

I created an account, filled in my educational details, and applied to internships in content writing. Soon enough, I received a communication from an organisation named ONDMC, an online news website. The selection process there was quite simple; they asked me to log into their website and post a video or a picture. Once they were certain that I could do so, they hired me. My job was to compose a 300-word news write-up which entailed reading different news items on various websites and reproduce the same in my own words. Initially, I found it a little difficult to juggle between the household chores and the internships and had to spend a few nights working to meet the deadlines. However, I settled in soon enough and managed the work in a much efficient manner. The editor of the website was quite helpful, and he made sure that my internship was full of learning. At the end of my two-month internship, I was given a certificate and a stipend. This novel experience proved to be amazing for me; it was something I truly enjoyed.

I would like to thank Internshala for helping me utilise my time and learn even after so many years of graduating from college. I look forward to applying to many more internships of my choice.

Do you also have some free time on your hand and a bag full of aspirations? Then, what are you waiting for? Apply to these internships for women and (re)start your career.

3 thoughts on “How I transformed from a homemaker to a writer through a virtual internship

  • June 26, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    My life seems to be reflection of Maneesh’s…a post grad in business economics…working in stock broking firm…left the corporate world…became a home maker n in house tutor for my children…now want to restart… hope internshala wld prove to be that New threshold for me

    • June 26, 2018 at 1:11 PM

      Hi Monica,

      Thanks for writing in. Glad to know that you wish to restart your career.

      Please register here – to begin your journey on Internshala. Applying to internships on Internshala is not a difficult process and you will find it fairly easy. Just visit our web page here – and look for relevant internships. As you visit the web page, please use the filters provided on the left hand side to customise your search according to your choice of field and location. You may also select ‘work from home’ option.

      For further details and in case of any queries, you may reach out to us at We’d be happy to assist you.

      Thanks~ Unnatti

  • April 16, 2019 at 11:15 PM

    Great transformation! You set a superb example for every single woman. Nice post!


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