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International Internships : 

International Internships Abhiney Srivastava IIT-Delhi

How to start ? : 

How to start ? Ask your seniors Anyone who has already been out for an internship. Ask your professors Generally professors have contacts with universities abroad. Professors also have connections with industries and Research labs. Use Google Best search engine (not a news right ?)

First things First : 

First things First Do not try to ‘Just to go abroad’ for the sake of it. Practical training is most important thing we do… so do not go to any ‘stupid’ place where you will not do anything. There are many place which are ‘stupid’ even in India.

Where to go ? : 

Where to go ? Companies Most difficult to find internships Nice compensations You have to work because you are paid Additional documents like ZAV or work permit Research labs Universities Easy but less compensations

Companies : 

Companies Try to find ‘list of links’ for companies rather than links to ‘individual’ companies. Examples for Chemical Engineering http://www.neis.com/category/11.html http://www.mandthelp.com/table_of_contents.htm (List of Fortune 500 Companies in 2003) Look for ‘Jobs’ or ‘Careers’ section. www.dow.com/careers http://exxonmobil.com/corporate/Jobs/xom_Jobs_Careers.asp

Companies : 

Companies Quality rather than quantity Do not try short cuts. Fill complete forms wherever applicable instead of just sending resume to info@company.com Companies having forms are good options than companies without any information. Many companies have specific dates, keep track of them.

Universities/Research Labs : 

Universities/Research Labs Try to find professors with similar research interests like you. Blindly applying to all professors will not work. Don’t apply to more than two or three professors in one department in same university. 50 good applications are better than 5000 blind ones. www.mit.edu/~mqi/chemeng.html

Resume : 

Resume Resume is always individual, do not try to copy anyone else’s resume. Do not use names like ‘Ch-210n’ or ‘Mass Transfer-2’, people are interested in content. Try to mention projects (not assignments) done (if any). Do not mention 10 projects in 2 years of studies, be realistic. Brevity is the soul of wit. You can always have a look at some resumes to have an idea of format.

Tips…. : 

Tips…. If you are applying to France, there is a possibility of Grant from French embassy (airfare + 600 euros/month). Have a look at DAAD internships for Germany. If you know languages, please mention them in your Resume. Try to mention your interest in specific area (in cover letter) when applying to a professor.

Tips …. : 

Tips …. Don’t give up when you receive negative replies. First positive reply and Game over. If you get multiple options, please inform or pass them on to other students. Always do your homework well in advance. You can start the process anytime you want. Do not refer anyone anywhere without informing them.

Thank you : 

Thank you Good luck

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