Amazon has launched a virtual internship programme for the students in India. According to reports, the summer internship programme from Amazon has now been shifted to the online mode due to the lockdown brought in due to the COVID-19 lockdown in the country. The internship is being conducted with an aim to help sharpen the leadership skills and innovative talent of the students. A virtual curriculum spread across a span of six to eight weeks has been set for the students interning at Amazon.
Amazon has also recruited undergraduate, MBA and graduates for the different business roles across technology, consumer business, operations and finance and all these students will be working on various projects from home during the lockdown period.
Amit Agarwal, Country Head, Amazon while welcoming the students to the summer internship programme thanked the teams who made a virtual internship possible wishing the interns a great learning experience at the company.
Details of the Internship
The internship programme for the students includes mentorship from senior officials at Amazon, opportunities to connect to other interns, moderated group discussions, and fireside chats with senior leaders at the company. Amazon will also conduct networking events for the students along with them getting the opportunity to attend the leadership conference with the senior executives of Amazon which will also be hosted by the student programme team at the company.
Internship programmes cancelled due to lockdown
With the lockdown being enforced across the country since March 2020 many of the summer internship programmes were cancelled, postponed or cut short. The central government also recruited students from the Indian Institute of Management or virtual internships in ministries which are helping with the COVID-19 crisis. Many of the companies have also turned towards online internships while universities and colleges have been asked to look for alternative measures for the internships.