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AIESEC runs international internship programmes, which offers work placements throughout the year. Going through an AIESEC training programme not only gives students valuable work experience but also a global perspective.
IT IS the world's largest global youth network. For the past 53 years, AIESEC has been aligned to the changing needs of society, by undertaking activities that fulfil these needs.
A non-political, non-profit, student-run organisation, AIESEC comprises students and graduates from institutions of higher education, who are interested in economics and management. The organisation, spread over 83 countries, including Africa and America, has more than 30,000 student volunteers.
AIESEC runs international internship programmes, which offer work placements throughout the year, mostly in the private sector.
Going through an AIESEC training programme not only gives students valuable work experience but also a global perspective. What's more, personal development of the participant is also ensured, by putting him/her directly in touch with cultural and global issues. In India, AIESEC was founded in 1981, and is today active in 11 cities with over 800 student-members. On the National Board of Advisors are, among others, Ratan Tata, Adi Godrej, Nikhil Khattau and Deepak Parekh.
There are three types of internships management, technical and developmental. So, how does one go about applying for the programme? The applicant must be under 29 years of age at the time of application and must be a graduate. As for academics, for the management internship (cost Rs.10,000), one must have studied Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Marketing or International Trade. For the Technical Internship (costs Rs. 12,000), professional education preferably with work experience in computer programming, advanced computer application or engineering degree will do. Those wishing to go for the Developmental Internship must have a background in Social Science, Developmental Studies, Para-medical Studies or experience in working with developmental organisations.
Those interested may contact the Chennai chapter of AIESEC at Mahalaxmi Apartments, Flat No. 2, Nungambakkam, ph: 8257850 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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