The Asha Internship Programme 2016 wave completed its fifth year with 50 Asha students interning at renowned multinational companies and high commissions across Delhi NCR. This year also saw for the first time two diligent Asha students being offered a one-year-long internship from PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC), one of the largest professional services firm in the world. The formal launch of this year’s Internship Programme took place at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi on June 3, 2016.
With the support and guidance from various professionals, Asha students got the opportunity to learn about the various intricacies of professionalism and gained insights into the corporate world.
We are thoroughly grateful to all the participating organisations for extending their hands to our students and being a part of this wonderful journey.
Here are the students’ experiences and feedback from some of the organisations –
Eight students interned at the Australian High Commission and learnt professional etiquette like punctuality, proper mannerisms, computer functionalities as well as sharpened their English vocabulary. The students were ecstatic to receive an invitation for an informal session with the Australian High Commissioner to India HE Ms Harinder Sidhu.
Rachit, Shalu and Tirumala interned at the British High Commission and were invited for a discussion at the British High Commissioner Hon’ble Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG’s residence. He also enquired about their internship experience. We wholeheartedly appreciate The Honourable Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG for his encouraging words and would like him to visit Asha communities in the near future.
Ranjit and Priya interned with the New Zealand High Commission and learnt professional mannerisms as well as improved their computer skills. Thank you New Zealand High Commission for giving our students the wonderful opportunity and for going an extra edge to groom them in English language.
Rekha from Tigri slum community is presently interning at the Embassy of Ireland, as a part of this year’s Internship Programme. Thank you, Embassy of Ireland for giving the opportunity to students like Rekha to step into the professional world.
Sixteen students interned at Macquarie Global Services and have learnt professional etiquette and other mannerisms. The students were extremely hardworking and have impressed the professionals of Macquarie. We thank Macquarie for giving these students an opportunity to gain professional experience.
Sunny, Priyanka and Chhaya interned at F1F9 India Pvt. Ltd and performed their duties quite well and were always eager to learn new things. Not just proper time management, they learnt to communicate with people from all walks of life which will be beneficial for them in the coming years. Thank you, F1F9 India Pvt. Ltd.
Amritesh and Preeti completed their internship at Mazars. They learnt MS Office functioning, formal letter and email writing, resume making and improved their communication skills in English. Talking about the progress the Asha students have made, Ms Yamini, Research Consultant at Mazars said that both of them started contributing in the official work and have curious minds. Thank you Mazars.
Taking their first big leap into the corporate world, five Asha students interned with Rio Tinto Group as a part of this year’s Internship Programme. Thank you, Rio Tinto Group for giving these students an insight into the professional world.
Komal and Gunjan interned at DATAWIND and learnt documentation process, improved their communication skills in English language, mastered themselves in operating computer and every other work related of HR. This is the first time the makers of Aakash Tablet – DATAWIND collaborated with Asha’s Internship Programme.