– Mr. Sarvesh Agrawal, Founder and CEO of Internshala, the career-tech platform (internshala.com)
Internships are no longer an option for students, they are essential to gain relevant skills and become job ready. Nowadays, receiving a degree from a college is not enough to land a good job. Your CV must show your skills, additional efforts during the course and knowledge about the industry.
The rapid technological advancements in the IT sector with the emergence of new technologies have raised the demand for qualified and talented IT professionals. There are great opportunities for students interested in Information & Technology (IT). Employers are also looking for interns who are passionate about technology and understanding its nuances.
Here are some of the top IT profiles for which recruiters are hiring interns:
Web development is one of the most sought-after career paths. It is the right fit for new programmers. Web developers create and maintain websites. Different web developers contribute to different stages of web development. There are three types of web developers – front-end, back-end, and full stack. There is something for everyone, from a design enthusiast to programming experts.
It is also a well-paying job as the demand for the role will continue to rise. Like any other role, the salary of a web developer varies according to the position, experience, and location. Web developers get ₹ 3.5 lakh to ₹ 8.63 lakh for seasoned professionals.
Mobile App Development
About two-thirds of the world’s population use mobile devices for everything from buying groceries and medicines to booking a ride, shopping, designing, playing video games, and so on. The heavy reliance on mobile apps has led to an increase in the need for mobile app developers. As somebody interested in mobile apps, many startups offer great learning opportunities.
The salary for Mobile Application Developers in India begins from ₹1.8 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 12.3 Lakh, with an average annual salary of ₹ 5 Lakh.
As a product manager, you are responsible for creating a user-friendly product. It involves managing and improving existing products and launching new products. Product managers are responsible for everything from ideation and development to the launch of the product. You will need excellent communication skills to be able to interact with different departments like design, engineering, and business. As an aspiring product manager, you can learn vital skills like time management, collaboration, user testing, product research, data analysis, and documentation.
In India, product managers can get between ₹ 6.0 Lakh to ₹ 35.0 Lakh, with an average annual salary of ₹ 16.3 Lakh.
A software testing professional’s job is to ensure that a program meets the requirements and produces desired results. You have to identify bugs in the software. For this career path, you need good analytical skills, communication skills, time management, and knowledge of database management, SQL, and test management tools. As a software tester, you will understand requirement documents, create test cases, execute test cases, report, and re-test bugs, and attend review meetings and other team-building activities.
A Software Tester in India gets between ₹ 1.6 Lakh to ₹ 8.0 Lakh with an average annual salary of ₹ 3.8 Lakh.
Data Science is an umbrella term for everything related to data like data analytics, machine learning, data mining, big data, etc. It involves using data to draw insights and trends to create an intelligent system, predictive models, prototypes, algorithms, etc. As a data scientist, you need to know programming languages like Python, Java, and R. You need to know MS Excel, statistics, structured thinking, etc.
The salary of a data scientist in India ranges from ₹ 4.5 Lakh to ₹ 25.3 Lakh, with an average annual salary of ₹ 10.5 Lakh.