Monday, January 18, 2010

GlobalPittsburgh Offers Businesses the Opportunity to Host a Free Intern from India for 6 Weeks

GlobalPittsburgh is working collaboratively with the Association for International Practical Training (AIPT) to offer businesses in the Pittsburgh region the opportunity to participate in Global Career Launch India, a program that places university students from India in unpaid 6-week career-focused internships in the United States.

Dates for the Internship: May 4 – June 18, 2010

The interns will be:
• Between 18-30 years old
• Attending an accredited university in India
• Returning to universities in India at program completion
• Strong in English language skills (particularly in their field of study)

GlobalPittsburgh will arrange:
• Housing for the intern
• Transportation to and from the internship site
• Weekend or free time activities for the intern

The intern should work at your business (no home offices, please) for at least 30 hours per week, but no more than 40 hours per week.

Your request for an intern will reach students majoring in a wide variety of subjects, including:
• Business Administration
• Management
• Finance / Accounting
• Marketing
• Hospitality / Hotel Management
• Information Technology
• Law
• Science & Engineering
• English and other languages

The internship should:
• Provide a learning experience to enhance each student’s professional knowledge
• Contribute to the normal operations or administration processes of your business
• Allow students to start and/or complete projects for the organization
• Provide your company with greater insights into Indian markets and culture

Is your company interested? If so, please feel free to contact Gail Shrott at GlobalPittsburgh or fill out this simple online application no later than January 15, 2010 http://fs2.formsite.com/AIPT10400/GISPHostApplication/. When you fill out the form online, please indicate that you learned about this opportunity from GlobalPittsburgh!

GlobalPittsburgh will assist the interns with housing, transportation and activities. We will also monitor the internship and help intern hosts throughout the application and hosting process.

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