Ahead of festive season and the Big Billion Days sale, e-commerce marketplace Flipkart has introduced a paid internship programme Launchpad for undergraduate students. Flipkart on Saturday said that the paid internship programme Launchpad will be for undergraduate students from tier-II cities.
Flipkart has said that the 45-day internship is aimed at helping students gain critical skills in supply chain management and create an ecosystem of trained professionals for the e-commerce industry.
Over 2,000 students participated in the internship programme last year. The company said that it is working with educational institutes across 21 locations including Binola (Haryana), Bhiwandi (Maharashtra), Uluberia and Dankuni (West Bengal) and Malur (Karnataka), Medchal (Telangana) and several more, to identify meritorious students and engage the selected ones at its fulfilment centres.
"The programme has been designed to shape India's future workforce in various essential supply chain roles, which will help in creating an ecosystem of well-qualified, well-trained and skilled professionals in the long run," Flipkart said in a statement.
According to a report by India Today, interns will be paid Rs 500 per day. However, the pay can differ from state to state and can be as high as Rs 600 per day.
The company said that apart from money, the interns will also get a chance to learn new skills. “Upon joining, students will be trained in various aspects of supply chain management while following strict practices that prioritise their health and safety,” said the company.
While talking about the the programme, Flipkart's senior Vice-President Amitesh Jha told India Today that it will be a 45-day paid internship where students will learn the critical skills required to work in supply chain management. "We introduced Launchpad internship program last year to offer students hands-on experience of working in a state-of-the-art modern supply chain and inculcate necessary skills to succeed in this industry. We are confident of providing an engaging and immersive working experience to our interns during the upcoming festive season, which will help generate more interest towards the supply chain,” Jha told India Today.