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Frequently asked questions

Before application

During application

After application

Before Application

Who can apply?
Students who are enrolled in our partner institutions can apply for InStep.

When should I apply?
The internship program runs throughout the year to accommodate different academic calendars. Please apply four to five months before your planned starting date.

What documents must I submit while applying?
To apply, you will need to fill the online application form and upload your resume in PDF format. If selected for an interview, you will be requested to provide an unofficial transcript.

Do I need a professor's recommendation?
Recommendations are not required. References, however, are required (professional or academic, regarding your background and skills.)

What if the current projects do not interest me?
Please apply online and indicate your area of interest (i.e., marketing, data mining, and talent management).

Whom should I contact to know more about the projects?
Please contact Rajaram Pai (, InStep's Project Manager.

During application

What are the forms that I need to fill?
You need to fill the online application form and upload your resume in PDF format.

Would it help to provide extra material?
Not unless requested by the interviewer.

You will get an overview of the project during the interview. More details can be requested from your project mentor after the interview.

After application

How soon will I receive an interview call after I submit the application online?
If you are selected, and depending on how well your profile matches available projects, interview waiting times can range from two weeks to several months.

When will I hear from InStep about the final decision?
Usually, you will hear from us within two weeks of your interview.

One student from my school is already admitted. Does that mean I have a slim chance of getting enrolled for the internship?
No. Interns are selected on a project-to-project basis. Your ability and compatibility with a project will determine whether you get selected.

Who can I talk to before I make my decision to accept the internship?
You can talk to our InStep team members, a campus ambassador, or any past interns. In addition, career services at your school may provide advice.

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