It was perhaps the most exciting summer of my life. Three months of InStep, each day filled with new experiences, great adventures, and numerous encounters. And not one day was like another. But what is it that makes the Infosys InStep internship so unique?
InStep is one of the few global internship programs that combines all elements of what I believe to be a world-class internship: One of the most valuable aspects of the InStep internship is that you do not just experience the Indian culture but get to know students from all over the world. My best friends came from Mexico, China, the USA, and Australia. Together we went on our Indian adventure and not only worked together but also travelled the various regions of the country on weekends. Aside from the famous Taj Mahal, one of the most spectacular places we saw was Rajasthan with its famous and stunning palaces. Thus, InStep enables you to do an internship in one of the most innovative companies in the world, to get to know another culture and to make friends from around the world all at the same time.
On top of that, the program itself is remarkably well designed. Supported by a mentor, a coordinator, and a buddy, interns have the opportunity to try themselves out and work on exciting, relevant, and challenging projects. Contrary to many other internships, one cannot only help on an existing task but instead gets to build a project from scratch. In my case, I had the unique chance to be the first one to develop and implement a social media strategy for InStep. And who can say that he or she has established a marketing strategy for the best internship in the world?
But most importantly, as an InStepper you become a global ambassador. Mr. Murthy, the founder of Infosys, had more than 20 years ago the vision for InStep. Alongside the exchange of ideas and the opportunity for Infoscions to learn from other cultures, his main motivation was to win young ambassadors for India. You experience the best summer of your life, meet the most ambitious and inspiring people in one of the most diverse countries of the world. Ultimately, you take all this back home with you and share excitement and experiences with friends and family.
Taking all of this into account, I can highly recommend the program to everyone who is open enough to explore a new culture and wants to invest up to three months of his life to an adventure, no InStepper will ever forget. InStep has given me the best summer of my life, wherefore I will always be grateful to Infosys and the entire InStep team!