Infosys celebrates fifth year of Instep with largest batch of global Interns in 2004
Bangalore, June 7, 2004: Infosys today welcomed 26 interns in Bangalore as part of its Global Internship Program, InStep . This is the largest group of interns who have been inducted for 2004, making the company a veritable global melting pot . During the year, InStep is expected to bring a total of 70 interns to Infosys’ various offices across the world . The Instep program has representation of students from countries such as the USA, Japan, Canada and Germany.
Celebrating its fifth year, InStep is today a successful global internship program with participation of students from over 49 universities across the globe . The success of the program is validated by the 8500 applications received for seventy internship positions, from universities like MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, St Gallen (Switzerland), London Business School (UK), Darmstadt (Germany) Hitotsubashi (Japan) and RMIT (Australia).
InStep is Infosys' Global Internship Program for undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from the best universities around the globe . This intensive eight to twenty four week summer internship program gives select students hands-on experience in working for a cutting-edge company developing state-of-the-art software services and solutions in our global development centres across the globe.
According to Nandan Nilekani, CEO, President and Managing Director, "The response this year has been exceptional. The number of applications we received this year is almost three times more than what we got last year . This proves that InStep is a sought after internship program in reputed universities and that India is emerging as a destination for smart professionals across the globe."
"InStep interns become the brand ambassadors of Infosys tomorrow. While the program has been designed to build brand awareness in global campuses, we also see this program as a relationship building exercise with our future stakeholders," added Nandan Nilekani.
InStep is also unique as it offers interns an opportunity to work on live projects and close interactions with top management at Infosys. InStep also facilitates the sharing of best practices and enables Infoscions and the interns to work in a culturally diverse and intellectually stimulating environment. This also provides them a better understanding of international markets.