What type of training one should undertake and how to apply for Summer Internship?
Now there are basically three domains in which a chemical engineer can undertake summer internship namely Research, Production and Designing.
First option is the research training. This field is good for the people who want to pursue higher studies and do research work in future. Research internship is provided by various government institutes like IITs, NITs, IISERs, IISC Bangalore and other institutes of national importance like JNCASR. Out of these selection for internship in JNCASR is very tough because seats are very few and applicants are very large. Internship program of JNCASR is a prestigious one, student gets the stipend for is work and top performers also get scholarships for further studies. Also you get the chance of getting your paper published in an International journal. Selection in many institutes is done through application forms which are out in the month of January. Another way of getting selected is that you can find out the name, e-mail id, and the field of research of the professor under whom you want to undertake internship from the Institute’s website. Then you can send your resume to that professor.
Other two options are summer training in Production companies and Designing companies. Now I will advise that a student takes production or plant training in IInd Year itself so that he can go for training in designing company in III Year, thus getting training in both the domains. These options are preferable for those who want to do core jobs after completion of their graduation. Also every student should keep in mind that it is a wrong concept that if you do training in Production Company then you cannot get job in designing company or vice versa.
In my last article on Summer Internship I will tell about different production and designing companies and how to choose and apply for summer training in such companies.