Started in 2016, the CMC in Bangalore is an internship program that places up to 10 CMC students in eight to ten week internships in Bangalore, completing internships that are focused on the following types of organizations:
- Multinational IT, tech, and consulting firms
- Innovative start up and venture capital firms
- High impact nonprofits
Colloquially referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is a thriving metropolis in the mountains in the southern region of India. With a population of 8.5 million people, Bangalore is the capital of the state of Karnataka and the hub of the growing information technology industry within India.
- Infosys (2 internships available): Founded in 1981 by a team of seven people, Infosys has grown to be the 15th largest IT service provider worldwide with revenues that top $9.2 billion. Specializing in business consulting, IT, software engineering, and outsourcing services, Infosys is the sixth largest publicly traded company in India. With over 193,000 employees worldwide, there are at least 30,000 employees at Infosys's 90-acre headquarters in Electronic City, Bangalore.
- Catamaran Ventures (1 internship available): Catamaran Ventures is a leading Indian entrepreneurial firm engaged in creating, partnering with, and funding disruptive businesses globally. Catamaran looks for opportunities that are fundamentally altering the structure of their industries in India, or are gaining respect overseas. In pursuit of such opportunities, the firm considers private and public companies, run by either global leaders or home-grown entrepreneurs. In select cases, it will also build such businesses from scratch internally. Catamaran investments and operations span a wide range of sectors: technology, fast moving consumer goods, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, media and other sectors. Its interests by stage include angel/VC, private equity, joint ventures and public market investing.
- Akshaya Patra (2 internships available): The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organization that strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing school lunch programs across the country, Akshaya Patra aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school. The foundation leverages technology and a public-private partnership with the Indian government, businesses, and donors to cater to millions of children. Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest mid-day meal program, serving wholesome food to over 1.4 million children from 10,845 schools across 10 states in India.
- Ashoka (2 internships available): Ranked the 17th best NGO by The Global Journal, Ashoka is the world’s largest network of leading social entrepreneurs —- individuals with system-changing solutions for urgent social problems. Nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries put their ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems. Ashoka envisions an “Everyone a Changemaker” world, that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change.
- Weekend culture + adventure excursions: Students will experience the natural beauty and distinct cultural history of Karnataka through weekend excursions provided by Adreno.
- Three-day whitewater rafting trip: Western region of Karnataka near Manipal with stops in Shravanabelagola Jain temple city, the Mullayanagiri coffee plantation, and a king cobra research center
- Three-day rock climbing trip to Hampi World Heritage Site and Badami cave temples with a stop at Chitradurga Fort
- In-city excursions: Students will also be able to tap into the rich network available in Bangalore, with events including an alumni and parent reception, a Welcome to Bangalore tour provided by ConnectInc, and a visit to Accel. At Accel, a partner at this prestigious venture capital firm will provide an afternoon crash course on Bangalore’s history in tech, business, and IT, as well as highlight future trends as Bangalore continues to establish itself worldwide with state-of-the-art products and services started by Indian firms for a global economy.
- Independent travel opportunities: Past interns have traveled to the Golden Triangle, Mumbai, Goa, and Banares.
How to Apply:
Applications are currently closed. When they are open, students are encouraged to apply on ClaremontConnect. Application materials include a resume or CV, letter of recommendation from a faculty member, brief budget, and a personal statement of interest answering the questions:
- Why do you want to pursue an internship with this organization?
- How do you your qualifications make you the best candidate for this internship?
- How will this internship further your development and relate to your major career goals?
The deadline for the CMC in Bangalore program have already passed. In general the application deadline for these internships is the first week of February.
- Applying for a Visa
- Securing Housing
- Communicating with my employer
- Download a PDF explaining the program.
- Download a resume book of some of our student interns.
- The CMC Timeline for establishing the Internships