Internships are no longer optional for students, but are essential to gaining relevant skills and preparing for employment. Rapid technological advancements in the IT sector with the emergence of new technologies have increased the demand for skilled and talented IT professionals. There are great opportunities for students interested in the information and technology (IT) sector. Employers are also looking for interns who are passionate about technology and who understand its nuances.
Here are some of the top IT profiles that recruiters hire interns for:
Web development is one of the most sought after career paths. Web developers create and maintain websites; different developers contribute at different stages of web development. There are three types of web developers — front-end, back-end and full stack. There’s something for everyone, from design enthusiasts to programming experts.
It is also a well-paying job as demand for the role will continue to increase. Like any other role, a web developer‘s salary varies depending on position, experience, and location. On average, web developers can earn between Rs 3.5 lakh to 8.63 lakh.
Mobile application development
About two-thirds of the world’s population uses mobile devices for almost everything in their lives, and the heavy reliance has led to an increased need for mobile app developers. As someone interested in mobile apps, many startups provide excellent learning opportunities.
The salary of mobile app developers in India starts at Rs 1.8 lakh and goes up to Rs 12.3 lakh, with an average annual salary of Rs 5 lakh.
A product manager is responsible for creating a user-friendly product. The job profile is to manage and improve existing products, in addition to launching new products. Product managers are responsible for everything from ideation and development to product launch. It takes good communication skills to be able to interact with different departments such as design, engineering, and business. As an aspiring product manager, you need to learn essential skills such as time management, collaboration, user testing, product research, data analysis and documentation.
In India, product managers can earn between Rs 6.0 lakh and Rs 35.0 lakh, with an average annual salary of Rs 16.3 lakh.
A software testing professional’s job is to ensure that a program meets requirements and produces desired results, which includes identifying software bugs. For this career path, you need good analytical and communication skills, time management, and knowledge of database management, SQL, and test management tools. As a software tester, you will need to create test cases, run test cases, report and re-test bugs.
A software tester in India gets between Rs 1.6 lakh to Rs 8.0 lakh with an average annual salary of Rs 3.8 lakh.
Data Science is an umbrella term for anything related to data such as data analytics, machine learning, data mining, big data, etc. It is about using data to derive insights and trends to create an intelligent system, predictive models, prototypes, algorithms, etc. As a data scientist, you should know programming languages such as Python, Java and R, in addition to having skills related to MS Excel, statistics, etc.
The salary of a data scientist in India ranges from Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 25.3 lakh, with an average annual salary of Rs 10.5 lakh.
(The author is founder and CEO of Internshala)