Startup Internship Program

SIP provides IITK students with an unprecedented opportunity to connect with young and upcoming companies who are set to become the powerhouses of NexGen India.

Learn while you Earn

Through SIP, we aim to collaborate with the start-ups willing to offer internship opportunities to the students of IIT Kanpur. This initiative has been extremely beneficial for both start-ups as well as students.

Why intern at a startup?

Learn more

Big companies are already established, hence the problems encountered during the internship might not be multi-dimensional, which are encountered in startups. With small companies, work is fluid, because of the fragile divisions between streams.

Contribute more

At large companies, an intern’s work is likely to disappear in the ocean of large projects and ideas. On the other hand, interning in a startup, would make you more responsible and your scale of contribution to the company would be more, in comparison.

Network better

While working for a startup, you develop more affectionate contacts with the whole team. This might help greatly if that startup shoots up suddenly and goes big. While in the bigger league, people are a lot more professional and such contacts are not easy to make.

Broaden horizons

As you get to interact with other interns and colleagues in that startup, you come to know about other domains you could work in, and eventually you might just end up pursuing a stream that you find more fascinating and fulfilling.

Success of SIP

SIP has been instrumental in providing internship opportunities to the students of IIT Kanpur. The below infographic of SIP 2018 tells our success story by itself. This year, SIP is open to each and every student of IIT Kanpur. Moreover, you can apply even if you have previously interned through SIP.

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Startups

104

Internships Offered

21k

Average Stipend

75k

Highest Stipend

About SIP

Startup Internship program is a part of Entrepreneurship Cell IIT Kanpur. Through SIP, we aim to collaborate with the start-ups willing to offer internship opportunities to the students of IIT Kanpur. This initiative has been extremely beneficial for both start-ups as well as the students. Startups get a bunch of highly enthusiastic students, with a high susceptibility to learning new things; and creative minds that are determined on proving their mettle in the next big league of their life.

SIP Internship season would kick off in the month of January. E-Cell through SIP help students get real life entrepreneurial experience. Startups from all over the world register with SIP and organize skype interviews or personal interviews with students for summer internships. Resume workshops, preparation sessions among more are conducted every year as part of the recruitment process with these startups.

Testimonials

This experience gave me the sense of achievement which I desired and helped me learn a lot of things which I couldn’t have without it. It allowed me to make a lot of good connections and friends which is not easy in a corporate life.

Tarun Agrawal

Invento Robotics

Great Experience. Amazing mentor. Got opportunity to be a contributor to substantial progress of the company.

Anant Prakash

Dunzo

I felt like I had much more freedom on the project that I was working on. People there are very supportive and always try to help you.

Bhavy Khatri

Xenon Automotive

My opinions and contributions mattered to the company and this is what I liked the most.

Mahesh Saboo

KitchenX

They had an excellent, vibrant working environment. They were open to ideas and all the employees were very supportive.

Rishabh Chaturvedi

Kritsnam Technologies

Team

Contact Us for any queries.

Address:
IME-312, Entrepreneurship Cell, Dept. of IME, IIT Kanpur