Though most internships are aimed at at least third-to-fourth-year Bachelor’s students, there are some companies who are ready to collaborate with younger students as well.
JTI is the leader in the Russian tobacco market and the largest FMCG company in Russia by retail sales. The holding includes such international brands as Winston, LD, Camel, Mevius, Glamor and Sobranie.
As part of Career Day, the representative of JTI shared with ITMO students about their internship program Jump to Begin, aimed at first- and second-year Bachelor’s students specializing in various fields, from management to IT. The program is scheduled for February and lasts for two weeks. Apart from this, there is a separate competition for students studying robotics, who can try their hand at solving real-life tasks as part of the Make it Bright internship program.
“The Jump to Begin internship is organized as follows: in the first half of the day, heads of different departments come to interns and share about their work, and after lunch, students visit different departments within the company in order to find what interests them the most. I am an ITMO University graduate and a developer myself, but when I did this internship, I realized that this was not particularly my cup of tea. As a result, I now work in the field of personnel training and development in the HR department. The company gave me an opportunity to try my hand in another area, so that I could understand what kind of work I really enjoyed,” shares Kirill Gubarev, an employee of the JTI HR service.
Operating on five continents, Danone is one of the leading companies producing and selling dairy products, bottled water and specialized nutrition, including baby formula.
The company offers three types of internships. First of all, there is a two-month summer Danone Twist internship program for first-fourth-year Bachelor’s students. The program has two specializations:
- Safety (safety management);
- Industrial (industrial management). The application deadline for participation in the program is June 2.
“We’re looking for cool students willing to work at our company. Apart from programs for freshers, we also have programs for young specialists: fourth-year Bachelor’s students, Master’s and PhD students, as well as recent graduates can participate in our Surf Danone initiative. This is a two-year internship, aimed at helping students become experienced managers. There is also the Danone Band program, a nine-month development program for technical experts,” says Danone representative Diana Arushanyan.
For second-year students
ITIVITI is an international IT company with extensive experience in implementing innovative solutions for working at electronic exchanges. At the Career Day at ITMO University, ITIVITI HR department employees spoke about internships for second-to-fourth-year students, lasting from three to six months. To participate in one of the programs offered by the company, students can send a motivation letter to the company’s HR specialist Karina Larionova at email@example.com.
“There are quite a lot of ITMO University graduates working for our company. Most of them came to us to do an internship in their second year at the university and combined their studies and work, and then joined us after they graduated. Since our program is not limited to a particular time of the year, we accept applications on a rolling basis and, depending on our needs, offer internships in different departments. We discuss the duration of an internship with each candidate individually, but the general condition to be eligible for participation, in addition to specialized education, is a good command of the English language. In general, we are now looking for developers, testers and technical support specialists,” shares Karina Larionova.
For third-to-fourth-year Bachelor’s and Master’s students
Selectel is a reliable IT infrastructure provider which offers comprehensive solutions for any size businesses: from startups to multinational corporations.
“We invite various specialists from analysts and technical support specialists to developers working in different programming languages, but mainly Python and Go. What is important for us is that a student should be able to spend at least 20 hours a week in our office in the course of three months. After the internship, a student or a graduate can be offered a position of a junior developer at our company,” shares Artem Anisimov, the head of the engineering department of Selectel.
Biocad is a full-cycle drug development and manufacturing company, ensuring high-quality pharmaceutical development on all stages, from new genetic engineering to large-scale commercial production and further marketing support. The company focuses on drugs for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases.
Biocad offers a paid internship lasting from one to three months. The selection process for the internship is held twice a year: in April for the summer internship and in October for the winter one. Preference is given to senior students, as the internship requires a minimum of 30 hours of employment per week.
“We’re looking for IT specialists, biotechnologists, biologists, and chemists willing to develop in the field of pharmacology. To get an internship, you need to send a resume and a cover letter, as well as complete a test assignment,” says Tatyana Andryakova, the representative of Biocard.
SoftWerke is an IT company that develops and supports software solutions for the Russian and international markets. The company offers several types of internships. You can apply by writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level up: opportunities for PhD students
The company Leningrad laser systems doesn’t offer any internships, but PhD students have an opportunity to get a job. To do this, send your resume at email@example.com
“We’re most interested in talented PhD students who love optics and photonics,” says Svetlana Sevastyanova, the company’s advertising manager.