Managed Academic Internship Program (MANTRA)
A Collaborative, Value-Aligned and Fully Managed Academic Internship Program
The Managed Academic iNTernship pRogrAm (MANTRA) is a partnership solution for academic institutions to co-create and offer meaningful, impactful and high-quality academic internships. We enhance employability for students of all age groups and disciplines by curating, managing and supporting appropriately-scoped internship projects with carefully vetted organizations. Our host organizations span the spectrum from startups and social enterprises to large, multi-national corporations whose work is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals. The partnership model illustrated below has evolved through our experience delivering 100+ programs for 3000+ participants from around the world!
The program is customized to align with institution’s objectives such as enhancing employability and global citizenship values
TRAINING + SUPPORT
Students are trained and coached both before and during their internship so they are set up for success; they are also fully supported on both the project and the logistics
Our holistic programming model allows students to grow on all four dimensions: the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual
Our projects help students apply their academic learning on a meaningful, real-world project so they can tell a powerful story on their CV and in their interviews
Virtual Academic Internships
Our virtual internship projects are across the globe, with projects in all continents! They are 3-12 weeks long, with students working 10-40 hours per week – ideal for an academic term / semester or the summer!
In-Person Academic Internships
We currently offer the Managed Academic Internship Program in India, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia. They are usually 6 to 12 weeks long, with students working 25-40 hours per week – ideal for the summer.
Some of our industry partners
Some of our focus areas
Design for Change
Projects that enable students bring powerful ideas to life with their design skills
Marketing for Impact!
Projects that empower students fuel the growth of impactful ideas with their marketing skills
Business for Good
Using business skills to positively transform the world by helping social and eco-enterprises scale
Code for a Cause
Projects that leverage computer science and IT skills for causes that make the world a better place
Engineering for the Earth
Projects that leverage engineering and design skills to create a greener planet
Healthcare for Humanity
Projects that support organizations working on providing essential health services
In addition to internship programs in these disciplines, we can custom design programs for several other disciplines, including inter-disciplinary programs. Contact us with your requirements so we can assist you with options and ideas!