What is InternLink
InternLink is a non-profit built to enable students to get hands-on experience working on real-world projects mentored by industry professionals, especially during COVID-19. InternLink is modeled after Google Summer of Code (GSoC). But instead of only projects proposed from open-source organizations, individual mentors can also host projects, allowing a wider reach of students. Mentors will identify the project, and it will be published on InternLink. Students will then be able to apply for up to 3 projects, and mentors will select among the applicants as the project mentees.
Project Submission Begins
Student Applications Open
Project Application Close
Decisions Send to Students
Student Decisions Due
Waitlisted Student Decisions Due
All Projects Begin
Mentors and organizations submit their projects.
Students engage with mentors, ask questions, and apply for individual projects.
Mentors begin their selection from all student applications for their specific projects.
Students will be notified of which projects they were accepted for and whether they were waitlisted.
Accepted students will confirm with their project of choice by the end of the day, and waitlist decisions will be sent out.
Students on the waitlist will confirm with their project of choice by the end of the day.
All project groups begin each projects!
Is InternLink a recruiting program?
No. InternLink is a platform to connect students with the mentors working in the industry to gain valuable experience from working on the projects.
Is InternLink an internship program?
Are organizations or individual mentors required to use the code produced by students?
Where will InternLink project take place?
All InternLink projects will take place online.
What can I do to help spread the word about InternLink?
Can I participate in InternLink as both a mentor and a student?
What if I have more questions?
We are happy to answer them. Feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Do I get paid for participating?
Will I get an internship certificate from the mentor I am working with or from the mentor’s organization?
Will I be under any circumstances eligible for Pre Placements Offer (PPO) from the InternLink, project organisation or mentor’s organization?
Will I be given a system to work on during the InternLink period?
No, students are required to use their own systems (laptop or a desktop).
Where can I apply for InternLink?
You can apply for projects from MyProfile section.
What programming language(s) should I know to participate in InternLink?
As a student, can I apply for more than one project?
As a student, what if my friends and I want to work togethr on a single project?
We encourage you to find a mentor to propose your project on InternLink. Even if this person will not be deeply involved, he or she should serve the role of keeping all project participants accountable throughout the duration of the project.
What are the eligibility requirements for participation?
You must currently be a full or part-time student (or have been accepted and committed to the fall term) at an accredited university as of the 1st May 2020.