How do I get an internship in the Indian sports industry?
Before we answer “how”, it is important to answer “why”.
Why do you need to get an internship in the Indian sports industry?
You are here to get a job and build a career in the Indian sports industry. How will an internship help you achieve those goals?
Let us, at Sporjo, tell you.
The kinds of jobs and roles in the Indian sports industry, which is only 12 years old, is growing and evolving constantly. While there are some obvious and established roles, organizations in the Indian sports industry are evolving too, and with that evolution comes new roles and jobs.
In addition to this, India does not have a ready workforce of trained professionals who can fill up these roles in the Indian sports industry and be effective immediately. This is because organized professional sport is still a young industry in India, and because the number of institutions training and creating young sports professionals is still very few.
The Indian sports industry is still growing through a phase of trial and error.
In such a scenario internships is one of the better ways in which the Indian sports industry can kill two birds in one shot:
- evolve to develop and fill new roles, and
- simultaneously create and build a professional workforce that is ready to step into full-time roles as the evolution continues.
Internships in the Indian sports industry are unique. There is no other industry in which you can be doing one type of job at one event, and then a completely different job at another.
As we mentioned in earlier posts, prior to getting a job it is important to identify your personality and highlight your proficiencies. One of the ways to do both is to get real-world experience doing an internship. Getting in touch with companies either through digital media accounts, or LinkedIn to find out if there are any opportunities is one way to land an internship.
The other, smarter way, is to sign up with us here at Sporjo.
At Sporjo, we have the industry’s first and only aptitude test that helps you identify your personality and highlight your proficiencies. We also help you find an internship with several dozen companies in the Indian sports industry. Our several dozen partners have placed their trust in us and our process to find quality candidates. They believe that candidates that register and take the test are not only a great fit, but can also start contributing in a meaningful way from day one on the internship.
Visit us here today, and get started on your journey in the Indian sports industry.