Company Updates

April 2017 – InternMart Team Graduates from TYE Program

On April 21st, 2017, several members of the InternMart team graduated from the TYE (TiE Young Entrepreneurs) program. The journey started in October of 2016, with the first entrepreneurship class at TYE. The team members used the program as an opportunity to reevaluate InternMart as a company, as well as to get feedback from advisors on aspects of the company. After a 6-month journey with many other teams, the InternMart group (comprised of Jay Kudva, Shruteek Mairal, Sreyes Venkatesh, and Khushi Shah) completed and graduated from the course, taking away many insights from the class, and even recruiting members and advisors who became interested in InternMart’s mission. More information about the TYE Silicon Valley program can be found here.

February 2015 – InternMart Donated 10 spots in Select20 to Maitri Gala

InternMart donated 10 spots in its Select20 program for a Silent Auction at the Maitri Gala, held at the Computer Museum in San Jose on February 28th, 2015. Shruteek Mairal, Cofounder of InternMart, attended the event to share the details of the Select20 program.

Maitri is a free, confidential, nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, that primarily helps families from South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka among others) facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, human trafficking or family conflict. More information can be found here.

January 2015 – InternMart is Proud to Announce the Select20 Program*

*This program is now complete.

This program is an initiative to mentor a select group of high school kids in 2015, helping them:
a) Find a suitable internship during summer or the school year
b) Provide 1:1 counseling throughout the year to make the best of the internship experience and make it count towards their college tenure.

Details of the Program

The InternMart Select20 program will identify 20 high-potential high-schoolers (8th graders are also accepted) by April 30th. The selection is based on the following three criteria:

– Seriousness of intent

– Demonstration of a unique skill or passion

– Ability to commit to a minimum of 100 hours of internship activity during the summer or the academic year.

Grades are NOT a criteria.

Schedule and Structure of the Select20 Program

Each of the 20 candidates will be individually mentored, with the opportunity to meet collectively once a quarter to share their experience with others in the Select20 program and for some group sessions. The mentors will be experts in various discipline such as healthcare, biotech, mobile technologies, music, nonprofit, etc. These mentors will be volunteering their time and will not be compensated for their mentorship. The students will be paired with appropriate mentors based on their interest areas. In addition to these senior mentors, the program may assign (wherever possible), as a “champion” to guide the students, a recent high school graduate or a more senior high school student who may have gone through a similar internship. The 1:1 mentorship sessions will be one-hour long, once a month, beginning in the first week of May. This one-year program will include twelve 1:1 sessions. The sessions would ideally be conducted in person, or by Skype, if needed. In these sessions, mentors will systematically identify the interest areas of the students, identify suitable internship opportunities for them, help craft resumes and emails to send too appropriate organizations, and guide them through successful completion of the internship. They will also help students connect their internship experience with their college goals. The interaction with the assigned Champion will be more informal and will be structured based on the need of individual student.

Note: We are actively seeking more mentors and champions with diverse backgrounds and experiences. If you would like to help mentor the next generation of our leaders, please write to us at studentsupport@internmart.com.

Here at InternMart, we strive to ensure our product is focused on enabling a meaningful internship experience for as many promising high school students as possible. We are starting small, with the first program based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but our goals are global.