Application for India Industry Internships 2018
swissnex India is running an internship program called 'India Industry Internships' in partnership with ETH Zurich, HEIG-VD, HSR, SUPSI, HEIA-FR and Gebert Rüf Stiftung. This program offers the exciting opportunity for students from Swiss Federal Institutes and Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences to do a 3-months industrial internship in the field of Robotics/Automation in Bangalore. Bangalore is a vibrant city in South India known as the 'Silicon Valley of India' due to the large number of IT companies.

Current positions open at Pors & Rao studio Pvt. Ltd.
PATHOS lab at Wyss Zurich, ETHZ:
SRF short feature:
2011 TED talk:
2013 TED talk:

Timeline & Application Deadline
3 month internship
Applications open until 1st of July 2018 and starting dates are flexible depending on academic calendar. An extension of the internship might be possible if supported by the company.
Students in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering from Swiss Federal Institutes and Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences who
- study either in the 3rd year of their Bachelor program or in their Master program (possibility of writing the final thesis as part of the internship)
- have graduated within one year from the start of the internship
- taking gap year between their Bachelor and Master program
Support to students
- Living allowance of INR 65’000 per month (around CHF 950) following Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) guidelines for India covering costs for accommodation, food and local transportation.
- International air-travel (economy, up to CHF 1’000) and visa costs are reimbursed.
- Host companies will help the students to find suitable accommodation.

Important: It is in the responsibility of the student to organize health insurance which is valid for India.

Pors & Rao Studio Pvt. Ltd. & Project Description
Pors & Rao is an Indo-Danish art duo based in Bangalore, India, comprising Aparna Rao and Søren Pors. They work with objects and installations often incorporating physical movement and responsive behaviours. In early 2014, they took project PATHOS (Poetic Animatronics through Hands On Open Systems) forward at the Wyss Zurich, with a focus on developing tools and modules for nuanced, emotive animatronic expression which is easy to use for non-engineers. Up to 6 projects are available to choose from, which can be discussed and finalized according to preference.

Experience of Pors & Rao intern 2017:

Contact Details
For any questions, please contact Ruby Jabasini ( or Maitree Dasgupta (

Ruby is a Swiss intern at swissnex India and happy to answer any questions related to working and living in India. A phone or Skype call can be arranged if desired.

Application Procedure
Each applicant can choose the project of preference. The internships will be matched by swissnex India together with the local companies. An internship offer will be sent to the student. Before final confirmation of the internship, a Skype call will be organized between a company representative and the applicant.
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