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.
Timeline & Application Deadline
Three months between May and December 2018 (dates are flexible depending on academic calendar). An extension of the internship might be possible if supported by the company.

The application deadline is 30th of April 2018.

Students in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Electrical Engineering or similar study areas from Swiss Federal Institutes and Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences who
- study either in the 3rd year of their Bachelor program or in the Master program (it might be possible to write your final thesis as part of the internship)
- have graduated within one year from the start of the internship
- take a 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.

Companies & Project Descriptions
Qrera Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Qrera Technologies is founded with the idea of developing machines, products and services to make the research more fun, interesting and efficient by providing elegant engineering solutions. Qrera is founded by an alumnus of Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore. The company is located just outside the beautiful campus of IISc, which is India’s premier research institute. There are currently 2 projects to chose from at Qrera Technologies. Website:

Pors & Rao Studio Pvt. Ltd.
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. Website:

To find out more about the projects visit:

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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