WWI School of Communication, true to its philosophy of converging class-room learning with experiential learning on the field, has evolved a policy of three internships. The first internship is in the development sector, working with NGOs, government development bodies, and corporate social responsibility wings of business organizations.
This time, the batch is going to various leading development organizations like Greenpeace, UNICEF, CRY, Help age India, Mamta, Prayas, AGNI, Jaago, Wipro Foundation, Bharti Foundation, Tata CSR, et al. This internship leads the trainees to contribute in the domain of communication to these organizations in the form of making films, writing reports, public relations, organizing events, designing newsletters, developing portals, etc. In the process, the trainees learn about social realities, are sensitivised to the grassroots issues, and are more empathetic to the environment around.
The second and the third internships, each of two months and full-time, are in the media and entertainment industry, including advertising-PR-events agencies, newspapers, films, digital initiatives, corporate branding, etc. These are done for PG at the end of second and third semesters, and for UG at the end of second and third years. These are done to have real life media-work feel, practise whatever has been learnt on campus, build relationships within the industry, and help advance the cause of placements. The organizations where WWI trainees have interned earlier have been Red Chillies, Red FM, CNBC TV 18 network, TOI Network, Leo Burnett, Lowe, Adfactors PR, Dharma Productions, Sony Pictures, Sony TV, Yashraj Productions, Edelman PR, APCO Worldwide PR, Sophodok, TOI Group, 360 degrees, JWT Encompass, Fountainhead.
Based on the portfolio, academic work and internship performance, most of the interning houses give placement offers. Those who have not got through internships, take minimum three interviews in campus recruitment drive which ensures 100% job engagement of all trainees at the time of passing out. However, this is strictly as per performance, portfolio, market buoyancy, and specific needs of a given organization at the point of recruitment.