Internshala, the recruitment and training platform, launched The Great Chai Internship, under which interested students are offered internship opportunities with popular chai brands, including Chaayos, Vahdam Teas, and Tea Trunk. In addition, each intern will receive a stipend of Rs 5,000.
The two-day long internship includes multiple sessions, including a chai time session with the founders of these tea brands. During these online sessions, the interns will learn about the brands’ vision and their various initiatives, founder’s experiences in building the chai business, tea and wellness, the culture of chai in India, and the end-to-end process of procuring and storing the tea to creating the perfect blend and bringing it to the customers.
The interns will get to experience a tea tasting and tea making session with India’s first certified tea sommelier, and enjoy a fully sponsored trip to the tea gardens of Darjeeling. That is not all. The interns will also get a chance to learn the art of tea tasting with their chai buddy, who can be a parent, a sibling, grandparent, or even a friend of their choice.
On the launch of The Great Indian Chai Internship, Shekhar Halder, business head, Internshala, shares that it has been their mission to “provide meaningful internships to the students of India” and this will be a unique ‘out-of-the-box’ opportunity in the same direction.
In a country where chai is “not just a beverage, but a sentiment”, students have been missing out on the opportunity to bond over tea, with colleges being closed. Therefore, “these internships will provide an opportunity to the students having a passion for chai, along with their chai partner, to get the chai experience with the chai entrepreneurs”.