It is Friday afternoon, the end of the first week of internships. The internships are going well. I am very pleased that all the students are actively engaged with the people India and with real business projects. These internships are the primary learning method for us to learn about India, business and Christianity in India. All the interns have a chance for significant interaction with a Christian business person in India.
The three students at a large microfinance organization are working on flow charting their loan origination process, identifying alternative management information systems and looking into specific local loan originations. The two students at an information technology firm are working on a cost accounting project. The two at a contract research outsourcing firm are looking at staffing cost compared to industry and country benchmarks. The intern at the fitness and dance studio is engaged with the owner and looking at market, staffing and finances, and teaching a Zumba class.