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Residential Internships

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.

And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."

- Steve Jobs

Who this Program is NOT for

If you are concentrating your energies on the NEET/ JEE assembly line, this experience is probably not for you. This program is for students who are willing to be more open about the possibilities, interested in a much better balance between Domain Expertise and Horizontal Skills, and keen to be aware of - and follow - one’s own self-expression (“svadharma”).


This is also not a College Counseling experience, although the deliverables from this program are expected to strongly complement the students’ portfolio.


For a more detailed read on our philosophy on Careers/ Internships, please see the attached link

The Experience

There will be multiple elements of experience for the participant:

  1. Sessions around career planning; understanding one’s unique personality and self-expression; appreciate the difference between “having a career” versus “performing in your career”; inter-disciplinary options; possibilities around career evolution (the current India Chairman of Accenture started his career as a chef at the Oberoi)

  2. Sessions on the horizontal skills : Communication, Collaboration, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Leadership

  3. Obtain a high-level overview of chosen domain (via pre-reads, pre-work, and in-person)

  4. Apply all of the above in the delivery of a Project of your choice*, in the chosen domain*

  5. Over 3 magical weeks, experience being in a world-class academic campus that is Manipal Academy of HIgher Education, an Institution of Eminence, with its 30,000 students, state-of-the-art infrastructure/ programs/ labs/ workshops/ alumni**, on this Career Discovery & Planning Program, facilitated by world class GenWise mentors, and is part of a larger Summer Residential Program with 120+ students from 40+ schools around the country, including from 20+ cities.

* Every effort will be made to accommodate student interest and choice of Project; however it may not be possible to meet them to the letter

* Projects can meet all the expectations from the IBO for Internal Assessments in multiple subjects, including Math and the Sciences

**Alumni of MAHE include Satya Nadella (CEO & Chairman of Microsoft), Devi Shetty (Cardiologist and Founder - Narayana Health), Rajeev Suri (former CEO of Nokia, current CEO of Immarsat), among others

Sample Domains On Offer*

  • Design/ Architecture

  • Machine Learning /Data Science - Sports, Public Health, Education

  • Life Sciences/ Genetics/ Forensic Science

  • Economics/ Public Policy

  • Hotel Management/ Culinary Arts

  • Journalism/ Media/ Communications

Projects in each domain will be decided after speaking to registered participants, understanding their specific needs, discussing with our mentors, and finalised no later than April 30 (May Program) and June 30 (July Program).

* We will be happy to consider additional domains, should there be interest from a small group of participants.

Program Deliverables

  • Aptitude Assessment

  • Blog post on the GenWise Substack (3000+ subscribers), describing the entire experience

  • (Potential) Showcasing of project presentations to domain leaders

  • A GitHub presence, to the extent software development is part of the Project

  • To the extent the project definitions fit into the mandatory requirements of the IBO for Internal Assessments in Maths or the Sciences, this provides a head-start to the students

  • Certificate from GenWise/ Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Other Program Details

  • Fee: Rs 186,000 (inclusive of 18% GST)

    • Early Bird price of Rs 150,000 (incl of GST), if registration completed by Apr 1, 2024 (for May Program)

  • Dates : On-site during May 8-29, 2024 (and July 10-31, 2024)

  • Grades: Open to all students currently enrolled in Grades 10/11/12 (AY 2023-24)

  • Venue : Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal

  • Stay : Student Hostels, MAHE, Manipal (Twin Sharing AC rooms)

  • Device Free Program (except when devices are required in the performance of the Program)

  • Security/ Medical/ In-Campus Travel support from MAHE

Hear from some of our past participants, here, and here. Please also read this blog post about the 2023 edition of this Program.


Hear from Course Mentor, Shrikant Patil (also co-Founder of GenWise), a veteran of Intel Corp (14 years), post which he has been helping numerous startups achieve "minimum viable product" status, here.


Some testimonials from Parents of past participants, below.



I feel there has been a metamorphosis in just 3 weeks. (He) has come back with tremendous respect and adulation for all his mentors - 'real-life' heroes he can look up to.

Parent of Participant

The freedom you get here helps you to communicate, to grow and be an all-rounder. After coming here, I can talk freely and initiate conversations with a group of people.


My husband and I feel that (our son) has gained tremendous confidence, and the mindset to be able to look from different perspectives.

Parent of Participant

I have never seen this spark in him before and am really grateful for everything the GenWise team has done.

Parent of Participant

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