Internship Experience at CSIR – Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology!

This is an Internship Experience submitted by an intern who has worked at CSIR – Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology.

Full Name of the Campus Leader Who Encouraged You to Write This Internship Experience

Shivi Sharma

Full Name, Name of the College, and Year of Study of the Person Writing the Internship Experience

  • Name: Hitankshi Mohanty
  • Name of the College: Amity University Haryana
  • Year of Study: 2nd Year

Name of the Organization of the Internship and its Full Address

CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR-IMMT), Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha (751013)

Duration of the Internship

June 5, 2022 to July 29, 2022

How Did You Apply?

Applied on the web portal of the Institute, by filling the form of application published on the website.

First Day Formalities, Infrastructure, First Impression

First day formalities included submitting a joining letter and a recommendation from the university. Infrastructure was well maintained, as I had joined for research purposes. My major lookout was for a facility of instrumentation for scientific work, which was well established with high end instruments fully operational in the CSIR institute. All in all, the facilities and the systemic work ethics gave a good impression of how things worked.

Main Tasks

The main tasks assigned to me were that of solving environment related issues like chemical contamination or waste disposal by devising experiments. I worked on multiple projects simultaneously.

Work Environment

Work environment was proper, although there was a lack of personal work environment and work station.

Good Things

Promptness in getting things done, advice from senior scientists and high end professionalism was evident. The research scholars helped us regularly. They helped us in designing our future career prospects and guided me by informing about the application process for higher studies in Australia.

Bad Things

Hectic schedule, lack of time for rest and mental rejuvenation.


Stipend was not provided.

How Did You Manage the Accommodation With Commuting to the Office?

The internship was in my hometown, with my home being just a few minutes away from the institute, so it took some time to walk or use public transport at times.

Other Details

Lessons learnt were that of how things happen in an R&D institute, importance being on your feet all the time, meeting deadlines was always demanded which taught me how to be regular and not procrastinate. Today, some of the most important global challenges are climate change and environmental science. I got a practical experience solving these issues and actually making a change in  the world by doing an internship in an area busy in devising methodologies to save our planet Earth. Finding out if you genuinely enjoy the career you have chosen during an internship was another major perk for me.

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