A graduate in Architecture, Palak Japlot elucidates her story containing the details of her internship experience at Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi. Other than being fascinated with the 3d smart spaces architects create, Palak likes to spend her time writing and is keen on swinging her career into Architectural Journalism. Other than that, she owns a typewriter and is a level 1 para glider. Let us peruse through her internship in architecture.
Q. What were you looking for in your internship? How many did you apply to before you got shortlisted?
Telling us about her Internship in Architecture, Palak says, “Every architecture student has to undergo a training period of 6 months (one semester) and I chose INTACH because it is recognized as one of the world’s largest heritage organisations. I was impressed with their mission stating ‘living in harmony with heritage enhances the quality of life”.
“I was always fascinated with conservation and preservation of built and natural heritage and yes, pyramids”
Q. What were you looking for in your internship?
Palak says, “Although we are moving forward to design spaces that cater to not only ‘accommodation’ services of people along with modern tech-oriented living spaces, I wanted to explore the functioning of the core of Architecture which is being replaced with modern day techniques”.
“As Conservation is an unexplored territory in my college, I wanted to learn how conservation works.”
Q. How many internships did you apply to before getting shortlisted?
“I applied for a few internships in Mumbai; most of them were housing based. But when I finally scored this internship, that was it”.
Q. Do you now feel more ‘ready’ for the job market?
“Yes, I worked on a writing based project in INTACH. So, I do feel that it will help me in progressing my career in Architectural Journalism”.
Q. In the end, do you have any tips that can help other students in getting a good internship?
“I would like to suggest that interns apply for gigs that they really are passionate about. Money or no money– gain experience in the field you feel you’d cherish. And of course, keep an open eye. There are many opportunities waiting to be grabbed”.
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