China's Alibaba Group announced the launch of an intern training plan, aiming to recruit 102 interns around the world and provide one-on-one training by business leaders and executives within the organization.
According to Alibaba, interns who participate in this program should have dreams and positive energy. Those dreams do not need to be related to e-commerce, said Alibaba.
The internship will last for one to two months. The first batch will include about 30 people, who can be students or those already having some working experience. Once admitted, they will gain meals, accommodation as well as a salary.
To ensure the efficiency of the internship, the classes of the interns will be led by Alibaba's executives and business leaders. In addition, those executives and business leaders will provide one-on-one trainings to interns. The performance in training interns will reportedly influence the promotion of the executives.
Alibaba said they will not require those interns to stay in the company after the training. They hope the interns can gain something from the training and become outstanding rural teachers, cooks, lawyers, entrepreneurs, or participate in politics in the future. The leader of this internship program said that during the program, the interns can learn the unique culture of a Alibaba and the company hopes more young people can access the ongoing huge changes of Chinese economy.