• Program History

    March 24, 2020

    On March 24, the Government of India announced a nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis led to global lockdowns, economic slowdown and hiring freezes. Many young people lost their internships and job offers and several others didn't have an opportunity in sight.

    April 20, 2020

    On April 20, the Dexterity CEO addressed the country through a public letter and announced a national emergency response program, called the 1000 Internships Program, to provide 1,000 young people in India with an internship and training in career readiness.

    May 5, 2020

    On May 5, within two weeks of the announcement, the organization sent out the 1000th offer letter under the program. From Wokha in Nagaland to Kannur in Kerala, the program brought together young people from 310 districts and 27 states of India.

    July 10, 2020

    In the two month period, this cohort worked on solving challenging problems, executed important tasks and assignments, directly engaged with the Dexterity CEO through weekly Office Hours and built career readiness for graduate school and professional career through a dedicated Career Readiness Program. On July 10, interns successfully completed their internship and became proud alumni of the organization.

    May 11, 2021

    On May 11, 2021, Dexterity Global announced that the organization will offer the Young Professionals Development Program (YPDP) annually. 1,300+ candidates started their applications within 24 hours of announcement.

    June 1, 2021

    On June 1, 2021, the Dexterity CEO officially welcomed YPDP Class of 2021.

    July 15, 2021

    On July 15, 2021, second cohort of Young Professionals (YPs) successfully graduated from the Young Professionals Development Program (YPDP).