A Bengaluru-based startup is offering an incredible Rs 1 lakh for interns to sleep for 9 hours for 100 days! Wakefit Innovations Pvt. Ltd. has come up with a “sleep internship” in order to monitor people’s sleeping patterns. The company website even says that the dress code for the job is “pajamas”.
The sleep internship is an attempt to bring back focus on sleeping health and “is another step towards making sleep an integral part of maintaining work-life balance in our lives” Chaitanya Ramalingegowda, the director and co-founder of Wakefit, told Business Insider.
What will you need to do at the sleep internship?
Interns will be expected to sleep on the company-provided mattress for 9 hours for 100 days and 7 nights a week at home itself.
The job description on their website says: “Just sleep. For as long as you can, as deep as you can, and as competitively as you can. You just rest. Leave the rest to us.”
Their sleeping pattern will be monitored using a sleep tracker before and after using the mattress.
There is just one main demand: Interns will not be allowed to use laptop during their ‘work’ hours.
The selected intern will get Rs 1 lakh at the end of 100 days on completing the task properly.
What skills do you need for the sleep internship?
As per the company website, the only skill you need for the internship is “A fanatical passion for sleep and an innate ability to fall asleep at the slightest given opportunity.”
Yet another ‘skill’ the company asks for is: “An unmatched zeal for breaking your own sleep records, a mastery over this fine art, and of course, your favourite pajamas!”