We've run some amazing projects in India over the years, but in 2016 we're shifting focus to Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Our programs in India are closed until further notice.

Come and join one of our established projects in Sri Lanka or Nepal.

If you've got your heart set on India, get in touch and we'll let you know when we're accepting volunteers again.

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International Development Internships in India

UPDATE: India Programs Closed in 2016

  • Placement locations: Jaipur
  • Role: Working alongside a local NGO to empower, train, and educate
  • Requirements: None
  • Accommodation: Host families
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

An International Development internship with Projects Abroad in Jaipur, India is a great option for those seeking to gain experience in the field and work with NGOs. The experience you gain abroad will help give your resume stand out from the crowd.

Jaipur is rich in tradition and culture, and progressive in modern development. It is also an increasingly popular destination for tourists. Unfortunately, the development is not balanced, and there are many disadvantaged communities with people living well below the poverty line. NGOs in Jaipur help these people through various development programs.

A local Indian entrepreneur consults with an International Development intern in India, Asia

As an International Development intern, you will be able to give people from these communities the assistance they need to improve their livelihoods. In Jaipur, you will work with a variety of NGOs situated in various areas.

This internship is suitable for anyone with a strong interest in the field. It will also be useful for student and recent graduates of business studies or development studies looking to add practical experience to their resumes. When you apply, please let us know if you have any experience or a special interest in any particular area.

Interning on an International Development Placement in India with Projects Abroad

The main aim of the International Development project is to identify micro-level Income Generation Groups (IGG’s) in impoverished areas and villages, and link them with a local NGO that provides advice and guidance in the form of skills training workshops.

Interns have the opportunity to get involved in some of the following areas:

  • General Administration
  • Marketing and communications
  • Fundraising
  • Conducting and attending workshops
  • Business development
  • Micro-finance

These internships are demanding and you will need to be highly motivated to get the most out of your placement. You will also need to be willing to participate in any task given to you, whether it is brainstorming the next campaign or proof reading a project proposal. If you are open and willing to help where needed, you will gain a well-rounded view of how international development organizations work and the challenges they face on a daily basis.

It is a professional placement, and interns are expected to be punctual, professional, and hard-working. You will be required to work an average of 35 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday. When you arrive at work on your first day, you will be introduced to staff who will be able to advise and support you during your internship, and of course our Projects Abroad staff are always available to support you throughout your stay in Jaipur.

Always remember that the more questions you ask, and the more you show you are willing to learn, the more time your colleagues will spend with you. If you complete every task to the best of your ability, you are certain to return home having gained valuable practical experience for your resume, while also having supported a worthwhile program.

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