|Program Sponsor:||International Internships LLC|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|February||2018||10/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|March||2018||11/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|April||2018||12/01/2017 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|May||2018||01/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|June||2018||02/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|July||2018||03/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|August||2018||04/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|September||2018||05/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|October||2018||06/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|November||2018||07/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|December||2018||08/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
International Development Program
Live and work in a small village and support the development of the children in this area through work with a grassroots organization. The service component is reinforced with learning opportunities for the volunteers/interns. Interns are placed with a local non-profit organization that is working in the rural and tribal belt of Raigad District for the last 15 years which serves approximately 4000 households. Their interventions have been focused in the areas of health, education, community development,and educational sponsorship for deserving children.
Please note that there are multiple start dates each month. After acceptance, we will determine the best start dates work best for you.
- Program Fee, 1 Week: $1,500 (ask us about extending this program)
- Vegetarian Meals (3 per day)
- 24/7 On-site Supervision
- On-site Orientation
- Mobile Phone (minutes not included)
- Visa Assistance
- ISIC Card
- Evacuation Insurance (for those currently enrolled in university)
- Basic Health Insurance (for those currently enrolled in university)
- Housing, per additional week: $250 (up to 12 weeks)
- Airfare to/from India
- Local transportation fees
- Visa Fees (mandatory for U.S. Citizens): $76
- Academic Credit (optional): $550
A variety of internship projects are available depending on your interests and the local organizations' needs. Areas of work include:
- Women's Empowerment
- Micro-Credit and Self Help Groups
- Income generation projects for rural women
- Community and Village Development initiatives
- Child Sponsorship
- HIV/AIDS intervention and awareness programs
- Health Education and teaching programs
Program Development and Evaluation: For those interested in getting work experience on the management side, can work with the staff on grant proposals, monitoring, evaluation and strategic planning and program development.Students visit the nearby villages with the social workers in their area of interest. They gain valuable field experience working with the staff and then help with program management, strategy, program evaluation and monitoring. The social workers are very skilled at field work but lack good English skills to help them articulate their work and prepare good analysis and reporting documentation.
Students help the social workers with the documentation, office administration and analysis aspect of the work when they are not visiting the field. This way the students get to see ground realities and learn about development programs and give back to the community and organization.
Even if you are young there are many ways to give back to the community. Past students have helped with data collection and analysis, report writing for foreign donors and project evaluation in addition to working in the field.
- This Program is open to students of all backgrounds
- At Least 20 Years of Age
- Experience in Desired Field
This program is ideal for students wanting to gain experience in the area of international development.
The placement involves lots of field trips to villages and an opportunity to get involved with and observe a variety of development issues (women's empowerment to micro credit etc). No prior experience or other training required. Participants must be over 18 years of age easygoing and flexible. They must be committed to working with underserved communities and be able to live in rural areas.
Volunteers must be open minded, willing to take initiative to contribute and learn from their environment and be respectful to their surroundings. The students should be able to adjust to inconveniences caused due to disturbances in power supply and water supply in the remote areas. Students need to respect the local traditions and norms of the community they stay with and be careful not to disturb others in any manner.