Application Materials

The AID India Internship program provides internship opportunities in co-ordination with our partner NGOs in India every year. We encourage applicants of any discipline currently pursuing their undergraduate or graduate studies to apply. We also encourage non-academic applicants from other backgrounds looking to work at the grassroots and contribute to these small communities.
What you can expect from this internship:

  • An opportunity to work at the grassroots level and make a difference to the community. In many cases, interns live in the communities they intern in, thus get a full immersion into the experience.
  • Hands on teaching, working to develop educational material or manuals, documentation or database development, conducting surveys, helping with set-up of stalls or publicizing the NGO (Specific projects will depend on the intern’s skill-set and the immediate needs of the Partner NGO).
  • An environment where you can build your language skills; if you already know an Indian language or to pick up some basics of a new language if you don’t.
  • An opportunity to blog and share your experience with the community at large through public media/ magazines/ news articles- local, national or international.
  • And most importantly, lifelong friends who will cherish and appreciate your work and your impact on their well-being for a long time!

As part of the application process, you are required to complete and submit the following documents.

    1. An updated resume
    2. Completed AID India Internship Program Application form 2016
    3. Two letters of recommendation – preferably one from an academic adviser/professor and the other one from someone familiar with previous work/internship experience.

Please contact us at [email protected] for questions about the application process that are not already answered on our web site.

Application Deadline

The deadline for receiving application forms and letters of recommendation on behalf of the candidate’s application to the AID India Internship program is March 31st, 2017. Preference will be given to early applications.

Applications will be screened on the strength of the credentials and passion of the applicant in pursing an internship at the chosen NGO.

E-mail completed application to [email protected].

Aasha Foundation

Location — Dharavi, Mumbai
The Aasha Foundation provides total enrichment support to formerly destitute girls living in an orphanage in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum. Aasha programs provide these girls, aged 7-20, with deep educational, professional, health, recreational, life skills, and social enrichment.
Intern requirements

  • Applicants should have completed at least junior year of college.
  • We are looking for confident, independent, self-starters who are comfortable in new situations, and who enjoy working directly with children and young women.
  • Helpful qualifications include: teaching, ESL, mentoring, and/or a general interest in health and well-being.
  • We do not provide housing. There are many expat forums where volunteer can find roommate / flatshare opportunities. Average cost is between Rs. 20,000-35,000 per month ($350-$650).

What a past intern has to say


Avehi Abacus
Location — Mahalaxmi, Mumbai
Avehi Abacus Project works with teachers and students in 900+ public schools. The rich and relevant curriculum enrichment packages developed by the group are on themes drawn from sciences and social sciences and ongoing struggles for justice in society. Avehi Abacus has also created material for pre-service teacher education used in 16 colleges in Maharashtra.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Understand the content develop by AAP.
  • Understand the manner in which the Sangati &/or Manthan/Saath-Saathcurriculum programmes have been used in field.
  • Help in improving the data collection tools (Monitoring and Evaluation Systems).
  • Specifically help in tracking students who have undergone and completed Sangati &/Or Manthan. (By interviewing them, making their profile sketch, making a data-base.)
  • Help in Advocacy related work in relation to the Right to Education Act in Mumbai and by helping to update date from Secondary sources.

Duration — ~8-10 weeks.
Number of positions — 2-3
Language and skill preferences — English, Hindi or Marathi


Deepa Academy
Location — Bangalore, Karnataka
To empower the differently abled by providing quality education, and to promote overall development with the guiding principles of self-help, interaction, and involvement.
Teaching methodology
The academy runs an English-medium residential high school for girls; students are provided free education, lodging, and boarding, along with medical care. Through an integrated education program, differently abled children are integrated into mainstream society. The Academy has a fully equipped computer education center; classes in music and home science; sports and cultural meets; and regular counseling and guidance sessions for differently abled children.
Intern Requirements
No specific qualification or skill requirements. However, the intern should possess the following qualities.

  • A passion to work with visually challenged children.
  • Basic understanding of the needs of the visually challenged (the Academy will help sensitize the intern).
  • Ability to adapt to situations.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Help in improving communication skills of the students.
  • Design a manual that outlines the approach used to improve communication skills.
    Assist in designing print and Braille manuals on basic computer education.
  • Prepare and motivate students to participate in dramatics, sports, and extra-curricular activities like handicrafts and arts.
  • Sensitize students about cultures of different countries and prepare them to present or perform a skit on the topic.
  • Provide support in administrative activities like creating effective presentations, reporting, web site development, and documentation.

Duration — 8-10 weeks
Deepa Academy for the Differently Abled
No. 226/A/3 Tank Bund Road, Subramanya Nagar
Bangalore 560021
Contact — Murali C Sharma ([email protected])
E-mail[email protected]
Phone — +91 80 23471268


Parichay Abhigyan Society
Location — New Delhi, India
Parichay’s vision is to effect the personal and the social development of children, youth, and adults of the community in which it operates.
Intern Requirements
While the primary intern contact, Vijay Bajpai, is well-versed in both English and Hindi, it might help if the intern knew Hindi.
Interns trained in caring for mentally disable children can choose to contribute in the special school.
Intern Responsibilities
Assignments may involve one or all of these five areas:

  • Teaching English or Math at the non-formal school.
  • Help set up a community library in the school.
  • Teach basic computer skills to students.
  • Help with maintaining the organization’s Website.
  • Interns qualified in the field of mental health and trained to take care of special or mentally challenged children can help out in the special school section of Parichay.

Duration — 1-6 months
Parichay Abhigyan Society
204-A, Pockets J & K
Dilshad Garden
Delhi 110095
Contact — Vijay Bajpai
E-mail[email protected]
Phone — +91 9810753425


Eureka Child Foundation
Location — Chennai, Tamil Nadu
To empowers local communities through projects in the fields of education, health, and livelihood.
Teaching methodology
The foundation has a strong research team that provides skill-specific solutions and generates attractive resource material for children. Books, activity kits and other learning resources reach the poorest villages through Eureka Books.
Intern Requirements
The intern should be willing to help with preparing educational learning modules, documenting the foundation’s work, and participating in other projects based on personal interest.
Intern Responsibilities

  • Prepare educational modules and help build software or mobile applications as fun learning aids.
  • Work on health projects and prepare health modules for villagers.
  • Document work carried out across the 1000 villages in Tamil Nadu and 100 villages at Bihar.
  • Inculcate integrated development projects at the learning centers.

Duration — 8-10 weeks
No. 7/4, Besant Road, Royapettah
Chennai 600 014
Selva Ganapathy
E-mail[email protected]
Phone — +91 9790951652

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