Internship Placements

 

For over twenty years Development in Action (DiA) has been building strong partnerships with a network of NGOs across India. All of our partners are grassroots organisations that have been established and developed by responding to the ongoing needs of local communities. While these organisations vary in structure and size they all aim to reduce poverty and empower communities.

We pride ourselves on working with small grassroots organisations in India. For these reasons we are only able to offer a limited number of placements which are defined by our partner’s capacities to host interns. For details of our current partners and intern role descriptions, please see below:

 

Advocacy, public health or medicine, social work.

http://deepgriha.org/

DiA interns will have:

  • previous experience of any of the following: with children and young people (teaching, youth work, volunteering); on HIV/AIDS issues; in medical practice; adult learning; sustainable engineering, agriculture or permaculture.
  • experience and enthusiasm for community campaigning and advocacy;
  • ability to support the coordination of a variety of community projects and willingness to get involved.

A knowledge of Marathi is useful but not essential.

Farm-based livelihoods, natural resource management, participatory research methods.

http://www.asaindia.org/

DiA interns will have:

  • a background in one of the following: environmental science; social work; social studies; agriculture; geology; water resources; or natural resource management.
  • strong analytical and writing skills
  • knowledge of research methodology, particularly participatory research analysis (PRA).
  • a willingness to stay in basic conditions in the field.

A knowledge of Hindi is useful but not essential.

Education, youth social work, inclusive education

DiA interns will have:

  • previous experience of working with children and young people (teaching, youth work, volunteering), particularly those with disabilities.
  • creativity and the ability to develop learning materials to support continued child development and staff’s work post-placement (an interest and aptitude for the arts, crafts, music or drama would be useful);
  • website development skills to help set up a new website for the school
  • ability to share knowledge on basic IT skills.

A knowledge of Hindi is useful but not essential.

Governance, participatory development, research

http://www.sevamandir.org/

DiA interns will have:

  • a background in one or more of the following: governance, health and education, women’s empowerment, social enterprise and microfinance, or natural resource management;
  • strong analytical and writing skills, including for website content;
  • a willingness to stay in (relatively) basic conditions in the field;
  • ability to share knowledge on basic IT skills.

A knowledge of Hindi is useful but not essential.

Education, social development, children and young people.

http://www.sharana.org/

DiA interns will have:

  • a background in: social development and/or social work; or education;
  • experience of working with children and young people (teaching, youth work, volunteering);
  • creativity and the ability to develop learning materials to support continued child development and staff’s work post-placement (an interest and aptitude for the arts, crafts, music or drama would be useful);
  • research and report writing skills;
  • a knowledge of conversational French.

A knowledge of Tamil is useful but not essential.