INTERNSHIP

INTERN WITH US

An illiterate women is empowered to start her own enterprise.
A child labourer re-discovers the joys of childhood.
Villagers reap the benefits of participatory democracy.
Health-care services are brought to the doorstep of the rural poor.
A cleaner environment and sustainable livelihood practices are transforming lives.
And here is YOUR chance to share our experience!

It’s never too late to learn. And this is what we have experienced with our internship programme. Every year, we receive requests from students across the world wanting to be a part of our journey and contribute to our vision and mission. Our internship programmes are designed to ensure a mutually-beneficial experience for the intern and us.

Over the years, we have had students from diverse educational backgrounds — Science, Development Studies, Microfinance, Business, Arts, Medicine — intern with us. Every intern shares with us a pool of knowledge, skills, experience, and a desire to make a difference. Our interns get to have a hands-on experience of the challenges faced by the poor; interact with various stakeholders, and come up with innovative solutions to combat the multi-dimensional factors of poverty.

First Round

Browse through to know the projects that are currently available and apply online.

Second Round

The applicant will be asked to submit letters of intent for the preferred topics, each not more than a page. Following this, the applicant will be interviewed by the Internship Manager, Hand in Hand India. For those applicants who are in Chennai or Kancheepuram, the interview will be conducted in person. For the rest, it will be through Skype at a mutually convenient date.

During the interview, any doubt with regard to the application form will be clarified. There will be proper analysis of the reasons for choosing the project.

Third Round

The last round of interview will be with the respective Project Head. The qualification of the applicant and his/her competence to implement the project will be checked thoroughly in this round.

HAVE DOUBTS? CONTACT US?

Phone: 044 4341 3200

communication@hihseed.org

Interns from across the globe have helped us.

ALMA STUDIORUM BOLOGNA UNIVERSITY, ITALY
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON D.C.
AMRITHA VISHWA VIDHYAPEETAM, COIMBATORE
BISHOP HEBER COLLEGE, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI
DR B.R. AMBEDKAR UNIVERSITY, NEW DELHI
GANDHIGRAM RURAL UNIVERSITY, DINDUGAL
GREAT LAKES INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, CHENNAI
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CHENNAI
LOYOLA INSTITUE OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT, CHENNAI
MADRAS SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, CHENNAI
NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, JODHPUR
UNITED WORLD COLLEGES SOUTH EAST ASIA, SINGAPORE
UNIVERSITY OF MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS
UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, INDIANA
VELLORE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, VELLORE

ANNUAL SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

Annual programmes with schools have helped us gain valuable insights into our programmes from fresh perspectives.

  • THE SCHOOL (KRISHNAMURTI FOUNDATION INDIA), CHENNAI
  • PATHASHAALA (KRISHNAMURTI FOUNDATION INDIA)
  • Available Projects

    • Embroidery design development Duration - Up to 2 months
    • Evolving marketing / business models for handicraft products Duration - Up to 3 months
    • Study of self-help group financials software Duration - Up to 2 months
    • Documentation of agricultural practices Duration - Up to 3 months
    • Technical survey and documentation Duration - From 1 month to 3 months
    • Study the dry waste value and supply chain in the Municipalities Duration - From 1 to 3 months
    • Support the campaign ‘100% source segregation initiative’ and conduct an impact study Duration - From 1 to 3 months
    • Study on the functions of renovated Anganwadi with control and experimental group Upto 2 months
    • Knowledge assessment about Anemia among rural women in our intervention area Upto 2 months
    • Data analysis about life style diseases in our Kairasi clinic Upto 2 months
    • Community perspective about sanitation in Urban Upto 2 months
    • Knowledge assessment on maternal child health facility in rural areas Upto 2 months
    • Scoping study on HRPC / Volunteers Upto 2 months
    • Develop design platforms, frames, and model designs for hand embroidery on different types of fabrics,
    • Train self-help group women on these new designs and develop a design catalogue,
    • If feasible, faciliate market linkages.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma
    • Graduate
    • Post graduate students from design & fashion technology institutes

    Skillsets

    • Art & designing
    • To study the different product channels currently being handled by Handmade shop and Eco Craft,
    • Identify appropriate marketing strategies in addition to existing channels.
    • To develop business plans and marketing forecast in line with the strategies.

    Qualifications

    • MSW
    • MBA
    • Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship etc.

    Skillsets

    • Marketing
    • Quantitative analysis
    • Business finance
    • To study the MIS and finacial software currently being used by Hand in Hand India for its microfinance operations.
    • To suggest changes to improve speed, efficiency, and accuracy at all three points – data collection, procession, and reporting.

    Qualifications

    • BE
    • BSc
    • Computer Science

    Skillsets

    • Programming
    • Data flow analysis
    • Testing
    • To study the various agricultural practices pertaining to land use, soil, water & nutrient management for different crops.
    • Intern/s will be required to stay in the village for this project.

    Qualifications

    • Agriculture
    • Horticulture
    • Forestry students

    Skillsets

    • Documentation
    • To do hydrological survey for watershed projects,
    • Drainage line survey and mapping,
    • Contour demarkation and slope analysis.

    Qualifications

    • BE or B.Tech
    • ME or M.Tech students of Agriculture/ engineering,Horticulture,Geology

    Skillsets

    • Knowledge of auto cad or GIS softwares preferred
    • Knowledge of handling survey instruments necessary.

    To study

    • The various kinds of dry waste generated by the residential and bulk waste generators.
    • The value of various kinds of dry waste in the supply chain.
    • The supply chain structure – from generator to end product.

    Qualifications

    • Social work
    • Business management / administration

    Skillsets

    • Knowledge of survey methodology
    • Basic knowlegde about waste management
    • To support the campaign by joining with the team / volunteers or coordinating the team / volunteers,
    • To study the impact of the campaign by analysing the level of awareness among the residents, behavioural change, number of households engaged in source segregation, percentage of waste diversion, etc.

    Qualifications

    • Social work
    • Sociology
    • Environment related studies

    Skillsets

    • Social mobilisation
    • Impact assesment methodology

    PURPOSE: To find out what kind of impact has been created in the community / society by the renovated Anganwadi.

    METHODOLOGY: Interview method, Desk review, Comparative study about Hand in Hand and government interventions in the community.

    Qualifications

    • Allied Health Sciences
    • Graduate
    • MSW
    • Social Science Studies

    Skillsets

    • Field level interaction
    • Infrastructure assessment
    • Data analysis questionnaire

    PURPOSE: To check the level of awareness attained about Anaemia in rural areas.

    METHODOLOGY: FGD, Hand in Hand beneficiaries and other women in community, village level stakeholders (VHN & Anganwadi teachers).

    Qualifications

    • MBBS
    • Allied Health Sciences
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Diploma in General Nursing
    • Graduate
    • MSW
    • Social Science Studies

    Skillsets

    • Questionnaire
    • Field level interaction
    • Data analysis and Reporting

    PURPOSE: Analysing the increased level of diseases diagnosed in Kairasi Clinic whether it is High Blood Pressure, Diabetes and as such.

    METHODOLOGY: Interaction with individual patients to capture their behaviour and life style.

    Qualifications

    • Allied Health Sciences
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Diploma in General Nursing
    • Graduate
    • MSW
    • Social Science Studies

    Skillsets

    Questionnaire – as a tool, Understanding of medical terms and diagnosis level.

    PURPOSE: To assess the knowledge gap about sanitation and to conduct a sensitized study on sanitation.

    METHODOLOGY: FGD, Observation of existing sanitation in village.

    Qualifications

    • Allied Health Sciences
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Diploma in General Nursing
    • Graduate
    • MSW
    • Social Science Studies

    Skillsets

    • Observation
    • Tool preparation – Subject knowledge
    • Data analysis and Reporting

    PURPOSE: To find out the level of awareness on schemes about maternal and child health and to identify the knowledge gaps.

    METHODOLOGY: Interaction with beneficiaries, VHN and Primary health centre medical officer.

    Qualifications

    • MBBS, Allied Health Sciences
    • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Diploma in General Nursing
    • Graduate
    • MSW
    • Social Science Studies

    Skillsets

    Questionnaire – as a tool, Understand of medical terms / diagnosis level.

    PURPOSE: To create strategies on the existing HRPC and knowledge assessment on volunteerism / involvement.

    METHODOLOGY: FGD

    Qualifications

    • Diploma
    • Graduate
    • MSW
    • Social Science Studies

    Skillsets

    Questionnaire – as a tool, Understand of medical terms / diagnosis level.