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Reference: 63537

Date Added: 18 November 2017
Closing Date: 15 January 2018

Job Title: India Internship

Working For: Development in Action

Location: India

Charity Number: 1149279

Salary: None

Job Details

Are you interested in gaining overseas experience with an ethical organisation focused on sustainable volunteering? Do you want to experience development differently? Can you be proactive and adapt to the fast-paced nature of social change? If so then Development in Action's India Internship Programme may be for you.

For over 20 years DiA has promoted an ethical overseas development experience through our India Internship placements. We are now recruiting interns for our India placements. The volunteer internship offers the opportunity for young people to gain new perspectives on global issues and strengthen their skills.

Person Specification
DiA offers volunteer internships that provide young people with the opportunity to work with our partner NGO's in India; We are looking for those who are:

  • Able to work as part of a team and have a strong understanding of working cross-culturally.
  • Able to use their own initiative and be proactive.
  • Enthusiastic about DiA's visions and missions.
  • Committed to their role in affecting positive social change (both the opportunities and the challenges).
  • Interested in international development and/or global issues such as social and economic inequality, climate change, public health and education for all.

DiA prides itself on working with a small number of community-based organisations across India who respond to the needs of those living in areas where they work. Our partners define their own needs and their capacity to host interns.

Leaving in July 2018 we offer placements of either 2 months or 6 months these could include:

  • Conducting research on rural development and agriculture.
  • Working with children and young people on social or education projects.
  • Working on participatory development and public health projects.
  • Engaging in women’s empowerment projects.

If your application is successful you will attend a selection day in London. Successful applicants will attend a training weekend in the UK and further training in India. Throughout your time the India volunteer coordinator will be on hand to help and assist you as required. On return to the UK you will submit your volunteer project, attend a debrief day and be offered the opportunity to continue to be engaged with DiA.


W4MP Note:
The role being advertised is a voluntary one. As such, there are no set hours and responsibilities and you should be free to come and go as you wish. If the post demands set hours and/or has a specific job description you may be deemed to be a ‘worker’ and be covered by National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage legislation. See http://www.w4mp.org/jobs-listings-events/jobs/
for more information about National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage.

Closing Date: 15 January 2018

Interview/Start Dates

We will contact you after the 15th January if we have decided to take your application furthur.
Interview dates and times are flexible.

Departure date will be July 2018.

Application Details

To apply please download the application form from the website at http://www.developmentinaction.org/india-programme/how-to-apply/  and return the completed form to india@developmentinaction.org with the subject title 'India Intern Application'. Please send your application by 15th January 2018.

Further information about our placements is available on our website or find us on Facebook and Twitter.


Website: /http://www.developmentinaction.org/

Additional Notes