The CHETNA Internship Programme offers a small group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to CHETNA’s operations. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of CHETNA work. Applicants should have expressed interest in the field of development; ability to adapt to new environments and work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds. Interns work under the supervision of a staff member at CHETNA. The background of the interns is matched with the needs of the organisation. Interns should be available for the duration of at least three months.
Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from CHETNA. The costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be taken either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students, or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements. In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins.
Candidates outside India are also encouraged to apply for work experience. We currently have a fellow from American Jewish World Service who will be working with us on child health and nutrition projects for one year.
Hostel facilities are also available at subsidised rate.