NGO Student Volunteer Internship Programme in India

ecodeva-student-volunteer-internship-programOur NGO Student Volunteer Internship Programme in India is a great opportunity for students from around the world to learn and gain on-the-job exposure in non-profit social profit and related social enterprise sector while contributing to the social good initiatives of the NGO. We invite interns from streams like Gender Studies, Public Health, Medicine, Education, Agriculture, Forestry, Environment Conservation, International Development, Development Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Business Administration (HR, Marketing, Sales), Product Development, Logistics and Retail, Communications & PR, etc

The objective of the NGO Student Volunteer Internship Programme in India is to provide students with intense, practical opportunities to learn and experience the constituents of the non-profit community and sustainable development sector, as well as contribute to the initiatives of their areas of interest being pursued by EcoDEVA.

Volunteer Work – Internship Tenure

ecodeva-student-volunteer-internship-program-2It is flexible and is adjusted as per the need of the intern and the requirement of the college/university/institute. The minimum period of an internship, though is one month. We work from Monday Friday. All interns are expected to observe agreed work hours and workplace rules like any professional employee.

The Internship program runs year round and works around the an interns time availability and academic requirements. We do expect interns to apply at least 2 months before the required time.

Volunteer Internship Eligibility

We accept university students, post university young volunteers and professionals.

Volunteer Internship Costs and Incentives

It is a completely voluntary, unpaid assignment. As a self-financed program you may seek funding from your college/university, an external scholarship or your own-self. We charge real time expenses and small margin of contribution to our projects / organisation from the potentially selected volunteers at the time of signing the contract. The charges are economical, affordable and valuable. These will vary depending on locations and duration of volunteer work. EcoDEVA can only pay reimbursements on agreed upon expenses, you would incur during the course of your internship.

The volunteer -interns with proven leadership skills and sense of ownership in the organisation have opportunity to apply for a 1 to 2 year of Fellowship wherein a monthly stipend is paid by the organisation to cover daily food and living costs. Additionally, the organisation will pay for extension of visa, part reimbursement of the air ticket for homewards journey at the end of Fellowship. There are also opportunities to gain additional earnings through referral marketing / sales of our affiliate online eco-organic products store or eco-volunteer-travel packages.

Volunteer Internship Locations and Accommodation

EcoDEVA provides contracted volunteer interns a furnished accomm

odation and a workplace with landline broadband or mobile phone based internet facility. Our work locations are as mentioned below:

> Leh, Ladakh – J&K
> Dharamsala / Kullu Manali, Himachal Pradesh
> Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
> Bikaner – Jodhpur, Rajasthan
> Goa – Gokarna, Karnataka
> Alleppey – Idukki, Kerala

Volunteer Internship Work Opportunities

If you have a particular skill or qualification and are eager to put it to use then please find below a list of the different opportunities for volunteer work – internship in our initiatives / facilities India:

Development Work:

> Women & Girls’ – Social, Health and Economic Empowerment
> Children & Girls’ – Education, Teaching and Skills Development
> Women’s Micro Business Development and Marketing
> Health and Wellness
> Organic Vegetable and Herbal Gardening
> Food Processing and Packaging
> Eco-building
> Alternative Energy
> Disaster Management
> Forestry and Wildlife

Development Work:

> Communications, PR, Media
> Project Coordinator
> Social Business / Enterprise Management
> Marketing and Sales
> Communications, Media and PR
> HR and Recruitment
> Operations and Administration Management
> Logistics, Materials and Inventory Management
> Training and Development
> Counselling and Psychological support
> Marketing and Online Promotions

Selection and Recruitment of Volunteer Interns:

We accept applications for volunteer internship from interested applicants around the world. An online / telephone interview with the Program Director / Coordinator is necessary.

Recent volunteer interns:

We have hosted several volunteer interns from reputed Universities from USA, South America, UK, Germany, France, Spain,  Switzerland in the recent past months.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter detailing your work interest, location preference and dates-duration of volunteer internship to:, and/or fill the following online application form:

Form for Student Volunteer Internship Program (6 weeks to 6 months)

Form for Volunteer Internship + (stipend) Paid Fellowship (6+12 months)

Form for Volunteer Work for Professionals (2 to 24 weeks)