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Internship in India

Would you like an affordable and safe way to travel overseas? Do you want to experience a new culture while enhancing your global perspectives?

Joining an affordable internship in India program is a great opportunity. You will experience the exhilarating challenges that come with stepping outside of your comfort zone which will foster professional and personal skill development such as critical thinking, verbal/non-verbal communication, and language proficiency. While you’re abroad, you will experience first-hand India’s social issues and cultural identity. This will contribute to your global understanding of how cultural values influence local economies and may very impact your personal perspectives and views as well!

India is home to more than one billion people; the country defines the word “diversity.” IFRE’s internships for international students’ partner with a wide range of non-profit and community centered organizations to offer a opportunities that will allow you to experience India’s diversity. These programs include working in orphanages, teaching English in rural schools, supporting medical projects, and more. No matter what kind of internship you want to take part in, we will work with you to create a program in India that will suit your needs.

IFRE invites you to join our internship programs in India. Serve local communities, share your experience and compassion with others while gaining practical experience and exploring this vibrant country!

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Popular Internship Opportunities in India

IFRE offers amazing internship programs. There are many projects to match your interests and needs. If you don’t see anything below that interest you, please email us so we can help find the right project for you.

The orphanages in India offer homes, education, hope and love for orphans. Interns in the India orphanage program will primarily help children by teaching basic English and organizing creative, extra-curricular activities such as game, singing, music, drawing, etc. Resources and manpower to support orphanage programs in India are spread thin and interns in Indian orphanages provide relief.

This program is the perfect place for interns who are looking for opportunities to share their love, passion and skills with very-unfortunate children who crave (and deserve) support and attention.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

There is no specific qualification needed to join the orphanage internship project. However, interns must be flexible and patient. You should have passion and love for orphans.

An Interns’ Responsibilities

When you intern in an Indian orphanage project, you will teach English in either the orphanage or school (where kids go for day schooling). Interns will also help with day to day life skills, assist children as they dress properly for their day and escort them to reach school safely.

Interns may also organize games, art lessons, singing, dancing and other creative, educational and extra-curricular activities for the children. This may include group sports training, teaching arts and crafts organizing inter-school football (soccer) or cricket matches and playing music. Interns may tutor for other subjects such as mathematics, world affairs, personal hygiene and nutrition.

The possibilities are endless! In the evening, interns help the children with homework and encourage academic progress.. Some participants will assist in the care of the children who cannot yet attend school, and others may lend a hand with food distribution, kitchen work and garden maintenance.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding orphanage volunteer program in India.

Opportunities exist for those with strong English skills. Yet in India, English instruction is not included in primary, public school curriculums. IFRE Interns strives to bridge this chasm to providing interns to teach English in India.

Our English teaching internship in India collaborates with local and resource-deprived schools. We offer teaching in several government schools in Delhi. Many poor children cannot afford private, English lessons often continuing on to higher schools with little or poor knowledge of Basic English.

Your role as an intern can help make a difference in these children's lives. Intern teachers in India are a prized and welcomed resource! As an intern teacher, you will work in underprivileged government schools and mostly work under the direction of a head teacher.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

NO specific skills or qualifications are required to participate in this internship opportunity in Indian schools. However, some kind of teaching certification or education degree is appreciated. A major in science, math or computer-oriented classes is also preferred if you have no teaching education/credentials. Interns must have passion and interest to help children and improve their education.

An Interns’ Responsibilities

In our Indian English teaching program, you work either as an independent teacher or as an assistant to a permanent English teacher. You will most likely be teaching in government schools. If IFRE cannot secure a placement in a government school, interns will teach in either a semi-government or private school where each school has a permanent English instructor.

As an intern English teacher in India, you will teach English using the set curriculum and using the books provided. Interns may also organize games, art lessons, singing, dancing and other creative, educational and extra-curricular activities. Interns may also support children with their homework efforts and encourage academic progress. Schools may seek the assistance of interns with help in other on-going academic activities or administrative duties.

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding teaching volunteer program in India.

The medical program in India is an eye-opening and life-changing experience for you. This program allows you to gain invaluable international medical experience which will help you in your future endeavors. As an intern you will shadow local doctors and nurses and gain deep insight into the healthcare system of India.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

If you are interested in joining our medical internship in India, you must possess health care certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician's credentials.

We do not permit interns without medical credentials to work in this program due to the potential risk. The hospitals require a copy of your resume, clearly documenting credentials and education, before your arrival to the project. Projects will also require an official copy of your credentials.

An Interns’ Responsibilities

Job responsibilities for medical interns in India vary dependent on your education, skills, experience and qualifications and on the community’s current needs. You will not be permitted to perform major exams or surgeries. Most often interns help doctors or work as their assistants.

As a medical intern, you could be placed in a large hospital or small rural health center. Most of the hospitals (regardless of size) have many departments: Emergency, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Infectious Diseases, Hematology, Endocrinology, Oncology, Internal Medicine, Clinical Pathology, etc. so an intern may be placed in any department, but skills/qualifications will also be considered.

India medical program interns may also take patients’ vitals: blood pressure, temperature, height and weight, and carry out health center tasks. You also assist in health camps, distribute medicines, provide tips to patients on health, nutrition and sanitation or provide counseling to patients. You may provide treatment for minor injuries or wounds and document patient records. The tasks and activities vary day by day!

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding medical volunteer program in India.

If you are interested in our amazing volunteer opportunities in India, please feel free to contact us.

Internship in India: Fees & Dates

Our programs start every Monday, although we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Since 2003, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer and intern abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality internship programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to intern internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly program fee is paid in the host country directly to your host family and project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.

The program fee for internship and volunteering is basically same in India. However, unlike volunteers, interns often work closely with guided supervision from a local project director, and a small weekly supervision fee ($25-50/ week) may be incurred in addition to volunteer program fees.

Learn more about our highly affordable volunteer program fees in India.

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Internships vs. Volunteers Programs

In general, volunteer programs focus on humanitarian outreach and project support. Volunteering is popular amongst people who want to share their love and passion for underprivileged children, impoverished communities, or conservation efforts in need of resources.

India Internship opportunities focus on creating a real-world learning environment for interns and students so that they practice professional development and obtain new skills. Similar to volunteers, interns may work on a variety of projects (many times alongside volunteers) that benefits local communities, children, wildlife and similar projects. Teaching programs, medical outreach, and children’s support are the most popular internship projects.

Room & Food


IFRE will manage living accommodations , provide meals and supervision for you for the entirety of your stay in the India internship program. During the internship period, you will stay with our carefully selected host families.

Our host families are socially respected and are experienced with hosting international interns. They have strong interest in our interns’ safety and wellbeing and demonstrate this with caution and care.

In most host family situations, you will share a room with another intern of the same gender. Another viable option is an at-orphanage stay. Many orphanages in India have set aside special rooms to house international interns.

IFRE arranges room, food and supervision for interns throughout the program. All of IFRE’s cooks prepare a variety of delicious Indian food (naan, dahl and chapatti breads, curries, rice and pickles/chutneys).

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Field Support and Supervision

Once your internship in India begins, our local staff members stay in constant touch with you. Interns staying in Delhi see our coordinators and staff daily. However, if you are staying other places, our staff will visit interns every 2-4 weeks (if possible) and you are always welcome at the office.

We recommend that the interns stop by the office once a week, if they are staying/working in the local area, to give feedback on their home stay and project. Many minor issues can be avoided with a just little extra communication before they develop into major issues.

Your project will have local staff members in addition to our India intern coordination staff . If your project is located a great distance from our offices, then our local staff communicates by either email and/or phone.

We are available for you at the local office via email and phone for your entire trip. It’s our job to make sure that you are safe and healthy.

Academic Credit

You can earn academic credit for most internship programs in India. The best way to receive academic credit is by pre-arranging the project with your college/university. It is up to an intern to communicate with faculty/academic advisors regarding college credit for internship work PRIOR to applying to IFRE .

Your college/university may require additional information prior to approval and may require students to submit pre/post research or other requirements.

Free Time

Interns in India have free time for the duration of their project, weekends and the Language and Culture program. While IFRE does not arrange activities during this time off, our local staff, members and coordinators can provide priceless assistance in making appropriate arrangements for travel in India. It’s the time for self-discovery and learning. It’s time to explore this foreign culture and exotic land. Our IFRE local coordinators/staff are available to give you free advice, travel tips and helps to book your travel.

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FAQs: Internship in India

Arrival and departure

Your India internship program requires that you fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport. Once you arrive, an IFRE representative will be waiting to pick you up.

Please consult our country coordinator before leaving your home country, and make sure to send us your correct flight information once you have booked your travel. If there are any changes, delays, or if you miss your flight please contact us as soon as possible.

We do not offer airport drop-off service so you will need to make your own departure arrangements.


In order to participate in any of the India internship opportunities, you need to secure a tourist visa. You can apply only for an eVisa.

Visa extension is possible if you would like to extend your time in India. Please review all visa information in the Immigration India and E-VISA Application process.


CDC recommends vaccinations against the following for travel to India:

Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies, Yellow Fever

How can I apply?

Applying for an internship in India is straightforward: go online, complete out the program application, and submit it to us.

We will follow up with you within 24-hours of your application submittal.

Why go with IFRE Volunteers?

IFRE Volunteers is a global humanitarian non-profit who has partnered with over 22,000 people and hundreds of local organizations to facilitate significant and safe internships experiences since 2006.

We offer the most affordable international internships in the world. Your tax-deductible registration fee supports your experience and enhances local projects while the program fee gets paid directly to your service project and/or host families.

When you intern in India, you will to create long lasting connections with your home-away-from-home host family, project coordinators, and fellow interns. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable during your time abroad, our unparalleled support staff will do everything they can to improve your situation and ensure that you have a good experience.

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