In developing countries, the government has to be accountable in guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens. Indeed, it has a social responsibility to uplift the life of poor and marginalised people in a sustainable manner, and will contribute meaningfully to social development. It is through policy development, and subsequent advocacy that real social change occurs, by in part, holding government accountable for their actions. Intern in India with if i could… and be a part of this social change!
Policy work contributes significantly towards improving the lives of India’s most neglected populations, by means of the actions of everyday people.
The if i could… programme has numerous, dynamic and dedicated host organisations in New Delhi that focus on a range of developmental issues facing India as a country. In this way, if i could… offers advocacy internships in the fields of gender diversity and women’s rights, children’s rights, HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness, as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights.
“By undertaking an advocacy-related internship, you have a unique opportunity to gain some practical work experience within the policy development realm and to develop your skills in exciting, dynamic and rapidly growing fields within the development sector in India,” says Lindy Briginshaw, Director of the if i could… programme. “We look to match the skills of our interns and needs of our host organisations in an attempt to further the intern’s career goals while contributing to the advocacy goals of the organisation. The intern has a real opportunity to contribute meaningfully to social change and to gain an understanding of the social, economic and political landscape.”
In addition to making a meaningful difference in the Indian development sector, you will also get the opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of this vibrant city. Click here to read more about our favourite places to eat in New Delhi – you will not be disappointed! New Delhi is a stunning city and the majestic palaces, holy temples, colourful street life, vibrant markets and energetic nightlife are just waiting to be explored.
“Our New Delhi hosts are a specialist group of nonprofits engaging with real issues, working to create positive change and contributing in a real and tangible way on the streets and in the homes and communities in India. An internship with one of these hosts is an ideal way to gain invaluable work experience and sharpen your skills,” says Lindy Briginshaw.
See below for a great video showcasing New Delhi and what an Indian internship has to offer:
If you are interested in gaining skills in the development sector and providing valuable assistance to organisations which are pursuing development in one of the most dynamic and inspiring cities in the world, intern in India with if i could…. New Delhi is a city which provides development scholars and practitioners with valuable and irreplaceable on-the-ground experience and a chance to contribute to change and positive development. Contact one of the if i could… Programme Coordinators today at firstname.lastname@example.org, or apply online.