You will travel to the tropical state of Kerala in southern India and work alongside community members in order to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth or adults.
As an intern, you will provide a vital long-term presence, working in local schools, children’s homes or health and care centres. You might assist children or adults with extra lessons to help them to improve their English skills, either in a classroom environment, small group tuition or one-on-one tutoring. At care centres you could be supporting occupational, arts or sport therapy related activities with residents. You will also be involved with improving infrastructure in educational settings or community buildings.
After the 12-week support and training phase conducted on our project in India, you will start your work placement with a partner organisation or assist the GVI team in the operation and management of our project. With both pathways, you will work alongside professional teams, gaining valuable experience throughout. This internship, run in close collaboration with the community, offers the opportunity for you to gain experience in a professional international environment, giving you a base for developing your own career.
After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organisations in India or in other countries around the world where GVI operates. Field work positions can be paid or unpaid, range in duration from one month to one year, and is dependent on availability. Qualification for possible GVI positions is at the sole discretion of Global Vision International.
All internships are geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of key soft and hard skills that will put you a step ahead of the pack. GVI have been running community development, education, and conservation projects since 1997 and our highly experienced field staff will help you gain and improve vital skill sets to improve your future job prospects.
Their sense of fearlessness, persistence, confidence and ability to recover came from an amazing sense of community they created themselves at such an early age. This was something I hadn’t seen in any of my previous travels or experienced in primary school in Boston. Those kids are able to overcome obstacles by learning from each other. I can honestly say that they have inspired me to be fearless and persistent in everything I attempt.