Internship in India
Every year since 2003, SOLIDARITÉ offers students internship positions in India to complete their studies. This experience gives them theoretical and practical knowledge on a wide variety of subjects such as international solidarity, post-development, access to land, organic farming, micro credit and savings, biodiversity, food sovereignty, ecology and environment.
Each internship comprises two parts:
- the first one (15 days) at the training centre
- the second one (several months) on immersion in a project.
The internships are validated by an « International certificate on post-development study».
Group average 15 students
Registration : resume in english or french along with a cover letter outlining your project. Contact: recrutement solidarite.asso.fr
••• Provisional programs •••
- "Rethinking development and discovering the rural south" from the 1st to the 15th of July, 2013, see the provisional program here.
- "Become an eco-actor" from the 1st to the 15th of august, 2013, see the provisional program here.
••• Subjects discussed •••
« Development in question » and its alternative post-development
Issues on land, water and forest resources
Environmental problems, biodiversity and renewable energies
The non-violent approach
Women self-help groups
••• Practical application •••
The interns will visit projects in the field that are implemented by our local partner organisations:
Organic agriculture and village self-sufficiency
Discovering Women self-help groups
Landscape studies and meeting with the locals
Biodiversity: mangrove forest and marine biodiversity
The interns will also do practical group work (organic agriculture, composting, cleaning and waste management, pathway rehabilitation, water storage, reservoirs, etc.)
The immersion: from 2 to 6 months
Then, following the choice of the interns, they integrate the team of one of our organisation’s partners, alone or in duo, to take field training from 2 to 6 months.
SOLIDARITÉ can propose internship themes to students who hope for but internship topics proposed by the students themselves, depending on their studies and their wishes are favoured and encouraged.
Few examples of possible missions :
COMMUNICATION-MARKETING: support to the communication and marketing study about the development of ecotourism activities within the Catamaran centre ;
MONITORING AND FIELD STUDY: monitoring of the « The children of Arsenic » project, support to the development of a women union, other missions within the training centres for social workers and NGOs ;
AGRICULTURE: discovery of organic agriculture’s methods with our partner NAVDANYA and its « Seeds of hope » project ;
EDUCATION: monitoring of several classes within a project on environmental awareness and biodiversity protection ;
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: field study or evaluation in order to realize a new project ;
RESEARCH & FIELD STUDY: these missions require good notions on regional languages. Research on the job possibilities, the advantages and inconvenients of the NREGA law, study of villages in the zone (examples of micro-enterprises’ success).