NCI welcomes applicants for its 2018 Summer Internship Programme!

Primary purpose of the internship

The internship opportunity is primarily to support NCI in its summer programmes and in its communication and visibility programme.

In 2018 NCI will be running two summer programmes:

  1. Contemporary India: An Interdisciplinary Introduction Course at the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  1. Approaching the Environment in India: Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Economy-Society Interface at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore
Key Responsibilities

The description of key responsibilities is described as below:

  • Act as liaison between students and Indian partner, and accordingly, report to supervisor about possible issues. This will be accomplished by the intern participating inclassroom activities, field trips, etc. This will also include providing assistance to students and Indian partner in cases of health emergencies and whenever else required
  • Provide weekly reports based on weekly feedback from students (feedback structure already developed)
  • Post photos and videos on FB of interesting activities, lectures by high profile resource persons, fieldtrips, recreational activities, etc.
  • Moderate the FB closed groups for the programmes
  • Assist in furthering NCI’s communication and visibility strategy under the direction of the supervisor
  • Assist in more efficiently reaching out to member universities by identifying stakeholders beyond NCI’s present network

The intern will work in close cooperation and under the supervision of the Acting Director of NCI and will be stationed at NCI’s Delhi office during the entire period of the internship.

Requirements for applying
  • Must be registered as a student with an NCI member university
  • Minimum 2 years of university education. Students in the final year of their Bachelors degree are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience in terms of travelling abroad (preferably developing country) for a study abroad programme, internship and/or fieldwork
  • English speaking proficiency (Proficiency in two Nordic languages in addition will be an advantage)
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Experience in working with Wordpress along with experience in media and communication will be an advantage
What NCI will provide

NCI will provide for the intern’s travel to and from India and local official travel. The intern will be provided housing in either the NCI residence at Delhi or at a university partner guest house. The intern will be provided with a work station at the NCI Delhi residence. The intern will be assisted in applying for the visa to India in terms of providing the necessary paperwork. The intern is expected to be insured for the duration of her stay. NCI will not be providing any monetary support for the internship. On successful completion of the internship NCI will provide a certificate for the same and a recommendation letter.

Interested applicants are encouraged to direct all queries to:

Christabel Royan
Acting Director, Nordic Centre in India

Interested applicants can send in their application to:

Lise Hansen, NCI Secretariat

Time period of internship: 18th June to 18th August, 2018

The deadline for receiving applications is April 25th, 2018

Summer 2017 Internship

NCI had its first call for internships in the summer of 2017 and it was very well received. NCI hosted Ms. Mirna Aho from the University of Jyvaskyla as our Summer Activity Manager, and she spent two months in our India office working in Delhi, travelling to partner institutions, meeting Nordic students coming in for NCI summer programmes, etc.

Mirna's Experience

Spring 2018 Internship

NCI’s second call for internships was from January 14th until March 16th of 2018. NCI Hosted Mr. Olli Peltola from the University of Jyväskylä as our Visibility and Communications Manager. During these two months, Olli worked on the website, Facebook page, building marketing material for the summer/semester programs and also got the chance to visit our partner institutions at Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Olli's Experience