An Intern is a student or a fresh graduate seeking an opportunity to gain experience in a particular career field. The internship could be a paid or unpaid opportunity to hone their skills before s/he gradually settles into a lucrative career. An internship is pre-professional work experience, an agreement between the candidate (or their organization) and the organization for a fixed period of time such as a semester or quarter or even a year. For students, internships also supplement academic classes and, in some cases, earn college credits. For recent graduates and individuals considering a career change an internship is a way to try a new job without making a permanent commitment. It is a way to ‘test the waters’ in a variety of career fields, to gain ‘real-life’ experiences, and a way to decide on (or opt out) of a certain vocation.

Institute of Livelihood Research and Training encourages students, universities, colleges and organizations to second interns around thematic areas of mutual interest wherein there is a twofold benefit – firstly to the organization and secondly to the intern in terms of the experience gained during the period of assignment.

The following are the broad thematic areas where we would welcome the possibility of an internship with us:

  1. Communication
  2. Documentation of case studies from the field
  3. Content writing and editing including for the website and certificate courses
  4. Training and Capacity Building
  5. Training processes and methodologies including identifying/developing/innovating tools etc.
  6. Thematic areas such as
  7. Natural Resource based Livelihoods
  8. Off-farm Livelihoods with reference to Agriculture Value Chains
  9. PRI- Decentralized Government & Livelihoods

We expect the candidate to have at least a fair degree of expertise and fluency in English. Hindi and other local languages will be an added advantage. We will specially encourage candidates with French and English capabilities. Some knowledge and / or experience around the thematic area mentioned above will be an added advantage.


Interns from HIDA JETRO

JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) has been entrusted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) with the “Global Internship Program”, which dispatches young human resources to governments, governmental organizations and private companies in developing countries, together with the Overseas Human Resources and Industry Development Association (HIDA). The program aims at enhancing business skills, improving the ability to respond to different cultures and building local networks through practical experience at their host organizations.

Since the past three years JETRO is associated with ILRT.

Presently three interns are undergoing their internship for a period of 4 to 6 months.

  1. Jun Ebihara is working with Mr. A Satheesh on “Microinsurance” and is based at Hyderabad.
  2. Takehiro Nakamura is attached with Mr. Sanjeev Kumar and is working on “Integrating Japanese Business for Social Development in India: Livelihood promotion through Indo-Japan collaboration” and is based at Delhi.
  3. Ryosuke Takemoto  is attached with Mr. T Naveen is working on “Integrating Japanese Business for Social Development in India: Livelihood promotion through Indo-Japan collaboration” and is based at Hyderabad.

Please feel free to contact us to explore this possibility and negotiate further mutual interest.