INTERNSHIPS IN NEW DELHI
New Delhi internships start with a cause
Incredible India that opens the door to adventure and discovery.
Interning in New Delhi will allow you to experience an amazing amount of history, culture, life, food, temples and anything else you could possibly imagine. Inspiring and endlessly fascinating, New Delhi is the country’s cultural heart and political centre. The well-preserved historical monuments are like storybooks carrying great tales of the past. Taking a tour around them anywhere in the city is truly mesmerising. New Delhi is home to the famous India Gate, Qutub Minar, Hauz Khas Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Safdarjung Fort and the likes. And it’s not just the history that’s worth experiencing, yoga in the parks and gardens around the city is a popular activity. New Delhi is also known as a gastronome’s pleasure garden and a shopper’s paradise – a true destination for all!
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ABOUT YOUR INTERNSHIP IN DELHI
Experience India in Technicolour
India has a wide range of choices to experience a new and diverse culture. There is something for everyone. Cultural excursions include a trip to the iconic Taj Mahal, bustling spice markets of Chandi Chowk, New Delhi, a boat trip down the Ganges River in Varanasi, camel safaris and the magical forts and palaces of Rajasthan. For the more adventurous, don’t miss trekking in the mountainous regions of Ladakh, or the beautiful beaches of Goa and blissful yoga retreats in Rishikesh.
Experience the rich History of New Delhi
Delhi has a number of stunning temples to explore, including Akshardham, the Lotus Temple and Sri Digambar. Kolkata is the resting place of India’s great icon Mahatma Gandhi (whose principles of truth and ahimsa – to not injure and total nonviolence – have relevance and meaning for us all), and is also home to Mother Theresa’s spirit of compasssion. The home of Buddhism is in Bodhgaya, and you can also visit Buddhist monastries and the Dalai Lama’s home in exile in Dharamsala.
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When to Visit
The ideal time to visit New Delhi is from October to March when the weather is at its best. During this period flowers are blooming, the weather is pleasant and enjoyable. The hottest months of the year are late May and June, when the average temperatures are in the high 30s°C (low 100s°F). The coldest months are December to February, when the average temperatures are in the single digits (mid to upper 40s°F). The monsoon season in New Delhi changes but is usually in July, when temperatures are around 35° (in the 90s°F), the humidity is very high and rainstorms are frequent.
This light and spacious ground floor apartment looks out onto two gardens, one in the front and a small one at the back. The private room is well equipped with air-conditioners (for use in summer), heater (in winter), desk, chair, and of course a comfortable bed. Suparna, her son, and dog Zorro occupy the house and are available to assist you at all times. Guests will have access to the living room, kitchen, and also the garden area for enjoyment at any time. You are free to cook a meal or two in the kitchen if you want to, or just help yourself to some tea and coffee.
The beautiful house is located in an upmarket neighbourhood with beautiful parks and residences, and Lotus Temple and Hauz Khas Village nearby. Plenty of markets, ATMs and doctors around. The private room and bathroom feature WiFi, and vegetarian home-cooked meals. Guests are welcome to bring in or cook their own non-vegetarian food. Breakfast and dinner provided at Rs.8,000/- per month, and lunch can be provided at an extra cost. Your host, Neeru, is a passionate home maker and interior designer by profession. She also runs her own business on AirBnb; loves health and nutrition, yoga, music, dancing and feeding!
The vibey Jugaad Hostel is perfectly located in the heart of the city, with a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the city so that you can experience the best of New Delhi. “Jugaad” is a colloquial Hindi-Urdu word which captures the meaning of finding a low-cost solution to any problem in an intelligent way. This relaxed, vibrant accommodation promises a local experience and the opportunity to connect with travellers and locals alike. You can choose between private or dorm rooms, with ensuite bathrooms. All rooms have air-conditioning for the hot summers and humid monsoons. All beds come with linen, a nightstand, private charging points and reading light.
Transport and getting around
New Delhi is a major international gateway. It’s also a centre for domestic travel, with extensive bus, rail and air connections. The main options for public transportation include the new metro system, buses and taxis. Public buses serving New Delhi are cheap and have many available routes, although they can be hot and crowded. Private taxicabs are not hard to find, auto rickshaws are aplenty and less than half the cost of taxis. They come in handy if you are using the metro, but be prepared to bargain for the best price. It may be uncomfortable at first, but it’s all part of the experience.
HOW INTERNSHIPS IN NEW DELHI WORK
From Application to Internship
Our greatest time investment is understanding your career goals and creating and facilitating a tailor-made internship.
You will be provided with a choice of our top three recommended options which we will select just for you, and from which you will choose one. We will then engage with our partner host organisation to secure your placement. This will be at a reputable non-profit organisation enabling you to gain valuable professional experience. The program costs are $1,595 USD, which includes your $300 USD deposit, airport transfers, orientation and in-country activities, language lessons and ongoing support. You will need to budget for your airfare, accommodation and living expenses, insurances and visas.
WHAT YOU GET WITH OUR NEW DELHI INTERNSHIP
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Volunteer and Intern in New Delhi
This month, on the 5th of December, we celebrated International Volunteer Day. This day marked an opportunity for volunteer organisations and individual volunteers to be acknowledged for their contributions at local, national and international organisations.
Volunteer and intern in New Delhi
How can you volunteer and intern in New Delhi? The if i could… programme places skilled graduates and young professionals in organisations working solely in the development sector in New Delhi and Cape Town. New Delhi is one of our newest destination offerings and is an exciting opportunity for interns wanting something entirely different.
Our very own Founder and Director of Development Works Changemakers and the if i could… programme, Lindy Briginshaw was featured in Go Overseas, an organisation focused on providing info to keen travellers who travel with a purpose.
Giving your time as an intern to an organisation does not only change the organisation, but it also provides you with an opportunity of personal transformation – and this is what all our internships offer.
Once your flight touches the ground in New Delhi, you will feel the excitement and nervousness of something completely new. New Delhi is filled with a diversity of languages, religions and customs. Volunteering your time while interning with us in New Delhi not only ensures that you’ll live out your journey surrounded by some of the most astonishing landscapes and cityscapes you’ve ever seen, but it also allows you the privilege of living amongst its people, their surroundings and immersed within their customs while you do so.
Explore New Delhi
As you wander through New Delhi, you’ll notice the clear socio-economic contrast between areas. This is evidence of the fast and unequal growth characteristic of many developing countries. Working amongst this allows you to see and interact with what is real, altering and challenging about New Delhi.
if i could… works with a variety of progressive local organisations. These groups support efforts to address those discrepancies. As a result, you are given the chance to truly experience the truth of a country and to give your time as it is needed.
We work hard to find the right fit for an organisation to meet the needs and passions of each intern. There is no better way to gain experience than to work at an organisation hand-picked to fit your needs and interests. You will become a true asset to them during your time there. Each intern will have access to the guidance of employees. These employees are experienced in working in such challenging and dynamic settings.
Networking is an incredibly important part of searching for jobs and building careers. Community involvement is one of the best ways to make connections and foster relationships that do just that. Not only will you build your network and enhance your networking skills, but you will also become more experienced and able to understand the working environment when you return home.
Come and intern with us in New Delhi! It will excite you and leave you wanting more. It will be an adventure so different and unexpected that it will stay with you long after you depart.
In conclusion, if you are keen to find out more about an internship or volunteering in New Delhi contact our Cape Town office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to provide more info about how you can join us for an internship of a lifetime. See you soon!