We offer internship opportunities to students as part of our commitment to encourage experiential learning in order to broaden their understanding of development activities beyond text book learning to learn from hands on experience. We are committed to providing stimulating work experience for students interested in working with children and youth in Education, Clean Energy, Livelihood and Environment. Currently Internship opportunities are available in our projects implemented by our Partners in Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand.

Interns are a valued part of the organization and will be given tasks and responsibilities in: Implementation, monitoring, Research/Study in – Education, Livelihood, Skill development, Resource mobilization, Communications and HR/administrative tasks. Approved Internship subject will enable Interns experience the different aspects and the inter-relationship between society, economy and the environment.

Internship at Development Focus can take several forms:

  1. Field Exposure/NGO placement: This is for students of MSW, MA (social sciences) who are required to undergo 4-6 weeks exposure or placement with a NGO, as part of their academic requirement.
  2. Regular Internship: This will be for students (both from India and overseas) who wish to intern for 4-12 weeks or more in program thematic areas above or in back office support

Structure of Internship:
The Internships can be part-time or full time for 4-12 weeks. Interns will work from Monday to Friday between 9.30 a.m to 5.30 p.m or 20-35 hours per week. Development Focus will provide an experience certificate at the end of the internship.

Conditions of the Internship:

  1. Must be committed to undertaking the internship as per the agreement. Development Focus requires reliable, well motivated, good-quality interns.
  2. All internships are voluntary and therefore unpaid.
  3. Interns are responsible for their own travel arrangement (flights, trains, buses to and from Bangalore; visa arrangements where travelling from abroad; etc)
  4. Where internship requires translators Development Focus will help in identifying a translator, But interns are requested to cover translator's food, transport and provide a suitable honorarium
  5. In the event that no suitable opportunity is available in student's preferred area, Development Focus will propose alternative internships in other fields, based on interns capacity and wider interest or suggest other organizations

Documentation of Report: All internship will end with a presentation of the work to the Director of Development Focus and/or authorized staff, along with the submission of a written report. Materials generated and contacts made while you are interning with Development Focus will be jointly handed over to DF and any reproduction of material will be with mutual agreement.

Withdrawal Procedure: Interns are expected to complete the full agreed term of Internship. Circumstances that compel a discontinuation of the Internship can be considered on request mutually agreed terms, unless there is a reason that is considered valid by the organization.

Applications submission: Interested students/professional should submit their completed application 4- 6 weeks in advance in the prescribed form. Kindly mail us at, for further details along with your Letter of Interest.

Those accepted will be intimated on date of joining and will be required to submit a declaration accpeting the terms and consitions of the Internship.