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Internships for Bengaluru, India

USAC internships abroad are a great way to enhance your educational experience. Participating in a structured work or research experience with an international organization, whether in-person or virtually, will help you gain valuable skills and hands-on experience while expanding your professional network and immersing yourself in the workplace culture of India.

Beginning in Fall 2021, a $985 internship placement fee will be required of all students participating in an in-person USAC internship. This fee helps offset the costs of securing quality internship placements and helps provide a range of professional development activities, including an online internship seminar, career workshops, and panel discussions.

For more information on eligibility requirements and application process see the USAC internship page.

Virtual internships are offered through USAC’s Global Perspectives program. For more information about the program, see the Global Perspectives virtual internship page.

*Placement with a particular internship provider is not guaranteed.

Placements available in the following fields:

Business

Computer Science and IT

Design

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

Grant-Writing and Crowd Funding

Human Resources

Journalism and Communications

NGO and Social Services

Business

An NGO committed to eradicating poverty and promoting the welfare of economically vulnerable sections of society through social welfare projects and public initiatives focusing on education, healthcare, livelihood, and women's empowerment and advocacy.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on the corporate sector in Karnataka and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Establishing contacts with corporate partners to identify opportunities for collaboration
  • Acquiring new corporate partners and working closely with them to meet their child rights agenda
  • Creating proposals and presentations to be used as effective pitching tools
  • Managing a portfolio of clients to promote CSR activities and maintain relationships; with a mix of retention and acquisition accounts

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms:

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Business

An NGO committed to eradicating poverty and promoting the welfare of economically vulnerable sections of society through social welfare projects and public initiatives focusing on education, healthcare, livelihood, and women's empowerment and advocacy.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Planning and strategizing qualitative and quantitative parameters of the program.
  • Achieving established goals and targets in a sustained manner while managing income and expenditure
  • Research market trends and competitor analysis

Requirements:

  • None

Formats/Terms:

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Computer Science and IT

A social enterprise providing decentralized, sustainable energy, including 450,000 solar projects installed in rural villages in India, as a developmental strategy for the 3 billion people in the world who lack access to reliable energy.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Set up project dashboards using open source software
  • Determine key milestones and indicators which can be used to create dashboards
  • Create proper process documents which can be used in the future.

Requirements

  • IT background required

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Design

An NGO committed to eradicating poverty and promoting the welfare of economically vulnerable sections of society through social welfare projects and public initiatives focusing on education, healthcare, livelihood, and women's empowerment and advocacy.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Prepare images to coincide with social media and blog posts
  • Assist with website and blog updates
  • Assist with collateral updates and version control
  • Creation of various logos for products
  • Creation and updates to various sales collateral
  • Assist with video production and multimedia projects

Requirements

  • Knowledge of both MAC and PC environments
  • Proficient in basic design programs including Adobe Creative Suite and knowledge of video
    editing software.
  • Writing and proofing skills

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

An Ayurvedic healthcare center and 100-bed hospital established in 2011 offering fifteen specialized clinical services based on the principles and practices the Ayurveda and Yoga knowledge systems.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Develop a digital marketing strategy
  • Manage the organization's digital presence
  • Create content for digital promotion
  • SEO analysis

Requirements

  • Healthcare background preferred, but not required

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Digital Marketing and Social Media Management

An NGO committed to eradicating poverty and promoting the welfare of economically vulnerable sections of society through social welfare projects and public initiatives focusing on education, healthcare, livelihood, and women's empowerment and advocacy.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize and develop digital marketing campaigns
  • Assist in the execution of nationwide public media campaigns
  • Managing regional content generation for the organization's digital channels
  • Managing and enhancing the organization's ORM
  • Monitoring and coordinating website, social media and other vendor agencies
  • Identifying appropriate resources and vendors for content creation
  • Reviewing and upgrading social media platforms and the website
  • Work closely with the program, research, and PR teams
  • Support and participate in events and activities
  • Oversee the activities of external digital agencies and partners

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Grant-Writing and Crowd Funding

An NGO committed to eradicating poverty and promoting the welfare of economically vulnerable sections of society through social welfare projects and public initiatives focusing on education, healthcare, livelihood, and women's empowerment and advocacy.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Gain experience in non-profit management, development (obtaining and managing grants), and fundraising.
  • Writing new grant applications, i.e. budgeting and background research
  • Drafting grant interim and final financial reports according to donor requirements
  • Researching potential new donors
  • Exploring new methods of fundraising including crowdfunding.

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Human Resources

An NGO committed to eradicating poverty and promoting the welfare of economically vulnerable sections of society through social welfare projects and public initiatives focusing on education, healthcare, livelihood, and women's empowerment and advocacy.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Assist in establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing process
  • Develop goal setting and appraisal for all employees along with functional managers
  • Assist with implementing employee benefits programs and engagement activities
  • Assist in preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures
  • Maintain human resource records by keeping past and current records
  • Facilitate and coordinate on boarding of all employees including preparing induction processes and documents
  • Guiding and driving training and development of all employees in consultation with functional
    employees
  • Support operations team in planning and executing their goals
  • Review training effectiveness
  • Prepare monthly MIS on HR budget, training man-days, recruitment, and attrition etc.

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Journalism and Communications

An NGO committed to eradicating poverty and promoting the welfare of economically vulnerable sections of society through social welfare projects and public initiatives focusing on education, healthcare, livelihood, and women's empowerment and advocacy.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Content research and writing engaging content
  • Promoting content across social channels
  • Create multimedia projects, edit video recordings, prepare snippets, and preview teasers

Requirements

  • None

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

NGO and Social Services

A social enterprise providing decentralized, sustainable energy, including 450,000 solar projects installed in rural villages in India, as a developmental strategy for the 3 billion people in the world who lack access to reliable energy.

Sample Work Responsibilities

  • Analyze social projects, capture relevant details and convert them into case studies
  • Writing reports, case studies, and articles
  • Design and edit project documents, product brochures, etc.
  • Compiling of case studies into book format
• Background in developmental studies preferred
• Knowledge about tools like CorelDraw or other graphic software preferred

Formats/Terms

  • In-Person: Semester
  • Virtual: Summer, Semester

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring: Suspended

2022-23 App. Cycle

Check back for updates in January of 2022

Eligibility

Preferred GPA 2.5 and sophomore standing or higher

Program Type

Specialty

Credits

US Credit

Program Capacity

40 students

Instruction

English

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