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India shares borders with six different countries, has the second largest population in the world, and has a rich history. All of these factors give the country diverse geographies, climates, cultures, ethnicities, and languages. Not convinced? Here are just a few of examples of the diversity found in India. The northern border of India is bound by the snowy Himalayan mountains, but as you go further south, you can find both lush forests as well as vast deserts. A number of different religious holidays are celebrated in India, such as Holi, Diwali, Eid, Ramadan, Christmas, and more! There are 22 official languages in India, and another 400 alive.
Given all of this, it's guaranteed that your internship experience in India will be unique and memorable. Could there be a better place to start your exploration into international work experience?!
The amount and diversity of internships in India is absolutely astounding. It's definitely possible for every intern to find exactly what they're looking for. Here are just a few examples of internship fields in India:
Generally, internships can be found throughout the year. Just be aware that if you plan to be there from July to September, you may run into Monsoon season! Business internships can be found in larger cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai. Internships with NGOs can usually be found all over India.
Living in India is generally quite cheap, as long as you don't fall into any tourist traps! A one-bedroom apartment is usually about 5000Rs to 8000Rs (1R = US$0.018287), depending on location. Remember that living in a smaller town is sure to be much cheaper than in a larger Indian city like New Delhi or Mumbai. Other than that, food and healthcare are also relatively cheap expenditures.
There are currently no specific laws regarding interns in India.
Over the past few years, India has become a more popular destination for interns from abroad. The country offers not only valuable work experience, but also lots of fun and exciting things to do.
Do you have a burning question about interning abroad in India? We're here to help! Most questions are answered within 24 hours. Here are some example questions:
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