Internships Kerala Logo

Internships Kerala

About

Internships Kerala was established in 2010 to enable people from all over the world to experience the joys of living and working in India. Our team consists of people that are born and brought up and living in India, we can take care of your needs directly and settle things faster then any foreign party could possibly do. We are a young and dynamic organization, custom made to fit your needs in a professional but personal and uncomplicated way.

So if you are planning on a trip abroad, travel with a purpose to enjoy yourselves and help others! So get ready for an inspiring, life changing, exciting and fun experience.... Be a part of INTERNTOURISM...

Internships Kerala is the business name of INK, a firm registered in India
Company Registered Address: INK, Trivandrum, Kerala
Registration No: 1447 of 2011

Founded
2010

Reviews

Default avatar
Francisca
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I went to India to do an internship in Journalism. It was, of course, an amazing experience, specially because this programme is in Trivandrum, which is not a very touristic city. So, adding that to the fact that I also went during the low season, I definitely felt super immersed in the culture. It was incredible to get the chance to have such a daily indian routine and to be able to meet incredible people.
I've chosen to stay with a family and I was welcomed like I was one of them. Throughout my staying I was treated with nothing but kindness, although I feel I could have done a lot more if I would have stayed in an apartment as they were extremely protective. So, traveling and doing stuff alone was out of question.
Regarding the work, I was a bit disappointed, because I thought I would be traveling a lot more (only happened once) and also that I would be able to write my own pieces (I was mostly given editing tasks).
Overall, it was, as said before, an amazing experience that left me with a huge desire to go back to India and explore the whole country - which I hope it will happen in the future.

What would you improve about this program?
For those who are staying in a house, it should improve a lot in the sense of including some plans for our free time. The family I stayed with was really nice, so I think it is a good choice, but only if there would be some kind of flexibility for us or programmes (my family worked quite a lot so they wouldn't exactly take me anywhere). I was lucky to have been presented to these really nice guys who would do stuff with me, but if I hadn't, my experience would have been a disaster, honestly.
Also, the work part was not exactly what I expected. I was told I would be traveling and, as I said, it only happened once and I was too confined to the editing (when I thought, according to the descriptions, that I would be able to try other areas of journalism). So it should be a lot more organized, specially considering the price of the programme (one expects to gain valuable experience).
Default avatar
Rhiannon
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience in India was incredible; I was exposed to a whole new way of life and culture, and gained valuable experience in the field of journalism. The family I stayed with were wonderfully accommodating and I couldn't have asked for a better stay with them. It was better than a normal holiday to the country as I could see the real side to the state.

What would you improve about this program?
I would have liked to do more activities/sightseeing in the week, but I understand that would have been difficult due to busy schedules.

Programs

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Mahesh K.

Job Title
Program Manager
man in the city

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite memory is the trip to Europe I had in 2011. It still is fresh in the memory as the majority of the trip was unplanned and we had build things up along the way as we travelled.

It was exciting and covered 7 countries in Europe and was amazing to experience different cultures and landscapes almost every day.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

There are several factors that adds up to the success of the company, but all companies are human-driven and the ultimate success would depend on how people perform and how well we take care of the people and provide them with resources that brings out the best in them. Our company is no different and we strive in making sure the interns/volunteers get the best experience possible and our staff also enjoys themselves in the process.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Companies differ in their nature and how they see things, but this organization gives self-satisfaction like no other company and has a mission thats directly linked with humanity. It's just amazing and doesn't need an external motivation to keep going everyday.

What unique qualities does your company possess?

Our tagline itself is enabling people to experience how it is to live and work in India. We give a complete Indian experience and will make you feel like natives. Compared to any other companies we've kept our prices to a bare minimum as we want everyone to be part of this and understand what difference they can actually make while coming here.

We already have quite a lot of projects running all year round, but the best part is we can customize projects for you even though its not listed and everything from duration to project content is customizable - we have listed down our unique services on the website.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

We've had this intern from UK who was not very particular about culture and others views and always believed in what he thought, so to speak. He was in for one of Medical Experience project. A week into the project our team made a suggestion to him to be part of a yoga project that is set up in a serene beach location.

After he went back to the UK, we started receiving a flurry of phone calls from his parents and siblings thanking us saying their boy has changed and is showing a lot of emotional maturity and values like love, tolerance, responsibility and a mind to accept how things are. Eventually he came back for a second time here to help out an NGO.