• India
    • Hyderabad
2 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Year Round
Apartment Guesthouse Host Family
Small Group (1-15)


Starting Price
Price Details
2 weeks - $530
4 weeks - $790
6 weeks - $1050
8 weeks - $1310
10 weeks - $1570
12 weeks - $1830
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Dec 07, 2018
Nov 04, 2018
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About Program

Attention all social impact enthusiasts! This Social Entrepreneurship placement will give you the opportunity to gain amazing insights into the social entrepreneurship landscape in India, working with and supporting some of the most exciting new social start-ups.

Our partner organization has established a not-for-profit accelerator, providing mentoring, funding opportunities and bootcamp-style programs to social entrepreneurs that have achieved first proof of concept and/or business validation.

They are looking for a dedicated, passionate and well-rounded team member to support with their mission.

This placement is flexible in focus, and will be adjusted according to your skill set and area of interest. Areas you may be working on include: marketing, impact assessment, finance, communication, partnership building etc.

In this role you will be fully integrated into the team, working on projects with your own roles and responsibilities, with the freedom to propose new ideas.

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Program Highlights

  • Full cultural immersion and experiencing life as a local
  • Flexibility of placement according to skills, experience and interest
  • Long term impact on social entrepreneurship start-ups in Hyderabad
  • Cross-cultural working skill development as part of local team
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development

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  • Value 4.7
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Social Entrepreneurship Internship

Skilled Impact provided us with so much support from the beginning until the end of the placement. Help was provided with logistical things such as taking us from
the airport to the accommodation as well as in helping us develop a cultural understanding of the city and providing information about travelling opportunities. For example, after a recommendation from Anna, the other volunteers and I travelled to Hampi, Karnataka for a weekend break where we got to see a range of different temples and monkeys. Similarly, if any minor issues arose from the placement, we all felt very comfortable to contact Skilled Impact, who were more than happy to provide any advice and supported us in finding solutions. The ability to tailor both the work placement and the leisure time to my own interests during the stay helped me to achieve as much as I could during my seemingly short month-long stay in Hyderabad.

What would you improve about this program?
Greater scope to tailor the internship to skills/ interests of the participants
28 people found this review helpful.
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Experiencing social entrepreneurship

Volunteering with Skilled Impact was a very enriching experience that I would warmly recommend to anyone looking for a way to support positive change in society. During one month, I worked for the partner organization Surge Impact, helping them to develop a digital marketing strategy. One month is only a short time and I would have stayed longer if I could, but it was one intense month during which I learned a lot. Working in a startup environment with Surge Impact's great team is an incredible opportunity to learn more about social entrepreneurship while actually contributing to it. Also, many of my friends and family thought I was crazy to go to India on my own as a girl, but I did not feel unsafe for a single moment. Hyderabad is a nice city to live in and the people from Skilled and Surge Impact (and the other locals) are very friendly and supportive. Volunteering here is a great way to help in an impactful organization while fully experiencing the Indian culture and developing yourself.

26 people found this review helpful.
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Stimulating and inspiring placement

After completing a three-month Rural teaching fellowship through Skilled Impact, I stayed on to do their Social Entrepreneurship placement in Hyderabad. Having recently finished a conceptual degree programme the placement was the perfect way to move away from abstract learning and into the very real and fast-paced social entrepreneurial world.
The dynamic nature of business accelerators and the friendliness of the organisation made for an extremely flexible and continuously changing placement that gave me the opportunity to work in many areas depending on my interests or skillsets.
The organisation has an active presence in India’s social entrepreneurial community and involves itself in conferences, networking events and other groups which is very exciting to be part of and means you’re not confined to an office. During my placement I found myself on a four-day trip to India’s West coast for a Women’s entrepreneurs conference which was very interesting.
Having come straight out of University and with little knowledge of the space I came away with a much greater understanding of social entrepreneurship and its potential for social change. This, along with a number of transferable skills and an enhanced CV.
I found Hyderabad to be a modern and vibrant city with a huge amount going on. There are countless workshops, meet-ups, sport clubs and social groups to join and a vast natural India to explore beyond Hyderabad. Skilled Impact was a supportive and professional organisation and particularly good at settling me into Hyderabad and connecting me with people or organisations that I may find interesting.

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