Internship with Global India Foundation – Public Policy – Kolkata, India

Looking to develop in-depth understanding of intricacies of the world of diplomacy and foreign policy and be part of India’s efforts to have a global voice?

About GIF: – Conceptualization of Global India Foundation ( is premised on promoting national resilience, economic prosperity, liberal values and principle of social commitment in national life. Conceived by a diverse group of professionals including retired civil servants, service officers, businessmen and academia from all over India, the Foundation is an initiative to contribute in India’s efforts to realize its aspirations of playing a meaningful and constructive role in regional and global affairs and promote international interdependence. The Foundation will strive to enhance the spirit of Indianness through its projects and explore measures to strengthen national resilience in its various facets.

The Global India Foundation is visualised as a medium to ensure that our efforts towards these ends are appropriately channelised and a multi-pronged strategy with a calibrated approach is adopted to fully realise India’s potential.

The Foundation has a permanent establishment and research staff to support its objectives and provide dynamic outputs in long term perspective planning and research.

About Internship: – The students would be working in area of public policy, foreign affairs and international relations. Please check out GIF Internship page to see what kind of projects students have worked on in past

Who can apply: – Any graduate / post graduate students interested in acquiring practical experience in Public Policy, International Relations may apply. Good knowledge of English, Good academic record (a min GPA of 3.0 on scale of 4.0 or at least 58% marks) and functional knowledge of computer and MS-Office is mandatory

# of Internships available – 1

Location: – Kolkata, India.

Duration: – 4-8 weeks. The length of the internship depending on the project each intern will be assigned and is flexible

Stipend: – Unpaid

How to apply: – You may want to look at How notto write a CV before submitting your application. Interested candidates may send their updated CVs, Statement of Purpose (~500 words) and 2 letters of reference (academic / professional) to the following address: –

Sayantani Sen

Programme Coordinator

Global India Foundation

1/424 Gariahat Road (S)


FYI! You can view the latest Internships in Kolkata here.

Editor’s note: – The above information is basis my interpretation of GIF Internship page & an email inquiry with GIF office. If you have any more specific information on this internship or have interned in this program before and would like to share your experience, please leave a comment. Personally, I feel this is a great opportunity for those who are seriously considering a career in policy making, management, IAS or even politics

2 thoughts on “Internship with Global India Foundation – Public Policy – Kolkata, India

  • August 19, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    plz let me know of any good internship that might be coming up which i can do. i am in college 2nd year doin political science honors.

    • August 22, 2011 at 4:40 PM

      Thanks for writing in Sukanya! All the internships that I come across would be posted here – so please keep visiting. You may also like Internshala on facebook and stay tuned!


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