Social Entrepreneurship Internship in Hyderabad, India

Overall rating: 9.2 based on 3 reviews

Program Description

Attention all social impact enthusiasts! This internship provides you with the opportunity to gain incredible insights into the social entrepreneurship scene in Hyderabad, and India as a whole. As part of a dynamic team of inspiring individuals, you will be able to explore the social entrepreneurship landscape in the city, working with and supporting some of the most exciting new social start-ups.

You will be partnered with a not-for-profit accelerator for enterprises dedicated to working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Services include mentoring, funding opportunities, business support and bootcamp-style programmes. Interning with them means that you will directly support change makers that are improving the lives of the people at the bottom of the income pyramid in India.

As a dedicated, passionate and well-rounded intern you will have an array of opportunities at your fingertips. As the internship is flexible in focus, we will be able to adjust it according to your skill set and area of interest. You get the chance to work on different programmes, having a truly all encompassing learning experience. Possible areas you might want to work in include: marketing, impact assessment, communication, finance, partnership building, operations, event planning etc.

This internship is suitable for Bachelor students, graduates and experienced professionals.

Highlights

This internship is a truly immersive learning experience. From the start you will take on real responsibility, and in exchange enjoy the freedom to propose new ideas. You will be seen as an equal member of the team, having real impact on the working and operation of this social enterprise accelerator.
Sharing your skills will help the organisation scale their impact - and you are guaranteed to gain new skills in return, Full immersion into the sector will not only provide hands-on experience in social impact business, but also give a better understanding of the theory behind it. The personal and professional development you'll gain will stay with you for the rest of your career.

Qualifications

Minimum qualification required is a Bachelors degree. The suitable candidate must also prove strong English oral and written communication skills. In order to get the most out of this internship, you should be a self-started that can recognise and complete tasks without constant supervision, have a keen interest in the social impact space, and adopt a flexible and adaptable approach to working.

Internship Types

What`s Included

Pre-Placement
- Pre-placement support
- Volunteer guide which includes information on your placement, health and safety and applying for your visa

On your Placement
- Airport transfers
- In-country induction and orientation
- Accommodation in a home stay/volunteer house
- 24/7 in-country emergency number
- In-country staff support
- Placement Supervisor
- Incident Management and Emergency Response Plans

Post Placement
- Certificate on completion (on request)
- Reference (on request)

Not included:
- Flight
- Visa
- Travel insurance

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Program Locations

HYDERABAD, India

Overall rating 
9.2
Experience
9.3
Program Administration
10
Living Conditions
9.3
Cultural Immersion
8.7
Social Life
8
Health and Safety
10
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Program Details

Provider:
Skilled Impact
Location
  • India: HYDERABAD
Language:
English
Term:
Throughout the year
Duration:
Customizable
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
Starting from 2 weeks for $530, each additional week $130
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    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.
    Avatar Kirsty Peacock

    Social Entrepreneurship Internship

    Review by: Kirsty Peacock , On: 04 Nov 2018, Changed On: 04 Nov 2018 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    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.
    Overall rating 
    9.3
    Experience
    8
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    10
    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.
    Avatar Livia Vandamme

    Experiencing social entrepreneurship

    Review by: Livia Vandamme , On: 25 Oct 2018, Changed On: 25 Oct 2018 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    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.
    Overall rating 
    9
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    8
    Cultural Immersion
    8
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    10
    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.
    Avatar Joshua De Matteis

    Stimulating and inspiring placement

    Review by: Joshua De Matteis , On: 31 Mar 2018, Changed On: 31 Mar 2018 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    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.
    Overall rating 
    9.3
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    8
    Social Life
    8
    Health and Safety
    10

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