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"Educate, Empower, and Enable India"

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Social Work Internships for Students in India

Program facts

Volunteers must apply for this program at least 1-2 months in advance so they may be given enough time for their visas to be processed. Once arriving in India, volunteers will fly into the Bangalore International Airport and may then be placed in Bangalore city, Karnataka or the rural district of Tamilnadu for their program. The length of this project is a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks, in which volunteers will assist local staff in centers for children/adults with special needs, shelter for abused children, Centers for children with learning disabilities, public schools, local NGOs ,Correctional center, schools, day care centers, orphanages, rehabilitation centers, and centers for street children, homes for the elderly and participate in other community work. Age of children from 6-18 years, you will find 35-40 children in the classrooms.  The age requirement for this program is 18-60 years of age, although, volunteers aged 17 and younger may be accepted with a letter of consent from a parent or legal guardian. Your working hours at will start earlier from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday. The weekends, public and state holidays are yours. Plan and enjoy your weekend trip.

Description of programs

For students working toward a social work degree, spending time with qualified social workers in a professional setting can be an important part of their academic career. A Kenosis’s projects abroad internship or volunteering placement will provide a platform for you to apply and enhance your knowledge in the field. All of our Social Work interns work under the guidance of professionals who provide services and support within local communities.


During your time abroad, you will encounter numerous challenging scenarios. These include domestic violence, alcoholism, child abuse, and family matters. Under the supervision of a local social worker or psychologist, you will listen, assess, and help local people to cope with or solve the challenges they face. This is an exciting way to fill internship requirements or get university credit for your degree or just to get professional experience before graduating.


Interning in Social Work with Projects Abroad 

Across the developing world, we are partnered with local care facilities (orphanages, kindergartens, care centres), hospitals, schools, and other organizations. We help with their development and goals by sharing our knowledge and resources and placing interns in programs where everyone can benefit from engaging with each other. At each placement, we work towards long-term goals outlined in our Care Management Schedules. This helps us to:

  • Identify challenges faced by the placement

  • Focus on creating solutions to assist these placements overcome these challenges

  • Monitor the progress of the placements


Evaluate our global impact and begin planning for the following year based on the detailed reports. As a Social Work intern, you will be a part of working toward these goals and helping to make a measurable, long-term, and positive difference in the country you work in. Kenosis Projects Abroad takes the safety of our volunteers and the children with whom they work very seriously. Read more about our Childcare Policy which applies to each one of our destinations.

Internships for Social Work Students in:

Intern in India and gain valuable experience working alongside a trained psychologist or social worker. You will help provide assistance and care to the local community.

Participate in a social work internship in India and provide emotional support and care to local children while working alongside a trained professional.

Intern in India and use your skills and knowledge to work in care facilities and schools alongside a trained psychologist or social worker.

Intern in the field of social work in India and support and assess children. You will provide them with appropriate care and treatment under the guidance of a qualified supervisor.

Intern in India, and work alongside a qualified social worker to provide assistance and care to local communities.

Work alongside a trained psychologist or social worker in India to help children in need and assist with the treatment of people with special needs or disabilities..

Your Role at the Social Work Internship in India

Our Social Work internship is designed to encourage you and the local staff to share your knowledge regarding the best practices and models needed to improve social work at various care facilities.


Your daily tasks will vary during your time in India. Some days may see you in contact with children from abusive homes, or children sold as cheap labor. Other days may see you working on workshop material and presentations.


Here are some of the activities you can expect to get involved with:

  • Raising awareness of social issues in local communities

  • Assessing the conditions and needs of the children and people you work with

  • Sharing of counseling and therapy methods with local staff to improve current practices

  • Workshop and presentation preparation

  • Assisting your supervisor

  • Providing abused children with the care and attention they need

  • Assisting with general tasks such feeding and playing educational games

  • Assisting local staff with daily tasks

  • Helping with the general care of children living in orphanages

  • Sharing your knowledge with local staff to improve current practices

  • Creating and updating reports

  • Preparing and presenting workshop material for staff and the community

  • Promoting awareness of social challenges in Bolivia

  • Producing assessments of children and adults, under the supervision of a qualified professional

  • Providing stimulation for the children through basic education activities such as singing and arts and crafts

  • Assisting the local staff with the day-to-day care of the children

  • Playing with the children and observing their behavior in and outside the play area

  • Give individual attention to the children with special needs who are learning alongside the other children

  • Assessing each child and identifying their strengths



  • Interns must be studying social work or a related field

  • Interns should speak Basic English

  • Interns must have completed at least two years of studies in social work or a related field


Benefits of volunteering

  • Your time at the Social Work program in India will also consist of sharing your culture with the staff, your host family, and the community you work with.

  • You gain an understanding and respect for the cultural similarities and differences of the people you are helping in India.

  • This is an opportunity for you to put what you have learned into practice, hone your skills, and learn from qualified social workers and psychologists in the field.

  • Students of every level can join, as long as they are pursuing a degree in social work or a related field.


Please contact us, if you have any questions or need additional information about internship and volunteering projects, we will respond as soon as possible!


Apply now, if you are ready to join us and volunteer in India!