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CASI Student Programs in India

 

The Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania provides funding and support to undergraduate and graduate students to conduct independent research and volunteer internships in India. Since 2007, CASI has provided funding to nearly 100 Penn students. This year we are announcing the first CASI post-baccalaureate fellowship, The Sobti Family Fellowship Fund, to support a recent Penn graduate to conduct an independent research project in India [THE 2014 APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOW CLOSED].

Funds for the CASI internships are made possible through the support of Penn’s Office of the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives in conjunction with Penn Abroad and Penn’s International Internship Program (IIP) and through the generous support of CASI donors.


CASI congratulates all 2014 Summer Travel Funds winners!

16 Penn students will be participating in the 2014 CASI Summer Internship Program in India!

Now in its eighth year, CASI Student Programs is pleased to announce the largest internship class to date. CASI is delighted to collaborate with six partner organizations in India: Aravind Eye Care Systems, Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (Chirag), Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), Leap Skills Academy, IMFR Rural Channels and Services, and Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS).

Funds for the CASI internships are made possible through the support of Penn’s Office of the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives in conjunction with Penn Abroad and Penn’s International Internship Program (IIP) and through the generous support of CASI donors.

The 2014 internship class includes 15 undergraduates studying in three of Penn’s undergraduate schools, the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering, and Wharton School; and one graduate student from the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Sofia Bernier,  C’15, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Leap Skills Academy, Yamuna Nagar, Harayana

William Cao, C’17, Biological Basis of Behavior, Economics, Leap Skills Academy, Yamuna Nagar, Harayana

Daniela Castillo de Luna, C’15, Urban Studies, Architecture, Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS), Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

Jane Chen, C W’16, Biochemistry, Operations and Information Management (OPIM), Aravind Eye Care Systems, Madurai, TN

Zach Chen, C W’16, Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management: Biology, Finance, Statistics, Aravind Eye Care Systems, Madurai, TN

Carrie Childs, V’16, Penn Veterinary School, Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS), Dewas, Madhya Pradesh

Leah Davidson, W’16, Finance and Management, IMFR Rural Channels and Services, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Nikhil Devnani, W’16, Finance and Accounting, IMFR Rural Channels and Services, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Caroline Kee, C’15, Heath and Societies, Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (Chirag), Sitla, Uttarakhand

Sarah Kho, W’16, Finance, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce (DICCI), Pune, Maharashtra

Kristi Littleton, C’15, Biology, Leap Skills Academy, Yamuna Nagar, Harayana

Aardra Rajendran, SEAS’16, Bioengineering, Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (Chirag), Sitla, Uttarakhand

Abhinay Ramachandran, SEAS’16, Bioengineering, Aravind Eye Care Systems, Madurai, TN

Mary Stachofsky, C’15, Economics, Visual Studies, Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (Chirag), Sitla, Uttarakhand

Eileen Wang, C'16, Health and Societies, Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (Chirag), Sitla, Uttarakhand

Shreya Zaveri, W’16, Operations and Information Management (OPIM), Management, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce (DICCI), Pune, Maharashtra

Be sure to follow the 2014 Internship Class on the CASI Student blog

 

2014 Summer Travel Funds for Research Winners!

Emma Boswell, Ph.D. Candidate, Wharton School, Healthcare Management and Economics
The Radiating Effects of Quality Uncertainty of Pharmaceuticals in India

Alexandra Hughes-Caley, MFA Candidate, School of Design, Interdisciplinary Art
Exploring the Social Landscape of Contemporary Rape Cultures in India: Engaging Art

Tanvi Mittal, C’15, Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences
Ethnography of Karen Tribe in the Andaman Islands

Prakirti Nangia, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Arts and Sciences, Political Science
Social Assistance: The New Silver Bullet in Development Policy

Sudev Sheth, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Arts and Sciences, South Asia Studies
People, princes, and paramountcy in India: A social history of statecraft and governance in Baroda, 1721-1949



CASI Travel Funds for Research Webinars:

Past Travel Funds Winners shared brief presentations on writing research proposals, discussed their projects in India, and answered questions.

Past webinars:

Utpal Sandesara, M.D.-Ph.D. Candiate, 2012 Travel Funds Winner
[View Video]

Learn More
Read the CASI Student Programs Blog
View the CASI Student Programs Brochure

Penn Interns on Film!
Learn more about CASI summer internships by watching two videos (Chintan and SPS) on 2011 CASI interns Abby Waldorf, Laura Brown, Keena Kang, and Julie McWilliams as they share their experiences from the field.

In the News
"Beyond Study Abroad" by Elizabeth Redden. Inside Higher Ed, May 14, 2013
"Going Global" by Molly Petrilla. The Pennsylvania Gazette, May 2013

CASI Student Programs Archive

Past Summer Travel Funds Winners
Past Summer Interns Blog
Reviews from Past Interns