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India Summer Internship Program


CASI partners with grassroots organizations deeply committed to their communities guided by visionary leaders. These organizations include both Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and for profit companies that are working on a range of development issues including health, rural development, environmental sustainability, education, gender, financial access, and social enterprise. Since 2008, CASI has partnered with 12 organizations across India. Internship projects are based on the partner organization’s needs and interests of selected students. 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. *Summer 2015 application deadline has passed. Internship applications for Summer 2016 will open by December 1, 2015 and close in January. Please check back for more information.


Summer 2015 Internships (CASI partners are finalized in mid-January)
CASI-Aravind Eye Care Systems (Health)
CASI-LEAP Skills Academy (Education and Social Entrepreneurship)
CASI-Samaj Pragati Sahayog (Rural Development, Livelihoods & Environmental Sustainability)
CASI-Jana Urban Foundation (Urban Development & Microfinance)
CASI-CORD-Sidhbari (Rural Development)
CASI-Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd. (Labor & Rural-Urban Migration)

Who can Apply?
• Penn undergraduates
• Penn graduate students who demonstrate how the internship fits in with their academic and professional career
• This competition is not open to any Penn student graduating in May 2015


Learn More

• Attend a "Chai Chat” with past CASI Interns on Campus from November 2015 - January 2016 (dates will be announced in November)

• Attend CASI’s annual Student Programs Open House, Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 2pm - 5pm at CASI (3600 Market Street, Suite 560)

• Read the CASI Student Programs Blog


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.