South Asia Center Research Internships

Application Deadline

February 4, 2020

The South Asia Center (SAC) is pleased to announce new research internship placements in South Asia for Summer 2019. Students will be able to work on a project of their own design with the aid of a local mentor in South Asia, or can choose to volunteer with an organization devoted to work in a particular field (see sample topics below).

Most opportunities include a host institution and/or research mentor who will offer guidance to students, assist with accommodation, and offer valuable connections and insight. Placements are available to students at all levels. Funding is currently limited to students who will NOT graduate in May or August of 2019. 

For more details, including application instructions, please visit the South Asia Center web site.

Placements and Topics

Nepal

1.   Kathmandu: Policy and Socio-Political Issues

Sri Lanka

1.    Kandy: Politics, Society and Culture

Maldives

1.   Dhigurah: Marine Biology and Indian Ocean

India

1.    Puducherry: Psychology in Indian Society
2.    Chennai: Artist Residency
3.    Kolkata: LGBT Movement Building
4.    Bangalore: Agrobiodiversity Conservation
5.    Bangalore: Ecology and the Environment
6.    Chennai: Archaeology and Public Education
7.    Puducherry: Indology, Social Science, and Ecology

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.southasiacenter.upenn.edu/research-internships-south-asia. 

Requirements

Application Requirements:

  • Research Experience
  • Research Interests
  • Two References
  • Unofficial Transcript

Research Offering Type

Internship

Research Offering Location

Asia
Research Eligibility: 

Undergraduate School

College Engineering Nursing Wharton

Research Offering Source

Penn

Contact Information

Amelia Carter, Assistant Director