ANKURI Internship Program

ANKURI relies upon the work and innovation of talented volunteers to continue our vision and growth as an organization. We greatly encourage our interns to choose the ANKURI program that best suits their realm of experience and interest, focusing on an intensive project for the duration of their stay. There is much opportunity for interns to be self-directed and contribute their ideas on how to improve the organization.

Interns stay at the Thikana at Bharatwala homestay and are encouraged to immerse themselves in the rich North Indian culture around them. They are provided with the opportunity to explore Buddhist monasteries, Sikh and Hindu temples, bustling markets, and cultural heritage sites. They also enjoy fresh, locally-sourced food at each meal. Longer side trips, including the "Golden Triangle" trip to Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi, are easily arranged through ANKURI coordinators who have ample experience with the tourism industry in India. 

For a collection of firsthand accounts of our previous interns, click here.

For more information about the ANKURI Internship Program, contact Rachna Dushyant Singh at rachnadushyant@gmail.com, or click here

 
 
 Fourth and fifth grade students at the Galaxy Public School enjoying lunchtime. They bring delicious traditional foods along with Frooti mango drink. 

Fourth and fifth grade students at the Galaxy Public School enjoying lunchtime. They bring delicious traditional foods along with Frooti mango drink. 

Education

Uttarakhand is a major education hub with some of the best schools in the country.  However, most children in the villages  attend government schools that lack resources, and children are unable to get the attention they require. The Literacy Center  tutors students after school to ensure their success. Teaching interns will help students with homework, follow lesson plans, and develop their own creative means of making learning English fun for the students. Interns are encouraged to teach using games, crafts, and lots of conversational interaction.

 
 A photograph captured by media intern Sean Moore of research and education intern Sebastian Holt as he gazes across the misty valley at the village of Rikholi. 

A photograph captured by media intern Sean Moore of research and education intern Sebastian Holt as he gazes across the misty valley at the village of Rikholi. 

media

Through working with ANKURI, the lives of countless women and their families have been improved for the better. The complex stories of these women and the society they have grown up in are just itching to be told. An international audience is eager to see the impact of the NGO, the products we have for sale, and our homestay. Interns specializing in marketing, social media, design, film, and other storytelling means will find the perfect fit at ANKURI.

 
 A mushroom spore purchased for our Rikhouli farming initiative. 

A mushroom spore purchased for our Rikhouli farming initiative. 

farming

The ANKURI farm encourages development of natural farming methods and food production in an area of India that used to focus on the practice but no longer places precedence on the quality of their food. In the mountains at Rikholi, farming interns will work on methods to improve crop production through pest management, crop rotation, irrigation, and soil quality. Interns can expect to gain the basic skills necessary for eventually managing their own farms and adopting permaculture principles.