Social and Cultural Anthropology

Internship Opportunities in South Asia


Contact person: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Alex [Email]

Here you will find a list of various institutions in South Asia where internships can be carried out. Depending on the content, the internship should last between three to six months. There is no right to an internship in the institutions listed below. There is also the possibility to look for an internship on your own.
In order to plan the internship, it is advisable to get in touch with the respective contact person in good time.


Narikuravar Student Home in Chennai/Saidapet, Tamil Nadu
The Narikuravar Student Home is a school with attached living quarters for children of the Narikuravar community in Tamil Nadu. [more...]

Theological Seminary Madurai
The Theological Seminary annually offers international students a compact program of theory, practice, and field research. [more...]

Mother Theresa Foundation in Tanjavur

The main activities are an orphanage and the promotion of school attendance. The campus is located on the outskirts of the city and houses about 60 children. Volunteers are always welcome [more...]

Kattaikuttu Sangam in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
The Kattaikuttu Sangam is a grassroots initiative that supports and promotes Kattaikuttu, traditional village theater of Tamil Nadu. The organization is run by local professional theater actors and targets local actors and musicians [more...]

Centre for Tribal and Rural Development (CTRD)
CTRD is an Indian non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1988 by R.S. Ranganathen. The campus is located in the middle of the jungle in the west of the Nilgiri Hills, about 50 km from Ooty [more...]

National Folklore Support Center in Chennai (NFSC)
Since April 2011, a Memorandum of Understanding has been in place with the National Folklore Support Center (NSFC) in Chennai. The NFSC is a non-governmental organization that conducts, documents and publishes studies on Indian folklore issues. [more...]

Irula Tribe Women’s Welfare Society (ITWWS)
The Irula tribes in north-eastern Tamil Nadu are mostly jungle dwellers and have special knowledge about the use of forest herbs and other natural resources. Preserving and promoting this traditional knowledge is the goal of the Irula Tribe Women's Welfare Society (ITWWS).. [more...]