Volunteer Internship Program – Incentives & Charges

The EduCARE India Volunteer Internship program provides following incentives to its volunteer interns, like: i) Basic furnished shared accommodation; ii) Working place with internet; iii) Pre-arrival Orientation;
iv) Post-arrival Induction; v) Work-site Coordinator Support; vi) Need based Mentor-ship; vii) Online Learning Course; viii) Academic and Employment references; ix) Mobile SIM Card; x) free sim card

This is unpaid program and is free for Indian university students who are sponsored by an Indian university for an academic internship. The internship program is incentivised for international students / graduates from the foreign universities across the world too, but the international applicants have to pay a one time outsource support partner services provider(s) fee at the time of signing the internship agreement.

The one off standard outsource support partner services provider(s) charges are 670 USD* for related admin expenses, student/employment visa sponsorship documentation, liability undertakings and legal support retainer ship, training and internship certification, and validation.

* Please note there is no visa documentation fee for foreigners who possess a PIO/OCI card, thus the PIO / OCI card holders have to pay only $520 USD.

This fee is a one-time only payment for your internship at the time of your internship confirmation and before we send you the visa sponsorship documents.  It is valid for 6-months or 1-year. This fee remains the same no matter if your intended internship stay is 3-months or 6-months. No other fee is charged. The internships below 3-months duration can be found with our affiliate partner – EcoDEVA and CIEEL.


The expense heads are an average contractual cost calculated with the outsourced services. As a sustainable NGO, with no external funding or aid, whilst we cover the costs of accommodation, workplace transportation, and communications from members and associates– we ask all interns to cover the other mentioned costs themselves as mentioned above.  This cost is similar to paying for one off health  cover and other outsource services costs elsewhere– it brings some sustainability support and protection to both the organisation and thus you in a case of unforeseen problems.

Refund policy

Our mentioned processes are outsourced to external associates and retainers.  Thus, EduCARE India does not offer any refunds once your placement is confirmed as we are unable to absorb these external costs within the organisation.   In some exceptional circumstances for compassionate reasons, we may be able to offer a percentage refund, however, this is at the sole discretion of the accounts department and will be processed in the next financial quarter after the refund request is made.  Please note that no refund request will be entertained in case of visa rejection by the Indian consulate. Under no circumstances will the program fee be refunded to the intern after the internship start date.


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