The vision behind the internship is to restore our traditional knowledge among the younger generation and to connect them with the natural environment. It helps the interns to know the importance of preserving the nature with its full bio-diversity and its impact on the overall well being. During the internship period, the interns will get introduced to ethical farming practices and make them understand the role of farmers in keeping the food chain alive. The experience in working with the rural community will enhance their knowledge of ‘Responsible developments’ by preserving the eco-system for the future generations. It is an opportunity for them to inculcate human values and to self explore . It also provides an opportunity to understand stake holder engagements in agriculture sector through empowerment of the farming community and by eliminating all kind of social discrimination that exists in the society.
We hope to create responsible citizens who are consciously enlightened through our internship and research projects.
TGG Foundation offers internship / research opportunities to both international and domestic students interested in following topics:
- Ethical Farming, Production and Processing, Branding & Marketing and International Sales.
- The challenges and hurdles in livelihood creation in rural India and the ways to overcome.
- Restoration of bio-diversity for a better tomorrow and the role of the rural community in India.
- Center for empowering the socially challenged; healing and empowerment potential in rural India.
- Bio-Diversity Certification Program: A research project to study the broader spectrum of sustainable living practices.
1st April to 30th September - 2 seats (Internship for a minimum of 60 days)
April & May (Female Students)
June & July (Male Students)
August & September (Female Students)
1st October to 31st March - 2 seats (Internship for a minimum of 60 days)
October & November (Male Students)
December & January (Female Students)
February & March (Male Students)
1 seat for research students interested in SUSTAINABLE LIVING PRACTICES in line with Bio-Diversity Certification Program for a period of 3 / 6 months. Contact us for more details with your topics and synopsis.
This opportunity is extended to students who are passionate to work with the farming community by exchanging their knowledge and skills.
Basic study will be conducted on the topic selected by Interns
In addition to basic studies, four months advance research and project implementation on the selected topic will be done by research students.
Will coordinate & handhold activities of Navajyothi (Kerala), a self help group supported by TGG Foundation based on the topic selected.
Assist TGG Foundation in their day to day operations, book keeping, communication, filing, media coordination, planning, fund raising and promotions.
Will train the literate women on computer application and data management.
Participate in various research & innovative activities of TGG Foundation.
Prepare dissertation / thesis and obtain the approval.
One week (7 days) orientation program at The Green Gardens farm (located 6.5 kms away from the office complex) to study Sustainable Living Practice . It is a live opportunity for the students to experience and practice sustainability at a farm maintained ethically by TGG Foundation since 2014.
Accommodation on twin sharing and food is provided to all interns and research students on a subsidised rate of Rs.3850/- for 7 days orientation program.
The students will also sponsor & plant a tree at the bio diversity zone under the Aaranyam project and will maintain it during their stay. (Rs.200 per plant)
Sustainable living practice is the foundation program for the internship/research project.
How to apply:
The candidates can apply online by submitting the application form given alongside by paying a membership fee of Rs.365 through NEFT and the candidates are required to enter the transaction code details on the respective box in the application form. (Only interested candidates may apply).
What we provide:
TGG Foundation provides shared accommodation at the guest house near the office complex with very basic facilities and simple vegetarian food to all internship candidates successfully completing the foundation program. We wish to inform you that Wayanad is a rural area and we request you to keep your expectations low. The purpose of this program is to experience slow and sustainable life.
The shortlisted candidates will undergo a telephonic/Skype interview before an offer letter is sent.
Once the offer letter is been sent, the candidates should book a bed at The Green Gardens farm for a period of 7 days as part of the orientation program by paying an amount of Rs.2100.
Candidates must obtain a Letter of Recommendation (LoR) from the college/university in the name of Chief Functionary, TGG Foundation, Wayanad. If the candidate is doing the internship for their own interest, then a LoR from the parent is required. A letter of confirmation from the candidate along with the LoR to be scanned and mailed to us
An appointment letter will be issued on receipt of the above documents.
International candidates applying for internship/research must obtain E-4 (Employment without any remuneration) visa.
Candidates will hand over the hard copies of the required documents on arrival at the office.
"You are on your own and your actions are guided by your own consciousness". All candidates are requested to uphold their ethics and commitment towards this program and be ready to lead a slow life. The nature is your teacher here.
The interns will also interact with members of TGG Foundation, Navajyothi (Kerala), local community, visitors and guests during their engagement with us, please maintain mutual respect and compassion.
The interns are required to work on all working days and are encouraged not to take leave in between the internship period (except under certain circumstances). A weekly assessment of your work will be done on Saturdays.