The vision behind the internship/research is to restore our traditional knowledge among the younger generation and to connect them with the natural environment. It helps the interns/researcher to know the importance of preserving the nature with its full bio-diversity and its impact on the overall well being. During the internship/research period, the  interns/researchers will get introduced to ethical farming practices and the role of responsible farmers in keeping the food chain alive. The experience in working with the rural community will enhance their knowledge of ‘sustainable 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:

  1. Ethical Farming, Production and Processing, Branding & Marketing and International Sales.
  2. The challenges and hurdles in livelihood creation in rural India and the ways to overcome.
  3. Restoration of bio-diversity for a better tomorrow and the role of the rural community in India.
  4. Center for empowering the socially challenged; healing and empowerment potential in rural India.
  5. Research students can work on any of the modules of our research activities 

Internship:

I seat available for female student & 1 seat available for male student for a period or 2-3 months round the year

Research:

1 seat for research students interested in SUSTAINABLE LIVING PRACTICES in line with Bio-Diversity Certification Program for a period of 6 months.

Your activity:

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.

Mandatory engagements:

One week (7 days) foundation 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 within the office complex with very basic facilities and Navajyothi (Kerala) provides simple vegetarian food for Rs.100 per day 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 before you get ready for a rat race so that you know how simple life can be.

Stipend and other benefits: For research students contributing towards the R&D implementation activities will be offered a stipend based on their first two months performance as an intern. They must have the capability to create a revenue stream during their internship period with the research division and should be able to implement one project successfully during the research period of 4 months.

Selection Process: 

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.

Conscious Responsibility: 

"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.

APPLICATION FORM FOR INTERNSHIP/RESEARCH





Obtain an RIM membership by paying Rs.365 to the following bank account and provide the transaction details below:

Bank Details:
Name: TGG Foundation Charitable Trust
A/c No: 35325423236
Bank: State Bank of India,
Branch Address: Vaduvanchal, MP 5/ 449 l, Megha Residency, P.O Vaduvanchal, District Wayanad, Kerala State, India
IFSC: SBIN0011922
SWIFT Code: SBININBB392 (Calicut)
MICR Code : 673002108

Studies Conducted:  

Ms. Allision Platt, Tufts University & TGG Foundation  Download Thesis 


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