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 opportunities to both international and domestic students interested in following topics:
- Ethical Farming and sustainable living practice.
- 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.
- RIM Center for human transformation through responsible living
- Students those who wish to conduct research can work on any of the modules of our research activities
2 seats available for students from October to May. Duration of internship is 1 month, research students can opt for more period based on the topic they select and the availability of accommodation.
This opportunity is extended to students who are keen to connect with nature and to experience .
Basic study will be conducted on the topic selected by Interns
In addition to basic studies, 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.
Participate in various activities of TGG Foundation at the RIM Center and outside.
Prepare dissertation / thesis and obtain the approval.
Two week (14 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 vegetarian food is provided to all interns for Rs.7700/- for 14 days orientation program at our farm.
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 RIM 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:
Students those who complete the orientation program successfully at the farm requires to submit an observation report on sustainable living practice. The interest of the students are understood from the report they submit and the advance program is conducted at the RIM Center which is also the main office of TGG Foundation.
The trust provides accommodation @ Rs.300 for students intent to stay within the RIM Center with very basic facilities. Cooking facility and food material are provided @Rs.150 per day to all internship candidates successfully completing the Orientation program. We wish to inform 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 race so that you know how simple life can be.
The shortlisted candidates will undergo a telephonic/Skype interview before an offer letter is sent.
Once the offer letter is sent, the candidates should book a bed at The Green Gardens farm for a period of 14 days as part of the orientation program by paying an amount of Rs.4200
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.
Ms. Allision Platt, Tufts University & TGG Foundation Download Thesis
Mr. C. Adhithya Narayan, Symbiosys School of Economics, Pune Download Report
APPLICATION FORM FOR INTERNSHIP/RESEARCH
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