Maitri is a developmental humanitarian NGO based out of New Delhi, India. The organization was born out of a felt need  to fill in the gaps in awareness about essential health impacting information such as STI’s, HIV/AIDS and TB for the uniformed services and their families. Since 2007, Maitri has expanded its areas of reach through a variety of programs. These programs include domestic violence awareness, victim support and victim-to- survivor program (with a special focus on the uniformed services and their families)  Maitri also promotes respect, dignity, and support for abandoned elderly widows in Vrindavan (Mathura, India). Some of our other initiatives include improving the health and welfare of vulnerable migrant populations like rickshaw pullers and the homeless.


Students intern in New Delhi, India with Maitri, a nonprofit that focuses on women and children social causes and HIV/AIDS. Maitri works to better the lives of women, children, and those in the uniformed services who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Interns may assist with fundraising, event coordination, teaching classes, community outreach, and administrative work. Interns will also have the opportunity to meet with local elected officials, VIPs and community leaders. 


There is no language requirement. 


Maitri has housing available for interns to rent. 


Costs include:
        University of Utah tuition
        Academic Fee: $300
        Housing and Living Expenses


International interns are eligible to apply for the Hinckley Global Scholarship offered through the Hinckley Institute. Information can be found here. The Hinckley Institute also offers a low-interest loan program found here. In addition to funding through the Hinckley Institute, scholarships are available through the Center for Learning Abroad.


Internship dates may vary depending upon location but are based around the academic calendar:

  • Fall Semester: September-December
  • Spring Semester: January-April
  • Summer Semester: May-August


Students are required to register for a minimum of 3 HNKLY credit hours and a maximum of 12. International interns are required to submit 4 reflections and 10 weekly updates throughout the semester, as well as write a final policy paper, which is due 4 weeks after the end of the semester.


Students are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which provides cultural and safety training and explanation of academic requirements. Students also meet with the program manager upon returning from the internship.


Please submit the Hinckley online application before the deadline and then email Global Internship Manager Courtney McBeth to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.