India is the world’s largest democracy and is considered a newly industrialized country. Yet despite its large workforce and immense growth, India continues to face the hurdles of poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, and inadequate public healthcare. Funds for health in India have long focused largely on medical services, reflected in a lack of modern public health regulations and delivery of services.


In Delhi, India, the second most populous city on the planet, join organizations working to implement social reforms and improve public health outcomes through educational campaigns and trainings with emphasis on the spread of HIV/AIDS in India, tuberculosis, and management of infectious diseases. Depending on their area of focus and interest as well as NGO availability, interns will learn about and contribute to initiatives around key public health challenges such as low rates of immunization, poor sanitation and waste management, unsafe drinking water, and the social determinants and impacts of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students will also learn about the lingering impact of India’s caste system and challenges in implementing public health initiatives within a culturally and linguistically diverse population. Interns will focus their internships at a single NGO and will support regular operations of the organization or organizations where they are placed.

Ideal candidates will have experience with, or knowledge about nonprofit organizations/NGOs in low-resource, global settings, or India in particular. Demonstrated interest in issues of gender, sanitation/hygiene, and HIV/AIDS will also be useful for this internship


There is no language requirement. 


In this urban program, interns stay in apartments in Saket, New Delhi


  • University of Utah tuition
  • Academic Fee: $300
  • Housing and Living Expenses
  • Travel 


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 Jean Oh to set up an interview. During the interview you will receive more information on program specifics.