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Deadline: 02/01/2023

The South Asia Center (SAC) is pleased to announce new research internship placements in South Asia for Summer 2023. Students will be able to work on a project of their own design with the aid of a local mentor in South Asia, or can choose to volunteer with an organization devoted to work in a particular field (see sample topics below).

Most opportunities include a host institution and/or research mentor who will offer guidance to students, assist with accommodation, and offer valuable connections and insight. Placements are available to students at all levels. Funding is currently limited to students who will NOT graduate in May or August of 2023. 

For more details, including application instructions, please visit the South Asia Center web site.

Placements and Topics


1.   Kathmandu: Policy and Socio-Political Issues

Sri Lanka

1.    Kandy: Politics, Society and Culture


1.   Dhigurah: Marine Biology and Indian Ocean


1.    Puducherry: Psychology in Indian Society
2.    Chennai: Artist Residency
3.    Kolkata: LGBT Movement Building
4.    Bangalore: Agrobiodiversity Conservation
5.    Bangalore: Ecology and the Environment
6.    Chennai: Archaeology and Public Education
7.    Puducherry: Indology, Social Science, and Ecology

For more information and to apply, please visit: 

Preferred Qualifications

Application Requirements:

  • Research Experience
  • Research Interests
  • Two References
  • Unofficial Transcript


Research Offering Type




Undergraduate School

College, Engineering, Nursing, Wharton



Contact Information

Sharifa Halimi, Outreach Coordinator