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  • Locations: Jaipur, India
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Areas of study: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Human Rights, Indigenous Studies, Internships, Politics
Class standing: 2 - Junior, Senior Program type: Single Remote Course
GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
About SIT Virtual Internships: 
SIT's Virtual internships offer an opportunity to gain international and professional experience from anywhere in the world. These courses build on SIT’s years of experience running in-country internships and engage our extensive network of partners to provide internship opportunities with local and international organizations and firms in fields such as public health, social change, sustainable development, human rights, conflict resolution, and more. SIT’s virtual internship courses will help you gain experience in remote work, develop your international professional network, and build intercultural skills. Virtual internships offer the chance to do substantive, empowering tasks that will allow you to explore different career paths and enhance your resume. The internship seminar also facilitates academic engagement with each course's theme and reflection on the international work environment.

Course Description: 
Students gain professional, intercultural experience interning with a community organization, NGO, or private enterprise focused on environment, development, and sustainability. India’s vibrant civil society and dynamic democracy provide varied and unique internship opportunities with organizations working to address issues related to the environment, development, and sustainability. This virtual online internship and seminar will focus on sustainable development in the Indian context and the role private, community-based, and nongovernmental entities play in responding to the challenges related to India’s rapid economic growth. In order to address urgent issues of poverty and environmental degradation, India is finding ways to rethink its approach to development to create sustainable local, regional and global futures.

Before your internship begins, you will receive an introduction to the broader cultural, social, and political context of India, NGOs and civil society space, India’s development and environmental concerns, workplace norms, and the ethics of virtually interning with an Indian organization. Potential internship focus areas include climate change, environmental conservation, watershed restorations, community development, education, disaster prevention, sustainable mountain development, water and sanitation, urban air and water pollution, coastal erosion and action, indigenous rights, agroecology, or another field related to your interests and career goals.

SIT’s Virtual Internships earn 1 Pomona credit each. This course will run September 5 to November 25. SIT Virtual Internships are not eligible for CR/NC grading. 

  • Open to Pomona College juniors and seniors.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Must be enrolled full-time at Pomona College.
  • Must be in good academic, disciplinary, and financial standing.
  • May participate in one Global Partnership Course per semester.
  • Must gain admission into the course through Pomona and SIT.
  • Interested students must attend a Global Partnership Course Information Session
Pomona College will cover tuition for the Global Partnership Courses for approved applicants. Students will be responsible for the cost of books and course materials. In the event of student withdrawal from a course, the refund policy of the program provider will apply, and students will be liable for any unrecoverable expenses incurred on their behalf by Pomona College, up to $400. This may include program deposit and any unrecoverable course tuition and fees. Students facing financial hardship may request additional assistance for their portion of the withdrawal fees from the International and Domestic Programs Office.
Students must complete these steps to enroll:
  • Application through this site that includes:
    • Enrollment form
    • Review and sign policies
    • Advisor approval
  • Request permission to add the course in the Portal during pre-registration. The course is listed under the ID course code (ID 184).
  • Secondary application - the SIT Study Abroad secondary application can be found by clicking the course homepage link above and selecting “Apply Now."

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.