Volunteering Opportunity for University Students in Sustainable Development NGO



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Himachal Pradesh


Our NGO Student Volunteer Internship Programme in India is a great opportunity for students from around the world to learn and gain on-the-job exposure in non-profit social profit and related social enterprise sector while contributing to the social good initiatives of the NGO. We invite interns from streams like Psychology, Social Work, Agriculture, Conservation, Business Administration (HR, Marketing, Sales), Communications & PR, Gender Studies, International Development, and others.

The objective of the NGO Student Volunteer Internship Programme in India is to provide students with intense, practical opportunities to learn and experience the constituents of the non-profit sector, as well as contribute to NGO initiative of their areas of interest.

It is a completely voluntary, unpaid assignment. As a self-financed program, you may organise the funding from your college/university, an external scholarship or your own-self. We charge real time expenses and small margin of contribution to volunteer-internship support services, welfare projects and affiliate initiatives from the potentially selected volunteers at the time of signing the contract. The charges are economical, affordable and value for time and experience. The fee will vary depending on locations and duration of volunteer work. EcoDEVA can only pay reimbursements on agreed upon expenses, you would incur during the course of your internship.

Eligibility criteria

• Age 21 to 35 years of age

• Should be in university education / recent (post) graduate / youth professional

• Should be able to put in a minimum of 3-6 months

• Should give full time intensive commitment

• Should believe in values and principles of EcoDEVA and its affiliate initiatives, that include – Youth in Leadership, Sustainable Development, Community Oriented and Engaged Work, Accountability, Secularism, Non-Violence, Environmental Consciousness, Cultural Empathy, Social Entrepreneurship, Volunteer action, Experiential Learning, Innovation, Working in Partnership

Program Cost / Internship Fee:

up to 3 months > USD 970

upto 6 months > USD 1270

EcoDEVA provides contracted volunteer interns a furnished accommodation and a workplace with landline broadband or mobile phone based internet facility. The food can be organised by the organisation or individuals may cook in the available kitchen or eat with the family in case of a preferred home-stay.

Volunteering Opportunities

1. Environment Conservation (multiple activities in general)

2. Forestry and Tree Nursery

3. Organic and Herbal Farming / Kitchen Gardening (small scale)

4. Wildlife Conservation / Animal Care

5. Alternative/ Renewable Energy

6. Ecobuilding and Eco-Materials

7. Green Micro-finance for Micro-businesses for women and poor

8. Arts, Crafts, and Theatre for Community Development

9. Education and skills development

10. Human Rights, Social Justice and Equality

11. Women Empowerment and Gender Equality

12. Maternal health and early childhood development

13. Traditional and Preventive healthcare

14. Food processing and packaging

15. Retail and sales of organic products

16. Heritage conservation and restoration

17. Rainforest Conservation work in the Western Ghats hill range

18. Coastal Bio-diversity and Marine Life Conservation

19. Social Business Development / Management

20. Teach and Save the Natural Beach

Fee Required


Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultural Support Available

We welcome



International Volunteers

How To Apply