Research Internships in South Asia

Research Internship Opportunities in South Asia

The South Asia Center (SAC) is pleased to announce new research internship placements in South Asia for Summer 2020. 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 2020.

Placements and Topics


1.   Kathmandu: Policy and Socio-Political Issues

Sri Lanka

1.    Kandy: Politics, Society and Culture


1.    Lahore: Development Economics, Religion and Social Welfare


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

Research Internship Application


APPLY here! For questions contact Amelia Carter, Assistant Director, at

Funding Opportunities

Global Research & Internship Program (GRIP) due March 1, 2020 at 10:00pm EST. After being accepted to the SAC Research Internship Program, you can submit your funding application here

South Asia Studies Department Summer Research Grant due March 1, 2020 at 10:00pm EST. For more information click here or email Alexandra Zieger at

Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF). Due dates vary (January-April). Support available for a wide range of projects. Learn more here