FAQ

13
Nov

How safe is India, especially for female travelers?

Much safer than you think! We’ve hosted hundreds of interns without major incident, since 2011. And you can always call us whenever you have a doubt – we’ll even come and pick you up. Check out this account of zero harassment in Mumbai and Pune! Your safety is our #1 priority. India has a bad reputation in women’s safety, which

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8
Nov

What if I’m an Indian Citizen / PIO / OCI?

If you’re an Indian citizen, Person-Of-Indian-Origin (PIO), or Overseas-Citizen-of-India (OCI) currently living outside of India and interested in an India experience, great! We are happy to help you find a great internship or study tour experience in India. Use the Apply link or Contact Us forms to get in touch. ConnectInc typically places overseas students from the US, UK, and

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8
Nov

Why are India internships unpaid?

Placements arranged by ConnectInc are on an unpaid basis. Our NGO partners typically rely on volunteer work to stretch their fund raising farther. Our for-profit partners are typically prohibited from employing foreign nationals unless foreigners make up <1% of their workforce (i.e. must have over 100 Indian employees to hire a foreigner) and the foreigner was paid a “reasonable” salary,

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8
Nov

Interships – How It Works

Working in India is incredible. Some things you need to know upfront: It’s UNPAID – getting a work visa for a foreign national is next to impossible. (see our FAQ for more information on why) It’s AWESOME – we’ve placed hundreds of interns since 2011 with a 99% success rate. India is a fun and exciting place and we work

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8
Nov

How much should I budget for a summer in India?

If you’re coming to India on a 2 or 3 week study tour, you should budget roughly GBP60-120 / USD80-150 for souvenirs, snacks, and incidentals. Airfare, housing, and most meals are typically included in the program cost. If you’re coming to India for work placements, you’ll need to budget for your airfare, visa, day-to-day meals and travel, and some “fun

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8
Nov

Is my deposit refundable?

Yes – your deposit is refundable! ConnectInc requires that all internship applicants pay a 100% refundable deposit prior to arranging interviews with Indian organisations. Placement is by mutual consent – if after the interviews, we are unable to place you with one of our partners, we refund the money. If you are not placed, we return 100% to you. Note:

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17
Oct

Where do we live during the internship?

One of the most important aspects of your internship is accommodation. We have worked hard to make sure that all interns are housed in safe, central, and hygienic locations. Housing is the major portion of the cost of the placement; while we’ve tried to keep the cost down, we also know that to work and live for the duration of

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17
Sep

What kind of mentoring will I get?

All of our internships have a supervision and mentoring plan, coordinated directly with your manager at the Indian placement. Part of the reason why we require a phone or Skype interview prior to placement is to not only ensure that you’re comfortable, but also to ensure that your manager sets appropriate expectations for what you will get out of your

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