Internship programme

Internship programme

Internship programme

Every year approximately 15-20 students take up internship at RGVN. The students are normally from Economics, BBA/MBA, Engineering, Mass communication, BSW/MSW and other social sciences background.

Most of these students takes up internship because of the course requirement. However, there are many students who take up internship because they want to have an exposure to the development activities taken up by RGVN.


In recent years, the demand for rural development professionals has been on the rise. This is mainly due to the thrust on rural development by the Govt. of India, the need for mandatory funding by profit-making corporates and banks on social enterprises as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the enormous role of the NGOs in propagating the use of toilets and its constructions under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, policy for financial inclusion of the rural populace etc.

Having worked in this realm and also being frequently engaged in the implementation of projects under the aforementioned verticals, RGVN has felt the dearth of professionals in this emerging sector. Hence, the dire need for an institute to create and equip a dedicated workforce to take rural India forward.


As a premier institute/ NGO of the North East, RGVN can offer an experience not to be found anywhere. With PhD, MBA, MSW and specialists in different fields, RGVN has the staff to give theoretical knowledge on subjects which are not offered in most colleges & universities. The main significance of the internship program however, is the experiences in the field – in the villages & small towns in the North Eastern region. Urban livelihoods are also promoted by RGVN today. Formation of SHG, NGO, Co-operatives and farmer produces organization (FPOs) are the areas of expertise of RGVN. Interns will get to learn all the above and more.


A certificate from RGVN that one has spent some time as an intern will be of much value when facing interview. Such experience is preferred by any interviewer, instead of higher percentage of marks.

While applying for any course, the candidate with such experience is preferred. In good universities it is mandatory for the candidates to have served in an NGO. At RGVN, one will find people who have studied and worked abroad. They will be able to provide additional guidance to the interns who want to pursue education abroad.

Internship structure:

This internship is for two months. There will be two parts:

  • Theoretical discourse in the morning.
  • Practical/ Project work in the afternoon.

Each interns will be attached to a projects to be guided by the project head. The interns will get an opportunity to contribute towards implementation of a project. This will give them the feeling of being able to be useful to the society by contribution to removal of poverty and/or inequalities. Students can give their preference for a particular project in the beginning of the programme. An orientation programme will be organized before the launch of each internship.

  • Fees: Applicants will have to pay Rs. 9,000/- for two months.
  • Deserving candidates may be given scholarship.
  • Free RGVN merchandise.
  • Fees include tea, and lunch provided by RGVN’s canteen.
Faculty members Degree/Training
Dr. Amiya Sharma M.A inEconomics (DSE),Ph.D.(Rutgers University,USA)
Aneeta Dutta M.A in English (Trained in Canada)
Utpal Ranjan Dutta MBA
Jaydeep Das MSW( Trained in Canada)
Indrani Sharma MBA
Amarjyoti Choudhary M.Com
Dhriti Hazarika MBA
Gyanshree Barthakur B.Com, MBA
Dr. Rachna Yadav M.Sc. in Physics, Ph.D.
Ankita Kakati M.A in Sociology, B.Ed.
Archita Duorah M.A in Economics
Bontishikha Goswami M.Sc. in Biotechnology
Raina Bhatacharya M.A in Public Policy

Course Director: Dr. Amiya kr. Sharma.

Contact person:

  • Ankita Kakati (Phone: 8638562554 Email:
  • Archita Duorah (Phone: 7002638026 Email: