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Intern and Volunteer R&D Opportunities at NARI

Program Duration

Multiple Year, 3-6 Months, 7-12 Months


Throughout the year




Bright young engineers/scientist and future leaders who want to be involved in nation building and providing a better life to 60% of rural poor. Basic requirements are B.Tech in Mechanical, Chemical, Material Science, etc. M.Tech and Ph.D's are also welcome. Any branch of science graduates is also welcome.

Intern Types

  • Agriculture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology


  • English

Cost in US$:

Approximately 150-200 per month

Cost Includes:

  • Living stipend
  • Food
  • Housing


Only free housing will be provided

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Training
  • Conservation
  • Environment

Typical Volunteer

NARI has been having interns from all over the world since early 1970's. Almost all of these volunteers/interns come to NARI with their own funds and for the rural experience. NARI provides them an excellent opportunity to work on rural development. Staying and living in Phaltan also allows these interns to experience life in rural India. NARI hosts interns in the areas of agriculture, renewable energy, engineering and sustainable development. Since NARI is an R&D institute, we expect the interns to have a minimum of bachelor's degree in agriculture, engineering or sciences. Interns with master's degree are preferred. NARI benefits from the enthusiasm of these interns and in turn these interns get a rich experience of doing projects relevant to rural India. There is a tremendous opportunity at NARI to get hands on experience of developing technologies. For details of what other volunteers have done please see their experiences at our website.

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Group living

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Resume
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application
  • Other