Internship : Additional Information

  • Duration: generally 3-6 months
  • Number of Positions: 2 interns at any given time
  • Academic Credit: Interns must arrange academic credit requirements with their home institution prior to their arrival in Bangalore. ATREE will assist the intern in achieving these requirements during their internship through their internship coordination team.
  • Computers: It is sometimes possible for ATREE to provide a computer, though it is to the advantage for the intern to bring his or her own laptop. It would be the sole responsibility of the project Supervisor to provide the intern with space and computer.
  • Internship Details: All internships are coordinated through Madhavi Latha, at the Bangalore office. Work and travel to field sites and other offices may be coordinated based on the specific internship. The intern should be in communication with the ATREE internship coordination person, prior to their arrival. During this time and immediately following their arrival in Bangalore, the intern will be given an overview of ATREE's current projects and will be encouraged to discuss specific internship possibilities with various members of ATREE's staff. As mentioned above, flexibility is a required attribute of all interns. Interns may come into contact with restrictions or changes to which they are unaccustomed. For example due to traditional cultural norms, male interns working in rural villages will not be able to work directly with village women. However, they can work with men and/or all school children. Female interns will not be able to work directly with male members of the village, but may work with women and/or all school children. At the ATREE office and in Bangalore, these restrictions do not apply. The monsoon season occurs from June through August and therefore fieldwork will be limited and interns will most likely be restricted to the Bangalore office during this time.
  • About the Bangalore Office: The Bangalore office is located on the outskirts of Bangalore in a suburb called Srirampura, directly off a main city transport artery. It is approximately 45 minutes from central Bangalore and is easily accessible by public transportation. The office has 3 floors and approximately 30 employees at any given time, many of whom split their time between their field research sites and the central office. ATREE employees have varied interests and projects and often collaborate on larger issues. The Bangalore office also houses the GIS lab. Office atmosphere is casual and English is the language most often spoken. Office hours are usually 9am-5pm, but are flexible for earlier arrivals or later departures. In India, Saturday is often a workday. There is a guard/groundskeeper present 24 hours/day at the office.
  • About Dress Codes: The ATREE office follows a business-casual dress code.
    1. At Office: Business - Casual, preferably loose fitting clothes

    2. Field: Casuals- Cargos, jeans, trousers

      Note: Low Waist jeans is not allowed keeping with cultural sensitivies of the host country.
  • About Local Transportation: Buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis are plentiful and transportation around the city is not a problem, though language barriers can be a minor obstacle. Bangalore is also a regional capital and therefore it is a transportation hub for long-distance trains, buses and air-travel.
  • Additional Suggestion: It is recommended that non-Indian citizens review any one of many well-respected travel guidebooks in order to gain more information on additional matters such as visas, health matters, money exchange, culture, customs, etc. At ATREE's Bangalore office the library houses a copy of The Lonely Planet- India for your reference.