The most common misconception about language and India is that English will get you by. Yes, it makes it easier that English is widely spoken across India and often used by government, universities and businesses, but that is only one side to what is a very large and diverse country. If you’re serious…

Imagine doing an internship in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Kings XI Punjab – the biggest and most exciting twenty20 cricket league in the world. Well, Andrew Dimopoulas and six La Trobe University students did just that. Asia Options caught up with Andrew to hear about how he organised it, how much fun he had…

  When you think about working as an intern with the United Nations (UN), you may first picture the grandeur and glamour of Geneva or New York City, but my internship in a New Delhi regional office was a unique and highly rewarding experience. As the UN increasingly de-centralises, more and more internships are being…

  Tara.Ed is an innovative NGO working to increase teaching capabilities in India and create educational linkages between Australian and Indian schools. You can get involved with Tara.Ed through its Teacher Tours for teaching students, or volunteer opportunities for professionals. Hurry, applications for the next Teacher Tour close 13 September 2015.   Tara.Ed Jennifer Star…

  Volunteering in India can really open doors and help you get further towards your chosen career or professional path. Asia Options India correspondent, Siobhan Marsh, sat down with Michelle Bourke to talk about her volunteering experience with Tiny Angels, a school in the north east of India, and how you can follow in her…

  The Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in New Delhi, a well-regarded independent think tank on security and foreign policy in South Asia, has an Interns & Visiting Fellows program for budding postgraduate students. The program focuses on developing your research, policy analysis and writing for publication skills. IPCS accepts applications throughout the year…

Pollinate Energy is an exciting social enterprise based in Australia and India that is working to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by providing access to energy. The experienced team at Pollinate Energy is committed to providing sustainable development and energy solutions as well as support the next generation of social entrepreneurs. The organisation…

  The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) India Internship Programme is offered each year to Indian and foreign students to gain experience working on important development programs across India. The UNDP India is a leading organisation in its field and the internship program is highly sought after and valued.   The United Nations Development Program…

  Applications are now open until 30 September 2016.   Each year, the Australia India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) gets bigger and better, bringing young Australian and Indian leaders in their fields together and helping to find innovative ways to strengthen the partnership between Australia and India. If you have a strong commitment to the Australia India relationship,…

  Some people will advise you that it is not necessary to learn Hindi to live, work and travel in India. They’ll tell you that “everyone” speaks English so you’d be wasting your time. Well, that’ certainly true if you intend to spend your entire time in India visiting tourist sites – which are often…