Visitors & Internships

CINI encourages students, researchers and volunteers to do electives and internships throughout the year in a mutually agreed upon terms and conditions. Students and researchers from reputed academic institutions across the globe can approach CINI for their engagement as intern or volunteer for a specific period of time. Those having experience / interest in the areas of mother & child health, adolescent health, nutrition, education and child protection, may apply for an internship. The intern / volunteer would be able to experience working with poorest of the poor communities, mostly women, adolescent and children both in rural and urban locations.

It is mandatory for the students / researchers to send a letter of intimation from their concerned institutions to the Director of CINI stating the purpose and duration of the proposed internship at least one month in advance. The CV of the students / researchers is also required to be attached with the letter. The confirmation of proposed internship / researchwork would be sent after reviewing the documents.

Volunteers who are willing to contribute to skill building for CINI colleagues in areas such as documentation, data analysis, action research, proposal development and website management are always welcome. Additionally, CINI encourages its interns / volunteers to fundraise actively for CINI both before and after their internship.

The interns / researchers / volunteers may request for accommodation in CINI campus (subject to availability) and also avail canteen facility on payment of necessary charges. They would also be required to meet all other expenses related to travel, internet access etc.

It is highly desirable that the interns / researchers / volunteers would abide by the policies, rules and regulations of CINI. Please download the attached internship request form and send it back along with cover letter and CV to the address mention below through post / courier / email.

Internship Request Form

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The Director

Child in Need Institute (CINI)

Vill: Daulatpur, Post: Pailan, via Joka

Kolkata – 700 104, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India

For any further query you may please write to Moytre Bagchi  at or call her at +91 – 8296100514 (Between 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM, Monday – Friday)