International Youth Summer Internship Program 2016

Discover the world. Discover yourself.

In partnership with Sewa International USA


Program Details

What is Yuva for Sewa?

Yuva for Sewa is a summer internship offered by Sewa International USA that focuses on service projects in India and Caribbean countries. It is an opportunity for young adults to contribute their time to a larger movement of serving humanity.

The program is designed to actualize the message of Sewa International USA, which believes that service to humanity is service to God. Since its inception in 2006, YFS has provided 52 youth with the opportunity to volunteer their time for different service projects, based on their interests and expertise. Projects are available in health care, education, environmental awareness, women’s empowerment, rural development and micro-finance. Interns spend the duration of their internship working with NGOs in the community. They seek to serve and engage in a transformative experience that empowers them,  as they strive to make an impact in their chosen field.

Selection Criteria:


 Interns must

  • have graduated high school or be at least 18 years old at the start of the internship
  • be able to participate in the full ten-week internship program
  • be currently residing in US or Canada and
  • possess strong enthusiasm to make a difference.

Program Details:

In 2016 Yuva for Sewa internship projects are located in the city Bangalore, Karnataka – India. The summer internship will start June 9th and end on August 15th 2016*(Flexible for students whose finals are conflictin with our start date).  All interns will be required to arrive in Bangalore by June 8th 2016 where the one week orientation program will be conducted. Orientation will include general training about projects and basic cultural information for interns.  After orientation, interns will focus on specific projects and spend the duration of their internship with other volunteers working on the same project. For detailed project descriptions, please visit:

Housing, Travel and Safety

Our partner NGO will assist fellows and interns secure suitable housing near their placement. As fellows and interns arrive in Bangalore, our partner NGO member will meet them at the airport and help them adjust to a new culture. Sewa encourages applicants to be cognizant of the inherent risks of traveling and living in a different country. Click here for simialar FAQ.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit an online application form  by March 31st, 2016. Selected applicants will be invited to a phone interview followed by an in-person interview. Successfull applicants will be notified by email or phone. Only upon accepting the internship offer, applicants will be required to submit a $600 administration and application fee.

Please email all questions to

For videos and blogs of past interns visit: YFS Past Interns Video and Shivani Parikh’s Blog “My Indian Summer.”

For details of past Yuva for Sewa Interns from 2007 to 2014, click HERE

For latest videos, click HERE

For project details, click HERE