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Internships, Careers, and Other Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities that have been included on the Brown-India Initiative's recent newsletters. Opportunities are removed after deadlines have passed. Please note these are not affiliated with the Initiative in any way.



Open to Undergraduates:

Apply for funding to learn a South Asian language this summer
The South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI) based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering intensive courses in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Pashto, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu. The following funding opportunities are accepting applicants:
-Half/Full Fee Remissions: Open to all SASLI applicants, deadline March 15, 2014.
-$1000 Fee Remission: Open to all SASLI applicants who do not have other, external funding.  Priority deadline April 1, 2014.
More information available at

Social Enterprise looking for Comm. / Design Intern
Essmart is a Tamil Nadu –based social enterprise that bridges the gap between manufacturers of essential, life-improving foods (such as solar lights, water filters, and efficient cook stoves) and local retail shops. They are looking for a Design and Communications Intern to market the company to customers (rural end-users and shops in India) as well as funders and supporters (generally US-based internet users). Working with ESSmart’s COO and Indian Director, the intern will develop marketing materials, re-design the company’s website, and manage its social media and newsletter presence. Find more information and how to apply here.

UNC Summer Study Abroad in India
Undergraduate, graduate and Continuing Education students are invited to apply for the University of North Carolina’s Summer in India program. The immersive program, based in Delhi, involves travel to several cities and courses in South Asian culture and in Hindi. Tentative dates: May 12 to June 17th, 2014. Estimated cost: $5,000. Visit the program’s website for more information. 


Open to Graduate Students and Professionals:

Hindi-Urdu Lecturer Position
The University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading research and teaching institutions, has announced a position in Hindi-Urdu Language and South Asian Studies. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the newly established Centre for South Asian Civilizations. The deadline for applying is April 16th. Please follow this link for more information, and direct questions to

US-Pakistan Program Fellowship
The US-Pakistan Program, a recently launched initiative at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center, is launching a Fellowship Exchange. Newly-established experts from the US and Pakistan will visit the respective countries in order to develop a long-term, continuous dialogue in US-Pakistan relations, focusing on key areas of security, economic development, and public policy. The fellowship serves the greater program goal of combating the transactional mentality in the current approach to US-Pakistan relations, and encouraging great mutual understanding to allow a positive bilateral relationship.
The deadline to apply is April 1stClick here to learn more and to apply.

Kings India Institute Graduate Forum Conference:
The King’s India Institute Graduate Forum Conference, to be held June 12th 2014 at Kings College London, is now accepting abstracts. The conference aims to bring together PhD students from across the UK and elsewhere, working on a wide range of themes relating to Contemporary India. Please follow this link to learn more about the conference.
Submissions must be submitted to by the April 1st, 2014 deadline.

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowship Competition
The American Institute of India Studies invites doctoral candidates, holders of a Ph.D degree and creative/performing arts professionals to apply for fellowships so as to conduct research or practice their art in India. Applications are due by July 1st, 2014. Visit the AIIS website for more information.