Each year we offer an immersive intern experience that exposes participants to some of the most pressing issues in education. Interns have an opportunity to participate in our programs, gain exposure to the realities of working in a small NGO, and conduct original field research. Past interns have gone on to work for the Institute of International Education, The World Bank, complete Master’s programs at Columbia Teacher’s College, and contribute to education initiatives in a variety of channels.
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Education: BFA from the School of Visual Arts, MA from Teachers College, Columbia University
Where are you now? I work for the International Institute of Education
Favorite internship aspect: I loved getting to learn about how a small non-profit operates and seeing how decisions are made and programs are built.
Favorite India Memory: All of the interns took a trip to Jaipur. We saw the city, and then painted, rode and bathed elephants.
Education: BA from The George Washington University, MA from Teachers College, Columbia University
Where are you now? Working for the State University of New York Global Center
Favorite internship aspect: I loved the hands-on experience of interacting with the students, teachers, and school systems impacted by the work that NEF does
Favorite India memory: I got to experience Ramadan for the first time by celebrating with members of Kadod’s Muslim community.
Education: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A. / Lesley University, M.A. (current)
Where are you now? I live in Baltimore, Maryland, completing my residency year with Urban Teacher Center.
Favorite internship aspect: Getting to meet so many interesting people! Just walking around the village or traveling to other cities, we got to share meals or chai or just conversation with others.
Favorite India memory: Taking overnight trains while traveling. Spending hours on a train talking to each other and people in our car was an experience I don’t think I’ll be able to replicate anywhere else in the world.
Education: Loyola University, B.A. / Columbia Teacher’s College, M.A. International Education Development
Where are you now? I am the Director of Program Communications for Hope for Haiti
Favorite internship aspect: Working and living in Kadod, I really got to experience Gujarati life.
Favorite India memory: In Kolkota, I went to a Mass in the same room where Mother Teresa’s tomb is located.
Education: Seton Hall University, M.A.
Where are you now? Working at a private middle/high school, teaching at Seton Hall
Favorite internship aspect: I loved my students and getting teaching experience working with a big group.
Favorite India memory: I made friends with a family on a train trip. They invited me to their home in Surat for delicious, homemade Rajasthani food.
Education: Adelphi University, B.A., M.A.
Where are you now? Teaching in China with the Peace Corps.
Favorite internship aspect: I loved working with passionate people who all wanted to work hard towards the goal of bringing equal education to all children.
Favorite India memory: I started a mentorship program for young women. We talked about their dreams, their lives in rural India, and other topics that they may not be able to discuss with others. Working with these young women was very inspiring.
Education: University of Maryland Baltimore County, B.A. / Institute of Education (University of London), M.A.
Where are you now? Dubai, UAE
Favorite internship aspect: Getting to meet the people I completed the internship with and the people who lived in Kadod. I still keep in touch with our neighbor via Facebook
Favorite India memory: Visiting the state of Rajasthan, I fell in love with all the palaces and it quickly became one of my favorite state in India.
Education: University of Texas-Austin, B.A. / M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University (current)
Where are you now? I am currently finishing my Masters degree in International Education Development at Teachers College, Columbia University
Favorite internship aspect: I enjoyed being able to apply what I have learned in my Masters program to program development with Nanubhai
Favorite India memory: Seeing the Taj Mahal in person was pretty amazing!
Education: Syracuse University, Sophomore class of 2018
Where are you now? Majoring in Public Policy at the Maxwell School of Citizen and Public Affairs.
Favorite internship aspect: Traveling to interview the scholars.
Favorite India memory: Visiting the Dutch Cemetery in Surat.
Education: BA and BSBA from the University of South Carolina, MA from The George Washington University
Where are you now? Completing the second year of my graduate program, working part-time for the George Washington University, and interning part-time at the Department of State
Favorite internship aspect: I loved getting to meet the Nanubhai Scholars and hear their hopes and dreams for their future as well as how NEF scholarships will impact their lives.
Favorite India memory: I got to travel to Rajasthan on a 12-hour sleeper train, and I really enjoyed the experience of riding on the train and seeing a different side of Indian culture.
Education: BA from Providence College, working towards MA at Teachers College, Columbia University
Where are you now? Finishing my MA degree in New York City at Teachers College, Columbia University
Favorite internship aspect: Visiting the scholars at at their houses.
Favorite India memory: Walking dirt paths and through fields to get to one of the Scholar’s houses during the monsoon because a tree fell in the road and the auto couldn’t go any further.