Internship for Students

ERDA holds the belief that internship opportunities empower students with a crucial combination of knowledge, confidence, and professional connections, fostering their academic and career paths toward success.

Research Internship

Centre for promoting education and research in Science and Technology (CPERST), Centre for promoting education and research in commerce and management (CPERCM), and Centre for promoting education and research in Humanities and Social Science (CPERHS) at Education Research & Development Association (ERDA) are thrilled to announce research internship opportunities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. This internship offers great opportunity to work alongside esteemed professors and researchers from prestigious institutions globally, providing valuable exposure to impactful research initiatives. The internship is available year-round, allowing students to apply at any time that suits their schedule.

Fields of Study:

  • Students from diverse fields such as Science and Technology, Commerce and Management, and Humanities and Social Sciences are encouraged to apply.

General Instructions for Internship:

  • Duration: Minimum 3 months, Maximum 6 months
  • Location: Remote
  • Stipend: Unpaid

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Research Mentees (Students): This internship opportunity is open for final year undergraduate and postgraduate students. Only ERDA student members are eligible for this internship.
  • Research Mentors (Faculty): Faculty members must hold a doctorate degree, possess a minimum of 8 years teaching and research experience, and have published at least two research papers in reputed SCOPUS/WOS/ABDC journals. Alternatively, mentors must have a minimum of six research papers published in peer-reviewed national or international journals or edited books. Only ERDA’s Members are eligible to become mentors.


  • Mentees: During the internship, mentees are expected to diligently engage in their assigned research project under the guidance of their mentors, adhering to provided guidelines.
  • Mentors: Mentors are responsible for providing comprehensive guidance to their mentees, ensuring they gain a strong research foundation. Mentors must dedicate a minimum of 6 hours per week to guide mentees and impart knowledge on research fundamentals, literature review techniques, research methodology, and statistical analysis software operation.

Allotment of Mentors:

  • The managing committee of designated centers will assign mentors to individual mentees or groups. Mentors will be allotted on the basis of availability of experts.


  • Certificates will be issued to both mentees and mentors upon successful completion of the internship program. Successful completion will be evaluated based on research work presentation in international conferences or seminars, as well as the preparation of a research report. Research reports will be published on ERDA’s website as working papers, open for feedback from academicians.

Approval of Research Project:

  • After mentor allocation, mentors and mentees are encouraged to organize either virtual or in-person meetings to develop a concise research proposal. This proposal must then be submitted via email to the managing committee of the designated centers for review and approval. Following their evaluation, the managing committee will promptly communicate their decision to both mentors and mentees. Once approved, the internship may officially commence.
Register for Internship: 
  • Click here to register as intern 
  • Click here to register as mentor

Community Service Internship

Centre for Social Development (CSD) at Education Research & Development Association (ERDA) is thrilled to offer Community Service Internship opportunities for undergraduate students.

Objectives of the internship are enlisted as follows:

  • Exploring Impactful Learning: Community service internships offer students the opportunity to engage directly with real-world issues, applying classroom learning to practical situations. Through hands-on experiences, interns gain invaluable insights into community needs and the effectiveness of various interventions.
  • Building Empathy and Understanding: By working closely with diverse populations and tackling complex social challenges, students develop empathy, cultural competence, and a deeper understanding of societal issues. These experiences cultivate a broader perspective and foster respect for the lived experiences of others.
  • Developing Transferable Skills: Community service internships provide a platform for students to enhance a wide range of transferable skills, including communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership. These skills are essential for personal and professional growth, empowering students to excel in future academic and career endeavors.
  • Fostering Civic Responsibility: Engaging in community service promotes a sense of civic responsibility and active citizenship among students. By contributing positively to their communities, interns learn the importance of social responsibility, ethical leadership, and making a meaningful difference in the world around them.
  • Networking and Professional Growth: Community service internships offer opportunities for students to network with professionals, community leaders, and like-minded peers. These connections can lead to mentorship opportunities, career insights, and valuable references, laying the groundwork for future success in their chosen fields.
  • Personal Fulfillment and Satisfaction: Above all, community service internships provide students with a profound sense of personal fulfillment and satisfaction. Making a positive impact on the lives of others and witnessing tangible outcomes of their efforts fosters a sense of accomplishment and reinforces the value of service to others.

Field of Internship:

  • Within our Community Service Internship program, we provide invaluable learning experiences to students aimed at advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. ERDA is deeply dedicated to contributing to the achievement of SDGs by the year 2030. Interns participating in our program have the opportunity to select a specific SDG or sub-goal aligned with their interests and aspirations. They will then engage in meaningful work guided by the directives of the managing committee of the Centre for Social Development (CSD). Throughout their internship journey, interns’ progress and contributions will be meticulously overseen and supported by the managing committee of the CSD, ensuring both their personal development and impactful contributions towards our shared goal of sustainable development.”

 General Instructions for Internship:

  • Duration: Minimum 2 months to maximum 6 months
  • Location: Remote as well as on site
  • Stipend: Unpaid

Eligibility Criteria:

  • This internship opportunity is open for undergraduate students. Only ERDA student members are eligible for this internship.

Role of interns:

  • During the internship, interns are expected to diligently engage in their assigned work under the guidance of their mentors, adhering to provided guidelines.


  • Certificates will be issued to interns upon successful completion of the internship program. Interns have to submit a report to the managing committee of Centre for Social Development (CSD). After verification of report, certificate will be issued.

Register for Internship: Click here to register as intern

For reference of students all the seventeen SDG Goals are given here:

SDG 1: No Poverty: End poverty in all its forms, everywhere.

SDG 2: Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages.

SDG 4: Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

SDG 5: Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries.

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

SDG 13: Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

SDG 14: Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.

SDG 15: Life on Land: Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, manage forests, combat desertification and biodiversity loss, and halt and reverse land degradation.

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all; and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.

SDG 17: Partnerships: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.