All our internships are based in rural schools where the children attending may be the first generation in their family to go to school. All the schools are English medium schools, i.e. all classes (except Hindi or other languages!) are taught in English.
All our schools are assessed on a development scale that covers: academics, quality of English speaking, extent of sporting activity, extent of extra-curricular activity. Your internship will be designed to assist the school to progress on its development journey.
As a teaching assistant the areas you will be required to support are:
Your average working week is typically 20 - 30 hours Monday to Friday, with the weekends free.
The schools tend to be within 1 – 2 hours drive of a major city (Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore), to provide access to the city for medical care or at weekends for sightseeing.
Depending on the school location you will either stay at the school if it has a boarding house, at a local residential training centre, or at a TalentEase residential building.
Your accommodation venue will have some form of Wi-Fi access for part of the day.
Your room will be basic but clean and secure with the following facilities: a ceiling fan or air conditioning, mosquito screens on windows, toilet and shower (most showers are cold water but that is a relief in the heat!), lockable door.
As our internships are based around Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore we are able to offer placements flexibly throughout the year - Chennai and Bangalore are always hot, and Hyderabad’s temperature might go down to 14 centigrade on a cold day in winter! The minimum period for an internship is 4 weeks, and you can add more weeks if you wish. The school holidays in India run typically from mid-April to end June, so during this time we offer Internships working with TalentEase to run their summer camps for schoolchildren, or their programme in colleges.
A typical internship looks like this:
|Induction and rest day||2 (Sun)||Chennai|
|Travel to Hub location / School intro||3 (Mon)||Rural area|
|School assignment||4 (Tues)||Rural area|
|School assignment||5 (Weds)||Rural area|
|School assignment||6 (Thurs)||Rural area|
|School assignment||7 (Fri)||Rural area|
|Travel to main city / tour||8 (Sat)||Chennai|
|Chill day / tour day||9 (Sun)||Chennai|
|TalentEase input & reflection session||10 (Mon)||Chennai / Rural area|
|School assignment||11 (Tues)||Rural area|
|School assignment||12 (Weds)||Rural area|
|School assignment||13 (Thurs)||Rural area|
|School assignment||14 (Fri)||Rural area|
|Chill day||15 (Sat)||Rural area|
|Chill day||16 (Sun)||Rural area|
|School assignment||17 (Mon)||Rural area|
|School assignment||18 (Tues)||Rural area|
|School assignment||19 (Weds)||Rural area|
|School assignment||20 (Thurs)||Rural area|
|School assignment||21 (Fri)||Rural area|
|Chill day||22 (Sat)||Rural area|
|Chill day||23 (Sun)||Rural area|
|School assignment||24 (Mon)||Rural area|
|School assignment||25 (Tues)||Rural area|
|School assignment||26 (Weds)||Rural area|
|Travel to main city / TalentEase review||27 (Thurs)||Chennai|
|Travel back||28 (Fri)||Chennai / Fly|