Internship with NGO

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation ElectiveSBP2MB10012

Semester and Year Offered: 4th semester, winter vacation, 2nd year

Course Coordinator and Team: Dr. Richa Awasthy

Email of course coordinator: richa[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in

Pre-requisites: none

Course Objectives/Description:

This course aims to make participants aware of the various social and economic issues and challenges faced by the marginalised section of the society such as poverty, child education, environmental problems, health care etc. It is designed to sensitize students with the emerging socioeconomic concerns of society and gain insights into the objectives, roles, responsibilities, accountability and delivery system of various NGOs engaged in the task of serving different sectors. It will help them become global managers of tomorrow with a human face. This course provides an opportunity to participants to work with an NGO and increases their awareness about NGO work in the Indian context. It creates a platform for exchange of ideas, choice of appropriate managerial interventions and action learning.

Course Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Understand context of development sector
  2. Demonstrate sensitivity towards the emerging socioeconomic concerns,
  3. Develop an understanding of NGOs its processes and functions.
  4. Apply the awareness of critical skills required to manage organization with limited resources
  5. Apply research skills to source material for project assigned by NGO

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

The course will begin with a one day orientation visit to the selected NGO.

Subsequently, the participants will uptake the work assigned by the NGO and write a reflective report.

One month field work happens during winter break and no classes are held during this period.

Field based pedagogy would be adopted to deliver this course.

Assessment Details with weights:


Report (internship)

35 %


20 %

Feedback from NGO

30 %

Log book

15 %


100 %


Reading List:

  • Dabhi, Jimmy C. (2008). Organizational Culture of NGOs: does it matter?
  • Indian Social Institute, New Delhi.
  • Drucker, Peter (1990). Managing the Non profit organization: practices and
  • principles. Harper Collins Publications, New York.


  • Participants will read about respective NGOs and their context through internet