Internship Overview

Internship Overview

Service & Education Internships

Initiated in 2014, TNF internship provides an unique opportunity for US born youth of Tamil heritage to:

  • Link with their ancestral roots in Tamil Nadu
  • Volunteer and learn through TNF’s educational and humanitarian projects in different parts of Tamil Nadu
  • Develop leadership and team building skills
  • Benefit from TNF’s 40+ years of track record in serving  needy Tamils

It is a two week program conducted in multiple batches during summer. Number of internship positions are limited due to logistics.


  • Students must have completed 8th grade prior to starting the internship and preferably freshman to senior in high school
  • Reasonable fluency in spoken Tamil
  • Flexibility in adapting to project sites, essential for a good internship experience
  • Interns will be required to attend a one-day orientation at TNF’s Chennai Office and then volunteer at one or maximum two TNF internship centers
  • Interns will be financially responsible for their travel (to and from Tamil Nadu), lodging and meals
  • TNF’s Chennai office will coordinate accommodation (where needed), travel within Tamil Nadu and program logistics

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