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Internship Experience @ Hope Foundation, Kolkata: Cooperative Work Environment, Have to Learn a Few Bengali Words for Survival

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Vishal Kumar Singh, School of Law and Governance, Central University of South Bihar, 3rd Year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Hope Foundation, Kolkata

Application Process with contact details

You have to email your CV and Recommendation letter to Jhulan Ghosh,internship coordinator.

Email: [email protected]

Duration of internship and timings

17th June – 13th July, 2016 i.e. 21 days.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

We went to the main office, there we attended an interaction cum introduction session. After that,we were assigned various offices,where we had to work.

Main tasks

Survey and socio legal support to the people of slums in Kolkata.

Work environment and people

Supportive work environment.

Great team of social activists.

Helpful and cooperative environment.

Best things

Hope Kolkata cafe. One line is enough,for rest details,visit there once at least.

Bad things

Bengali speaking people. You will have to learn a few bengali words for your survival there, seriously!


No stipend.

Biggest Lessons

Biggest lessons were,how to do social service in real sense.

Any Other Thing

No, this form is so extensive, that it is enough. (:D)

Overall Rating



Stayed at a friend’s room in Dumdum, Kolkata.

Office Timings

No desk job, field work. 10 am to 4 pm. Strict timings.


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