Internship Opportunities at NAPM

We are looking for people to volunteer for our andolans and campaigns round the year. This could involve working on specific issues or campaigns. This could also mean contributing through your specific skill sets in your own time. For instance, you may choose to help out with daily logistics and documentation while experiencing NAPM. If you are into writing or media you may like to consider writing a blog or developing podcasts for the website. If you are more inclined towards research you can support us through your fact finding work or focused reviews on specific issues. If you are artistic then possibly you would like to contribute by designing t-shirts, banners, posters or by producing interesting graffiti, etc. And if you would like to take a step further produce a movement pamphlet and advocate for various issues in public forums like colleges then by all means do that. In nutshell, there is no limit to ways in which you can join and contribute. There is no limit of time and you can help us by translating, writing, running our website, blogging, promoting our work on social media or just by joining our mailing list and coming to our events and supporting our work in which every way you think.

The network runs on donations from supporters and their good will and hence is in no position to pay any honorarium, however, we try and cover all the work related expenses and also provide lunch at the office.

Why should you volunteer or intern with us

While, this is a voluntary role, it will be an incredible way to enrich your world view by understanding different issues, developing skills on campaigning and political work, gaining experience on organizing and mobilizing people and exploring the potential of your own skills in this work. Not to mention the many exciting opportunities to interact and work with key activists in the country like Medha Patkar, Sandeep Pandey, Prafulla Samantara, Ulka Mahajan, Suniti S R, Gabriele Dietrich, P Chennaiah, Dr. Sunilam, Vimal Bhai, Arundhati Dhuru and many others across the country. You may decide to work at the Delhi Secretariat office, regional offices or from the comfort of your home.

The details of how you can contribute can be worked out once you have decided. And once you do then the only prerequisites are will and skill. If you are interested then kindly write to us with a brief about yourself mentioning your background, education, experiences, time commitment, language, computer or other skills, expectations from this association.

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Internships and Volunteering Opportunity with NAPM

National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) is an alliance of more than 250 grass root people’s struggles in India working on a range of issues related to socio – economic – political - justice and equity. Members affiliated with us are engaged in struggles around the issues of development, displacement, urban and rural planning, environmental concerns, human rights violations, livelihood rights, labour concerns, indiscriminate industrialization, corporate accountability, corruption, governance, electoral reforms and transparency. Internships and Volunteer opportunities are available at our national office Delhi and regional offices in Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Patna, Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara, Surat, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bangalore and also with specific movements across the country.

August 2021 - Call for Internships with the NAPM Communications Team

We are looking for half (4 hours/day) / full-time (8 hours/day) interns (5 or 6 days/week) to:

  • Help us amplify the work of NAPM members and of other organisations, movements and alliances that share the aforementioned goals.
  • Work on ongoing campaigns
  • Generate and disseminate materials that extend solidarity to a range of people’s issues and struggles.
  • Learn from the diverse range of people’s movements as well as contribute their skills to extending solidarity to struggles.

Core Work Ethics:

We expect every intern to share the following core organizational ethics:

  • Commitment to the values of NAPM i.e. non-discrimination, social and environmental justice and human rights.
  • Strong interest and resolve to help amplify the voices of diverse movements and issues, especially those that are marginalized and need more visibility.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assistance with research, writing and translations of NAPM statements, press releases and social media content as well as generating creative content like posters and short videos.
  • Research for NAPM reports, profiles of movements, activist interviews, articles, etc.
  • Assistance in organizing online and offline activities: webinars, social media mobilizations, meetings, etc.
  • Documentation of existing materials and resources.
  • In specific contexts, travelling to and working with on-ground movements / groups may be facilitated.

Skills and Abilities: 

Some of the skills and abilities that are helpful for this internship include:

  • Basic understanding of organizational process, media and communications.
  • Ability to undertake research, identify reliable sources of information and collate content in multiple languages.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English / Hindi and / or other languages.
  • Visual skills and ability to work on creative materials like posters, graphics as well as awareness materials like pamphlets, FAQ sheets etc.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and ability to gather relevant content from them.
  • Knowledge and interest in photography, film making, video editing, web communications and design. Experience with design software is also useful.
  • Self-driven ability to work and identify relevant issues, as well as needs for various tasks and propose specific responses / actions.
  • Willingness to work with and learn from a team and collectives of diverse experiences.
  • Ability to proactively follow-up with team members and complete assigned tasks on time.

Work and reporting structure:

As part of your internship, you will work closely with some of our saathis and sangathans and a dedicated group of volunteers from the NAPM Communications and Documentation team. All your work shall be as per the guidance of the NAPM Internship Co-ordinators.

Specific tasks and responsibilities you will undertake will be jointly discussed and agreed upon at the start of your internship. You will report mainly to the internship coordinator and also work with other team members for specific tasks. You will be given a Task Sheet and an Internship Protocol to follow during the internship period.

Why intern with NAPM:

While interning with NAPM is a voluntary engagement, it is a valuable opportunity to enrich your worldview by understanding different social issues, developing skills on research, campaigning and political work, gaining experience in organizing and exploring the potential of your own skills in this work. You may also have opportunities to interact and work with experienced activists and collectives across the country.

Kindly also note that as an entirely voluntary people’s alliance, NAPM cannot pay any internship stipend / allowance or cover other expenses.

Duration of Internship: 

To ensure that we can provide you adequate support and you are able to contribute meaningfully, we request a commitment ideally between 2 and 12 months, either half (4 hours/day) or full-time (8 hours/day) and for 5 or 6 days/week.

Experience certificate:

At the end of your internship period, upon satisfactory completion of the tasks and responsibilities you have taken on and submission of your internship report, you will receive a certificate of experience from NAPM detailing your contribution.

Long-term association: 

Interns are always welcome and encouraged to be associated as volunteers with NAPM, on a long-term basis even after the end of their formal period of internship and continue to engage on issues and contribute in different ways.

Are you interested in interning with the NAPM Communications Team?

If you would like to intern with us, please fill up the  form in the link below and send it to us: Please also e-mail a copy of your CV to

For any further questions about the internship, you can reach us at

We look forward to an active internship engagement with you.

In solidarity,

NAPM Communications Team