Reliance FOundation

A new Mumbai-based paid summer internship program of Reliance Industries Limited for postgraduate (Master’s and PhD) students from UC Berkeley and 6-7 other US- and UK-based universities.

Interns will be placed with teams from across the Reliance Foundation ecosystem based on their interest and experience in the areas of education, women empowerment, rural transformation, disaster management, sports, and health. Interns will also be invited to join functional teams including communications, monitoring and evaluation, strategy and program development, and research and thought-leadership. 

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2023.


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About Reliance and Reliance Foundation:

India is a nation of a billion dreams, a billion aspirations and above all great opportunities. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India. Our motto “Growth is Life” aptly captures the ever-evolving spirit of Reliance. We have evolved from being a textiles and polyester company to an integrated player across energy, materials, retail, entertainment and digital services. In each of these areas, we are committed to innovation-led, exponential growth. Our vision has pushed us to achieve global leadership in many of our businesses. Reliance's products and services portfolio touches almost all Indians on a daily basis, across economic and social spectrums. We are now focused on building platforms that will herald the Fourth Industrial Revolution and will create opportunities and avenues for India and all its citizens to realise their true potential.

Moving well beyond its business activities, Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited, aims to play a catalytic role in addressing India’s development challenges through innovative and sustainable solutions. Reliance Foundation (RF) is relentlessly working towards facilitating transformative changes to ensure overall well-being and higher quality of life for all. Among India’s largest social initiatives, RF is focused on addressing the nation’s development challenges in Rural Transformation, Education, Health, Sports for Development, Disaster Response, Women Empowerment, Urban Renewal and Arts, Culture and Heritage. RF has touched the lives of more than 71 million people across India, in more than 54,300 villages and several urban locations.

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Position overview:

Reliance Foundation (RF) is inviting applications for its Global Internship Program across multiple teams and programmes. For the 2024 summer internships, we will be hiring interns to work across thematic areas, RF teams, and RF Institutions:

  • RF Programmes : Education, Women empowerment, Rural Transformation, Disaster Management, Sports for Development, Health
  • RF Functional teams: Communications, Monitoring & Evaluation, Research and Thought-Leadership, Strategy and Programme Development

Students will be able to indicate their areas of interest in their application. The specific internship focus area and responsibilities will be scoped-out during the interview process.

Why intern with Reliance Foundation?

This internship provides an exciting opportunity for students to work for India’s largest private sector company, which is leading India’s transformation towards a more inclusive and sustainable future for all:

  • Get hands-on experience working in the development sector with one of India’s leading corporate foundations
  • Participate in large-scale high impact development programmes and projects that are pioneering in their field
  • Earn research experience working on highly innovative development solutions in India
  • Enhance, develop and apply your classroom skills and learnings to a real-world scenarios
  • Contribute your rich international experience and fresh global perspectives to grow the Foundation’s impact
  • Network with other interns and development sector professionals
  • Opportunity to participate and gain experience in organising multi-stakeholder events and convening’s
  • Gain exposure to career opportunities in the philanthropic sector

Internship Details

  • Duration: 2-3 months minimum, (As per the university summer break)
  • Format: In-person, in Mumbai, India
  • Support: Support for travel and accommodation will be provided. Additionally, we encourage students to apply for internship funds through their university internship grants and support programs. Students will also be given a gift card worth INR 20,000 Rupees per month help cover their basic costs while in India.
  • Pre-selected candidates will be asked to provide a reference, either academic or professional.

Application Process

  • Applications through this form will close on the 31st  January 2024
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Application screening, applicant interviews, and selection will be done by Reliance Foundation

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