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RCDP Internship program in Sri Lanka provides you the unique opportunity to get an international internship or practical work experience in the areas of:
If you are a student seeking academic credit or simply want to add experience and knowledge in your specified field through international internship, we will provide you a meaningful and incredible option and opportunity for you to achieve this. You will work alongside local people and experience a culture that is both fascinating and enlightening. You'll also have wonderful opportunities to learn about issues pertaining to the third world country.
RCDP will organize your placement according to the area you choose to work. While choosing the project, please take into account your skill, interest and what you want to gain out of your internship program. Your placement also depends on the time you want to stay on the field. Internship programs are available for 2-12 weeks throughout the year. Dates and duration are subject to availability, but RCDP will work with you to accommodate your needs.
We encourage you to enroll in RCDP's one week language and cultural program before beginning the internship program. The program will give you good insight into Sri Lanka culture, train you in basics of local language and will give you a good head start before beginning your internship program.
To apply for the project, previous experience in your area of study is highly recommended and previous foreign travel is desirable, but not required. You should also have to be open-minded and determined as you'll encounter culture and the mentality of the people that are very different from what you're used to back home.
As a RCDP's Internship participant, you will live with a warm and welcoming host family. You'll have a room for yourself but will share other facilities. You'll eat with your host family 3 meals a day. A typical Sri Lankan meal consists of rice and curries, which can be meat, fish or any of the vegetable curries. Our host families are carefully chosen and all of them have experience of hosting international volunteers. The place is also safe and secure and the meals hygienically prepared. At least one member of the host family will be able to communicate with you in English. During your work, you'll also stay in a host family. This setup will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to experience local culture also.
After successfully completing the program, you will be given a Certificate of Completion. Most employers will be happy to write a letter of recommendation if requested.