LSGD Internship Scheme Guidelines Govt. G.O (Ms) No. 105/2023/LSGD
Kudumbashree invites application from P.G students for doing internship at various Kudumbashree offices / programme sites.
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‘Kudumbashree’, the Kerala State Poverty Eradication Mission is the poverty eradication and women empowerment programme of the Government of Kerala. ‘Kudumbashree’ was set up in 1997 by Kerala State in the context of the ‘People’s Plan Movement’ in the State, which marked a mass mobilisation for bottom-up planning in the wake of the ‘decentralization of power’. Kudumbashree is essentially a community network of poor women that covers the entire State. It consist of a three tier community structure with Neighbourhood Groups (NHGs – 10 to 15 women) as primary level units, Area Development Societies (ADS – elected representatives of all NHGs) at the ward level, and Community Development Societies (CDS – elected representatives of all ADS) at the local government level. It is arguably one of the largest women’s networks in the world. Today, the Kudumbashree community network has 3,16,860 NHGs with a total membership of 46,16,837 women. It is a registered society under the Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1955, formed around the central themes of poverty eradication and women empowerment. While Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Government of India has recognized Kudumbashree as the ‘State Rural Livelihoods Mission’ and as a ‘National Resource Organisation’ to support other States of the country, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has acknowledged Kudumbashree as the ‘State Urban Livelihood Mission’. 
We offer intensive mentoring and an opportunity to build a life-long network through our internship. This is an exceptional internship for exceptional students.Candidates must be proactive, self-driven, resourceful, detail-oriented, and humble individuals with a willingness to learn.
Who can apply?

Students pursuing a) Post-graduate / Integrated five year courses in Management / Commerce / Economics / Agriculture/ Finance / Social Work / Rural Development / Women’s Studies etc from reputed Institutions can apply for internships. 

The applicants for internship are requested to go through the Govt. G.O (Ms) No. 105/2023/LSGD Dated 01-05-2023 prescribing guidelines for admission to the Internship Scheme.  Applications that fail to fulfil the criteria therein would be rejected.

How to apply?
Eligible students should apply for internship(open throughout the year) through proper channel i.e., through their respective heads of institutions/ colleges to the address given below.
The Executive Director
State Poverty Eradication Mission – Govt. of Kerala
2nd Floor, TRIDA Building, Chalakkuzhi Road
Medical College PO, Trivandrum – 695011
An advance copy of the application can be e-mailed to
The duration of the internship will be subject to the policy of sponsoring institutions. Kudumbashree shall permit internships from one month to six months.
No stipend will be provided to the interns. The trainees will have to bear the cost of their travel from their institution to Kudumbashree and return, as well as local travel and food & accommodation expenses.
Report Submission
Students doing internship at Kudumbashree are required to submit their internship report before leaving to their college/ department.
Selection will be made on the basis of receipt of number of applications after scrutinizing the applications. Selected candidates will be intimated separately subject to the availability of slot and approval of selection committee. 
The certificates of internship will be issued after assessment of the work done and reports submitted by interns.
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