Kattaikkuttu Sangam
Transforming Culture
Transforming Lives

Criteria to become an Intern at Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam

  • Willingness to commit oneself for 6 months
  • Sound professional & pedagogical skills
  • Flexibility to adjust to a different cultural environment and to changing lesson schedules
  • Ability to work independently and find out of the box solutions for problems encountered
  • Recommendation/letter of reference of two people who know you well
  • For international volunteers: copy of passport
  • We may also ask for a certificate of good character from your local council or organisation where you worked previously.

Though our interns are mostly young people, age is not a bar to intern at the Gurukulam. The age of our interns ranges from 18 to 65+.

Interning at the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam is free for people who stay with us for six months or longer. Our interns are provided with comfortable private rooms with bathrooms, meals and support to help them to make the most of their role within the organisation. The experience of interning at the Gurukulam should be mutually beneficial.

People who volunteered with the Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam

" The Kattaikkuttu Gurukulam is like no other place on Earth. The school is a warm and welcoming community of talented students and dedicated educators. .... I was able to bring my own teaching style and methods to some of the most charming and hard-working students I have ever worked with. Outside of the classroom, I was given the freedom to explore the local towns and countryside, getting a true sense of the local culture. "

        Felix Danbold, USA, Volunteer English Teacher Oct 2009 to April 2010

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