Preparation Internship – Kleine Füße – Große Spuren

We would love to give you a hand in preparing your internship in India! We would be happy to book you a hostel near your place of action.
Nevertheless, there will be a lot for you to organise before your internship in India:

1. Visa

First of all, you should take care of your visa. However, make sure that your visa will be valid as of the date of application, not the beginning of your journey.

At the website of the Consulate General of India you can find helpful information regarding the visa application.
You will need:

  • the completed online application form
  • two identical up-to-date photos (50x50cm, in colour and with a white background)
  • your passport (valid for at least 180 days as of the application date, with two empty pages)
  • a copy of your passport as well as copies of previous visa if you have been to India before
  • the visa fee in cash!
  • the completed and printed assignment form
2. Vaccinations and travel first-aid kit

Furthermore, you should check whether you have had all vaccinations necessary for your
internship in India. The best thing is to contact the tropical institute, e.g. of the LMU
München.
You do not necessarily have to bring a malaria prophylaxis as there are enough hospitals in
Agra where you can get medicine in the event of sickness. If you feel safer with a malaria
prophylaxis in your travel first-aid kit, you may of course make the respective provisions.
Besides that, your travel first-aid kit should contain the following:

  • medicine against diarrhoea and nausea
  • lice shampoo
3. Flights

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Agra. If you would like to do an internship in
Agra, you will have to book a flight to Delhi.
Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines regularly offer reasonably priced flights.

4. Trains

In Delhi, you can take a train to Agra. On the website of Indian Railways, you can look up
train departures which are in line with your flight. When you are planning your internship in India, we would be happy to help you and book for you.

5. Expenses

You may wonder how much money to budget for your internship in India. Unfortunately, this question is not easy to be answered as it depends on how you plan to spend your time in India.
If you are content with a simple room, you can find one for less than 100 EUR per month.
Food is 2 to 3 EUR per day if you do not make high demands.
Of course, you can spend more on all that. In particular, in case you plan to travel a while
after your internship in India, you should calculate with a bit more.
You can find a currency converter here.