Managed Academic Internship Program (MANTRA)

A Collaborative, Value-Aligned and Fully Managed Academic Internship Program

The Managed Academic iNTernship pRogrAm (MANTRA) is a partnership solution for academic institutions to co-create and offer meaningful, impactful and high-quality academic internships. We enhance employability for students of all age groups and disciplines by curating, managing and supporting appropriately-scoped internship projects with carefully vetted organizations. Our host organizations span the spectrum from startups and social enterprises to large, multi-national corporations whose work is aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals. The partnership model illustrated below has evolved through our experience delivering 100+ programs for 3000+ participants from around the world!

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Key Benefits



The program is customized to align with institution’s objectives such as enhancing employability and global citizenship values


Students are trained and coached both before and during their internship so they are set up for success; they are also fully supported on both the project and the logistics


Our holistic programming model allows students to grow on all four dimensions: the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual


Our projects help students apply their academic learning on a meaningful, real-world project so they can tell a powerful story on their CV and in their interviews


Virtual Academic Internships 

Our virtual internship projects are across the globe, with projects in all continents! They are 3-12 weeks long, with students working 10-40 hours per week – ideal for an academic term / semester or the summer!

In-Person Academic Internships

We currently offer the Managed Academic Internship Program in India, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, and Australia. They are usually 6 to 12 weeks long, with students working 25-40 hours per week – ideal for the summer.

Some of our industry partners

Some of our focus areas

Design for Change

Projects that enable students bring powerful ideas to life with their design skills

Marketing for Impact!

Projects that empower students fuel the growth of impactful ideas with their marketing skills

Business for Good

Using business skills to positively transform the world by helping social and eco-enterprises scale

Code for a Cause

Projects that leverage computer science and IT skills for causes that make the world a better place

Engineering for the Earth

Projects that leverage engineering and design skills to create a greener planet

Healthcare for Humanity

Projects that support organizations working on providing essential health services

In addition to internship programs in these disciplines, we can custom design programs for several other disciplines, including inter-disciplinary programs. Contact us with your requirements so we can assist you with options and ideas!

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