Call for Internship Proposals: Forests of Life

Organizer: Azim Premji University

About the Internship

We are thrilled to share details of an internship programme announced by Azim Premji University under the Climate Change awareness series after ‘Rivers of Life’. This festival of ‘Forest of Life’, aims to tell the story of forests through the medium of images, installations, interactive talks and the coming together of folklore around forests.

The three-month long paid internship will see selected interns documenting stories but will also hopefully inculcate a lifelong love for forests. As with Rivers of Life, our interns are encouraged to serve as custodians of their forests. We are keen to invite participants to document various aspects of diverse bio-geographies and also to those pertaining to cultural aspects and associations with the forests.


  • Forests for life — ecology and biodiversity, environment, climate change
  • People of the forest — food, culture, livelihoods and ways of life
  • Forests as sacred, spiritual and living entities
  • Changing forests — imagining new ways of coexistence (cities, industries, transforming rural landscapes)

Application Process

Submissions should include an upload of a 50 – 200 word concept note that includes the following:

Title and short description

Theme and Sub-Theme(s) selected
Why is this important? Highlight the significance

Location of study

Submissions should also include 5 – 10 photographs taken by you using your camera or mobile phone (portrait, landscape, nature, forests, etc.) with a caption of your choice

Who can Apply?

This call is open to all students above 18 years, including those in professional courses and young professionals, who recently graduated and have not more than 2 years of active professional experience.

Shortlisting Process

Based on the application, shortlisted applicants will be invited for a subsequent interview. Selected interns will be eligible for a three-month paid internship programme and can attend curated workshops on photography skills, ethics, and awareness of forests.

From February to April 2023, select interns will document aspects of a chosen forest, focusing on the themes mentioned above. They will be encouraged to further develop their storyline over the course of the internship.

Applicants are expected to document their story through videos and audio, in addition to photographs using professional, semi-professional cameras and/​or smartphones.

Final submissions will be curated for the Forests of Life festival at the Azim Premji University campus.

The submissions will appear in the exhibit catalogue, used as resource material for awareness generation, published in the form of an open-access book, and as articles in popular media.

How to Apply

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  • Last date to apply: 31 Jan 2023

Contact us at for any clarifications

Forests of Life Team
Azim Premji University

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