Call for Internship Proposals: Inviting Students from Various Geographies of India

About the Internship

  • Last date to apply: 15 Jan 2023

Second in the Nature Awareness series, after Rivers of Life, Forests of Life is a festival being organised by Azim Premji University.

Besides featuring visual stories of forests throughout the country, the festival is a coming together of diverse stakeholders, unique cultural traditions, distinct geographies, and an extensive documentation of the key role forests play in enriching our planet.

This call is open to all students from various geographies of India.

Submissions should include 10 photographs taken by you using your camera or mobile phone (portrait, landscape, nature, forests, etc.) each with a caption of your choice and a concept note under the following themes:

  • 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)

Concept note should include the following in 200 – 250 words:

Title and short description
Theme and Sub-Theme(s) selected
Why is this important? Highlight the significance
Location of study

Selection Process

Based on the application, shortlisted students will be invited for a subsequent interview. Final selected interns will attend curated workshops on photography skills, ethics and awareness on forests. They will be encouraged to further develop their storyline over the course of the internship.

From February to April 2023, select interns will document aspects of a chosen forest, focusing on the themes mentioned above.

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.


This call is open to all students above 18 years, including those in professional courses.

Selected students will document using professional, semi-professional cameras and/​or smartphones.
Students will be encouraged to document through videos and audios, in addition to photographs.

Important Dates

  • Last date to submit the application: 15 JAN 2023
  • Internship begins: 15 FEB 2023
  • Final submissions as per guidelines: 15 APR 2023 – 30 APR 2023
  • Forests of Life festival: OCT 2023 – NOV 2023

How to Apply

Click Here to Apply

Copyright Policy

Contributors retain all copyright to their own image. By submitting, you are allowing the use of your images by Azim Premji University for the festival and various publications. The University reserves the right to use the images for the purpose of promoting the student’s work on social media and subsequent display at the University’s events.

Contact: http://forestsoflife@​apu.​edu.​in

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