Newcastle University Business School

Internship - Bharti Foundation

Bharti Foundation

Suitable for Stage 2 students from all degree disciplines.


Seize this unique opportunity to work in New Delhi, the capital of India, alongside students from Groningen University on this meaningful research project with Bharti Enterprises, one of India’s leading business groups.


Bharti Enterprises is one of India’s leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri-business, financial services, retail and manufacturing - Bharti Airtel is a leading global telecommunications company which operates in more than 20 countries in Asia and Africa. Bharti Foundation is the development arm of Bharti Enterprises and was set up in 2000 with a mandate to improve access to quality school education in rural India.


You will be working at Bharti Foundation’s state of the art headquarters at the Airtel Centre Gurgaon, just outside New Delhi, however some field work will be required, which involves visiting more rural areas. During field visits you will be accompanied by a member of staff from the Bharti Foundation at all times.

You will stay at a guesthouse close to the Foundation and the price of your accommodation will include breakfast, evening meal and transport to and from the office.


The start date for this internship is expected to be Monday 1st July for six weeks.



There are three possible projects that you could be working on:

  1. Programme – Bharti Foundation’s flagship programme ‘Satya Bharti School’ and government school programme ‘Satya Bharti Quality Support Program’.
  2. Quality – Internal audit team which works towards standardisation of the Bharti Foundation’s operations and working mechanism and prepares Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for programme activities.
  3. Human Resources- HR team which looks after hiring, employee engagement, processes and other activities.

Note that the project/field work could change on the basis of your interests and skillset.

The deliverables for the internship will be a project report and a presentation delivered to management and stakeholders.

Typical working hours at Bharti Foundation is between 9:30-17:30 and you may be expected to work at weekends if required. 


Take this once in a lifetime opportunity and hone your analytical skills by undertaking this meaningful and enriching project with Bharti Foundation, which will directly impact the future of their Quality Support Program. Challenge yourself to work in a demanding and unfamiliar environment with different cultures on an exciting and enriching project which will also enable you to travel extensively, whilst gaining some hands-on work experience in the world’s fastest growing economy.

You will be accompanied by students from Groningen University, to give an extra dimension to your cultural experience. If you are interested in making a difference whilst developing your research skills, this is the opportunity for you.

How many places are available?

4 places for Newcastle University Business School students

4 places to Groningen FEB students

What are the costs?

Flights: Approximately £500-£700
Accommodation including breakfast and dinner, wifi, transfers: Approximately £350

You will need your own spending money to cover additional meals away from the guesthouse, and if you choose to travel/sightsee over the weekend

What did previous students say?

“This once in a lifetime opportunity to work in one of the busiest, energetic cities in the world should not be missed. The exposure to a completely different culture has made me a more well-rounded person- it has been a great opportunity not to be missed”

“The work was not only beneficial to the foundation, but it has also helped to develop my skills. I feel my confidence has also improved, as we had to work as an active team, while the final presentation was a great opportunity to improve my public speaking skills. I am confident that the skills I gained will be extremely valuable as I start applying for graduate jobs in September.”

 Bharti Foundation website