A program fee is collected to provide interns and volunteers living accommodations and fund IPHD programs. IPHD does not make a profit from the program fee.
Internship program fee is as follows:
First month: $1,100 USD
Each following month: $1,000 USD
*If the intern will be staying for more than four months, then the fee will be reduced to $950 for the first month and $900 for subsequent months.
Professional Volunteer program fee
Monthly cost: $800 USD
*If the volunteer will be staying for more than three months, then the fee will be reduced to $700 per month.
The program fee covers:
- Pick up and drop off at Jodhpur Airport
- Accommodation with a local host family, which includes three vegetarian meals a day and filtered water in a middle-class home
- Orientation, training and culture workshops
- Basic Hindi language classes
- Funding for project design and implementation
- Mobile phone or local SIM card
- Assistance with Indian visa application
- Private car travel to and from the village
- Office with high-speed internet in Jodhpur
- 24/7 assistance from IPHD staff, including access to a private doctor