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Currently, there are no internship opportunities till March-end 2018.

General policy on internships:
1) Contribution to research in Migration Studies or Urban Economics. For History, see below.
2) Students need to be highly motivated and hard-working
3) Affirmative action: Students from historically marginalised communities are encouraged to apply. 
4) Maximum duration: 2 months

The History Internship @ IIM-Ahmedabad

Purpose of Internship

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) has played a pioneering role in the field of business history in India and wishes to extend this legacy by engaging with a new generation of students and researchers. Interns are expected to assist history related research projects and also develop their own research ideas during the course of the internship.  

Interns will benefit from the vibrant campus life of IIMA and access to one of the best libraries on business and economic history in India. Among other features, the library also provides access to the digital Times of India Archive (1838-2006) and Financial Times Archive (1888-2010). They may also attend a course on business and economic history offered at the institute (Twitter Handle: HITCH@BizEconHist).


The ideal applicant is a Master’s or PhD level student in History/Economics/Management/Law who is working on aspects of business and economic history of any region post-18th century. Students and researchers pursuing other degrees and professions, working in other fields of history or on other time periods are also encouraged to apply if they can demonstrate how they can contribute and learn during the internship. Applicants have to be highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working. Prior exposure to database management software (MS Excel, Open Office, etc.) is not mandatory but welcomed.

Internship Details

The internship can take place anytime during the year for a period not exceeding two months. The Intern can avail internet and library facilities at the IIMA campus but will have to arrange for accommodation on their own outside the campus. 


Selected intern will be paid appropriate honorarium/stipend at the end of the internship and after the receipt of an internship project report as per the Institute norms.

Application Procedure

Applicants must send an email to Prof. Chinmay Tumbe, IIMA, at chinmayt@iima.ac.in , with their CV, a written sample of at least 1,000 words and a letter of motivation indicating potential research ideas and a range of dates for the internship. A reference letter may be requested from shortlisted candidates. There is no deadline for the internship application and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.