NDMC Swachh Bharat Internship

The 60 hour experiential internship program would require the candidate to visit one or more NDMC Areas and conduct activities of their choice to contribute to the cause of better sanitation in India.

  • Get Enrolled
    (Individually / Teams)
  • Undertake al least 60 hours of Swachhata
  • Submit Online Report
  • Approval by Nodal officer
    (Parent Institution)
  • Get Certificate / Awards
  • NGOs Participation

    Non-Govermental Organization (NGOs) are invited to participate in the NDMC Swachh Bharat Summer Internship as educative partners. NGOs can support the initiative by undertaking mentorship of students during various activities.

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    Few suggested activities for the internship

    As a part of the internship, the activities that participants may conduct have been categorized into four clusters


    • Conduct awareness drives on waste segregation, bio-waste recycling and composting across communities.
    • Work with communities to build compost pits to promote and implement the three ‘R’s; namely,Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
    • Organize ‘Swachhata’ related movie screenings in shared spaces.
    • Host dialogues/plays to engage members of the colony in fruitful discussions on ‘Swachhata’.
    • Conduct door-to door meetings to create awareness on various topics related to ‘Swachhata’.
    • Engage with societies/communities to start community gardens.
    • 'Say no to Plastics'. Create a plan on creative ways to reduce the use of plastics through awareness.
    • Undertake water harvesting activity in rooftops


    • Undertake beautification of public areas through use of art such as painting graffiti’s on public spaces with theme based messages on ‘Swachhata’.
    • Host a tree plantation drives.
    • Implement the three R’s by reducing, reusing and recycling plastic. One idea is to use the empty plastic bottles as decoration pieces to plant flowers at parks.
    • Engage with joggers, park goers to undertake plogging. Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter, hence plays a dual purpose of promoting health and sanitation.
    • Place litter bins segregated into recyclable and non-recyclable waste. Maintain regular rounds of check to ensure proper usage.
    • Start a community garden. Survey the area to determine where you want to plant your garden and what you want to grow: flowers or herbs and veggies.
    • 'Say no to Plastics'. Create a plan on creative ways to reduce the use of plastics through awareness.

    Streets and Markets

    • Organize cleanliness drives with an aim to clean streets, drains and back alleys of various lanes across the city.
    • Conduct ‘Best Practice’ awareness on sanitation and community behaviour such as ‘how to use a public toilet’, etc.
    • Perform street plays on topics such as ‘Swachhata’, ‘Climate Change’, ‘Water Conservation’, etc.
    • Set up interactive art projects in busy markets. Create brochures, banners, hand-outs on steps and ways to keep the city clean. Engage in conversation and dialogue with pedestrians.
    • Engage with street vendors on the importance of carrying a dustbin along with their carts.
    • Distribute paper/cloth bags to street hawkers, shop owners and engage with them on the topic of switching from handing out plastic bags to paper/cloth bags.
    • 'Say no to Plastics'. Create a plan on creative ways to reduce the use of plastics through awareness.
    • Engage in 'Adopt alane' drive , to clean and create awareness around the specific lane/back alley.


    • Conduct street plays in slum areas on ‘Swachhata’ related themes.
    • Create awareness about the drawbacks of open defecation and promotion of latrine use.
    • Host campaigns on awareness of personal hygiene practices such as hand sanitation etc.
    • Engage in conversation on hazards of burning waste in the open.
    • Host a ‘broom to clean’ drive in slum areas.