40K Globe is a one-month internship based in rural India that gives you hands-on experience, confronting real world problems through social enterprise.


On the 40K Globe program, you’ll be living and working in teams of 5-8 on one of 40K's Impact Projects developed in collaboration with rural village communities.

Current projects are working to deliver high-quality education, drinking water, food security and employment opportunities amongst a range of other important outcomes. 40K Globe facilitates an experience that empowers you to empower others, through social enterprise and innovation.

You can find out more about the 40K Globe program by visiting their website


Engineering students may be eligible for professional practice. If you are seeking recognition for professional practice, please upload a completed, Professional Practice Letter to your UQ Abroad Short Term Global Experience Application in lieu of the Application for Credit form.


All successful participants must be present for a full-day orientation prior to commencing the program. Depending on the number of participants, the orientation may take place in Brisbane, but participants could be required to travel to Sydney or Melbourne to attend. 

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria. Applicants will be contacted by 40K for an on-the-spot phone interview. 

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The program fee is $2,600. More information regarding program fees can be found on the 40K Globe website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the 40K Globe website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: 28 April 2017
Host: 28 April 2017

Program Dates

Start: 25 June 2017*
End: 21 July 2017

*Students are encouraged not to secure flights until you exam timetable is finalised as the arrival date could conflict with the final day of exams.

Fast Facts

Type: Internship
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Bengaluru, India
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate