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What is Internship at Parinama Academy?

Parinama Academy offers both Virtual and in-person volunteering

Middle and High Schoolers are eligible for Volunteering . Those interested in volunteering should submit the Volunteer form and have an interview with the Volunteer Lead

Internship at Parinama Academy has various levels to be eligible for PVSA awards. The interns levels are mentioned in the table given below

Paid internship are also offered for those with required skill sets and able to adhere to proper schedule

Parinama is proud to announce that we are an official certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award. Parinama students now have the exclusive privilege of earning this award

In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the PVSA to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity and honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too. The PVSA has continued under each administration, honoring the volunteers who are using their time and talents to solve some of the toughest challenges facing our nation. This prestigious award is given to incredible leaders who go above and beyond to make the world a better place through volunteerism. 

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ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA for PVSA – Sr.Intern and Above

Individuals that meet the criteria are eligible for the PVSA.

  • Recipient(s) must be a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.

  • Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.

  • Awards are issued for volunteer service only; additional levels of participation with the organization (i.e., charitable support) are not a factor considered for the award.

  • Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.

  • Awards are only issued by approved Certifying Organizations.

  • Service must be with an approved Certifying Organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the U.S. territories.

Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.


Interns are requested to do inperson/virtual volunteering service for Parinama Academy to initiate PVSA Award

Volunteered hours should be entered in clockify

Interns should actively participate in the assigned tasks and inperson assistant teaching tasks

Intern Levels

Volunteer 30 No
Sr.Volunteer 40 No
Intern 50 No
Sr.Intern 60 Yes
Intern Lead 70 Yes
Sr.Intern Lead 80 Yes

Volunteer to Paid Internship Program

We at Parinama Academy are committed to fostering talent and dedication. Join us to start on a path that supports the community and builds a foundation for your professional future.

Program Overview:

Parinama Academy offers a unique opportunity for individuals to grow from volunteers into valued paid interns. This structured program allows participants to contribute meaningfully to our educational mission, develop professional skills, and gain work experience that could be pivotal for their future careers.

We collaborate with two separate entities:

  1. Parinama LLC, a for-profit educational institution, operates under the name Parinama Academy.
  2. Lead India Foundation for Education  (LIFE) is a non-profit organization.

Students who volunteer at Parinama Academy during the year are eligible to receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). 

However, these hours do not qualify for the Congressional Award, National Honor Society (NHS), or any other program that requires volunteering with a non-profit organization.

As a volunteer, you must ensure that the hours you commit to either Parinama Academy or the Lead India Foundation for Education (LIFE) meet the criteria set by your certifying authority. Please verify that the hours from the organization you choose to volunteer with will  fulfill the requirements of your intended program.

On the other hand, students who contribute their time to the Lead India Foundation for Education, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, can have their hours verified for community service requirements pertaining to non-profit work.

Volunteer Training:

Participants will undergo extensive training in the following areas:

  • Teaching Assistance: Learn classroom management, student engagement techniques, and instructional support methods.
  • Center Operations: Understand the day-to-day running of our educational center, from scheduling to resource management.
  • Parent Interaction: Acquire communication skills necessary for effective and empathetic engagement with parents.
  • Back Office Operations: Gain proficiency in essential administrative tasks and systems that support the academy’s operations.

Pathway to Paid Internship:

The transition from volunteer to paid intern involves several stages:

  • Volunteering for PVSA Gold:
    • Volunteers must meet the requirements for the President’s Volunteer Service

Award Gold level:

  • Successful volunteers are then eligible to apply for the paid internship program.
  • Must be in Grade 10 or above unless our management team makes an exception

Paid Internship Progression:

  • Initial 3 Months: Interns earn $10/hour as they apply their training in practical settings, enhancing their skills and expertise.
  • Following 6 Months: The pay rate increases to $12/hour as interns take on more complex tasks and responsibilities.
  • Completion of One Year: A significant milestone, interns earn $15/hour, recognizing their dedication and proficiency.
  • Continuation Beyond One Year: Outstanding interns achieving excellent performance can progress to $20/hour.

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates can apply through our dedicated volunteer process – start by sending your info to
  • Selection for volunteer training is based on a demonstrated commitment to education and community service.

Program Benefits:

  • Earn the prestigious PVSA Gold award.
  • Receive a competitive stipend as a brand ambassador.
  • Gain valuable work experience in the education sector.
  • Develop a professional network within Parinama Academy.
  • Potential for long-term career opportunities post-internship.
  • College Referral letter for interns who have worked for 2+ years

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